What you will do?
This workshop focuses on introductory to smell. You will learn about the history of perfume, methods of extraction, and the future of synthetic fragrances. Step by step, this workshop covers information on raw materials, molecules, dilutions, use of a scale, and altogether covers the basic strategies for perfume blending. After three hours, you leave with a bottle of your own made scent, while at the same time having gained knowledge about natural and synthetic smells, aromatic molecules, and many more! You'll go home with a 10ml bottle of your own signature perfume.
Please note: This workshop is an introduction to perfumery and the art of creating scents, and so it is a relaxed environment of learning. If instead you are interested in something hands-on and laboratory oriented, check out our Distilling a Scent Bouquet workshop!
Frank Bloem is an artist who uses scent as his primary medium. He studied Fine Arts at the Rietveld Academy. In the summer of 2016, Frank changed his focus from visual art to olfactory-based works and started The Snifferoo. This perfume laboratory is a place for education and experiments around scent. He made several personalised perfumes, hosts regular workshops, and has recreated the elephant smell of Artis, the Amsterdam Zoo.
Workshop: Introduction to Smell
Sunday 12 May, 15:00 - 18:00
Tickets: Regular: € 85,- | Students / Artists: €65,- (including €1 administration costs)
Attendance limited to 12 people. We maintain a minimum of 6 participants.
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam