Introduction to Smell

with Frank Bloem

7 Jul 2019

A trained nose smells more and knows what to do. Always been interested in natural perfumes, scent compositions or the making of your own fragrance? In this 3 hour intensive workshop, you will learn the basics of scent-composition and perfumery. and the use of natural materials.

Every participant selects their own raw materials to work with and will learn how to blend these into your own perfume. At the end of the workshop, you go home with your newly gained knowledge and a 10 ml bottle of your natural fragrance.

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Labeling the smells - Tia Török


What you will do?

This workshop is an introduction 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 will have gained knowledge about natural and synthetic smells, aromatic molecules! You'll also go home with a 10ml bottle of your own signature perfume.

Frank Bloem

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 7th of July , 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