Composing Fragrance

with Frank Bloem

15 Sep 2019

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of scent composing. Artist and perfumer Frank Bloem will introduce you to the world of perfume making. At the end of the workshop you will have theoretical knowledge on the principles of perfuming, on how to mix fragrant notes and on the difference between natural and synthetic smells. You will go home with a 10 ml bottle of your signature fragrance.

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KABK students exploring scents - Maxim Damper


What you will do

You will learn about the history of perfume, fragrance extraction, and the future of smells. Step by step, this workshop covers information on raw materials, molecules, dilutions, and altogether covers the basic strategies for perfume blending. By mixing top, middle and base notes, you will compose your own 10 ml perfume with the help of a scent library. 

Note: We also offer other workshops on smell. If aside from perfuming, you would like to learn more about fragrance extraction, check out our Distilling a Scent Bouquet workshop the same day. 

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: Composing Fragrance
Sunday 15th of September, 15:00 - 18:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam

: Full price: € 85,- | Students / Artists: €65,- *(including €1 administration costs)

*We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we will ask to see proof. For questions, please send an email to

Attendance limited to 12 people. We maintain a minimum of 6 participants.

Please note that (unless everyone speaks Dutch) this workshop will be held in English.