Composing Fragrance - Summer Edition

with Frank Bloem

16 Aug 2020

Boring summer? Not at all. We take the holidays to make up for all the events that were cancelled due to Covid-19. August is summer workshop month at Mediamatic.

In this workshop, artist, and perfumer Frank Bloem will introduce you to the world of perfume making. You will learn the basics of scent composing and 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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Scents for making your own perfume - Giulia Menicucci


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 you would like to learn more about fragrance extraction, check out our Distilling a Scent Bouquet workshop on 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 personalized perfumes, hosts regular workshops, and has recreated the elephant smell of Artis, the Amsterdam Zoo.


Workshop: Composing Fragrance
Sunday 16th of August, 15:00 - 18:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Tickets: Full price €85,- | Students / Artists / Stadspas: €65,-* (including €1 administration costs)

*We give a discount to students and artists. If this applies to you we will ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option. 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 in English.