Workshop: Nour Akoum

T - Perfumery Basics: Arabic Scent

with Nour Akoum

1 Jan 4300

Have you ever wondered about the magical world of fragrances and its role in the Arabic culture? The origins of perfume are in ancient Egypt where they were using fragrant oils in wellness, rituals and spiritual practices. Later, Arabic communities were the first to use scents and the concept of a fragrance. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) highly encouraged people to use fragrance, a Sunnah to be followed. During this workshop perfumer Nour Akoum will introduce you to perfume-making and how it is highly related to the Arabic culture even in its modernized version. You will also get the chance to create your own mixture. 

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Nour Akoum smelling ingredients of Perfumery basics workshop - Suzana Orsolic

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What you will do

You will get an introduction on fragrance classification, concentration differences, and the history of perfumery and significance of different raw materials in the Arabic culture. You will also explore the natural and synthetic discussion, discover some mysterious scent secrets and learn basic scent composition. Eventually you will blend your own 10 mL signature perfume from a selection of key fragrance raw materials.

Nour Akoum

Nour Akoum a French and Lebanese in-progress independent perfumer and a member of the French Society of Perfumers. After having her B.S in Chemistry, she studied European Fragrance & Cosmetics Masters at ISIPCA in Paris, France - one of the leading Perfume schools. Her masters had three different diplomas, Scientific, Technical, and Business management all in the Fragrance industry. She is also really passionate about fashion and style, and has acquired a Fashion Design Professional course Certificate in Milan. Perfumery for her is this mysterious field where she gets the chance to be creative and create astonishing fragrances. Her main focus is being an independent perfumer providing a customized experience to clients, translating their personalities and emotions into the perfect scent.

Tickets

Full price €55 | Discount €38,50
We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option.

Information

00th of month, 11:00-14:00
We maintain a minimum of 5 participants.
Please note that this workshop will be given in English.
For questions please e-mail workshop@mediamatic.nl.

We are taking corona safety into account at our workshops. 
Read our small print here.

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Arabic Scent will shed light on the connection between perfume and the Quraan - There are many ingredients mentioned in the Quraan with healing and beneficial effects like Honey, Dates and Figs. Indeed, these raw materials are included in the Perfume worshop by using their fascinating smell to create a unique Fragrance composition. Suzana Orsolic

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Nour Akoum preparing for the workshop Perfumery Basics: Arabic Scent - Suzana Orsolic

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Materials for Perfumery Basics: Arabic Scent - The comparison between the smell of the hard natural raw material and its essential oil after the Distillation process. Suzana Orsolic

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Nour Akoum exploring the scent organ at the Aroma Lab - The key raw materials behind all of our fragrance compositions and workshops. Suzana Orsolic

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Nour Akoum explaining different aromas - Suzana Orsolic

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Explaining the consequences behind different scent choices - Behind every perfume there is a fascinating story and memories linked. During the Perfumery Basics workshop, perfumer Nour Akoum will guide you into the right balance and the selection of raw materials to reach your focus. Suzana Orsolic

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Trying to distinguish different notes - We often forget to smell things around us. Our sense of smell plays a big part in all of our experiences and is almost always present. Let's focus on it, train it and start distinguising scent notes. Suzana Orsolic

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Nour telling stories behind scents during her workshop - Suzana Orsolic

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Carefully counting the amount of drops - Iines Råmark

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Carefully counting the amount of drops - Iines Råmark

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Choosing different scents during the workshop - Through the workshop several scents will be given to introduce you to the world of perfumery and where you will get the chance to explore the scent and chose your favorites. Iines Råmark

With: Linh Nguyen