Workshop: Nour Akoum

Perfumery Basics: Arabic Scent

with Nour Akoum

29 May 2021

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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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.


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.


29th of May, 15:00-18:00
We maintain a minimum of 5 participants.
Please note that this workshop will be given in English.
For the Arabic workshop: click here

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