The Heart of a Perfume: Flowers + Fragrance Design - Valentine's Edition
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

The Heart of a Perfume: Flowers + Fragrance Design - Valentine's Edition

Hosted by Birmingham Community House, Registration Required ($50)

At the heart of a perfume, we find flowers - come create an exquisite and lasting bouquet.

A beautiful perfume is a scent story with a beginning, middle and end. The middle, or heart is from the essence of flowers. Our Natural perfume workshop borrows the materials of aromatherapy and the techniques of classic French perfumery. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this hands-on experience where guests will have the opportunity to create their own scent. 

Our interactive, intuitive approach to scent construction is fun! It allows guests to invoke a mood or memory through scent, while exploring the art and science of natural perfumery.

$50

Please register with Birmingham Community House

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Intro to Fragrance Blending:  Make & Take Workshop
Feb
9
12:00 PM12:00

Intro to Fragrance Blending: Make & Take Workshop

Hosted by Mimi Larou Designs, Roseville , Registration required ($50)

(limited seating 12)

Borrowing the tools of aromatherapy and returning to the roots of natural perfumery - come explore natural perfume construction.

This is an interactive, intuitive approach to scent construction that allows the guests to invoke a mood or memory through scent.

When we talk about fragrance design we borrow the lyrical language of music... notes... accords. Fragrance, like music has the power to transport us to places real and imagined. Be ready to play with scent. Use pre-blended complex bits of fragrance, fresh single scents to create a blend for you or as a gift.

Overview

Alchemy presents a hands-on, intuitive approach to fragrance design. Similar to our exploratory experiences at POST, we will cover:

  • Brief history of perfumery

  • basics of fragrance construction: base, middle, and heart notes

  • How we smell, and how TO smell

  • natural materials: essential oils, tinctures, absolutes, CO2 extractions, isolates

  • resources for raw materials, packaging, further reading

Create your own natural perfume to take home.

A beautiful perfume is a scent story with a beginning, middle and end. The middle, or heart is often constructed from flowers. Natural perfume borrows the materials of aromatherapy and the techniques of classic French perfumery.

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Body Oils: Happy Skin + pleasant perfumes
Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Body Oils: Happy Skin + pleasant perfumes

Hosted by POST-Detroit, Kerchival, Detroit

Ever notice how you can slather that shea butter or coconut oil on all winter long and your skin is still dry?

We’ll cover skin 101 and the science of skincare - we’ll touch on the Ayurvedic concept of balance to achieve wellness, plus take advantage of a large collection of plant essences for blending.

Which oils make the best ‘bases’? What additives are best for the needs of your skin? What essential oils are best for ________?

Make your own custom oil blend for hair, body, and bath.

$40 REGISTRATION Information coming soon

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Advanced Fragrance Blending at POST
Mar
23
1:00 PM13:00

Advanced Fragrance Blending at POST

Hosted by POST- Detroit (registration required - link soon $75 for three hours)

all materials included

Scent, of course, is not only biologically the oldest but also the most evocative of all our senses. It goes deeper than conscious thought or organized memory and has a will of its own which human imagination is compelled to obey. - Laurens Van Der Post

This workshop is designed to make a deeper dive into the nuances of fragrance construction. Previous experience is not required, just an enthusiasm to savor the basics of design in a more intentional way.

We will all work with the same fragrant materials with near-infinite possibilities: compose three variations and take home an atomizer bottle to fill with your favorite.

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When we start to blend, you’ll have the opportunity to create multiple variations which allows the opportunity to make minute adjustments and experience the difference. Select your favorite for your atomizer bottle.

The vocabulary of scent

  • Base, middle, top notes

  • making harmonious blends

  • Natural materials: essential oils, absolutes, tinctures, isolates

  • resources for raw materials and packaging

  • resources for additional learning

  • all materials included: take home three ‘mods’, work-booklet, atomizer bottle + funnel

(Additional kits available for purchase $75)


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Intro to Fragrance Blending: Make & Take
Jan
14
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to Fragrance Blending: Make & Take

Hosted by Baldwin District Library, Registration Required ($10 materials fee)

100% Natural Plant Essences for blending botanical perfumes

We will be applying principles of perfumery to create a personal perfume. This is an interactive, intuitive approach to scent construction that allows the guests to invoke a mood or memory through scent.

When we talk about fragrance design we borrow the lyrical language of music... notes... accords. Fragrance, like music has the power to transport us to places real and imagined. Be ready to play with scent.

Overview

Alchemy presents a hands-on, intuitive approach to fragrance design. Similar to our exploratory experiences at POST, we will cover:

  • Brief history of perfumery

  • basics of fragrance construction: base, middle, and heart notes

  • How we smell, and how TO smell

  • natural materials: essential oils, tinctures, absolutes, CO2 extractions, isolates

  • resources for raw materials, packaging, further reading

Create your own natural perfume to take home.

A beautiful perfume is a scent story with a beginning, middle and end. The middle, or heart is often constructed from flowers. Natural perfume borrows the materials of aromatherapy and the techniques of classic French perfumery.

LIMITED SEATING please contact Baldwin District Library, Birmingham

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Natural Fragrance Workshop: Room and Aura Mist
Dec
29
3:00 PM15:00

Natural Fragrance Workshop: Room and Aura Mist

Release your inner Alchemist with this scentsy workshop:

Create a natural fragrances to freshen up your spaces. Join Monique and learn about the magic of Alchemy.

In this workshop we will play with plant based essences, learn the fundamentals of fragrance, discuss aromas and mood, begin to smell with our imagination, and then create a custom 1 oz mist to take home.

Using plant essences we will create a mist suitable for room or body - we will also covers safety, sourcing and science of scent.

REGISTRATION $40
Everyone will make and take home a fresh botanical room spray!

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Perfumery Pop Up with Pot+Box and Populace Coffee
Dec
23
12:00 PM12:00

Perfumery Pop Up with Pot+Box and Populace Coffee

Monique of Alchemy Slow Living Studio will be popping up at Pot+Box shop with plant-based perfumes and slow living essentials.

We will have an interactive scent experiences so be sure to stop by to learn about her botanical perfumes, “the art of slow living”, and your chance to interact with scent.

Populace Coffee will be brewing coffee pour overs for purchase and selling bagged coffee.

No Registration Required, just join us!

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Shinrin-Yoku and winter wellness workshop
Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

Shinrin-Yoku and winter wellness workshop

  • POST - Detroit / Mutual Adoration (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an evening of nature and pleasure - bringing the outdoors in - with scent, ritual, hydrotherapy, and self care.

Shinrin-yoku is a term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing" and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. We are going to create bath salts with the scents of the woods and forest to create a bathing experience for winter wellness.

This is an interactive conversation about the science of creating a wellness by engaging with nature. Applying folk wisdom and science to ‘bring the outdoors’ home. 

Create your own soaking salts to take home, plus more recipes to make more at home!

$40 REGISTRATION

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Henna Workshop: An appreciation of a global folk art
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

Henna Workshop: An appreciation of a global folk art

Henna is a global art form with traditions from Morocco to Indonesia. Anywhere the henna plant grows, you will find celebrations that include henna every place people gather.

Come explore the tools and techniques practiced around the world with me at Boston Tea Room.

From the time of the Ancient Greek philosophers, henna has been traded from Africa to Asia as a perfume, herbal medicine and body art - we will share a brief historical perspective as well as share current style differences in practice today.

No experience necessary. Save the date: Registration available soon.

Photo credit: Emily Berger Crawford

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Fragrance Workshop: Scent and Wellness
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

Fragrance Workshop: Scent and Wellness

Applying principles of perfumery to affect sense of space and wellness in design. This is an interactive, intuitive approach to scent construction that allows the guests to imagine a feeling to invoke through scent, and then create that mood.

When we talk about fragrance we borrow the lyrical language of music... notes... accords. Fragrance, like music has the power to transport us to places real and imagined.

Come ready to play with scent.

Alchemy will provide all materials for blending a harmonious (synthetic-free) perfume. There will be a variety of scents, accords, bases and plant essences for constructing a perfume. 

Students will create their own 10ml atomizer mist to take home.

$40 Registration
No experience necessary
This class is open to ages 14+
Tools and fabric will be provided
Refreshments will be served

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She is Illuminated - 2 Day Women's Retreat with Tori Washington
Oct
6
to Oct 7

She is Illuminated - 2 Day Women's Retreat with Tori Washington

  • The Collective at True North (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

TICKETS

Illuminate the Path to Your Highest Self

Our weekend together will be a magical
blend of sisterhood, spirituality and self-love.


Through workshop style learning, soul circles, energy healing and ceremony - you'll peel back the layers of your shadow and breakthrough fear barriers to reveal the lighthouse of wisdom that lives deep within you.

Harnessed with this light-force, you'll leave with unstoppable confidence, a tribe of sisters and a fresh perspective for your path ahead. 

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An Evening of Roses at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

An Evening of Roses at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

TICKETS

Step into Eleanor Ford's rose garden for an evening out among friends, celebrating the rose for its fragrance, flavor and beauty.

Eleanor's favorite blossom, the rose, will be the star of this elegant open-air soiree. 

Sip a signature rose-inspired cocktail, created by Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails just for the occasion. Sample a selection of exquisite rose desserts from Pinwheel Bakery.

Compare the scents of different rose varieties, and create your own custom botanical perfume with Alchemy Perfumery. And learn the secrets of rose care, collection and drying for potpourri with our own Ford House experts.

Space is limited at this event. Cost is $50 for Ford House members and $60 for non-members. Each ticket includes light bites and two signature cocktails. Guests must be 21 and older.

 

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