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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.


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