Lesson Two: The Raw Materials of Natural Perfumery

In this lesson we’ll visit the Citrus orchard to explore some of the key components for making natural fragrances in the forms of essential oils, hydrosols and absolutes. You’ll also learn how to make your own tinctures and how to express essential oil from the zest of citrus fruits to use in your own perfumes.

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Lesson One: History of Perfumery

This lesson is an introduction to natural perfumery though the genre of Citrus and Eaux de Cologne. In this lesson, we’ll go back in time to the Medieval era, to learn about the scientific advancements that enabled the first alcohol-based perfumes in Europe. You’ll learn about the history of distillation and the discovery of alcohol…

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Welcome to the Natural Perfumery Mini-Course

Welcome to the Natural Perfumery Mini-Course, by Ayala Moriel! In this introduction to natural perfumery you’ll learn the foundations of this ancient art, starting with it’s rich history as medicine and age-old luxury, and the many types of extracts and perfumes. You’ll then learn all about the raw botanical materials of natural perfumery, from resins to…

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