Perfume Making Workshops & Events

Scents of Nature by Antoinette Goosen on 25 August 2018

Contact Antoinette on 072 134 9872

Surprise yourself. What if you’ve been an alchemist all along?

There is overwhelming evidence of the powerful effect of aroma on the mind, body and spirit. Aroma can and does alter brain waves and gives us access to the vast wisdom of the subconscious mind, the source of our creativity.

“..studies have reported that the EEG studies are effectively used to understand spontaneous brain activities and cognitive functions through fragrance inhalation. Further, those studies clearly suggested that human EEG activity is susceptible to alteration during exposure to fragrance.”


“Theta waves occur between the frequencies of 4–8 Hz during sleep and are also dominant in deep meditation. These waves are transiently found in 15% of the normal population and occur in both cortical and hippocampal regions. ..Further, these waves indicate sleep, drowsiness, daydreaming, as well as creative and imaginative thinking that is controlled by the subconscious mind. The theta waves play a major role in the function of short-term memory and the process of building memories.” [1]

Learn to harness the power of aroma and alchemise your very own fragrances with natural perfumer & aromachologist, Antoinette Goosen on Saturday the 25th of August.

This fun, interactive perfume-making workshop, packed with lots of info (17 pages of notes and references) will give you blending experience and hands-on demonstrations to satisfy your curiosity and ignite your inner perfumer.

You’ll learn the basics of natural perfumery and the effects your sense of smell has on emotions and how to prepare solid and liquid perfumes. You’ll also discover your unique scent personality and I share my insights on training your nose, perfume notes, odour intensity, scent harmonies & accords.

To help you further your perfume-making journey, I also include my resources, gained through many years of making natural perfumes.

I think it’s rare that one meets someone as knowledgeable and special as Antoinette. Her calming and sincere energy overwhelms one. As for her perfumes..well that is pure Alchemy. I wear my uniquely made perfume daily and the effect it has on me as a whole is just amazing – Jean-Marie

Thank you for such an awesome morning, it was a wonderful and special time. Absolutely thrilled with my perfume, love it!
Appreciate all the info and help. – Theresa Ackerman


You’ll also learn
* History of Perfume (quick overview).
* The difference between natural and synthetic perfumes.
* Safely working with perfume oils.
* Concentration 101- Fragrance types and dilution rates.
* All perfume oils, written notes and perfumery materials are

An Introduction to Natural Perfumery is hosted in Muldersdrift on Saturday, 25 August.

Cost is R650 and it starts at 10 and ends at 12:30.

Limited space available. If you’re keen to bring positive change to your body mind and spirit, book your spot now.

**One-on-one sessions and group bookings available. Contact me for details.**

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Please note

ONLINE course participants have an personal online training session with full written notes and instruction to making your own natural perfume with locally available natural materials.

I’m a natural perfumer and aromachologist and not aromatherapist. This course focuses on safely blending with botanicals to create perfume for personal enjoyment and exploration. It is not meant to replace professional medical treatment.

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  1. Influence of Fragrances on Human Psychophysiological Activity: With Special Reference to Human Electroencephalographic Response. © 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (