Perfume Making Workshops & Events

Contact Antoinette on 072 134 9872

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What if I told you that you can make a perfume? That the perfume you make yourself can also evoke feelings of bliss and well-being?

Learn to harness the power of aroma and dream your own fragrance with natural perfumer & aromachologist, Antoinette Goosen.

“A lot of the way Antoinette’s been explaining to us, to use our feeling instead of using our brains, hasn’t come naturally to me. As the process evolved, I’m starting to use my intuition a lot more.”

Lee Thompson – The Bachelor SA 2019

These fun, interactive perfume-making workshops and events are packed with lots of info and will give you blending experience and hands-on demonstrations to satisfy your curiosity and ignite your inner perfumer.

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PERFUME WORKSHOPS

You’ll learn the basics of natural perfumery and the effects your sense of smell has on emotions and how to prepare a perfume. You’ll also discover your unique scent personality.

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.

All safety and hygiene protocols will be strictly adhered to at all times to ensure your safety and peace of mind. One-to-one online sessions are also available for all listed workshops. Read more below.

I. Basics of Natural Perfumery

COST R950 per person per workshop
DURATION 2hours 30mins
BY APPOINTMENT
VENUE Muldersdrift or ONLINE

Natural Perfumery demystified and unpacked.

  • History of Perfume
  • Natural perfumery
  • Difference between natural and synthetic perfumes
  • What is an essential oil?
  • Smell and how it works
  • How to train your nose
  • Safely working with essential oils
  • Scent & emotions. Use of perfumes to increase well-being and quality of life
  • Intuitive perfumery – access your natural creativity
  • Practical – make your own first perfume oil to take home
 
II. Blending Basics 
By appointment
R950 – 2 hours 30 mins
      • Natural Perfumery Basics – blending perfume
      • Perfume notes
      • Odour intensity
      • Scent harmonies & accords
      • Concentration 101
      • Fragrance types
      • Dilution rates
      • Practical – make a perfume oil to take home

All perfume oils, written notes and perfumery materials are provided.

If you’re keen to bring positive change to your body mind and spirit, book your spot now by clicking below or contact me for my banking details.

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

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Others say:

Liv

“It has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember, to attend a natural perfume making workshop. A Google search led me to Antoinette and everything about her and her work instantly resonated with me. Thankfully she was willing to give me a private workshop.

I adored every moment, right from the start when she welcomed me very warmly at our open-air location. The artfully laid-out table brimmed over with all the alchemical ingredients and tools one’s heart could possibly desire.

Antoinette is in the possession of encyclopedic knowledge about the vast scope of topics related to perfume making, from history and botany, to the therapeutic aspects of plants and much more. Her passion and patience imparts her students with the confidence to explore and create various olfactory delights over two days. Working and playing with Antoinette has been life changing for me!”

Celia

“We both thoroughly enjoyed your space, vibe, knowledge and passion. Thank you so much for sharing it all with us.”

Elizabeth Jansen van Vuuren

“Delightful, informative, and moving experience. Absolutely recommended.”

Theresa Ackerman

“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.”

Nthutsoa M.

“Thank you so much, I couldn’t even think that I would have had such a great time. I really appreciate how you shared your knowledge with us. You’re fantastic.”

Online Sessions

Reviews for the online workshops have been overwhelmingly positive. Workshops are open to students from anywhere in the world and done by appointment at your own pace.

“I need to share with you. I had online training sessions with Antoinette. What delightful and pleasant experience it was. Very informative and allowed me to take time out to think and the most amazing thing happened. The perfume we made was beautiful…Go on book a course and do it online it is worth the effort” – Albert Smith, UK

WHAT’S INCLUDED?
Guided by your odour preferences I create a list of items you’ll need to make your own perfume anywhere in the world. All you need is a secure data connection. Sessions include:

* Personal online training.
* Demonstrations and personalised guidance.
* Full notes and addendums.
* Odour preference analysis with my recommendations for your initial essential oil kit with your available materials. Initial equipment purchases can be kept to a minimum by using what you already have access to (in your kitchen), which will be discussed in our free pre-workshop consultation.

Fill in my quick form below or email antoinette@moodsense.co.za or call me at 072 134 9872.

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Please note

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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