barcelona perfume academy

When your students ask you for a more and deeper understanding of the world of perfume, what do you do? Exactly, open the Barcelona Perfume Academy, a full 3 day course, held three times a year. Our Academy is a hands-on skills course, one where you will make 6 perfumes out of 200 raw ingredients, one where you will go on a smell walk and one where you will have lots of fun while learning the real deal. And yes, there will be still plenty of time to stroll around and discover the beauty of Barcelona.

More info and program per day below. For bookings and questions, please contact us, we are happy to help you.

  • Dates: 5-7 April / 14-16 June / 20-22 September

  • Seats: 8 people maximum as we want to keep the experience as personal as possible

  • Prize: 480 euro (100 deposit for booking) per person, all materials, 6 perfumes and 3 lunches included

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Day 1 CAtegories, techniques and Naturals

Morning session 10-13

  • Get to know each other by your Proustian Madeleine story

  • Discover the perfume categories by Blind Smelling Test

  • Make your first perfume based on the perfume pyramid

Lunch in El Born

Afternoon session 15-18

  • The naturals by seeing, feeling and smelling them

  • Enfleurage and other techniques of naturals

  • Make a 100% natural perfume

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Day 2 SMELL WALK, SYNTHETICS and ACCORDS

Morning session 10-13

  • Go on a Smell walk in El Born with a visit to the Santa Caterina Market

  • Make a gourmand based perfume

Lunch in Eixample

Afternoon session 15-18

  • The synthetics by smelling them and comparing them with the naturals

  • Learn to use the power of animalistic and fixative notes

  • Make a perfume based on an Chypre, Fougère or amber accord

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Day 3 CHALLENGE, Practical stuff AND YOUR masterpiece

Morning session 10-13

  • The Floral, Woody and Oriental team

  • Make one of the perfumes

  • Figure out what’s in the bottles of the other teams

Lunch in Barceloneta

Afternoon session 15-18

  • Good to know stuff (where to order what, literature,…) followed by a Q&A

  • Come up with a concept for your perfume

  • Create your bespoke 50ml perfume and present your masterpiece