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Perfume Making Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

An art and a business that crosses continents and cultures, perfume making and the use of fragrance is thousands of years old. Although estimates of the worldwide perfume industry vary, most experts agree that it is worth £20-40 billion annually and it’s expected to grow by 3-5% yearly for the next decade.

From fragrance families to formulation, the Perfume Making Diploma Course will deepen your understanding of fragrance creation and classification, its significance in history and culture, and how to improve your sense of smell and ability to describe scents using appropriate terminology.

Discover the perfume industry’s key concepts, a brief history of perfume from antiquity to the modern day, some of the most important perfumes, and how different cultures approached fragrances throughout time.

Explore the basics of olfaction (the act of smelling), how to develop your sense of smell, and the basic science of perfume making – including a look at distillation and extraction, along with more technical modern methods.

Follow a step-by-step guide covering the basics of how fragrances are made, what a perfume formulation is, how one is produced, and how combining different aromatics creates a perfume blend.

From there, we’ll explore the four fragrance families of the fragrance wheel – floral, oriental, woody, and fresh – and the sub-genres of each.

You’ll learn to identify accords in perfume, practice developing a complete perfume formulation, improve your ability to research and refine perfume formulations, and discover some of the main new trends in perfumery, as well as how to create solid and alcohol-free perfumes.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Become familiar with the history of perfumery and cultural fragrance traditions
  • Understand perfume classification, categorisation, families, and materials
  • Be able to describe perfumes with appropriate terminology
  • Deepen your understanding of the olfactory system and develop your sense of smell
  • Be able to assess how the chemistry involved in perfume-making affects scent
  • Understand the key steps in making perfume from both synthetic and natural materials
  • Become familiar with the four fragrance families and the sub-genres of each
  • Learn the main steps taken in commercial perfume making, from formulation composition to marketing
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Introduction to the Perfume Industry
  • Part 2: Fragrance in Antiquity
  • Part 3: European Scents from the Middle Ages to the 1900s
  • Part 4: Perfume Trends in the 20th Century
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Perfume Terminology
  • Part 2: Fragrance in France
  • Part 3: Fragrance in Japan
  • Part 4: Fragrance in India
  • Part 5: Fragrance in America
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: 10 Basic Odours
  • Part 2: How Smell Works
  • Part 3: Fragrance Categories
  • Part 4: Describing Smell
  • Part 5: Refining Your Sense of Smell
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Raw Materials
  • Part 2: Scent Variation
  • Part 3: Synthetic Aromas
  • Part 4: Solvents
  • Part 5: Fixatives
  • Part 6: Perfume Chemistry Case Studies
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Perfume-Making Steps
  • Part 2: Perfume-Making Tools
  • Part 3: Perfume-Making Ingredients
  • Part 4: Making Dilutions
  • Part 5: Blending and Accords
  • Part 6: Creating Perfume Formulations
  • Part 7: Perfume Regulation
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Required Equipment and Raw Materials
  • Part 2: Creating Harmonious Accords
  • Part 3: Creating Balanced Accords
  • Part 4: Abstract Accord Case Study: Amber
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Floral Scents
  • Part 2: White Flowers
  • Part 3: Soft Floral: Powdery Flowers
  • Part 4: Floral Orientals and Floral Aldehydes
  • Part 5: Fruity Florals
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Oriental Scents
  • Part 2: Spicy Oriental
  • Part 3: Woody Oriental
  • Part 4: Gourmand Oriental
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Woody Scents
  • Part 2: Woody Oriental
  • Part 3: Mossy Woods
  • Part 4: Dry Woods
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Fresh Scents
  • Part 2: Fresh Citrus
  • Part 3: Fresh Green
  • Part 4: Fresh Water
  • Part 5: New Trends in the Perfume Industry
  • Part 6: Making Alcohol-Free and Solid Perfumes
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Amateur perfumers who want to develop their foundational knowledge and ability will love the course, as will newcomers to the subject, anyone who’d like to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of perfume, and those who craft scented products and would like to gain a better understanding of fragrance composition.

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The Perfume Making Diploma Course will take up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course; it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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