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    Beginners Natural Perfumery 

     A perfume course ideal for beginners who want to dip their toe into a fragrant world.
    24/7 access, means you can learn in your own place, at your own pace! 
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    What's Included

    • Completion Certificate.
    • 19 videos.
    • 5 Workbooks.
    • Templates, e-Books, guides, & cheat sheets.
    • 12 Months UNLIMITED access from anywhere.
    • Instant course access.
    • Community access.
    • Create your own groups!

    A Passionate Instructor

    Melanie Jane has been creating natural fragrant blends for 25+ years.
    Her method incorporates traditional techniques and her KYSS principle of Keeping Your Scent Simple.
    Like Jean Carles, Melanie believes you don't need to be a chemist to be a successful perfumer. In fact being too technical can kill creativity, and the art of designing beautiful fragrances.

    Unlock Hidden Talents 

    You'll be astounded at what you can accomplish, when you have a teacher who motivates you to be free and bold with your creative choices.
    This interactive and engaging course, will unleash your inner child and inspire you to be unafraid of experimenting, so you can achieve outstanding results and discover skills you never knew you had!

    It might be a course for beginners, but those with knowledge of perfumery can also benefit. It covers so much more than just the basics you find for free on forums, blogs, and YouTube videos!.
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    Who Is This Course For?

    • Budding Perfumers-Your first step into the industry.
    • Perfume Sales/Marketing Personnel-Boost your selling power.
    • Brands in the Fragrance Industry-Become an authority on the subject and impress your clients.
    • Beauty & Perfume Professionals-Step up the career ladder with your newfound knowledge.
    • Aromatherapists-Understanding how to make your blends beautiful and not just therapeutic.
    I absolutely love this woman! So grateful for her courses It is my second one already, and I also plan to take the free course. So informative, so crisp, absolutely recommend! Simply TOP!!!! Much gratitude and love from Ukraine.

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    Course questions

    Do I Need Any Experience or Prior Knowledge? 

    Not at all. Not even a little bit! The course is designed specifically for those with little or no knowledge of perfumery. You will leave the course feeling enriched and confident about your abilities and what to do next.

    Do you sell the perfumery ingredients?

    YES! I now have a 63-piece raw materials kit called ‘La Petite Parfumerie’ which is an exclusive collaboration with The Perfumer’s Apprentice in the USA. BUY THE KIT HERE
    They ship worldwide (except Africa and KSA due to restrictions) and the kit is a perfect balance of luxury and essential ingredients. With a price tag of just $280, it’s an easy decision and I don’t make any profit from it because I want to keep it affordable for my students.
    However, you may wish to source your own ingredients, so I’ve provided a verified suppliers list.
    I also offer advice on the right equipment you’ll need during the course with tips on how to buy them.

    How is it possible to learn perfumery online, isn't it better in a live setting to get the best learning experience?

    My students say that the online course is like being in the same room as me, except I won’t interrupt you when you speak! But seriously, the lectures are recorded, they are not just boring slides and workbooks, I have video tutorials as well. We work together through the course and in the section where we learn about the oils and the families I am there with you, experiencing those same oils as you while I educate you about them.

    You will feel very involved and engaged. I have designed the course the way I would want to learn, and all my students absolutely love it. You will also learn a lot more than you could in a short course.
    If you really want a live class then I offer non-residential 5-day courses in France. You can find out more by clicking the Corporate site link in the site footer or visit

    How do I access the course?

    The course is right here at the Scent Academy, a structured online learning portal that gives you access to all you need for an effective learning experience.
    Once you sign up, your log in details are emailed to you so you can create your own password. You will then have a dashboard which shows the courses you are enrolled on and the FRAGQUEEN community.

    When does my access to the course start?

    As soon as you pay you have immediate access to the content.

    How long will I have access to the course?

    You will have unlimited access to the course for 8 months, so you can take you own time, there are no deadline pressures and the course can work around your lifestyle.

    Is there a limit to the daily access?

    You have 24/7 access which means you can learn at any time from anywhere in the world with absolutely no limits! The lessons require a good internet connection, but the workbooks and guides can be downloaded so you can access them offline.
    Think of it like Netflix, you can rewind, fast forward, re-watch, pause, or stop and come back later!

    Do you only teach about natural ingredients?

    I teach mostly naturals as they are easier to understand when first approaching perfumery, but I do also educate you about natural isolates and synthetic molecules, quite a number are discussed during the course and you can use them to make some of your perfume blends.

    Is there any homework?

    There is one practical assignment at the end of the module. You can take your time to do this as there is no rush and you submit it through the online learning portal. Once submitted I will review it and give you constructive and helpful feedback.
    I am sure with my teachings you will get it approved first time! But if you have gone a little bit awry I can help you get back on track and you may resubmit it as many time as you wish.

    Will I get a certificate?

    A completion certificate is awarded upon completion.

    Do you offer support throughout the course?

    Absolutely! You have several options for educational support:
    1. Join the Community and pose questions to your fellow students or comment on other posts. I am also on there so I can chip in when I think it's necessary. The community is private and only available to paying students, so there'll be no spammers!
    2. Email Support. Simply ask me what you need help with.
    3. Create your own group! You may want to connect with students in your own country or region to discuss popular topics, or help and inspire each other. It's a great way to eMeet others with similar interests without using Facebook and you can be assured of privacy.
    4. Course Interaction. During the course you can see who else is taking part and you can post questions or comments in each video lesson, other students can then offer help or you can simply discuss the content!
    Meet YOUR instructor

    Melanie Jane

    "The beginners course is a perfect way to start your fragrant journey. Whether you want to make fine fragrances using only naturals or mixed media, or you want to make candles, skincare, soaps, wax melts, or aromatherapy blends, this course has got you covered. I promise that you'll love it, and will want to continue your journey right here at The Scent Academy! You can connect with other learners, and create your own private groups so you can offer support, and share tips and tricks."
    Patrick Jones - Course author

    Beginners Perfumery

    Smell is a potent wizard which transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived.
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