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Botanical Perfumery Class + Kit

3 Hour Zoom Instruction with Blending Workshop + Botanical Perfumery Kit


Create your own custom perfumes with this collection of absolutes, essential oils, and perfume diluents. Just as musicians compose songs with musical notes, perfumers compose perfumes with fragrance notes. There are over 7 million different combinations that can be constructed with this curated selection of aromas, based on the formulation guidelines included in the instructional booklet. Infuse dreams, memories, and stories into your unique perfume chords as you relish your artistic journey!


This class, taught by our Founder, Carole Addison-Goyne, will cover the foundation and the art of natural perfumery, based on Mandy Aftel's key concepts. We will explore the rich history and the elusive mystery of botanical essences as we also indulge our senses in exquisite, otherworldly aromas. We will engage in a blending workshop where you will create your very own signature scent from your botanical perfumer’s organ of 18 key absolutes and essential oils.


Your miniature perfume organ includes some of the most important notes used in creating botanical perfumes. Arranged from top to bottom there are 6 top, 6 middle, and 6 base notes secured safely in a treasure box .


These 18 notes were curated by Mandy Aftel, a legendary natural perfumer and best-selling author. The Founder of Nomad Botanicals, Carole Addison-Goyne, has studied with and been certified by Mandy and currently teaches botanical perfumery classes inspired by her. We created this Botanical Perfumery Kit to accompany our classes and to stir your imagination with timeless aromas.


  • Educational Online Workshop
  • Workbook including Formula Sheets (organized for notes during the workshop)
  • Botanical Perfumery Kit of 18 Essences (13x 5 mL and 5 x 1 mL) in Treasure Box
    • Absolutes of Jasmine (1 mL), Lavender, Nutmeg (1 mL), Rose (1 mL), Labdanum (1 mL), and Tobacco (1 mL). Essential Oils of Black Pepper, Douglas Fir, Ginger, Grapefruit, Ho Wood, Lime, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense, Patchouli, Peru Balsam, and Vetiver.
  • Instructional Booklet
  • Aftelier Natural Perfume Wheel ©
  • Roll-on Bottle, 10 mL (filled with 7 mL of Jojoba Oil for the perfume you will make during class)
  • Roll-on Bottle, 5 mL x 3 (for Jojoba Oil-based perfume to make outside of class)
  • Perfume Spray Bottle, 5 mL (for Alcohol or Fractionated Coconut Oil-based perfume to make outside of class)
  • Jojoba Oil Perfume Diluent, 30 mL
  • Fractionated Coconut Oil Perfume Diluent, 30 mL
  • Scent Strips x 50
  • Scent Strip Holders x 4
  • Cards for Scent Strip Holders x 4
  • Piece of Wool (to smell when nose becomes fatigued)
  • Glass Droppers x 2
  • Funnel
  • Glass Vials, 4 dram (14.8 mL) x 3
  • Sheet of blank labels for vials

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