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August 14th, 10am - 12:30pm (Limited Spots Available)

June 26th, 10am - 12:30pm (Sold Out)

(Includes aroma rituals, instruction, blending workshop, a perfume that you create, and an Aftelier Natural Perfume Wheel ©)

Botanical Perfumery Class Ticket


We invite you to journey with us through the enchanting realm of scent. Aromatic botanicals have been revered across cultures throughout the ages as a portal through our emotions, desires, and dreams. Perfume has held a core place in our rituals, from those celebrated in ceremony to even the most intimate ones of our daily lives.


From medicine to magic, botanical essences have been a part of our lives for centuries. Engaging with them is akin to time travel, where we can smell and experience the same aromas our ancestors did, straight from the earth. Enveloping ourselves daily with the life force of botanicals through perfumery is one of the great pleasures of life, and engaging in the art of creating perfume is a reward in its own rite.


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 experience beautiful aromatic rituals and then engage in a blending workshop where you will create your very own signature scent from a botanical perfumer’s organ of 18 key absolutes and essential oils.


Please join us for a morning of aromas, rituals, and community. The class will be held outdoors amid a backdrop of the historical warehouse where Nomad Botanicals products are brought to life, from concept to production. We will be within walking distance of charming downtown Petaluma, so we encourage you to enjoy the beauty and bounty of Sonoma County, as you wear your new perfume!


Your Botanical Perfume Journey Details

  • Date and Time: Saturday, June 26th: 10 am - 12:30 pm OR Saturday, August 14th: 10 am - 12:30 pm
  • Outdoor Location:  Nomad Botanicals ~ 133 Copeland Street, Suite D, Petaluma, CA 94952
  • Itinerary: Botanical perfume fundamentals, instruction, and a blending workshop, based on Mandy Aftel's key concepts. Aroma rituals inspired by Carole's travels will also be enjoyed!
  • Treasures to Take Home: A perfume that you create in class and an Aftelier Natural Perfume Wheel ©
  • Limited Spots Available


Our Nomad Botanicals Founder, Carole, has been in the botanical perfumery and aromatherapy field for more than 25 years. Early on, she set off to become a perfumer after being inspired by one of her original mentors, Meg DeWeese. She studied chemistry and then explored the prestigious perfume school, ISIPCA in Versailles. Though she was enticed by the romance of becoming an official "Nose" by following a traditional perfumery path, she discovered her true passion existed in the world of botanical essences vs. synthetic ones. Carole embraced this change of direction and was fortunate to study with world renowned mentors along her path. She apprenticed and worked with Kurt Schnaubelt for years and eventually taught aromatherapy certification classes with him. Carole was also influenced by the pioneering botanical legacy of Horst Rechelbacher during her 15-year tenure as an executive with Aveda. She has journeyed through a Natural Perfumery Certification with Mandy Aftel and is honored to share Mandy's legendary natural perfume concepts with you!