Scent / Art / Education /
14+15 May 2022, Berlin
Smell Lab x Chiara Antoniacomi
The Smell Lab, Berlin, and Chiara Antoniacomi join forces one more time (after the successful and super insightful Leather & Gourmand fragrance workshop) to present a
2-day perfume course during spring 2022, in Berlin!
Are you a perfume lover and have always wanted to get hands-on and blend your own creations? Are you simply interested in learning more about the process of mixing scents? Or are you already hands-on into blending and would like to deepen your knowledge about history, market, and materials?
This is your chance to have a deep dive into perfume making!
During this 2-day course, we will learn all about 4 types of fragrances: Chypre, Fougère, Florals, and Woods. We will review from history to perfumes out in the market, from the evaluation of materials to formulation. All days in our program have plenty of Open Lab hours for you to practice and experiment with our perfume library. We would like you to start creating your own formulations and compositions right from the beginning.
The program suits perfectly beginners and already started independent perfumers.
The weekend will culminate with an evaluation evening where we will review your creations and give you tips on how to master them.
DAY 1: HELLO + CHYPRE + FOUGÈRE + GUIDED OPEN LAB
Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10 am - 7 pm
We are so looking forward to meeting you and starting our beautiful fragrant journey together! Chiara and Klara will be receiving you at the cozy Smell Lab studio in Prenzlauer Berg, with freshly made coffee, tea, juice, and croissants! While we snack and chat we will get to know each other and introduce you to the program.
Right after, we start with the Chypre & Fougère fragrance unit taught by Chiara. Why not get warm right from the start?
Rooted in the location of the oldest perfume factory in the Mediterranean, and the birthplace of Aphrodite, Chypre borrows the name of the astonishing Island of Cypre. Is in this place where the first traces of distillation are found. Analysis of these apparatus reveals traces of the raw materials used in Chypre accord.
And, because a complete fragrance collection should never exist without Fougère, we will dive into this aromatic family which traces back to earlier than 1882. Born with the creation of Fougère Royale by the Houbigant perfumery, thanks to perfumer Paul Parquet, Fougère tackles many possibilities and, I must confess, brings me a desire to subvert it.
In the afternoon Klara will teach the basics of perfume blending, how to work at the Smell Lab, and we will start exercising our Chypre & Fougère standard accords. Once we mastered the standards, you go and create your own variations with Klara's expertise support.
Breakdown of the day:
10:00 - 10:45 Meet&Greet, coffee, tea, croissants
10:45 - 13:45 Morning block with Chiara
13:45 - 14:45 Lunch break (there are plenty of nice restaurants around)
15:00 - 18:15 Blending with Klara
18:30 - 19:00 Scent evaluation with Chiara & Klara
DAY 2: WOODS AND FLORALS + GUIDED OPEN LAB
Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10:30 am - 7 pm
We meet at the Smell Lab studio, have a coffee, and start the second day of the class conducted by Chiara. She will guide us through the history of the Woods and Florals accord and its technical blending. We will smell some current perfumes in the market, analyze them, we will also evaluate the raw materials.
In the afternoon we have time with Klara to experiment and make our own creations. There is such a large variety of woods and florals, which one will you go for? We encourage creativity, so maybe you come up with a new sort?
We end the extraordinary weekend with some time to share our own new creations and get feedback from the group at large.
Breakdown of the day:
10:15 - 10:30 Meet&Greet, coffee, tea
10:30 - 13:30 Morning block with Chiara
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch break (there are plenty of nice restaurants around)
14:30 - 18:00 Blending with Klara
18:15 - 19:00 Scent evaluation with Chiara & Klara
Smell Lab Studio
(Winsstr. 42, 10405 Berlin).
Dates: 14-15 May 2022.
Minimum: 7 participants.
Early bird (until mid-February): 470 EUR
Regular: 555 EUR
Student discount (limited spots): 445 EUR
there is a non-refundable deposit of 195 EUR required in order to book your spot.
1) Early bird + Regular + Student:
Deposit + rest of the fee by 3rd April 2022.
2) Term payment:
Write us to discuss the options: firstname.lastname@example.org
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About Chiara Antoniacomi:
Chiara is a fragrance evaluator passionate about olfactory communication. Combining her studies in plant-animal chemical ecology with a master's in perfumery, Antoniacomi's goal is to work with odors that are able to connect mankind and nature.
About Klara Ravat:
Klara Ravat (she/her/them) is an olfactory artist and experimental filmmaker, and the co-founder and director of the Smell Lab Berlin. With a lifelong passion for scents and olfaction, she's, as well, a self-thought indie perfumer.
After studying qualitative trend research in Barcelona Klara moved to The Netherlands where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (ArtScience at The Royal Academy of Arts). At the same time, she started studying Psychology at the Open University of Catalonia. Klara’s daily tasks include art production, design for creative clients, and teaching.
Ravat has collaborated with institutions such as Bozar (BE), Mediamatic (NL), Dampz Zentrale (CH), ADAF (GR), Baltan Laboratories (NL), Sonic Acts (NL), Dutch Design Week (NL), and collaborated with a large amount of different artists. Also Ravat's workshops have made it to universities such as Royal Academy of Arts, Den Haag(NL), Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle (DE), Üniversitat der Künste Berlin (DE).
About Smell Lab, Berlin:
The Smell Lab Studio is a platform for olfactory art and inter-disciplinary practices that relate to scent as a medium for expression and communication, in Berlin and in an international context. Our main mission is to co-produce, host, educate, innovate, and support artistic practices that involve the sense of smell and olfaction.
This event is 2G+: all participants must be vaccinated or recovered (last 6 months) and present a negative antigen test result from the same day (possible for free in Berlin).
If due to Covid regulations we are forced to postpone the event to new dates and you are unable to travel then, your deposit and/or payment can be moved to a program with us in the same field. Personal reasons such as being sick, being COVID-19 Positive, having other plans are not valid, please read our cancellation/refund policy.
We do not issue refunds for this workshop.
About Our Policy:
Our workshops require a great deal of pre-planning, including ordering supplies and tools, making commitments to pay our instructors. When students ask to cancel or reschedule at the last minute, we lose money. As a small organization, we are unable to absorb these costs and still keep our class prices low. In fairness to all of our customers, we are unable to make exceptions to our policy, including for reasons of illness or travel. If you are unable to attend a workshop at the last minute, we suggest giving your spot to a friend.