ACADEMY TRAINING: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF FRAGRANCE PARTS 1&2
On Wednesday 10th April and Thursday 11th April 2019 Roja Dove hosted The Fragrance Foundation's Academy Training. Roja Dove is one of the world’s most innovative fragrance creatives and Master Perfumer. Whether exposing the more risqué aspects of perfume, or revealing the industry’s anecdotes that only he knows, Roja always mesmerises and conveys the mysteries and exoticism of perfume with fervour and passion - he is the connoisseurs’ connoisseur. Roja’s creativity, combined with his extraordinary experience, led to his recent appointment as Creative Ambassador for Great Britain.
Course 1 is a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of fragrance, covering:The unique sense of smell and why everyone smells differently and develops their individual olfactory tastes.
-A brief history of the fragrance industry and they key classic reference fragrances that made the industry what it is today, charting the evolution of modern perfumery through the decades.
-An introduction to the everyday fragrance language and terminologies - i.e. ‘jargon busting’
-Fragrance families, fragrance strengths and the key raw materials
Course 2 offers an in-depth look into how fragrances are made and the creative art of the perfumer, this course covers:
-A focus on the key ingredients and how they are obtained, and the olfactory effects they have.
-Which ingredients fall into which 'facet' of perfumery, and how these can be combined together to create ‘accords’ and how they can be described.
"Roja Dove was exceptional. I had many “pinch myself” moments and many “tears-to-the-eyes” moments – moments that only happen when I’m overwhelmed with beauty, fervour and awe. The first time it happened was when I saw Manet’s ‘Olympia’, this time it was Roja Dove."
– Emily Veness Budin, National Training Manager – Dolce & Gabbana