Online Training

The Fragrance Foundation UK Online Training  

The Fragrance Foundation UK Online Training Programme is designed to broaden knowledge of all aspects of perfumery, from the ingredient building blocks that create fine fragrance to how fragrance can be expertly sold in store. Look out for our trained specialists wearing their Fragrance Foundation Pin in store.

 To find your closest Fragrance Foundation Trained Specialist - contact us 

The Fragrance Foundation UK has launched an exciting new initiative of scented training cards to accompany the course and enhance your learning experience. The cards use encapsulated fragrance technology; millions of microscopic bubbles burst when touched and release each fragrance, enabling you to smell key ingredients from each fragrance facet.

In retail terms, this course will positively impact your sales and increase your success and performance in this unique and exciting industry.

The course focuses on ways to educate and assist you and your customers – helping to discover ideal fragrances and additional  products, and by doing so offering a true customer service experience within a defined selling skills method that leads to a purchase.

The course has been designed to reflect the current UK market, making it completely relevant and essential to anyone selling fragrance.

With accreditation to this programme you will be expanding your expertise and enhancing your career growth potential whether that is on the sales floor direct with a consumer or in any other area of the fragrance world

The course is perfect for people all over the country as it can be accessed from any place and we estimate around 15 hours of study across the 2 month period.

Who’s using this course?


Boots, Condor Ferries, Debenhams, Fenwick, House of Fraser, The Fragrance Shop, Superdrug, The Perfume Shop, The Fragrance Shop.


Aspects Beauty, Chantecaille, Clarins, Coty Luxury, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Kenneth Green Associates, L’Oréal Designer Fragrances, Louis Vuitton, Molton Brown, Penhaligon's, Puig, Roja Parfums, Shiseido Group, The Lovely Distribution Company, The Orange Square Company, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté.


“Absolutely loved the course; thank you for allowing me to take part! I really enjoyed it. It was a fantastic course and gave me a fresh insight into the amazing world of fragrance!”

“I am loving The Fragrance Foundation course! The layout is beautiful and the language used is very concise and informative.”

“I'm really enjoying the course and learning so much. It's really well structured and easy to take on the information.”

“I’m thoroughly enjoying the course; I’ve completed it and have been putting the selling skills to good use in store."

Consultants all across the country are participating in this exciting new course and we look forward to welcoming you!

£195 + VAT for Members, £390 + VAT for Non-Members 

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Introducing our Consultants of the Year 2019!

The Fragrance Foundation UK would like to congratulate the four highest scores of the Online Training Programme in 2019!  All three delegates scored 99% on the Specialist Exam and a superb 100% on the Honours Exam. Find out what they had to say about their experience... 

Christian deshayes - The orange square company

“Receiving this award at the age of 24 is certainly amazing and such a surprising achievement.
Three years ago I finished my classical ballet training here in UK and I started to work in Harrods as an agency temp. When I started little did I know that Perfumes would turn out to be the field of retail I would have fallen in love with such a strong passion.
Thanks to The Fragrance Foundation Training I now know that Niche Perfume is the field of retail I want to master and excel in. Being a ballet dancer, I am always keen to strive for perfection in all my endeavours and with the same philosophy I approached the course obtaining wonderful results.I don’t consider myself perfect as I see this award not as an end but as a beginning of a wonderful journey into the discovery of the world of perfumes.
I would like to thank The Orange Square Company for all the opportunities and support that came along since I have been with the company.Last but not least I would love to thank my manager Karen Boyland, who saw something in me two and half years ago and offered me this job that ultimately took me here.”

Paola De Rosa - The orange square company

“I cannot express how elated I am to receive this award from an organisation I admire so much; this makes me totally happy and grateful. Grateful, first and foremost to The Orange Square Company who gave me the possibility to access the course and thanks to which I have the chance to represent an incredible portfolio of brands and perfumers, and then to our trainer Eva who is a role model and endless source of knowledge and inspiration.     
Studying for The Fragrance Foundation course was a gratifying challenge, I could not wait to go home after work every day and learn always more and more about our colourful and fascinating industry. Learning about the history of fragrances and how perfumes have always been part of the human life has strengthened my respect and worship for the word of fragrances; how perfumers experiment and undertake new challenges to give us those creations that often become our signature scents and sometime accompany us throughout our lives. The insight I gained of the deepest and most creative facets of the fragrance world has made me even more confident and passionate about my job, not to mention how I refined my selling techniques and boosted my sales. The course is so inspirational and insightful, and I am beyond proud to receive this award. The fact that my commitment and the genuine love I have for perfumes have been acknowledged makes me want to scream for joy. But eventually this is not just about the personal gratification, it is also about what I have got to share and how I can contribute to the team.”

Nicola waddell - the perfume shop

“I’m so honoured to be attending The Fragrance Foundation Awards on behalf of The Perfume Shop and was delighted to find out I was a high scorer! I take inspiration from my Fragrance Foundation training every day in my job, talking about scent memories always makes me smile and wear my Honours badge with pride. Having the confidence and knowledge in your product is a perfect selling tool and hearing the team using the training I have passed on is great too, I love seeing how it engages customers.”

Zoe Radford - coty luxury

“When I heard about The Fragrance Foundation course I was very intrigued by the idea and thought it was an amazing opportunity for Coty to enable me to do the course.
I liked that you could undertake the course online in your own time and that you could dip in and out of it to suit your busy life. I found it easy to manage as it was split into sections and that you could test your knowledge as you go along.
I was very interested to learn about the history of fragrance, origins of different scents and how fragrances are blended. I had good general knowledge of fragrance but after completing the course I have expanded my fragrance knowledge and it has made me more confident to recommend different scents due to knowing more about fragrance families and classics.
I was amazed to be invited to The Fragrance Foundation Awards. I’ve seen it in the press from previous years and it always looks a wonderful night for the industry to get together for a celebration of fragrance.
If anyone is nervous about entering into The Fragrance Foundation course don’t hesitate, you will really enjoy it and grow as a fragrance consultant.”