Intro to Perfumery: A Primer

Indie Perfumers Guild

Introduction to Perfumery is a primer that offers a foundational overview of the perfume industry. We will explore the history of perfumery, the perfumer’s palette, material families, methods of extraction, basic technical vocabulary, and an overview of regulatory aspects.

  • Level 1 / Beginner
  • The class has a capacity of 6-12 students and is up to 3 hours.
  • Teacher: Gus Romero 


With our home at Perfumarie, the IPG is a holistic gathering place for the artistry of perfumery. Founded by Chris Diienno (American Society of Perfumers), Perfumer/Fashion Stylist Gus Romero, Andrea Bifulco (Nose University), and Mindy Yang (Perfumerie), we are a collective that is making fragrance creation and mentorship more accessible for emerging makers, olfactory artists, and scent enthusiasts.


Members of the Guild can be introduced to a wide range of skills from technical perfume-making to olfactory art, scent marketing, product development/regulatory compliance, and fragrance writing. If you are looking for anything from expanding your scent language to developing products from concept to launch, this is your home. Part of the mission of the Guild is to be a gathering place, and an experimental pedagogic model where you can customize your learning journey and dip into whichever formats and modules are suited for your individual interests.

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