Level II, Materials & Lab

Indie Perfumers Guild

Dive into the world of perfumery vocabulary.

This course is designed to give participants the necessary terminology to fully delve into the world of perfumery, from artistry to industry. All fragrances have an origin, a connection, and an emotion derived from experience. You will gather the tools to understand the references, origins, associations, and expressions of individual notes and scent families. Materials will come alive and able to be shared as integral parts of creative references. The class has a capacity of 6-12 students and is up to 3 hours long. This Level 1 class is ​open to all​ and is intended for beginner and independent perfumers as well as professionals in the beauty and creative industries.

  • Module 1: Citrus and Fresh
    ○ October 5, 2-5 PM
  • Module 2: Herbaceous and Green
    ○ October 12, 2-5 PM
  • Module 3: Florals and Aldehydes
    ○ October 19, 2-5 PM
  • Module 4: Fruits and Spices
    ○ October 26, 2-5 PM
  • Module 5: Woods, Ambers
    ○ November 2, 3:30-6:30 PM
  • Module 6: Musk, Animalic
    ○ November 10, 3:30-6:30 PM

A Level 1 course is required to participate in these Level 2 modules unless students have already taken equivalent coursework elsewhere. Optional Olfactoriums will be offered by Perfumariē for purchase at $150 to complement each course and can be ordered two weeks before or anytime after the course. They will enable students to continue their olfactory practice.

  • Level 2 / Intermediate
  • 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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