Beginners' Perfumery 

A course for beginners who want to dip their toes into this fragrant world. 
Gain skills and confidence so you can make fabulous fragrances without the guesswork. 
Learn how to; get familiar with scent ingredients, use them efficiently and effectively, train your nose like a pro, build beautiful accords, and make fragrances the easy way. 24/7 access, means you can learn in your own place, at your own pace! 
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Who Is This Course For?

  • Budding Perfumers-Your first step into the industry.
  • Perfume Sales/Marketing Personnel-Boost your selling power.
  • Brands in the Fragrance Industry-Become an authority on the subject and impress your clients.
  • Beauty & Perfume Professionals-Step up the career ladder with your newfound knowledge.
  • Aromatherapists-Understanding how to make your blends beautiful and not just therapeutic.


Meet YOUR instructor

Melanie Jane

"The beginners course is a perfect way to start your fragrant journey. Whether you want to make fine fragrances using only naturals or mixed media, or you want to make candles, skincare, soaps, wax melts, or aromatherapy blends, this course has got you covered. I promise that you'll love it, and will want to continue your journey right here at The Scent Academy! You can connect with other learners, and create your own private groups so you can offer support, and share tips and tricks."
Patrick Jones - Course author
It might be a course for beginners, but those with knowledge of perfumery can also benefit. It covers so much more than the basics you find for free on forums, blogs, and YouTube videos!.
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frequently asked questions

Do I Need Any Experience or Prior Knowledge? 

Not at all. Not even a little bit! The course is designed specifically for those with little or no knowledge of perfumery. You will leave the course feeling enriched and confident about your abilities and what to do next.

Do you sell the perfumery ingredients?

YES! I now have a 63-piece raw materials kit called ‘La Petite Parfumerie’ which is an exclusive collaboration with The Perfumer’s Apprentice in the USA. BUY THE KIT HERE
They ship worldwide (except Africa and KSA due to restrictions) and the kit is a perfect balance of luxury and essential ingredients. With a price tag of just $280, it’s an easy decision and I don’t make any profit from it because I want to keep it affordable for my students.
However, you may wish to source your own ingredients, so I’ve provided a verified suppliers list.
I also offer advice on the right equipment you’ll need during the course with tips on how to buy them.

How is it possible to learn perfumery online, isn't it better in a live setting to get the best learning experience?

My students say that the online course is like being in the same room as me, except I won’t interrupt you when you speak! But seriously, the lectures are recorded, they are not just boring slides and workbooks, I have video tutorials as well. We work together through the course and in the section where we learn about the oils and the families I am there with you, experiencing those same oils as you while I educate you about them.

You will feel very involved and engaged. I have designed the course the way I would want to learn, and all my students absolutely love it. You will also learn a lot more than you could in a short course.
If you really want a live class then I offer non-residential 5-day courses in France. You can find out more by clicking the Corporate site link in the site footer or visit

How do I access the course?

The course is right here at the Scent Academy, a structured online learning portal that gives you access to all you need for an effective learning experience.
Once you sign up, your log in details are emailed to you so you can create your own password. You will then have a dashboard which shows the courses you are enrolled on and the FRAGQUEEN community.

When does my access to the course start?

As soon as you pay you have immediate access to the content.

How long will I have access to the course?

You will have unlimited access to the course for 24 months, so you can take you own time.
There are no deadline pressures and the course can work around your lifestyle.
If you need extra time, we'll give you that too!

Is there a limit to the daily access?

Not at all! You have 24/7 access which means you can learn at any time from anywhere in the world with absolutely no limits! The lessons require a good internet connection, but the workbooks and guides can be downloaded so you can access them offline.
Think of it like Netflix, you can rewind, fast forward, re-watch, pause, or stop and come back later!

Do you only teach about natural ingredients?

I teach mostly naturals as they are easier to understand when first approaching perfumery, but I do also educate you about natural isolates and synthetic molecules, quite a number are discussed during the course and you can use them to make some of your perfume blends.

Will I get a certificate?

A completion certificate is awarded upon completion.

Do you offer support throughout the course?

Absolutely! You have two options for educational support:
  1. Email Support. Simply ask me what you need help with.
  2. Course Interaction. During the course you can ask Melanie Jane a question directly from your dashboard.
I absolutely love this woman! So grateful for her courses It is my second one already. So informative, so crisp, absolutely recommend! Simply TOP!!!! Much gratitude and love from Ukraine.
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Welcome to The Scent Academy, the ultimate online fragrance training platform for everyone - from beginners to advanced enthusiasts. Say goodbye to scent snobbery and hello to a welcoming and accessible community! Our platform makes it easy for you to learn the art of making beautiful blends for perfume, home fragrance, skincare, and aromatherapy - all at your own pace and convenience. With 24/7 access, structured learning, engaging content, student support, and community access, we provide everything you need to succeed in the world of fragrances.