train your nose brain & understand your materials

Training Your Nose 

The same way a designer must know their materials, so a perfumer must be familiar with theirs. 
Understanding your fragrance ingredients is the most fundamental part of perfumery, and Melanie Jane guides you through this process using her simple techniques. 
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Included in the course

  • Completion certificate
  • Verified suppliers list
  • 7 Recorded lectures
  • 3 Workbooks
  • 12 Months UNLIMITED access from anywhere
  • Immediate 24/7 access
  • Community access
  • Email Support

Train your nose brain!

Simplicity is key when it comes to memorising your perfumery materials.
Don't be put off by people telling you, that you must be able to blindly smell over 2,000 ingredients. That fact alone will put off most budding perfumers!

In this course we start with the basics, working with mostly naturals, and easily identifiable isolates and synthetics. Easy techniques, supported by workbooks, will ensure that you take the right first step to training your "nose brain".

Keep it in the Family!

We start with identifying fragrance families. What traits do all the members of each family have? What nuances can you detect between individual oils within the same family? How does odour impact and tenacity help you to memorise individual oils?

You will find out in this short course, dedicated to your most powerful sense of smell. The many things you'll learn, will help you decide which oils to use, and help you with ratios and finding the right balance for your blends.
Your nose does not need superpowers to get familiar with your fragrance materials!
melanie jane

Who Is This Course For?

anyone who makes fragranced products and wants to learn much more about the materials they work with.
  • Budding Perfumers

  • Aromatherapists
  • Soap makers
  • Candle crafters
  • Natural skincare creators
  • Home fragrance makers

Training Your Nose

Few things in life are actually life changing and this was for all the right reasons. I loved the masterclass Mel, you shared so much knowledge and let us try so many things. I see my life becoming more lotions and potions and I'm delighted to have learnt so much, I can't wait for your next class.
Liz Nightingale

Course contents

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Course questions

Do I Need Any Experience or Prior Knowledge? 

It's better if you understand the basics of perfumery. You can take the fun Fragrance 101 course to find out more. I recommend that you take the Dilution and Weighing course prior to this, as it's best to work with diluted oils for training your nose and experimenting.

Do I Need Any Oils For The course? 

Yes! Otherwise you'll never learn how to train your nose brain! You can buy our heavily discounted ingredients kit, or use your own oils.

You may already have some of the oils I discuss during the course, you don’t need all of them as long as you have at least 2 from each family:
  3. MINT
  4. GREEN
  6. WOODY
  9. RESIN
  10. FLORAL

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 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 12 months, so you can take you own time, there are no deadline pressures and the course can work around your lifestyle.

Is there a limit to the daily access?

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!

Is there any homework?

Not in this course. But you should be self-learning even after the course if you want to master the art of training your nose.

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.

Will I get a certificate?

A completion certificate is awarded upon completion.
Meet YOUR instructor

Melanie Jane

"Train your nose like a pro in this short but informative course. A few simple methods will steer you in the right direction, as I show you how to master the art of training your nose brain. It's all about memory, building an olfactory language, keeping records, and regular practice."
Patrick Jones - Course author

Training Your Nose

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