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Natural Perfume Blending

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights

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Crown Heights, Brooklyn
1000 Washington Ave
Btwn Flatbush & Franklin Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11225
Price includes $60 materials fee.
Venue: Administration Building Classroom 236
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 16
Teacher: Julianne Zaleta

What you'll learn in this perfumery class:

Examine the art of natural perfumery. Gain a basic understanding of the sense of smell, the history of perfume, the advent of synthetic ingredients, and the return to naturals. Explore perfume ingredients and formulation, and leave with two bottles of your own bespoke perfume.

All materials provided; please bring something to write with.


  • Please bring your registration confirmation and a photo ID to the security desk at the 1000 Washington Avenue entrance, and you will be directed to your classroom.
  • In advance of class, show registration confirmation for free admission to the Garden.
  • For drivers, the parking lot is located at 900 Washington Avenue.
  • Allow 10 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the Education building.

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Notify us at [email protected] at least five business days before the start date of the class or trip, and we will refund your fee less $10. If you must withdraw fewer than five days before the class, we will refund your fee only if your space can be filled from a waiting list. No refunds, transfers, or credits are given after the start date.

If BBG must cancel a course, you will be notified as early as possible and will receive a full refund. BBG cancels classes with insufficient registration approximately one week before the start date, so register early!


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Question from Anonymous
My husband is a cologne aficionado. I would like to give him the experience of making his own cologne, is this a good fit?
Answer from Sharma S. Verified Student
I got the same information from the internet that I got in this class. It’s very basic about mixing essential oils and layering the notes to get the desire scent.
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Cologne is watered down perfume. Sometimes men are interested in colognes and the instructor explain to the students that the process is the same. If you look at the perfume page on Wikipedia they have the percentages for all of the categories of fragrance. So it sounds like the class could be a good fit.
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Question from Anonymous
price of it
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi! This class is for $125. You can check it on top of this page.
Question from Avia B.
Perfumery is something I would love to pursue and would love to take this class. The age requirement is 18+ yet I'm only 17. This is extremely crucial for myself and my future so would I still be able to join? Thank you
Answer from Chermalyn P. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi, Avia! We reached out to the class instructor and they advised that you can enroll in this class.

Reviews of Classes at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (162)

(162 Reviews)
Natural Perfume Blending
Reviewed by Joshua A. on 12/9/2018
This class was awesome. My wife and I loved it and we’re already figuring out how we can sign up for our next course with this instructor.
Natural Perfume Blending
Reviewed by Jonathan M. on 5/21/2018
The instructor was very personable and thorough. It was a great class that I fully enjoyed
Natural Perfume Blending
Reviewed by NICOLA B. on 2/3/2018
Amazing course, very fun and hands on, great teacher, 100% recommend, I've already told a few friends about it1
Natural Perfume Blending
Reviewed by Renee E. on 1/29/2018
If you have some knowledge of essential oils and aromatherapy, you will learn about some new oils and absolutes. The highlight of the experience for me was the formulation - building the perfume, seeing how different oils interacted, and understanding the depth and thoughtfulness that goes into formulation. I was concerned that we might not have enough time to formulate, but the class was organized in a way that there was enough time for everything. I appreciated the emphasis on learning, rather than perfecting. Very good class. Formulation experience and Julianne's knowledge of the oils we used was excellent. The historical information and learning about Julianne's background was very good.
Natural Perfume Blending
Reviewed by Jama F. on 6/12/2017
Teacher was lovely and knowledgeable and I enjoyed the lecture portortion of the class. However, would like to have had more structure and guidance regarding blending. We were a large class and I found sharing scent strips with everyone in the class very frustrating. I would have rated this class four stars had we each had our own set of scent blotters with which to compare essences before composing. I realize this may make the class a bit more expensive, but it would be worth it.

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