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Course – workshop “Initiation to the world of perfume”

The course workshop “Introduction to the world of perfume” is aimed at individuals who are interested and/or passionate about the world of perfume. The aim of the course is to offer very practical and applicable information to perfume lovers and users or anyone who simply wants to learn some of the useful aspects concerning the world of perfume.

During the course we will talk about the use of perfume and its development in history, the great importance of smell and odors for humans and animals in general, the types of perfumes that exist, the structure of a perfume and its olfactory families and the methods used to produce perfumes. We will also talk about the natural and synthetic components that are used to create a perfume and the difference between a commercial perfume and a niche perfume.  In addition we will explain the various techniques used to smell a perfume and how and where one should apply the perfume correctly to the body. Finally, during much of the workshop, we will put into practice the concepts covered.

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  • Date: 1st June, 2019.
  • Schedule: Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: 50 €
  • Place: Workshop room The Perfumery, Sant Pere Mas Alt 58 (Barcelona)
  • Language: ENGLISH
  • Limited places.
  • Information: cursos@theperfumerybarcelona.com
  • Telephone: 93 002 97 20


  1. History of Perfume
  2. The importance of smell and smells for humans and mammals.
  3. The skin.
  4. Types of Perfumes.
  5. The Structure of Perfume.
  6. Olfactory Families.
  7. The techniques used to produce the components of a perfume.
  8. The Natural and Synthetic in the world of perfumes.
  9. The world of commercial perfumes and the world of Author perfumes.
  10. Olfactory strategies (methods of smelling and appreciating a perfume).
  11. Applying a perfume correctly.
  12. How to choose a perfume for yourself.
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Thomas Dennis has been dedicated to the world of signature perfumery for more than 20 years.  For many years Thomas worked as the International Director of the Spanish company Ritzy Group. The Ritzy Group was the first company in Spain to import niche perfumes from countries from around the world.

For more than 10 years Thomas was one of the owners of the niche boutique perfumery “The Perfumery” in the Gothic Quarter. In 2018 he opened his new store in the Sant Pere Quarter. The new store offers a display of fragrances in a completely innovative, aesthetically pleasing and, overall olfactory functional manner. The new shop also has a class-room/workshop located in the same establishment where various types of courses and workshops are offered related to the world of perfumes.

Course Introduction to Perfumery by Daniel Josier

We are pleased to announce our first course dedicated to the world of perfume given by our star perfumer Daniel Josier. The course will take place in our new workshop school of The Perfumery, located inside the same shop, which we will inaugurate for that occasion.


  1. Definition and history of the perfume
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  2. Basic raw materials in the composition of perfumes.
  3. Requisites to be a perfumer.
  4. Smell and olfactory technique.
  5. The skin.
  6. Olfactory clases.
  7. Notes and blends.
  8. The structure of the perfume.
  9. Methods of manufacturing perfumes.
  10. The limits of creation (legal regulation).
  11. Psychophysics and perfumery.
  12. How to properly apply and ware perfume on the body and why.
  13. Selection of great perfumes.

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  • Date: Coming soon
  • Timetable: Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: 80 €
  • Place: The Perfumery Workshop Hall, Sant Pere Mas Alt 58 (Barcelona)
  • Language: Spanish
  • Limited seats
  • Information: cursos@theperfumerybarcelona.com
  • Telephone: 93 002 97 20


Daniel Josier

Daniel Josier is one of the best exponents of a new generation of perfumers who follow in the footsteps of the great Spanish noses such as Morillas, Monegal and Mateu. Trained at the ISIPCA in Versailles and after working hand-in-hand with Jean Claude Ellena, Daniel Josier decided to create his own signature signature perfumes that takes the consumer to a true olfactory experience. The names of their creations can make us think of classic fragrances, nothing could be further from the truth, behind each scent there is a real surprise and nothing is what it seems, they are creative, modern but without stridencies and they adapt to our skin in a perfect symbiosis.

Daniel Josier has his own firm Daniel Josier, but he has also created other perfumes in Renier PerfumesComporta and Creations Aromatiques. All available in our shop The PerfumeryDaniel Josier distributes his perfumes in Spain, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia.

Course The Universe of Perfume by Sandra Iruela

We are pleased to announce our second course dedicated to the world of perfume given by our perfumer Sandra Iruela. The course will take place in our new workshop school The Perfumery, located inside the same shop.


1. What is a perfume?

  • Concept and meaning.
  • Elaboration of a perfume.
  • Components for the development of a perfume.
  • Discovering the identity of a perfume.
  • Analysis of the stages of evaporation.
  • Pyramidal structure of a perfume.
  • Natural and synthetic raw materials.
  • 15 main olfactory families (olfactory mapping).
  • 3 main olfactory chords.

2 . The sense of smell:

  • Techniques to improve the sense of smell.
  • Smell throughout our lives.
  • How are smells perceived?
  • Fragrances and science.
  • The importance of smell in our lives.

3. Categories and applications of fragrances

  • Types of fragrances:
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    • Eau de cologne.
    • Eaux Fraiche.
    • Eau de toilette.
    • Eau de parfum.
  • Quality parameters in the evolution of a perfume:
    • Quality of the raw material.
    • Quality in the production of the fragrance.
    • Quality in the manufacturing process, maceration, cooling, filtering, packaging.
    • legislation.

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  • Date: Coming soon
  • Timetable: Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: 50 €
  • Place: The Perfumery Workshop Hall, Sant Pere Mas Alt 58 (Barcelona)
  • Language: Spanish
  • Limited seats
  • Information: cursos@theperfumerybarcelona.com
  • Telephone: 93 002 97 20


Iruela - Sandra

Sandra Iruela is a long-time professional perfumer with more than 15 years of experience. Sandra performs training incompani specialty cosmetic perfumery, sensory marketing and olfactory marketing, consulting to companies in the world of cosmetics or who want to develop a line of perfumery and cosmetics. Sandra Iruela is founder and president of Sandir Perfumery School.

Born and raised in Barcelona, Sandra Iruela has brought the bold spirit of her roots to the world of perfume. Iruela Fine Fragrances‘ first hedonistic collection is a tribute to a place of unique savoir-vivre and authentic style and felt emotions: the Mediterranean. Delicate fragrances, unexpected notes and unique combinations celebrate its audacious and elusive elegance.


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