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Next Session Starts August 3rd- 2024

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6 Online Courses - All Live on Zoom


Course 1 - Starts August 3rd 2024

Natural Materials: 4 weeks. sixteen hours of live, online instruction. 320 USD 

Saturday and Sunday Mornings. Mountain Day Light Savings Time: 10 am to 12 Noon. 


We memorize natural perfume materials, essential oils, and absolute & animal musks. All lessons are live online. All lessons are recorded and saved - in case you miss a class. 

Enroll Now: perfumer@melegperfumes.com



These are the materials we will be studying.





Purchase 2 to 5 grams of each of the below materials before starting class. Purchase pipettes, droppers, perfumers' alcohol and scent strips before class begins. Purchase the below materials from www.edenbotanicals.com or www.perfumersapprentice.com 






Purchase Pipettes here: 

https://www.amazon.com/Disposable-Transfer-Calibrated-Essential-Laboratory/dp/B07F3ZN56V/ref=sr_1_3?crid=38DOGBZOAEME2&keywords=pipettes&qid=1691208275&sprefix=pipettes+%2Caps%2C172&sr=8-3


Purchase Dropper bottles here: 

https://www.uline.com/Product/ProductDetailRootItem?modelnumber=S-20604


Purchase Perfumers Alcohol here

https://vetiveraromatics.com/products/perfumers-alcohol


Purchase 200 Scent Strips here: 

https://www.amazon.com/Perfume-Akamino-Disposable-Fragrances-Essential/dp/B08BFB76H6/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?keywords=scent%2Bstrips%2Bfor%2Bperfume&qid=1691208206&sprefix=scent%2Bstrips%2Caps%2C145&sr=8-2-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGY&th=1

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Course 2

Natural Perfumery 101: 4 weeks. sixteen hours of live, online instruction. 320 USD 

Saturday and Sunday Mornings. Mountain Day Light Savings Time: 10 am to 12 Noon. 


The basics of making natural perfumery include where to purchase materials and how to use lab equipment, blending top, middle & base note, making and memorizing classic accords and making perfume formulas. All lessons are live online. All lessons are recorded and saved - in case you miss a class. 

Enroll Now: perfumer@melegperfumes.com


These are the materials we will be using


Purchase 2 to 5 grams of each of the below materials before starting class. Purchase pipettes, droppers, perfumers' alcohol and scent strips before class begins. Purchase the below materials from www.edenbotanicals.com or www.perfumersapprentice.com 





Purchase Pipettes here: 

https://www.amazon.com/Disposable-Transfer-Calibrated-Essential-Laboratory/dp/B07F3ZN56V/ref=sr_1_3?crid=38DOGBZOAEME2&keywords=pipettes&qid=1691208275&sprefix=pipettes+%2Caps%2C172&sr=8-3


Purchase Dropper bottles here: 

https://www.uline.com/Product/ProductDetailRootItem?modelnumber=S-20604


Purchase Perfumers Alcohol here

https://vetiveraromatics.com/products/perfumers-alcohol


Purchase 200 Scent Strips here: 

https://www.amazon.com/Perfume-Akamino-Disposable-Fragrances-Essential/dp/B08BFB76H6/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?keywords=scent%2Bstrips%2Bfor%2Bperfume&qid=1691208206&sprefix=scent%2Bstrips%2Caps%2C145&sr=8-2-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGY&th=1


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Course 3

Synthetic Materials: 4 weeks. sixteen hours of live, online instruction. 320 USD 

Saturday and Sunday Mornings. Mountain Day Light Savings Time: 10 am to 12 Noon. 


We memorize synthetic perfume materials; white musks, woody ambers, and other synthetics and human-isolated perfume molecules. All lessons are live online. All lessons are recorded and saved - in case you miss a class. 

Enroll Now: perfumer@melegperfumes.com


These are the materials we will study


Purchase 2 to 5 grams of each of the below materials before starting class. Purchase pipettes, droppers, perfumers' alcohol and scent strips before class begins. Purchase the below materials from www.perfumersapprentice.com or www.perfumerssupplyhouse.com or www.perfumersworld.com 




ALDEHYDE C-8 COCONUT - a soft, milky coconut-smelling material. 


ALDEHYDE C-12 MNA - champagne-like, bubbly materials found in citrus fruits. This material can be smelled at the beginning of Chanel No5. 


AMBROXAN - a beautifully clean, woody material - this molecule is found inside natural ambergris. 


ANIMALIS HYPO 27 TEC - this material smells like wet goats' hair; it is sexy and meant to replace animal musk. With materials such as this, we can rely on true animal musks - not always the most ethical choice. 


BENZOIN OLLIFAC - sweet, caramel-cinnamon-smelling material, similar to natural benzoin but much easier to work with. Natural benzoin is very thick, and difficult to melt and work with.  


BENZYLE ACETATE - a fruity top note that smells like cherries and ylang-ylang. 


BENZYL SALICYLATE - a faint, soft, powdery milky material. Great with florals! Have you ever smelt a baby doll's head? 


CALONE - a transparent yet robust aquatic-smelling material reminiscent of salt water, waterfalls and compressed air.  



CEDRAMBER - a warm cedar-wood-like material. 


CINAMMIC ALCOHOL - this molecule is found in natural cinnamon oil; it is warm, spicy, soft, Rosey and sweet. I love it! 


COUMARIN - this molecule is found in tonka beans. It smells of cherries, marzipan, tobacco and freshly cut hay. 


DIHYDRO MYCENOL - a clean, lemony, shiny metallic, bright top note. 



ETHYLENE BRASSYLATE - a transparent, soft, powdery blender. This material can soften, merge, and blend all materials within a formula. It brings diffusion, transparency and a cosmetic "perfumey" feel to essential oils. 


HEDIONE HC - Found in natural jasmine oils, Hedione HC is nearly undetectable. It is slightly waxy, cool, soft and green. To me, it smells like wet, waxy plant leaves. Hedione merges and lifts top notes, especially florals with citrus materials. It's one of my favourite materials because of how delicate yet diffusive and airy it is.


HELIOTROPIN X - Juicy, cinnamon gummy bears! 


HEXENOL CIS-3 - This material is a strong, sharp green top note found in freshly cut grass. 



HYDROXYCITRONELLAL - Cool, green and floral. This material is used to bring the temperature of the entire perfume down - to make the whole fragrance a bit more cool and transparent. 


IRALIA- is a soft, powdery molecule found in violets, Iris roots and osmanthus flowers. Most perfumes are made powdery using Iralia or other like materials. 


INDOLE 1% - Isolated from Jasmine but also found in various heady "white flowers," indole is a natural plant musk. It's strong, sweet, and smells like moth balls when undiluted. 


ISO BORNYL ACETATE - taken from pine/coniferous trees- this human-isolated molecule is fresh, green, slightly woody and reminiscent of a Canadian forest.  



ISO E SUPER - a beautiful transparent - cedar/vetiver/sandalwood type material. Very often considered "masculine," it is very sexy indeed. 


JASMINE SPECIALTY - meant to be a cheap replacement for Jasmine - it's good, but something else can replace the real thing. 


LINALOOL - a bright, cool, slightly woody/herbal molecule found in rosewood, lavender, clary sage and many others... 


MAGNOLAN - a cool, transparent floral material, he is tart and smells of magnolia blossoms and grapefruits. 



MELONAL - waxy, green melons, and very powerful! 


METHYL PAMPLEMOUSSE - a diffusive tart citrus material that smells of tea and grapefruits. 

 

NORLIMBRANOL - a super powerful and super dry cedar material. 


ROSE GIVCO - meant to replace natural rose, but nothing replaces true rose otto/essential oil. 



SANDALWOOD GIVCO - meant to replace natural sandalwood, this material is excellent, but nothing can replace the real thing. 


STYRALLYL ACETATE - a sweet, green material often used to make fig leaf and gardenia accords. 


VANILLIN - pure sugar! 


VETIVERYL ACETATE - isolated from vetiver, this molecule is softer and much cleaner than natural vetiver oils. 


Purchase Pipettes here: 

https://www.amazon.com/Disposable-Transfer-Calibrated-Essential-Laboratory/dp/B07F3ZN56V/ref=sr_1_3?crid=38DOGBZOAEME2&keywords=pipettes&qid=1691208275&sprefix=pipettes+%2Caps%2C172&sr=8-3


Purchase Dropper bottles here: 

https://www.uline.com/Product/ProductDetailRootItem?modelnumber=S-20604


Purchase Perfumers Alcohol here

https://vetiveraromatics.com/products/perfumers-alcohol


Purchase 200 Scent Strips here: 

https://www.amazon.com/Perfume-Akamino-Disposable-Fragrances-Essential/dp/B08BFB76H6/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?keywords=scent%2Bstrips%2Bfor%2Bperfume&qid=1691208206&sprefix=scent%2Bstrips%2Caps%2C145&sr=8-2-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGY&th=1

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Course 4

Synthetic Perfumery 101: 4 weeks. sixteen hours of live, online instruction. 320 USD 

Saturday and Sunday Mornings. Mountain Day Light Savings Time: 10 am to 12 Noon. 


The basics of making synthetic perfumery include where to purchase and how to use lab equipment, material impact and lifetime, scent families, blending top, middle & base note, making and memorizing classic accords and perfume formulas. All lessons are live online. All lessons are recorded and saved - in case you miss a class.

Enroll Now: perfumer@melegperfumes.com


These are the materials we will use

Purchase 2 to 5 grams of each of the below materials before starting class. Purchase pipettes, droppers, perfumers' alcohol and scent strips before class begins. Purchase the below materials from www.perfumersapprentice.com or www.perfumerssupplyhouse.com or www.perfumersworld.com 




ALDEHYDE C-8 COCONUT - a soft, milky coconut-smelling material. 


ALDEHYDE C-12 MNA - champagne-like, bubbly materials found in citrus fruits. This material can be smelled at the beginning of Chanel No5. 


AMBROXAN - a beautifully clean, woody material - this molecule is found inside natural ambergris. 


ANIMALIS HYPO 27 TEC - this material smells like wet goats' hair; it is sexy and meant to replace animal musk. With materials such as this, we can rely on true animal musks - not always the most ethical choice. 


BENZOIN OLLIFAC - sweet, caramel-cinnamon-smelling material, similar to natural benzoin but much easier to work with. Natural benzoin is very thick, and difficult to melt and work with.  


BENZYLE ACETATE - a fruity top note that smells like cherries and ylang-ylang. 


BENZYL SALICYLATE - a faint, soft, powdery milky material. Great with florals! Have you ever smelt a baby doll's head? 


CALONE - a transparent yet robust aquatic-smelling material reminiscent of salt water, waterfalls and compressed air.  



CEDRAMBER - a warm cedar-wood-like material. 


CINAMMIC ALCOHOL - this molecule is found in natural cinnamon oil; it is warm, spicy, soft, Rosey and sweet. I love it! 


COUMARIN - this molecule is found in tonka beans. It smells of cherries, marzipan, tobacco and freshly cut hay. 


DIHYDRO MYCENOL - a clean, lemony, shiny metallic, bright top note. 



ETHYLENE BRASSYLATE - a transparent, soft, powdery blender. This material can soften, merge, and blend all materials within a formula. It brings diffusion, transparency and a cosmetic "perfumey" feel to essential oils. 


HEDIONE HC - Found in natural jasmine oils, Hedione HC is nearly undetectable. It is slightly waxy, cool, soft and green. To me, it smells like wet, waxy plant leaves. Hedione merges and lifts top notes, especially florals with citrus materials. It's one of my favourite materials because of how delicate yet diffusive and airy it is.


HELIOTROPIN X - Juicy, cinnamon gummy bears! 


HEXENOL CIS-3 - This material is a strong, sharp green top note found in freshly cut grass. 



HYDROXYCITRONELLAL - Cool, green and floral. This material is used to bring the temperature of the entire perfume down - to make the whole fragrance a bit more cool and transparent. 


IRALIA- is a soft, powdery molecule found in violets, Iris roots and osmanthus flowers. Most perfumes are made powdery using Iralia or other like materials. 


INDOLE 1% - Isolated from Jasmine but also found in various heady "white flowers," indole is a natural plant musk. It's strong, sweet, and smells like moth balls when undiluted. 


ISO BORNYL ACETATE - taken from pine/coniferous trees- this human-isolated molecule is fresh, green, slightly woody and reminiscent of a Canadian forest.  



ISO E SUPER - a beautiful transparent - cedar/vetiver/sandalwood type material. Very often considered "masculine," it is very sexy indeed. 


JASMINE SPECIALTY - meant to be a cheap replacement for Jasmine - it's good, but something else can replace the real thing. 


LINALOOL - a bright, cool, slightly woody/herbal molecule found in rosewood, lavender, clary sage and many others... 


MAGNOLAN - a cool, transparent floral material, he is tart and smells of magnolia blossoms and grapefruits. 



MELONAL - waxy, green melons, and very powerful! 


METHYL PAMPLEMOUSSE - a diffusive tart citrus material that smells of tea and grapefruits. 

 

NORLIMBRANOL - a super powerful and super dry cedar material. 


ROSE GIVCO - meant to replace natural rose, but nothing replaces true rose otto/essential oil. 



SANDALWOOD GIVCO - meant to replace natural sandalwood, this material is excellent, but nothing can replace the real thing. 


STYRALLYL ACETATE - a sweet, green material often used to make fig leaf and gardenia accords. 


VANILLIN - pure sugar! 


VETIVERYL ACETATE - isolated from vetiver, this molecule is softer and much cleaner than natural vetiver oils. 


Purchase Pipettes here: 

https://www.amazon.com/Disposable-Transfer-Calibrated-Essential-Laboratory/dp/B07F3ZN56V/ref=sr_1_3?crid=38DOGBZOAEME2&keywords=pipettes&qid=1691208275&sprefix=pipettes+%2Caps%2C172&sr=8-3


Purchase Dropper bottles here: 

https://www.uline.com/Product/ProductDetailRootItem?modelnumber=S-20604


Purchase Perfumers Alcohol here

https://vetiveraromatics.com/products/perfumers-alcohol


Purchase 200 Scent Strips here: 

https://www.amazon.com/Perfume-Akamino-Disposable-Fragrances-Essential/dp/B08BFB76H6/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?keywords=scent%2Bstrips%2Bfor%2Bperfume&qid=1691208206&sprefix=scent%2Bstrips%2Caps%2C145&sr=8-2-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGY&th=1


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Course 5

Originality & Branding for Perfumery: 4 weeks. sixteen hours of live, online instruction. 320 USD

Saturday and Sunday Mornings. Mountain Day Light Savings Time: 10 am to 12 Noon. 


We use "The Branding Positioning Workbook." The importance of keeping a diary, an image board, and making an online blog. All lessons are live online. All lessons are recorded and saved -in case you miss a class. 

Enroll Now: perfumer@melegperfumes.com

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Course 6

Marketing & Social Media for Perfumery: 4 weeks. sixteen hours of live, online instruction. 320 USD 

Saturday and Sunday Mornings. Mountain Day Light Savings Time: 10 am to 12 Noon. 


Intro to social media platforms; Instagram, Tik-Tok, Facebook. Also using artificial intelligence, Midjourney for Image creation and ChatGPT for writing assistance, blogging and idea generation. All lessons are live online. All lessons are recorded and saved - in case you miss a class. 

Enroll Now: perfumer@melegperfumes.com

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Your Instructor, Matthew Meleg

Matt is a self-taught, professional perfumer and the owner of Meleg Perfumes. His perfumes are well-received and sold in more than 20 countries. See the videos below for more info.

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