Course 3 - Synthetic Materials

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. 

October 28 & 29, November 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19 

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. 

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Synthetics perfume materials are often safer to use than essential oils. 

The public should be better educated when it comes to synthetic perfume materials. Many believe synthetics are more harmful than essential oils. And with global warming, chemical warfare and the invention of various toxins - I understand why the public is suspicious of human crafted scent molecules. I used believe the same. Still, study after study has proven the very opposite, synthetics perfume materials are often safer to use than essential oils. If you join my course - I will explain in detail the scence behind these findings. 

This course aims to smell, analyze and memorize the most vital synthetics in perfumery. This includes white musks, juicy, fruity top notes, woody ambers, and other human-isolated scent molecules. If you have experimented only with natural perfumery - I urge you to try this course. Synthetics can not replace naturals, they are meant to complement and bring a new level of "magic" to your natural materials! 

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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.