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COMING UP: SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

All events take place at IAO’s home in Chinatown Los Angeles unless otherwise noted. Most of our classes and workshops are open to all levels of experience.

A few important notes about our events:

– Please take a moment to review our cancellation policy before signing up for classes.
Members receive a 10% discount on most classes and events. Email us for your discount code!
– To prepare for your visit, please visit our directions page for parking and transportation information.

To view our past events: Click here

 


MARCH 2017

 

ash_sessionsTues 03/21 – Ten Week Materials Course: Session 7 (Catch-up) – Marine/Green Aquatic
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Join Ashley Eden Kessler for a ten-week exploration of the most important scent molecules in the perfumers’ organ. Each session covers six molecules, and participants leave with a vial of each one for their at-home work.
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Notes:
This is an ongoing class, that started in January
> SIGN-UPS HAVE ENDED

 

EsxenceThu 03/23 – Art and Olfaction Awards Finalists Announced
at Esxence Scent of Excellence, Milan
We announce the finalists for the Art and Olfaction Awards in the artisan and independent categories, and for the Sadakichi Award at Esxence, in Milan. The announcement will be live-streamed on their website.
Time: 1:00 pm Milan time (CET)
> FOLLOW THE NEWS
> JOIN US IN MILAN

 

EsxenceThu 03/23 – Sun 03/26 – IAO at Esxence
at Esxence Scent of Excellence, Milan
We are pleased to participate in Esxence Scent of Excellence in Milan. We will be holding down the fort at our booth daily, presenting the finalists for the 4th annual Art and Olfaction Awards, and meeting new friends. Come find us: Our booth is strategically situated right near the café / bar.
> JOIN US IN MILAN

 

 


APRIL 2017

SARAH_CAL2Sat 04/01 – Sarah Baker Perfumes – Opening Night
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Artist Sarah Baker has been engaging in a three year project related to her ongoing artistic examinations of fashion, glamour, identity. Now she lends her inimitable eye to perfume. Join us for a private view and explore Sarah Baker Perfumes – a collection of four scents inspired by classic fashion patterns: Greek Keys, Leopard, Lace and Tartan.
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Notes: This event is free and open to public
> READ MORE ABOUT SARAH BAKER

 

ash_sessionsMon 04/03 or Tues 04/04 – Ten Week Materials Course (Module 3)
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Join Ashley Eden Kessler for a ten-week exploration of the most important scent molecules in the perfumers’ organ. Each session covers six molecules, and participants leave with a vial of each one for their at-home work. We no longer accept drop-ins: Sign up for all ten here. As these classes sell out, we are now offering two options: Sign up for mondays or for tuesdays – the class runs through June 20 (with a two week hiatus in early May).
Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Notes:
We cap these sessions at 10 people per class.
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SIGN UP FOR MONDAY SESSIONSMonday sessions are sold out
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SIGN UP FOR TUESDAY SESSIONS – Tuesday sessions are sold out

 

opensess_cal2Wed 04/05 – Open Session
Blend with (new) friends!
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Choose five materials and blend your own perfume formulas in a fun, informal, knowledge-share environment. The basics of perfumery, without pretension. Participants leave with their five materials and a small vial of their own scent.

Time: 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Level: All levels of experience are welcome
Cost: $45.00 – First timers // $8.50 – Returning Students
Notes: Returning students are invited to come at 4pm. Don’t forget to bring your vials.
> SIGN UP HERE

 

violet_calSat 04/08 – Four Hour Accords: Violet
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
For perfumers looking to expand their technical prowess, Ashley Eden Kessler shares her professional training as she leads students through classic accord structures. We will be continuing our journey through the pantheon of materials with an exploration of the fragile and delectable violet.
Time: 10:30am to 3:30pm (incl. one hour lunch break)
Cost: $100 (in person); $35 (formulas only)
Notes: We cap this class at 12 people
> SIGN UP

 

opensess_cal2Wed 04/12 – Open Session
Blend with (new) friends!
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Choose five materials and blend your own perfume formulas in a fun, informal, knowledge-share environment. The basics of perfumery, without pretension. Participants leave with their five materials and a small vial of their own scent.

Time: 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Level: All levels of experience are welcome
Cost: $45.00 – First timers // $8.50 – Returning Students
Notes: Returning students are invited to come at 4pm. Don’t forget to bring your vials.
> SIGN UP HERE

 

lanoir_bugsyThu 04/13 – LA Noir Scents with Airbnb
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
We’re teaming up with Airbnb to host a series of olfactory explorations of L.A.’s underworld history: Learn about the city’s most notorious characters and most insalubrious tragedies, and use your new knowledge to create your own noir-inspired scent.
Time: 5:3o to 8:30pm
Cost: $75.00
Notes: We require a minimum of four people for the experience to take place
> BOOK THROUGH AIRBNB

 

opensess_cal2Wed 04/19 – Open Session
Blend with (new) friends!
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Choose five materials and blend your own perfume formulas in a fun, informal, knowledge-share environment. The basics of perfumery, without pretension. Participants leave with their five materials and a small vial of their own scent.

Time: 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Level: All levels of experience are welcome
Cost: $45.00 – First timers // $8.50 – Returning Students
Notes: Returning students are invited to come at 4pm. Don’t forget to bring your vials.
> SIGN UP HERE

 

Apr2_AlchemyCOMMUNITY EVENT
Thurs 04/20 – Alchemy + Medicine for the Soul

at Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills, CA (Precise address provided with signup)
An Alchemy Symposium produced by Roxana Illuminated Perfumes with Cathy Skipper and Dr. Florian Birkmayer, including a free panel discussion Thursday evening, April 20th which includes John Steele, learning to distill hydrosols, and more.
*This is not happening at IAO*
Time: Starting Thursday 20, 7pm, events through April 24
Cost: Various
> MORE INFORMATION

Tobacco_calendariconSat 04/29 – Four Hour Accords: Tobacco
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
For perfumers looking to expand their technical prowess, Ashley Eden Kessler shares her professional training as she leads students through classic accord structures. We will be continuing our journey through the pantheon of materials with a deep exploration of shaded, honeyed and surprisingly subtle tobacco.
Time: 10:30am to 3:30pm (incl. one hour lunch break)
Cost: $100 (in person); $35 (formulas only)
Notes: We cap this class at 12 people
> SIGN UP

 


MAY 2017

 

SilentGreen_CircleFri 05/05 – Experimental Scent Summit
at Silent Green Kulturquartier, Berlin
The IAO teams up with Klara Ravat to present a curated day of talks, work sessions and round tables relating to experimental practices with scent.
Time: 11am to 7pm
Notes: This event is limited to forty people, and is by invitation only.
> MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON

 

pear_calendarSat 05/06 – Fourth Annual Art and Olfaction Awards
at Silent Green Kulturquartier, Berlin
The fourth annual Art and Olfaction Awards kick off at Berlin’s historic Silent Green Kulturquartier. Join us for our annual celebration of the very best of independent, artisan and experimental scent.
Time: Cocktails start at 6pm, Awards start at 7:30pm
Notes: Space is extremely limited. Email us to be placed on the stand-by list.
> MORE INFORMATION

 

JasmineRoseSat 05/06 + Sun 05/07 – Jasmine + Rose Weekend Intensive
at The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Our popular quarterly perfume-making intensive is back! Join independent perfumer and IAO collaborator Ashley Eden Kessler for a weekend of deep learning, with a focus on two crucial floral accords: Rose and Jasmine.

Time: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, both days
Level: All levels of experience are welcome
Cost: $375.00
Notes: We cap this class at 12 people
> SIGN UP HERE