Education – The Institute for Art and Olfaction

ClassesWe provide accessible perfume education programs for students of all levels and interests through our in-house laboratory-based programs, our library of perfume related books, and lectures and workshops in the larger community.


> For upcoming classes + events, check out our calendar here.



Open Sessions
Tinker with the materials of perfumery in a casual knowledge-share environment.
Beginning to Intermediate students.
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10-Week Materials Classes
A deep exploration of the materials in the perfumers’ organ – category by category!
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Accord Classes
Enhance your technical abilities by learning the accords.
All levels encouraged.
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Weekend and (sometimes!) week-long intensives designed to jump-start your blending.
All levels accomodated.
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Talks and Lectures
We host regular talks on topics ranging from science to technology to history – both at the IAO and with partnering institutions.
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