The Art and Magic of Natural Perfumery
Sunday, May 26, 2019
1:00pm – 4:00pm
In this natural perfumery workshop, participants will learn the craft of blending raw botanical materials and the framework for building a perfume with natural perfumers April Lea of Lvnea Perfume and Janine Hagal of Black Earth Botanica. With a focus on 30 natural raw ingredients, students will explore fragrance families and construction as well as the science, lore, and magic of scent. This class is for all levels. The first half of the class will focus on smelling and learning about the raw materials and the second half will consist of a guided blending of the materials. Each student will leave with a basic understanding of perfume blending and construction as well as a unique vial of their own perfume creation.
April Lea is a perfumer and the founder of Lvnea Perfume. She creates dark, earthy, unisex liquid and solid perfumes exclusively from pure plant essences. Her fragrances combine a fascination with ancient and traditional perfumery techniques with natural history, folklore, and magic. Her perfumes can be found on her website and in select brick and mortar stores throughout North America. She currently resides in Montreal, Quebec.
Janine Hagal is Black Earth Botanica; an esoteric online shop specializing in ritual anointing oils and other botanical creations. Her fragrances are made for every day or ceremonial use, and draw inspiration from astrology, elemental magic, and other pagan observances. She only works with all natural materials, with an emphasis on essential oils and ethically harvested plant tinctures that create an intersection of herbalism, magic and art. She currently resides in Oakland, California but was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ.
Wheat Ridge, CO, 80033