In this article, we will share why the Academy is so dear to us and give examples of our natural perfumers' success stories.
The Natural Perfumery Teachers Academy Courses started with only three courses in 2021; we are the most significant natural perfumery learning academy led by 11 teachers, with 7 courses and 30 masterclasses today, increasing the number of masterclasses monthly. The idea is to respond to all needs and questions from our students, teaching them natural perfumery and leading them to create not only their perfumes, scented products, and brands and guiding them to very successful businesses.
The Need for Natural Perfumery Education
In teaching Olfaction Training and Aromatherapy it is valuable for perfumers to understand the importance of the olfactory sense and the beneficial power of nature. It is also essential to re-educate perfumers who have completely forgotten the real meaning of perfume. Most perfumers working in a laboratory today are chemists and have little knowledge of botanicals. Unfortunately, this natural know-how is on the verge of completely disappearing.
Most natural perfumery schools need to improve, and teaching drop counting instead of weighing does not make professional perfumers. Some of these schools were losing their students along the way as their courses were either 9 or 10 months in length (much too long), or there were only workshops. None of them had aromatherapy or olfaction training in their curricula.
The IPF Natural Perfumery Teacher's Academy Courses fill this gap by covering everything from scent formulating to marketing and branding your perfumes. One thing that sets the Academy apart from other perfume schools is its focus on sustainability. Natural Perfumers should use only ethically sourced ingredients, and the Academy teaches perfumers how to create environmentally friendly perfumes. This commitment to sustainability has helped the Academy attract perfumers and aromatherapists who are passionate about creating fragrances that are beautiful, natural and responsible.
We are proud to share knowledge and help perfumers gain skills worldwide thanks to our home-learning experience. Via email and zoom meetups, we always stay close to our perfumers to help them grow their passion.
Let me share with you some of their success stories!
Dolores Burns is trained in Natural Skincare and enrolled in the Fall 2022 session with Vennie Chou. In March, she developed a luxurious skincare and sustainable brand Sealore that won the Beauty Shortlist Award in Europe. Sealore delivers the most luxurious marine concentrates that soothe, nourish, and strengthen even the most sensitive and delicate skin while supporting each body system for optimum health. www.sealore.com
Michelle Palmer is a natural perfumer based in Australia. She enrolled in the Natural Perfumery Academy's courses in the Fall of 2022 and has since become a successful perfumer with her line of natural perfumes called It Makes Perfect Sense.
Michelle credits the Natural Perfumery Teacher's Academy Courses with giving her the knowledge and confidence to start her own business. The New Luxury Award 2023 nominated Michelle's brand.
Elizabeth Rowe is a well-known psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in Paddington, Australia. She enrolled in the French Natural Aromachology Course last January to gain knowledge for creating her brand of aromachology skincare Elisheva Wellness. In a few weeks, Elizabeth will launch her line of unique products which is a 100% natural skincare range (cruelty-free, vegan, free from parabens or SLS, etc., ethical, and sustainable) that aligns with the New Luxury Code set by the International Perfume Foundation. Her next goal is to learn Olfaction Training and French Natural Perfumery to bridge her knowledge of aromachology with natural perfumery to complete her line of products.
Jan Kusmirek has been our first Perfumotherapist, after following Aromatherapy, Olfaction Training and French Natural Perfumery.
He is the founder of Fragrant Earth. He just released a book called A Nose Through History where he mentions page 169 "The International Perfume Foundation based in Paris works to keep the natural tradition alive and trains specialist perfumers"
Sri Kudaravalli is a natural perfumer based in India. She enrolled in the Natural Perfumery Academy's courses starting in the Fall of 2021 and has since become a successful perfumer with her line of natural perfumes called Xia Apothic.
Sri has followed the curriculum of perfumotherapy, business and marketing, and aromachology . She credits the Natural Perfumery Teacher's Academy Courses with giving her the knowledge and confidence to start her own business. Xia Apothic won the Jury Special Prize at The New Luxury Award 2022, and has two fragrances nominated for The New Luxury Awards 2023, in the brand and perfumer’s categories.
Saeed Alqarni is a Certified Perfumotherapist, following Aromatherapy, Olfaction Training and French Natural Perfumery Courses. He has been nominated several times as a perfumer and as a brand in the New Luxury Awards.
His brand Yafoooh, specialises in oud, and is very successful in the Middle East. www.yafoooh.com
The Natural Perfumery Teacher's Academy and natural perfumers successes are a testimony to the power of Natural Perfumery.
Using only pure, plant-based ingredients, natural perfumers can create scents that are beautiful, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. In addition, the Natural Perfumery Teacher's Academy Courses have played a crucial role in helping develop the skills and knowledge natural perfumers need to create successful businesses worldwide. As more and more people become interested in natural perfumery, we can expect to see even more success stories like those of Sri Kudaravalli, Michelle Palmer, Elizabeth Rowe, Dolores Burns, Jan Kusmirek, Saeed Alqarni. The next success may be you!
Intensive "Study from Home" Courses and MasterClasses are starting each first Monday of the month at the Natural Perfumery Teacher's Academy.