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As a perfume industry professional with over 15 years of experience, I enjoy teaching and sharing my knowledge. I have designed perfumery seminars for other professionals and collaborated with universities in Europe and North America to run fragrance conferences and workshops. Currently, I’m teaching perfumery and perfume history at ISIPCA. In the Bois de Jasmin lecture and seminar series, you will have access to my expertise, professional tips, and techniques in an informal setting. The courses are tailored to your interests and needs, and I look forward to meeting you!

The class size is small to ensure that everyone gets attention and a chance to interact. The class is run as a lecture interspersed with guided smelling exercises. My style of teaching is personal and interactive. You will have a chance to ask question throughout the class and there will also be an allotted time at the end for your questions on any fragrance-related topics.

These classes are for students of all levels of interest in perfumery.

We will use readily available materials like spices and citrus fruit for these classes (no need to buy essential oil kits; if you already have essential oils, you can use them too.)

Perfume Fundamentals: Rose, Orange Blossom, Iris

Orange Blossom January 27th, Saturday 1:00pm-2:30pm EST/7:00pm-8:30pm CET   SOLD OUT Subscribe for New Updates

Rose January 31st, Wednesday 1:00pm-2:30pm EST/7:00pm-8:30pm CET  SOLD OUT Subscribe for New Updates

Iris February 3rd, Saturday 1:00pm-2:30pm EST/7:00pm-8:30pm CET SOLD OUT Subscribe for New Updates 

Perfume Fundamentals: Jasmine, Tuberose, Incense

Location: Online, Zoom

Date & Time: 1h 30min

Jasmine February 10th, Saturday 1:00pm-2:30pm EST/7:00pm-8:30pm CET  SOLD OUT Subscribe for New Updates

Tuberose February 11th, Sunday 1:00pm-2:30pm EST/7:00pm-8:30pm CET SOLD OUT Subscribe for New Updates

Incense February 18th, Sunday 1:00pm-2:30pm EST/7:00pm-8:30pm CET SOLD OUT Subscribe for New Updates 

Deconstructing Classics: Mitsouko and Chanel No 5

Location: Online, Zoom

Date & Time: 1h 30min

Guerlain Mitsouko February 24th, Saturday 1:00pm-2:30pm EST/7:00pm-8:30pm CET SOLD OUT Subscribe for New Updates

Chanel No 5 March 2nd, Saturday 1:00pm-2:30pm EST/7:00pm-8:30pm CET   SOLD OUT Subscribe for New Updates

Perfume Fundamentals: Woods, Citrus, Spices

The Fundamental classes teach you how to smell like a professional perfumer, take apart complex scents, and sharpen your sense of smell. Together we will study the fundamental classes of perfume materials and discover how they are used in perfumes. The lectures are designed to improve your enjoyment and appreciation of scents.

Location: Online, Zoom

Date & Time: 1h 30min

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Dark Woods TBA Subscribe for New Updates

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Students of all levels of interest in perfumery will find much to learn in this series of lectures. The lecture is designed to sharpen your sense smell and improve your enjoyment and appreciation of scents. You will learn professional smelling techniques and receive personalized tips. You will learn how to smell complex aromas and about the main criteria of a well-made fragrance–and how to look for them.

We will use readily available fragrant materials for our class exercises, such as spices, coffee, or citrus fruit. You will also bring a perfume from your collection that fits the lecture’s theme. You’ll receive the full instructions before the start of the class.

You’ll also have time at the end of the lecture to ask questions. If you are interested in something specific, you can send me your questions beforehand.


– Approach tailored to your interests and needs

– Learning in an informal, interactive setting

– Meeting other fragrance lovers

– A deeper understanding of perfumery and your sense of smell

– Professional tips for smelling, testing, and wearing perfume

– Stories about ingredients, perfumers, and perfumery world

Our meetings will be held over video chat, using Zoom accessed from your private class page. While you can use Zoom from your browser, we recommend downloading the Zoom desktop client  in order to have access to all platform features.


My personal favorite part of Victoria’s class, as a novice, is learning how to experience scent – to distinguish different fragrances, to commit them to memory, to know when a fragrance is evolving or sometimes oscillating between two scents and so much more. And each of the three times I have attended her class, I learn new techniques, new scents and gain more appreciation of the art of perfume.  –David

As a participant of last year’s course, let me speak up for how much knowledge, pleasure, discovery and camaraderie one short week can contain. Highly recommended, because each individual designing this experience for you is full of love and passion and knowledge for the region and the material.   –Meg Jamieson

I am so glad I went to the course and be guided by Victoria with her vast knowledge on scents and perfumes. I got to learn the basics of the different fragrance families and how to differentiate between white florals and other florals. And within white florals, how to distinguish one from the other. This was so fascinating and very intriguing and was the best part of the course. I also learnt what happens if you combined two scents and how it enhances the overall smell. –Ruth Q

As a professional fragrance evaluator in a cosmetic company, I found Victoria’s class the most interesting and inspiring one among many perfumery classes that I took. I was very surprised by Victoria’s intimate knowledge about perfumes and her brilliant tips to analyze fragrances. I enjoyed every details of this class.  –Pema

Lecture and Seminar Policies

Cancellation, Refund and Dropping a Course policy

The classes are non-refundable. If you booked 3 or more classes and cannot attend one of them, you can transfer your booking to another session of the same class.

How close to the course start date can I enroll?

Provided space is available, you can enroll up to the start of the first session. However, personal consultations or courses that include a mail-order kit of materials, require an advance booking (minimum 2 weeks).

Privacy policy and recordings

Student recordings of online classes is not permitted. However, depending on the seminar, you will receive the necessary reading materials. For the privacy policy, please refer to our privacy policy page.

Can I purchase a course as a gift for someone else?

Yes! When booking, you can adjust the quantity of the classes. You can indicate that you’d like to gift the course. Please include your recipient’s confirmation email for the necessary course details.

Can I suggest a lecture or seminar topic to you?

Yes, of course! Please send us an email.

The course I want to take is sold out. What should I do?

If a course is sold out, please sign up to be notified of new classes.

If you have questions or concerns about our policies please reach out to us via our contact form.

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