Mother’s Day Natural Perfume-Making Workshop

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Mother’s Day Natural Perfume-Making Workshop
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Event Date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 13:00

All Photos: Sol Aromatics Perfumes

  • Led by Susan Farber
  • Class size is limited to 12 people; suitable for men and women ages 16 & up.
  • Saturday, May 11, 2019, 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
  • $90 per person; $160 for two co-creating a fragrance; all materials are included in the price.

Design your own artisanal fragrance with your mom, for your mom, or simply pay homage to Mother Earth in this natural perfume-making workshop that will awaken your sensorial creativity and stimulate olfactory memory. Our olfactory system, or sense of smell, is linked to memories. You will create your very own liquid-based fragrance from a carefully curated selection of essential oils, while creating a lasting memory that can be relived every time you or your mother dons the perfume.

As a participant, you will:

·         Receive personalized guidance in constructing a fragrance using top, middle, base and accessory notes;
·         Partake in a lively discussion of the aromatic properties of 18 essential oils and absolutes;
·         Play scent games to connect smell with emotions, images, and memories;
·         Leave with an atomizer of your custom-made fragrance and a take-home guide of the process.

“A remembered smell spills into consciousness baskets full of … memories and the feelings entwined with them, permeating the emotional aura of the memories with a richness that is both exquisite and vague.” From Essence and Alchemy by Mandy Aftel.

Note: Please do not wear any perfumes to the class as they will distract from the workshop and your own efforts. Questions about the class? E-mail Susan at [email protected]. To register, visit, stop in at the Wildling, or call 805-686-8315.

About the Instructor:

Susan is the founder and creator of Sol Aromatics, a collection of perfume and aromatherapy products and services to inspire positive mind, body and feeling states supporting the spiral of life (SOL). She is a certified aromatherapist and licensed psychotherapist. Susan began her formal studies in natural perfume making seven years ago with master perfumers Mandy Aftel, Sarah Horowitz and Shelley Waddington after a lifelong passion which began when she received a perfume-making kit as a young girl.

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About the Wildling Museum

The Wildling Museum of Art & Nature, where art and nature meet, offers visitors a unique perspective on the importance of preserving our natural heritage. Through the eyes of artists, and education and field experiences, guests can renew their relationship with the wilderness and understand its fragile nature – hopefully leaving more committed toward ensuring those spaces remain for future generations.

The Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on Tuesdays). For more information, and to volunteer and/or join as a member to support this important local arts and nature institution, please visit

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