Special Sniffapalooza Discount for PerfumersWorld: The Art & Technology of Perfumery in NYC!

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From our friends at PerfumersWorld:

One of the most mysterious and misunderstood of all our senses, smell links us to a world of pleasure as well as warning of danger and helping us to identify everything from potential mates to foods we should probably avoid.

But while just about everything has a smell, we rarely have the words to describe them without borrowing from the other senses (how, exactly, do you describe the smell of watermelon?) or the awareness to notice the effect they have on our mood. That is about to change with a PerfumersWorld workshop being held in New York City from May 11 to 15.

Focusing on perfume creation, spa and lifestyle products, commercial perfumery, natural perfumery and aromatherapy, The Art and Technology of Perfumery Foundation Plus Workshop offers participants a deeper understanding of the cultural and historical significance of our sense of smell, while providing some of the practical skills necessary to start working as a creative perfumer, aromatherapist, evaluator or marketing specialist in five short days.

“I knew absolutely nothing about how perfume was made or the typical ingredients and notes that go into it,” said Aleksei Moskin after attending the one-week primer held in Bangkok earlier this year. “What Stephen Dowthwaite showed me is that like many other industries that surround themselves in mystery, once you pierce the veil of secrecy and learn the terminology, just about anyone can become a perfumer with a bit of determination and vision.”

Landing in New York a week before perfume lovers arrive in the big apple for Sniffapalooza — the fragrance equivalent of a rock festival that focuses on olfactory rather than aural pleasure — the workshop runs from May 11 to 15 and promises to change perceptions and foster innovation.

“I work in sales and marketing,” said a past participant whose non-disclosure agreement with an employer prevented her being identified. “In my line of work I need to be able to talk to people about the fragrances they wear and understand the deep emotional connection they have to them. The course not only provided me with the tools to do that but also gave me a deeper respect and admiration for perfumery as an artform.”

Taking participants from neophytes to budding perfumers in a few short days, the course was designed by Stephen V. Dowthwaite, a perfumer with over 40 years experience and owner of PerfumersWorld, a successful fragrance manufacturer and raw materials supplier located in Southeast Asia. Previously held in places as far-flung as Thailand, the UK and New Zealand, this is the fourth time the workshop is being held in New York. The course has attracted thousands of participants over the years with its mix of theory, practice and a Zen-like approach to the nature of creativity.

Lest it be thought that the course is only for complete beginners, numerous industry insiders and professionals from companies like IFF, Givaudan, Symrise, Aveda, Colgate Palmolive, Unilever, Firmenich and Penhaligon’s, have all been found sitting alongside journalists from The New York Times and Perfumer and Flavorist magazine and up-and-coming perfumers at the courses, sharing their own experience while gaining a fresh perspective on the tricks of the trade that are part and parcel of the craft.

“No matter what your level of understanding or your reason for attending one of these workshops,” said Dowthwaite, “you will grow exponentially. I have seen people who have been in the industry for 30 years discover something that has eluded them their entire careers just as often as I have seen someone who had no previous knowledge of organic chemistry create a perfume that they have then taken to market. It is both humbling and rewarding for everyone involved.”

To sign up and receive a 10% discount on course registration, go to http://www.perfumersworld.com/product/WSNY1505.html and enter Sniffapalooza Exclusive in the message field on the deposit page.

It’s Time to Register for #SniffaSpringFling2015!

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As the temperatures warm and the last snowdrifts melt away, we’re dreaming of the first blooms of spring and planning the most incredible sensory adventure known to humankind - Sniffapalooza Spring Fling 2015 in NYC! Mark your calendars – the dates are Saturday, May 16  & Sunday, May 17 – for the TWENTY FIRST edition of our spectacular scent event!

For those of you who are just joining the Sniffapalooza family, the Sniffapalooza Spring Fling is an entire weekend crammed full of olfactory and multi-sensory experiences. You’ll come away from the weekend with new knowledge, new friends, lots of new goodies, and a new perspective on a fragrant life. There’s nothing else like it on the planet!

Click for DETAILS and to REGISTER!

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Event Recap: #SniffaPairings Fragrance Ingredients, Wine and Chocolate Event… and a Giveaway!

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We’re passionate about perfume, and we love to mix and match it up with gustatory delights. Last weekend, Sniffapalooza came in from the cold with thirty-five other fragrance enthusiasts to celebrate the senses at Back Label Wine Merchants. Co-owner Patrick Watson warmly welcomed us, sharing his extensive knowledge of wine and spirits. Sue Phillips of The Scentarium guided us with perfectly complimentary fragrance blends, and a perfume created especially for this event. Luscious chocolates, provided by Mademoiselle Miel, deliciously completed the pairings.

Here’s what we experienced, and a special opportunity to win a set of chocolates and a 15 ml bottle of Back Label Wine Merchants perfume!

Sniffapalooza’s Inspired Pairings: Fragrance Ingredients, Wine & Chocolate Event! Sunday, 2/8/15 in NYC!

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Please join us on Sunday, February 8, for Sniffapalooza’s Fragrance Ingredients, Wine & Chocolate Pairing Event, at Back Label Wine Merchants in New York City!

We have collaborated with incredible partners to create a Master Class combining extraordinary scents and tastes to heighten our awareness and appreciation of these sensorial pleasures. Sue Phillips, renowned fragrance industry expert and founder of Scenterprises and The Scentarium, is our scent partner. Sue will present the fragrance ingredients, which will be paired with wines and spirits specially curated by Back Label Wine Merchants co-owner Patrick Watson. Honey-sweetened artisanal chocolates from Mademoiselle Miel round out our ambrosial afternoon.