Perfumery Classes

I’ve been on maternity leave, but I’m now organizing new classes and workshops in England.

Please email me at if you’d like to take part.



April 2018

The Wallace Collection

Friday 9th February 2018 6pm – 9pm

Hertford House
Manchester Square
London W1U 3BN

Feeling romantic? Join me at the Wallace Collection for an after-hours scented tour of the museum. Experience the fragrances loved by Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV’s mistress, and learn about the headily perfumed world of Versailles where scent saturated the furniture, fountains and guests. I will create scent interpretations of Boilly’s Les Malheurs de l’amour (The Sorrows of Love) and Albani’s Cupid and Venus to experience while viewing the paintings. This will be followed by a workshop to make a sensual fragrance for yourself or your partner, using ingredients such as vanilla, musk, sandalwood, amber and rose.




Florals in the Kitchen

Saturday 28th October 2017 6pm – 9pmedibleflowers
Borough Kitchen Chiswick
186 Chiswick High Road
London W4 1PP

This class will demonstrate how the floral ingredients often used in perfumery can enliven your cooking.

Taught by ​Guardian ​food writer ​Felicity Cloake and perfumer Eliza Douglas, you will smell the many exquisite natural materials used in fine fragrance and learn how to incorporate them into desserts, cocktails and chocolate to fabulous effect. You will be sampling Felicity’s Violet Marzipans, making (and drinking!) Tony Conigliaro’s Lipstick Rose cocktail based on Frederic​ ​Malle’s ​​​glamorous scent (using rose, raspberry, violet, fizz, bitters) and creating Geranium Apple snow.

Over the course of 3 hours you will:

  • Learn about natural floral materials and their origins
  • Make chocolates, cocktails, desserts using these ingredients
  • Expand your repertoire of what ‘can’ and ‘can’t’ be used in the kitchen

All ingredients, naturals chart and resource list will be provided – just bring an open mind and a sense of fun!

To book, click here


Perfume, A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent

Somerset House, 21 Jun – 23 Sep 2017

My Perfume Lab Residency as part of the exhibition.

Purchase the fabulous Nez magazine here

or at the Somerset House Perfume Exhibition shop.

It’s the first English edition and it’s brilliant.


Botanical Perfumery – Creating Your Own Fragrance

One day workshop at the New York Open Center

Sunday July 31st 2016 10 am – 6 pm

For more details, please click here


Accords Saturdays April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 2015

10:30am – 1:00pm


In these classes we’ll be making accords, the building blocks of perfumery. An accord is a balanced combination of several notes blended together to make a single impression. Accords can be used to simplify the process of scent creation.

We’ll learn about the different materials in these accords and where they fit into fragrance families as a way to understand how to categorize them. We’ll also see how their facets overlap with one another, creating a kaleidoscope of connections, ‘bridges’ between two materials. Click on individual classes to find out more and to register.

Class 1: Gourmand accords

Class 2: Aquatic accords

Class 3: Wood accords

Class 4: Accords in your favorite fragrance

One Response to Perfumery Classes
  1. […] Eliza Douglas – In-person perfume classes in New York, for adults and children. […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *