Previous Perfumery Classes

March 2023

Due to COVID-19 I am not currently teaching physical classes but I am teaching online.
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Previous workshops

Floral Fragrance Workshop

Daylesford, the Cotswolds

As Eliza introduces you to the many facets of natural perfumery, you will be led to the Daylesford Cutting Garden to gather inspiration from our own organic, homegrown roses and blooms.

You will then learn how to make your own perfume and bath oil using the complexity of a natural rose fragrance using beautiful natural materials such as Bulgarian, Turkish and Moroccan rose essential oils and absolutes.

At the end of the workshop, you will take home your creations and a set of materials to continue creating fragrances on your own.

Floral Cocktail Workshop

Daylesford, the Cotswolds

Mix delicious cocktails using the unusual ingredients most often found in perfumery. You will be able to sample the scents and tastes of beautiful florals such as tuberose, rose and orange flower and wilder flavours such as tonka bean.

The workshop will be held in early evening in the Chelsea Garden Room; the perfect way to unwind as the sun sets at the end of the week.

Florals and Food Workshop

Daylesford, the Cotswolds

Enliven your cooking with ingredients more commonly found in perfumery such as rose, violet, orange flower, jasmine and lavender amongst others.

Using charts and under Eliza’s guidance, you will learn about the smells and tastes of these exquisite floral ingredients.

At the end of the session, you will return home with delectable treats and recipes to continue the exploration.

Broadway Arts Festival
Broadway, Oxfordshire

In the marquee with The Art of Fragrance perfumes and ingredients.

The Daylesford Summer Festival
Daylesford, Oxfordshire

In the Cutting Garden with roses and all the related perfume materials, cooking and cocktail ingredients for forthcoming classes this summer at Daylesford.

Bombay Botanicals: Baking with The Art of Fragrance
Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire

Learn about the botanicals found in Bombay Sapphire gin and those grown in the gardens at Soho Farmhouse. Cookhouse chef Gerard Molloy will then use these ingredients in this baking masterclass.

Spring Craft & Design Market,
Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire

The Art of Fragrance: How Scents are Made
Learn about the different ingredients used to make perfume, and how they are combined to create accords – the building blocks of fragrance – as you sample scents that have been specially created to represent works of art.

Collect 2018 International Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London

‘Baba Yaga’ scent created for Staffordshire piece Mother’s House at Collect 2018

The Wallace Collection

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

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!

Perfume, A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent

Somerset House

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

For more details, please click here


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