Think you've got a nose for whipping up scents that fragrance fiends will fall for? Starting next month, you can hone your olfactory and scent-mixing skills at Orris Perfumery, which is launching perfume-making workshops next month.
The classes will take place at the scent house's Melrose Avenue boutique one Sunday per month and will start at $125 per person. Led by Orris' master perfumer and co-founder Linda Sivrican, the three-hour themed sessions include a quick primer on fragrance-making, a hands-on portion where students will create their own unique scent (which will be packaged up in a 15 milliliter spray bottle), and cocktails and light bites to keep things social. Should students find that the course really strikes a note, attendees will also enjoy a 15% discount for future purchases and workshops.
That's not all: Orris is also launching a new line next month inspired by "the musk of exotic teas and spices wafting through an open-air market." Aureum Botanica ($175 for 50mL/1.7 fl. oz.) is set to launch October 15 at the perfumery's brick-and-mortar and online shops, and is comprised of three new eau de parfums that'll feature rich notes inspired by nature.
There's Ruzha, a "rich and smoky" woodsy scent with sweet notes of blood orange, hibiscus, and strawberry finished with pink pepper, cinnamon, and patchouli. Hanae is an "homage to the mystery and magic of the Japanese mountains" and offers the warm and fruity scents of chamomile, rose de mai, geranium, and apricot, accented by hints of juniper and green tea. The sweetest and spiciest of the new trio, Gajra evokes Indian florals with white frangipani, creamy tuberose, fresh jasmine, pineapple, and coconut, and is finished with sandalwood, turmeric, and frankincense.
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