Winter Smells: Blending Workshop - Early Session

Sun Dec 17 2023 at 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm

The Institute for Art and Olfaction | Los Angeles

The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Publisher/HostThe Institute for Art and Olfaction
Winter Smells: Blending Workshop - Early Session
A special blending session celebrating the scents of the season, for beginners new to the art and craft of making perfume.
About this Event

Join us for a guided blending session using aromatic materials associated with the smells of our winter season.

For the first portion of this smelling and blending session, we will learn about some smells of cosiness, chill, and more. Scent strips will be handed out by your friendly Institute for Art and Olfaction team, and we will spend time smelling and discussing our impressions of these materials.

We will start the second portion of the session by briefly discussing blending scent. Using the palette of perfume materials selected for the winter season, we will spend the rest of the session blending and creating our own short formulas. Each attendee goes home with a small spray of their aromatic homage to the season.


Participants will leave with a sense of the basics of perfume blending and a small experimental perfume blend in a spray vial.




Location: We are located in Los Angeles’ historic Chinatown neighborhood, on a pedestrian street that also hosts galleries, souvenir shops, production companies, design studios, and two very cool parrots. The IAO is wheelchair accessible.

Street Address: 932 Chung King Road Los Angeles CA. 90012

To find us: Chung King Road is a pedestrian-only road that runs parallel to Hill Street, between Hill St and Yale St. See more information here:


Please note that you must reserve your space in advance. If you just show up without reserving a spot, there is no guarantee we will be able to accommodate you.

When we host a class or workshop, we often order the materials to be used in the class well in advance, based on how many people have signed up (and padding a bit for safety). We also use class proceeds to pay our teachers. Although we realize that life has a funny way of getting in the way of the best laid plans, as a small non-profit we cannot afford to carry the burden of lost proceeds and materials.

- Cancellation with refund or credit requests made 1 week or more (7 days) before the scheduled session will be honored with gusto! We’ll miss you, but will 100% refund your spot, or give you credit for another class.

– Refunds or class credits requested less than 7 days before the scheduled session: We will refund you 50% of your class fee. Why? Because we’ve already ordered the materials.

- Refunds or class credits requested less than 48 hours before the class, on the day of the class or after the class has happened will not be granted.

- Cancellations or refund requests must be made by email (hello@artandolfaction) or via the Eventbrite 'request refund' option.

Note also that event tickets are non-transferable. Thank you for understanding!



Image credits winter: Photo by Egor Kamelev, Institute for Art and Olfaction.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Institute for Art and Olfaction, 932 Chung King Rd, Los Angeles, United States


USD 50.00

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