We are experts in perfumery, the sense of smell, technical aspects of fragrance manufacture and fragrance industry regulations and science.

We love training - we've trained 1000s of people in fragrance-related topics. We have off-the-shelf workshops and can design bespoke training specific to client requirements.

Distance Learning Courses

We have a number of distance learning courses available through our sister organisation TIPA - The International Perfume Academy. The courses cover olfaction, technical skills and practical skills.

Training Workshops

Fragrance training can be used as an introduction to the fragrance industry, or to broaden and build on existing knowledge. It is an engaging, entertaining and memorable way to improve confidence and build skills. You can pick and mix from existing content, or add new. We can develop bespoke workshops to suit your needs and have a number of established workshops, too. Training is adapted to the participants- knowledge, so every attendee benefits from the sessions.

  • Perfume Training Workshop - Aimed at everyone who wants to know what makes our noses tick! Includes fragrance creation session and a sample to take away. The workshops are held at our facilities in Colworth Science Park.
  • Introduction to Fragrance Legislation - including IFRA, GHS/CLP, Safety Data Sheets and allergens.
  • Fast Track Perfume Business Insight - Aimed at senior executives, product development teams and those who need to build fragrance industry knowledge quickly.
  • Regulatory Impact of GHS and CLP - Aimed at product development departments.

Lab Days

Our lab days focus on the practical side of perfumery. They are commonly used as a package with other apsects of our training, but can also be a stand alone experience.


We can offer great insights into all aspects of the fragrance industry. For more details about recent events we have spoken at please visit our events page.

Bespoke Training

Our training can take place almost anywhere and can be completed in a day, or half a day, depending on content and budget. Fragrance training is adapted to the individual needs of the participants and can be tailored to your own requirements.

Janet Woodjetts, in her role as Training Manager for The Perfume Shop, had this to say:

"Working with Penny in a training capacity is a delightful experience. She really cares about the project in hand and has a wealth of knowledge on so many subjects that she is like a walking encyclopaedia. She is extremely approachable and her training sessions leave the delegates 'spellbound' and wanting to learn more. She has the rare ability to be able to talk with great technical expertise or to relate her subject in layman's terms. Her professionalism and attention to detail is second to none and her creativity continues to amaze me. Once you have discussed your requirements with her, the speed of accurate delivery is breath taking! She injects light-heartedness into both her training presentations and also her written programmes and it is this that appeals to her audience. I can guarantee that if you engage Penny once, you will be wanting her to make return visits."

Contact us today to talk to us about your requirements.