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Inspired by the upcoming exhibition Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan we’ll design Natural Perfume infusing Japanese flavours and fragrances. Think Yuzu, Cherry Blossom & Hinoki Wood.  

Learn from founder and Scent Designer Samantha Copland.

What you’ll learn

  • Discover hero botanicals Native to Japan 

  • Improve the scent evolution and sillage of your designs – how to be your own best evaluator 

  • How to design unique perfume compositions

  • How to design a luxurious body oil 

What you get 

  • Creative guidance from Samantha Copland, founder of Perfume Playground, trained by world renowned alchemist Mandy Aftel. Holding a science degree in Pharmacology and Psychology, certified in flower essences, aromatherapy, plant shamanism and Ronga Maori Medicine both the art and science of perfumery is covered.

  • Access to a scent lab of natural essences & flower essences 

  • All the tools & materials you need to create 2-4 unique fragrances and a body oil



1030am – 4pm

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Image credit: Anonymous. Viewing Cherry Blossoms at Kiyomizu Temple, c. 1640, Private Collection