Fragance creation and evaluation
Divided into four distinct sections, this module provides you with the background you’ll need for the creation of fragrances for a range of end uses. You’ll learn about the legal and safety constraints of the creative process and how to produce fragrance effectively within them.
Section one will give you an introduction into the mechanism of olfaction and fragrance language, that reinforces and develops the sensory studies explored in Module Two. Section two of this module gives you detailed information on all the odour groups used across the industry, with knowledge on how they’re composed and used.
Section three provides deeper insight into how the perfumer works with fragrance ingredients. Discovering how perfume interacts with the body, both physically and psychologically, you’ll look the creative inspiration behind certain perfumes, learn more on the business of ‘functional perfumery’ and the limitations faced in their creation.
The fourth and final section focuses on the role of the Evaluator and how this affects the process of fragrance development and project management.
All four sections of this extensive module have been written by fragrance expert, John Ayres (Past President of British Society of Perfumers). With over 35 years in the industry, John’s professional experience covers research chemistry, fragrance creation, evaluation, and development, as well as consultancy, education and training for the whole industry.
What is included
Studying with ICATS gives you ultimate learning flexibility. With no assignment hand-in dates or fixed exam at the end of the year, you’re free to work through your course modules at your own pace.
As an ICATS student, you’ll have the support of a tutor. Experts in their subjects, your tutor will guide you throughout your studies, giving you advice and research approaches for your final dissertation.
ICATS Learning Pack
All the course materials you’ll need are included in your ICATS Learning Package: workbooks, textbooks, and monographs.
Focus on Industry
These core skills lie at the heart of all careers in the fragrance industry, including evaluation, creation, quality control, and marketing.
By learning fragrance language, you’ll be able to talk with confidence about the creative and evaluation process
Thorough appraisal of the elements of perfumery will show you how the perfumer works to effect new creations
Through detailed study of the odour families, and their effect on the body and mind, you’ll gain an excellent appreciation of how perfumers create for particular markets
You’ll understand how successful products are created by working with a customer brief
By exploring the entire commercial process, you’ll be able to identify opportunities for new product development, as well as where you might face restrictions to your creativity
Combine units and become Certified
Foundation science and mathematics for the Aroma Trades
Sensory Studies and Odour Taste Language
Aroma materials of natural and synthetic origin
Flavour creation and evaluation
Application of flavouring materials in flavoured products
Application of aroma materials in fragranced products
Safety, Regulatory and Environmental Issues in the Aroma Trades
Operations, Logistics and Quality Assurance in the Aroma Trades
Business Environment and Marketing in the Aroma Trades
New Product Development in the Aroma Trades
Project management and the briefing process
Financial and management issues in the aroma trades
Research methods and dissertation proposal