Odour and Flavour language
Sensory study requires an understanding of how we smell, and how we taste. But just as importantly, we need to understand how to communicate about it. In this second module, you’ll discover the answers as you gain valuable insight into the science of olfaction, as well as practical advice on industry smelling techniques.
Written by David Williams, an expert in the field of sensory studies, this module is the perfect introduction to specialist terminology, cutting edge science, and our heritage in the rich sensory world of the aroma trades. And you’ll also look back at the history of perfumery, including its development, and explore various schemes of odour classification.
“The ancient nose was sometimes perceived as a gateway to the soul, and the function of the smell-organ (was viewed) as a conduit between the inner body and the outside world...”
— Prof. Mark Bradley
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, monographs and sensory kit.
Focus on Industry
From evaluation to marketing, this module is invaluable for professionals across the industry. Helping you to improve effective communication about flavours and fragrances, and understand the journey that the aroma trades have made in the last 2,500 years.
Understand how human biology allows us to perceive smell and taste, to recognise the needs of clients and end users of flavoured and scented products
Familiarising yourself in how industry professionals categorise and describe the various odour families, to enable you to talk confidently using the same industry language
Appreciating the rich heritage of the aroma trades, to follow the journey of multiple strands of the industry, from the beginning to the present day
Combine units and become Certified
Foundation science and mathematics for the Aroma Trades
Aroma materials of natural and synthetic origin
Flavour creation and evaluation
Fragance creation and evaluation
Application of flavouring materials in flavoured products
Application of aroma materials
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