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The Jimmy Bell/Givaudan Creative Fragrance Development Certificate Programs

FIT's premier certificate programs, The ABCs of Fragrance Evaluation and Introduction to Perfumery provide an intensive learning opportunity for professionals through a combination of theoretical and hands-on instruction. Offered through the Center for Professional Studies in collaboration with the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing department and taught by recognized industry practitioners, these programs provide information on the science of fragrance evaluation and perfume creation.

Fall2014
Wednesdays,October 8-December 17 (no class onNovember 26)
6:30-8:30 pm
Program Location: The Annette Green Fragrance Foundation Studio
Room A682, David Dubinsky Student Center

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Fall 2014 registration form
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The ABCs of Fragrance Evaluation

Nine sessions offered in the Fall covering:

  • The language and creation of fragrance
  • Fragrance classifications
  • Analysis and composition of feminine & masculine fragrances
  • Fine, personal care, and environmental fragrances
  • Writing a fragrance profile and panel testing


Introduction to Perfumery

Ten sessions offered in the Spring covering:

  • Basic skills
    - identifying and classifying raw materials
    - perfumery raw materials- natural and synthetic
    - techniques of smelling
  • Floral accords
  • Techniques of matching
  • Structure of a fragrance
  • Studies in fine fragrance
    -descent of perfumes
    -selected great fragrances Scientific fundamentals of perfumery
    -chemical reactions to perfumery
    -chemical structure of fragrance materials
  • Regulatory issues in perfumery
  • Fragrances for functional products


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