The language of perfumery is vast offering an abundance of oils and fragrances to create the ever-growing vocabulary of perfumery. At the heart of this creative process is the perfumer’s organ, or library of raw ingredients is the essential foundation for all perfumers. Similar to the words on the page or notes to the song, this collection of elements are manipulated, composed and combined create a new scent or perfume. Each time a perfumer approaches their library a new composition is unlocked.
Through a series of classes, Stephen Dirkes, founder of Euphorium Brooklyn and bespoke perfumer, will explore the language of perfume highlighting a particular fragrance family and the unique qualities of that category to create a custom fragrance to enjoy at home. Students will:
Each session will introduce new category of fragrance and offers a companion perfumer’s library featuring eight new elements. By completing all eight classes students will receive greater understanding of perfumery and will collect 64 of the most exciting notes used in perfumery today.
Originally trained as a classical composer, Stephen Dirkes is the founder of Euphorium Brooklyn perfume house where he has become an important voice in Niche perfumery. Stephen’s unique take on perfumery offers Avant-Guard accords with a nod to the traditional. Extensively reviewed, awarded “Best of Scent” for multiple fragrances, & nominated for “Best New Niche Perfume House”, Stephen’s Euphorium Brooklyn is one of the fastest growing perfume houses and brands in the ever-expanding niche perfumery landscape.