Events

UPCOMING EVENTS:

SCENT DESIGN FOR CREATIVES

June 25 & 27  | 973 Valencia Street, SF | 4:30 - 7 pm

Learn the basic science and art of fragrance construction with visual and hands on education from an award winning local perfumer Dannielle Sergent of COGNOSCENTI perfume. This class will give a broad history of human interactions with scented compounds from the fair to the foul. Topics will include how we smell and why smelling is important. Participants will evaluate raw ingredients and learn how to use your design training from other disciplines to create an innovative fragrance.

Each participant will create their own personal blend (all natural or mixed media) to take with them. All materials supplied by host. June 25 is sold out. Only a few spots left for June 27 so sign up now!

ABATON ABSINTHE SALON

July 20  | 973 Valencia Street, SF | 5 - 7 pm

We are delighted to welcome PASCAL ROLLAND, founder of LIQUORISTERIE DE PROVENCE and the man behind the return of Absinthe liquor to France, after a century-old ban that started in 1915. Inspired by the aromas created during absinthe distillation, Pascal set out to create perfumes based on cold extraction of the absinthe plant (wormwood).

Working with a master perfumer from Grasse, ABSOLUMENT PARFUMEUR launched it's first scent in 2006, a lovely fresh absinthe fragrance with added essence of cannabis.

Stop by to meet Pascal, sip absinthe cocktails, sample Absolument Parfumeur scents and receive 10% off perfume. RSVP on Facebook.

FRAGRANT ANOINTING BALMS WORKSHOP

July 20  | 973 Valencia Street, SF | 5 - 7 pm

From the infamous Witches’ Flying Ointment to divinatory unguents made of rose, oud, immortelle and labdanum, infusions of herbs and aromatic materials have been combined into solid mediums to aid practitioners and the curious alike in their rituals and explorations for millennia. 

In this fragrant workshop,  students will explore the foundations of creating ointments and solid perfumes using fragrant materials and infused oils with Mauricio Garcia of Herbcraft Perfumery

Techniques and lore regarding both fragrance creation and botanical intelligences will be explored. After discussing and experiencing essential oils,  absolutes and infusions from Mauricio’s workbench, students will create a balm of their own design under the instructor’s guidance, to serve whatever purpose they desire. Sign up now.

PAST EVENTS:

MEET CARLOS HUBER OF ARQUISTE

Saturday, June 1 | 973 Valencia Street | 5-7 pm

HERETIC PARFUM: NEW FRAGRANCE INTRODUCTION

Saturday, May 11 | 973 Valencia Street | 5-7 pm

Join us for an evening with natural perfumer, Douglas Little, who will present two new scents from his botanical fragrance line, Heretic Parfum. Douglas describes Heretic as "...a collection of fragrances composed entirely of naturally derived materials and we’re on a mission to be radically transparent about all of our ingredients...The olfactory fingerprint of each individual plant, where it was grown, and how it grew, gives these scents their character, mystery and beauty."

LIBERTINE FRAGRANCE LINE LAUNCH

Saturday, April 27 | 973 Valencia Street | 5-7 pm

WOOD AND FOREST ACCORDS WITH JOSHUA SMITH

Sunday, April 28 | 973 Valencia Street | 11-3 pm

DAWN SPENCER HURWITZ NEW FRAGRANCE LAUNCH

Friday, March 29 | 973 Valencia Street | 5-7 pm

BESPOKE CUSTOM FRAGRANCE WITH DAWN SPENCER HURWITZ

Saturday, March 30 | 973 Valencia Street | 12-730 pm

CHINOTTO MULTI-SENSORY EXPERIENCE

Saturday, February 9 | 973 Valencia Street | 5-7 pm

AMBER & VANILLA WORKSHOP

Sunday, February 10 | 973 Valencia Street | 11-3 pm

WARRIOR QUEEN LAUNCH PARTY

Saturday, February 2 | 973 Valencia Street | 4-6 pm

OLYMPIC ORCHIDS NEW FRAGRANCE LAUNCH PARTY

Saturday, December 1 | 973 Valencia Street

HOLIDAY GIFT-MAKING WORKSHOP

Sunday, December 16 | 973 Valencia Street

 

BARUTI & ARIELLE SHOSHANA TRUNK SHOW

Saturday, November 10 | 973 Valencia Street

BESPOKE BLENDING & INTRO TO MIXED MEDIA PERFUMERY CLASS

Saturday, September 15 | 973 Valencia Street

PAST EVENTS:

A CELEBRATION OF NATURAL PERFUMERY

Saturday, August 18 | 973 Valencia Street

1 - 4 PM: Crafting Solid Perfumes: A Natural Botanical Workshop

5 - 8 PM: Natural Perfumery Showcase

ADVANCED NATURAL PERFUMERY WITH JESSICA HANNAH

Sunday, April 1 | 10:00 - 3:00 | 973 Valencia, San Francisco

ROSES GALORE HAPPY HOUR 

 Saturday, February 10 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM | 973 Valencia, San Francisco

PERFUMERS OF THE GILDED AGE: Unlock the Secrets of Victoria Natural Perfumery for the Modern Nose

 Saturday, February 3 | 1:00 - 4:30 PM | 973 Valencia, San Francisco

INTRO TO MIXED MEDIA PERFUMERY

Sunday, January 28 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM | 973 Valencia, San Francisco

CARTA LAUNCH PARTY

December 16 | 5:00 - 8:00 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR

December 23 | 3:00 - 7:00 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

BRUNO FAZZOLARI & MIRUS FINE FRAGRANCE

November 25 | 4:00 - 7:00 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco


AN EVENING WITH JOSH MEYER

November 10 | 5 - 8 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

 

INTRODUCING J.F. SCHWARZLOSE

October 12 | 5 - 8 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

AN EVENING WITH FITZGERALD & GUISLAIN

October 21 | 4:30 - 7 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco


INTRO TO VICTORIAN PERFUMERY WORKSHOP

October 22 | 12 - 3:30 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

 

ESC LIP & SIP HAPPY HOUR 

September 15 | 5 - 7 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

INTRO TO MIXED MEDIA PERFUMERY

September 17 | 1 - 5 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

MIRUS NEW SCENT LAUNCH PARTY

September 30 | 5 - 7 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

May 13th: Blending Heart Notes with Fitzgerald & Guislain

Blend beautiful natural ingredients to learn the principles of accord composition. This workshop explores individual natural Heart Notes, including rare treasures from Fitzgerald & Guislain's own perfumer's studio. Students will complete the class by blending a balanced Heart Accord.

May 14th: Blending Top Notes with Fitzgerald & Guislain
Following the same process as the Heart Notes workshop, students will explore wonderful natural Top Note ingredients and will blend a usable Top Accord.

May 21st: Evaluation & Editing Workshop with YOSH
Whether you are a fragrance collector, artisan perfumer, chef or mixologist, this class will increase your knowledge and appreciation of your craft. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to analyze and evaluate materials and finished fragrances. Perfumer Yosh Han will teach her synesthetic approach, encompassing tricks of the trade including triangulation, timed snapshots and scent resonance. Students are encouraged bring works-in-progress for evaluation and critique.

June 4th: Mixed Media Perfumery Workshops with Loreto Remsing

Intro to Mixed Media Perfumery: This introductory hands-on workshop includes the exploration of both natural and human-made ingredients and teaches the fundamentals of perfumery. Students will learn about perfume composition and materials while being guided by professional perfumer, Loreto Remsing of L'Aromatica, in the creation of a custom eau de toilette to take home.

Advanced Mixed Media Perfumery: In this intensive course, Loreto will introduce the natural perfumer to the principles of synthetic perfumery. Similarly introducing the synthetic perfumer to natural techniques. Students will take a deep dive into understanding different blending materials such as key accords, isolates and essential oils in addition to learning about the processes used to make these materials. Students will also learn formulation methodology, including understanding the difference between notes and accords in addition to learning how to use bridge and accessory notes. Students take home a custom eau de toilette.

June 18th: Natural Perfume Blending Intensive with Jessica Hannah
Our first course with award-winning natural perfumer, Jessica Hannah! In this advanced class, each student will create an advanced formula and blend two versions of the perfume with the guidance of a trained natural perfumer. Participants leave with formulas, two perfume blends, and the knowledge to work on more projects at home. The class includes special materials and information on sourcing quality materials for future projects. No prior experience necessary, though attending a Beginner Natural Perfume workshop first is helpful.

SKUNK WORKS WEEKEND

April 7th | 6 - 8 pm | A Private Conversation with Andy | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

April 8th | 3 - 6 pm | Indie Perfumery Showcase | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

DAWN SPENCER HURWITZ TRUNK SHOW

March 17 | 5:30 - 8 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

BRUNO FAZZOLARI FRAGRANCE LAUNCH

March 10 | 5:30 - 8 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

BLENDING FUNDAMENTALS WORKSHOP WITH YOSH HAN

February 25 | 12:30 - 4 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

PERFUMERY WORKSHOPS WITH FITZGERALD & GUISLAIN

February 18 & 19 | 1 - 4 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

Intro to Victorian Perfumery (2/18) & Back to the Base (2/19)

OLYMPIC ORCHIDS TRUNK SHOW

Friday, February 2 | 5 - 8 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

 

NATURAL PERFUMERY WORKSHOP WITH L'AROMATICA

Sunday, January 15 & 22 | 12 - 4 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

FRAGRANT HOLIDAY BAZAAR

Sunday, December 18 | 12 - 4 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

PERFUMERY WORKSHOPS & MEDITATION WITH YOSH

Sunday, November 20th | 11 - 4 | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

MIKMOI NEW SCENT LAUNCH

Saturday, October 29th | 12 - 6 | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

ERIS PARFUMS TRUNK SHOW & PRESENTATION

Saturday, October 22nd | 4 - 7 | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

KEROSENE FRAGRANCE LAUNCH

Saturday, October 8th | 5 - 8 | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

INTRODUCING FITZGERALD & GUISLAIN

Saturday, September 10th | 4 - 7 | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

YOSH HAN WORKSHOPS

Sunday, July 24th | 4 - 7 | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

AN EVENING WITH JOSH MEYER OF IMAGINARY AUTHORS

Friday, July 29th | 4 - 8 | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

 

DEMYSTIFYING AROMA CHEMICALS WITH NEAL PETERS OF MIRUS

Saturday, June 18th | 4 - 7 | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

EN VOYAGE RAINMAKER LAUNCH CELEBRATION

Saturday, June 11th | 4 - 7 | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

L'AROMATICA & ELIZABETH STREET COSMETICS TRUNK SHOW

Saturday, June 4th | 3 - 6 | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

AROMA M NEW FRAGRANCE LAUNCH

Saturday, May 21st | 4 - 7 | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

PERFUMER'S APPRENTICE TRUNK SHOW

Saturday, May 14th | 1 - 5 | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

TAUER LONESOME RIDER CELEBRATION

Thursday, May 5th | 5 - 8 | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

DAME PERFUMERY NEW SCENT LAUNCH

Saturday, April 2nd | 1 - 5 | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

VALENCIA VALENTINE'S TRUNK SHOW

Friday, February 13 | 11 - 7 | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

A FRAGRANT DAY WITH YOSH HAN

Saturday, February 27 | 11 - 7 | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

FRAGRANT HOLIDAY BAZAAR

Saturday, December 19 | 12 - 6 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

Featuring Bruno Fazzolari, Elem Body, Elizabeth Street Cosmetics, Fanchromatic Nails, Ineke, Mikmoi, S+M Fragrances, Jolie Laide Pefumes, Lavanya Cosmetics, Mirus Perfumes, Velvet & Sweet Pea's Purrfumery, YOSH and more!

NATURAL PERFUMERY WORKSHOP WITH L'AROMATICA

Sunday, December 20 | 10 AM - 1 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

PARFUMS CARON TRUNK SHOW

Sunday, December 13 | 5 - 8 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

AN EVENING WITH DOUGLAS BENDER OF CHARENTON MACERATIONS

Saturday, September 19 | 4 - 7 PM | 973 Valencia Street, San Francisco

DAME PERFUMERY NEW FRAGRANCE LAUNCH

EN VOYAGE FRIDA LAUNCH PARTY

PERFUMERY WORKSHOPS WITH YOSH HAN

SARAH HOROWITZ LECTURE, TRUNK SHOW & CUSTOM PERFUMERY

ANDY TAUER & JEFFREY DAME TRUNK SHOW

i PROFUMI di FIRENZE TRUNK SHOW

FRAGRANT BOOK READING WITH MANDY AFTEL

DAWN SPENCER HURWITZ & OLYMPIC ORCHIDS TRUNK SHOW

BRUNO FAZZOLARI AU DELA NARCISSE DES MONTAGNES LAUNCH

IMAGINARY AUTHORS TRUNK SHOW

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