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Italy in summertime! High above Rimini on the Adriatic coast, the hills are alive with the blooming flowers and a calming wind. This is meant to be! I am participating a perfumery course of one of the masters of natural perfumery AbdesSalaam Attar (Dominique Dubrana) of La Via del Profumo.


“After 6 years, I am returning to teaching with a summer seminar in the hills of Rimini, Italy in June 2015. There will be 6 days of daily classes and workshops to teach 10 students both my philosophy of perfumery and my method of making fragrances.”


Today is day 3. We are 10 participants from 6 different countries. Some came all the way from New Zealand, USA or South Africa, Canada, Kroatia!!! Men & women, young & experienced! But we all have one thing in common: a passion for perfume!


We start the day at 9am with lecture until 1pm. Then we eat lovely light italian food, enjoy the pool, and then nap a bit. At 3pm we start again with mixing some compositions (some turn out to be nice, some not so much 😉 ) until 6pm. Time seems to pass sooo fast in the evenings due to the great restaurants, the great wines and the wonderful discussions in our group.

More stories to come. Yours, Fran