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Students receive extensive assistance in getting started with supplies with helpful documents that include:

  • 350 page color illustrated textbook with charts, recording forms, and much more

  • Numerous recording forms that can be updated and searched, including Excel sheets and Word documents

  • Suppliers lists for worldwide procurement of:

  • Alcohol, including alcohol FAQ

  • Bottles, both wholesale and retail worldwide

  • Aromatics, both wholesale and retail worldwide

  • Custom box manufacturers

Students are instructed in modern and professional methods, including - Learn how to dilute aromatics to save money when creating perfumes and to "open up" the essence so you can see how it will perform in the finished perfume.

Bonus: You'll begin instruction on what specific gravity means in natural perfume creation in the Basic Course and get in-depth instruction in the Intermediate Course. Knowing specific gravity will allow you to make any volume of perfume.

image of beakers with volume differences showing specific gravity

The NPI offers several options for your study, from the Basic Course, through Intermediate, and Graduate.

There are two Basic Course enrollment choices:

1. Private Tutorial with website access and instructor guidance for review of assignments: $2600 click here

2. Independent Study with student forum for questions and comments, no website or individual instructor guidance or assignment review: $1025 - $1060 click here

The topics covered in the natural perfumery textbook are numerous, and, as a result, the Table of Contents is nine pages long.

Mouse over the image below to obtain a sample of the Table of Contents

Sample TOC NPI


Natural Perfumery Institute Textbook

The Natural Perfumery Institute (NPI) offers a professional and comprehensive natural perfume course accompanied with a 350-page full-color illustrated textbook.

Founder and Head Instructor Anya McCoy is Inducted into the American Society of Perfumers

An internationally renowned natural perfume pioneer and innovator, Founder and Head Instructor Anya McCoy is the first artisan perfumer and first natural perfumer to achieve this status in the sixty-six year history of the Society.

This is a wonderful advancement for recogniton of artisan perfumery. Anya looks forward to nominating other artisan perfumers into this organization in the future.

Perfumer and NPI Founder Anya McCoy

Read a recent interview with Anya from Eden Botanicals click here

Anya is a former professor at Florida Atlantic University, and has applied her skills as an instructor to develop this dynamic, professional perfumery course.

Study perfumery with the confidence that you are learning from an international award-winning perfumer.

Anya wrote the first USA-based perfumery textbook for this course and developed unique forms, charts and supporting materials to instruct her students in the art of perfume making.

Receive Three Free Downloads When You Sign up For the NPI Newsletter:

1. The Natural Perfumery Institute and the Natural Perfumers Guild co-published a white paper on Proper pH for Accords, Perfumes, and Tinctures.

This is a helpful guide for artisan and independent perfumers, written to share chemical precautions to assist them in perfume production. The paper was co-authored by three NPI faculty members.

2. Perfumery Quotes - a delightful booklet to amuse and inspire.

3. Natural Perfume Materials book by Naves and Mazuyer - a wonderful rare and out of print reference book on natural aromatics.

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