Podcasts on Natural Perfumery

Educational Perfumery Podcasts


Accessory Notes   

– Accessory notes are defined as aromatics with extremely high odor intensity aka strength or impact OR have a very unusual, off-putting weird or pungent scent, and tips to the use of these extraordinary, yet sometimes problematic aromatics are explained by Head Instructor Anya McCoy.

Aromatics discussed include Ambrette seed, Blond Tobacco, Celery seed, Cepes, Champaka, Civet, Clove, Cocoa, Cognac, Costus Root, Davana, Labdanum, Lemon Myrtle, Massoia Bark, Mint, Oakmoss, Oregano, Oud, Patchouli, Vetiver, and Wormwood. Others not mentioned here may include cumin, galbanum, yarrow, nagarmotha (cypriol) and others. It is hoped that this list will alert you to the potential ruination of a perfume blend by use of these aromatics in too-high a concentration.

This podcast is 10 years old, so URL is now https, not http, and it’s now simply the Natural Perfumery Institute.


Pronunciation of Perfumery Terms

Ever wonder how to pronounce ylang-ylang, ambergris, or sillage? Head Instructor Anya McCoy humorously discusses the variations in the pronunciation of a number of perfumery terms.

Terms discussed include Sillage, Chypre, Ambergris, Galbanum, Fenugreek, Helichrysum, Rose de Mai, Concrete, Absolute and Ylang Ylang, with a side trip to Paris.


Anya’s Articles

Anya has written a multitude of articles on Natural Perfumery.  You can find those here:  Anya’s Articles.

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