From: $119.00 / month for 6 months and a $539.00 sign-up fee

Natural Perfumery Institute

Basic Perfumery Course – Independent Study

(10 customer reviews)

Students may choose the payment plan to distribute payments over time, which includes an administrative fee, or pay the entire tuition cost at once, with no fee.

From: $119.00 / month for 6 months and a $539.00 sign-up fee


Basic Perfumery Course - Independent Study


To see the Syllabus for this course, click here.

To see the materials and supplies for this course, click here.

Students will be able to enroll in the Intermediate option after receiving a diploma at the Basic Level.

The Independent Study student may apply for their diploma certifying completion of the course upon providing a brief essay about the process of the perfume they have created for evaluation for the final project.

A minimum of 1 milliliter of perfume, labeled with the student's name and the name of the perfume must be mailed to the Head Instructor. The student must also submit the list of aromatics and suppliers used. The perfume review fee must be submitted at this time. For the Review Fee payment, click here.

Upon approval of the essay and perfume, the student will receive a diploma certifying they have completed the course.


10 reviews for Basic Perfumery Course – Independent Study

  1. Sophia Aletheia Lexis

    The best part of the course is, undoubtedly, Anya herself. I’ve never had a teacher in any subject who was so wholly devoted. She manages not only to be there unfailingly for students, in addition to running her own perfume house but is also one of the loudest and longest working advocates for the art and industry of natural perfumery, which is currently under threat from all sides- bureaucratic, climactic, economic, legal… Most likely, wherever you encounter a problem facing artisan perfumery, you’ll also find Anya, already there, in the thick and at the forefront of the effort to find a solution. If you’re looking for answers, there’s no better person to know. I recommend her course wholeheartedly.

  2. franny

    When I first read my coursebook, I was quietly confident that I had studied much of it already, having been learning by myself for a few years now. However, I decided I had been wanting to do this for so very long, that I would go through the course page by page anyway, and reinforce what I had learned. I am so glad I did this, because this more methodical journey than mine has been bringing to me to many delights that I knew a little of, but had forgotten to smell for a while, nor in so much depth, nor in this way. I am loving this course for the sheer methodical approach to learning and I certainly don’t know it all, so thank you, Anya.

  3. skippy

    Anya’s natural perfumery course is a worthwhile investment for a wide range of students, from those with no prior experience to those who wish to add to their knowledge base. An NPI student who is already a recognized perfumer, when asked about why she enrolled in the course, stated:
    I realize that even though I make lovely perfumes, I need to learn the basics from an expert. It would be the same if I were a successful musician, and later in my career started studying music theory. The creative possibilities jump a hundred-fold.

  4. sstype

    It really is impressive how much information is there for us and I’m really learning with our class.

  5. schetelick

    Anya’s natural perfumery course is a worthwhile investment for a wide range of students, from those with no prior experience to those who have significant blending behind them but have an interest in advancing their skills.

    In particular, the lectures and accompanying self-managed exercises provide even experienced students with tools for more systematically building their scent memory, getting to really know the synergies between aromatics, and leveraging that knowledge to design perfumes with more certainty in the expected outcome.

  6. d_krasofski

    Over the last two years I have focused my energy on learning the technical art of perfumery by attending seminars, classes and groups with renowned Natural Perfumers and organizations. When it comes to education, I have very high standards, both as a student and as a teacher. The Natural Perfumery Institute’s Course is simply the best text book and program I have seen on the subject of natural perfumery. It is presented as a higher educational text book, clearly written and organized in a coherent manner. For those who have looked into the conventional path to becoming a modern perfumer, which has many hurdles, this program is a great option. Clear, concise and extremely informative.

  7. Natalie

    I studied with Anya (our Yahoo list mom) and the course was fantastic, I highly recommend it if you want to get some great training and support making natural perfumes. Her course is a lot of work, and worth every penny you will spend, she is amazing as are her gorgeous perfumes!

  8. WMoore

    I highly recommend to anyone to take this journey for a year with Anya. Anya is a wonderful, patient teacher that truly inspires her students to expand and explore. (thank you Anya). I feel inspired everyday to search out new oils, read about them and smell them and now this month we are learning to blend them together, creating accords. A new world has certainly opened up for me. If you love being creative and the smells of nature you will love this class.

  9. Maureen

    I would like to say that if anyone taking Anya’s class course gets to thinking that this information in the course is a lot to handle or gets discouraged, they should purchase some quality natural perfumes. It will spark you. My perfumery work was never as intense as this course is, but it is an amazing journey. I say intense because there is a lot of knowledge there and it’s brilliant.

  10. beverley

    After many years of experience as a professional aromatherapist, in the summer of 2016 I decided to take some formal training in Natural Perfumery and what an adventure it was. I quickly discovered just how different blending aromatics together to create a true natural perfume can be. In Anya McCoy’s Natural Perfumery Course, in addition to learning about my favourite aromatics from a perfumer’s point of view, I was also introduced to a whole new palette of aromatics. The framework and tools I learned in this course have given structure to my creativity and enhanced my ability to create lovely natural perfumes that last.

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