NPI’s STudent Testimonials

Our Students are Saying . . .

Sophia Aletheia Lexis
Astraea, UK

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.

Susan Stype
Fort Lauderdale, USA

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

Natalie Beaulieu
Toronto, Canada

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!

Fran
UK

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.

Gina Benedetto
Veyali Perfumes

Anya’s Intermediate Course is absolutely essential for any serious natural perfumer in the making. Much of the content offered here is not available anywhere else — making it a truly invaluable learning experience. This took my abilities and methods to the next level!

Beverly Hawkins
West Coast Aromatherapy

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.

Carla Lam
Anchorage, USA

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.

Wendy Moore
Australia

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.

Aistra Kazlauskienė
Chemist, aromatherapist,
natural cosmetics
and natural perfume formulator
Lithuania

The Natural Perfumery Institute Course was very inspiring; all information in the textbook is understandable and informative. Anya is a good teacher, even reading the textbook you can feel HER near – I felt HER support while studying natural perfumery.

Highly recommend Anya’s Perfumery course!

Daniel Krasofski
Educator
Southwest Institute
of Healing Arts
Los Angeles

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.

Suzy Larsen
Suzy Larsen Perfumes
Canada

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.

Maureen Sunde
Florida, USA

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.

Sharon Schetelick
New Jersey, USA

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.

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