Pratt Institute's School of Continuing and Professional Studies proudly collaborates with Cinquième Sens to be the exclusive New York City provider of the Certificate Program in The Art & Business of Perfumery. The certificate requires successful completion of 72 hours of classroom time. A perfect complement to the Advanced Perfumery Certificate, The Art & Business of Perfumery Certificate positions you to deepen your knowledge of the fragrance industry. This certificate offers an elevated, advanced study of the three key pillars of a successful fragrance business: 1) Analysis of the market, fragrance industry business best practices, and fragrance entrepreneurship. 2) The fragrance consumer; study of trends, preferences, and purchase drivers. 3) The artistry of the perfumer: The unsung hero of fragrance creation, an examination of the unique contributions of the perfumer. 

All courses are offered online. Prior experience is not necessary, but the courses in the Advanced Perfumery course are strongly recommended. Fragrance professionals and enthusiasts welcome. Students pursuing the certificate are recommended to purchase an olfactorium (a kit of fragrance vials) for $300 plus $60 shipping fee. Register for courses at least two weeks in advance of the start date to ensure adequate shipping time for the olfactorium.

All courses are currently offered online. Most students complete the program over three terms. Courses can be taken individually. Click on the Art & Business of Perfumery Certificate link and then click on course titles to see detailed descriptions, dates, faculty bio, materials fee, and tuition.

Students will earn a certificate upon successful completion of all required courses.

Approximate cost of the certificate is $6,952 not including the olfactorium.

Certificate Requirements (select three)

  • Entrepreneurship and The Creation of a Fragrance Brand
  • The Perfumer’s Art
  • The Psychology of Scent

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For advisement contact:
Suzanne de Vegh
Program Director

Images Courtesy of Cinquième Sens (education partner)