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Pratt Institute’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies proudly collaborates with Cinquième Sens to be the exclusive NYC provider of the Certificate Program in Advanced Perfumery.

Since 1976, Cinquième Sens has been a global leader in the creation and culture of perfumery operating in Paris, Dubai, Shanghai, and Brazil. Cinquième Sens, an acclaimed perfumery school from France, has been active in the creation of perfumes and the transmission of a vital perfume culture.

Why Choose Pratt Institute?

  • We offer superior professional perfumery education with an outstanding faculty and exceptional facilities.
  • The certificate provides well-rounded exposure to the secretive industry of perfume. Students will learn the language that defines a perfumer’s palette while discovering a sense of smell through the different facets used in creations. The knowledge shared by the instructor, an industry veteran, provides insight usually only obtained by working in the industry.
  • The certificate provides students with the proper skills and knowledge for professional success in the growing perfumery industry.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate requires successful completion of 36 hours of classroom time. Each required course is 18 hours. Upon completion, students will receive a certificate.

PMPF 310 The Technique and Language of Perfumery
PMPF 311 Advanced Perfumery

These courses cover a vast amount of significant educational information, including fragrance history, the physiological aspects of how we smell, the role of the fragrance house in relation to the finished goods supplier, clarifying the roles of IFRA, the various formats for extracting naturals, and defining naturals, synthetics, and reconstitutions.

Course Materials

Olfactoriums used in class can be purchased by the student on the first day of class. We suggest placing your order prior to the first day. Cost per olfactorium: $300.

*Olfactoriums will also be provided to share in class.

For more information: Call 855.551.7727

Application Fee: $100, non-refundable

About the Instructor

Raymond Matts has lived a life in fragrance with experience in all aspects of the global fragrance business. He has 29 years of experience as a fragrance designer specializing in the design and development of fragrances for fine fragrances and household and personal care products. Matts has designed products for the following companies: Clinique, Aramis, Prescriptives, Origins, Elizabeth Arden, Abercrombie, Abercrombie and Fitch, Ruehl, Izod, and Brioni. Prior to specializing in fine fragrances, Matts collaborated with some of the top perfumers and fragrance houses around the world on products such as air fresheners, fabric softeners, laundry detergent, shampoo, liquid soaps, and deodorants.


The Technique and Language of Perfumery
by Cinquième Sens

Experience a voyage into the world of perfumes, test your sense of smell, and review the whole fragrance process from concept to market product. Smell the key raw materials, understand the fragrance structure, and memorize the various olfactive families. Explore the sense of smell: physiology of olfaction, olfaction and emotions; the world of perfumery from the perfumer’s formula to manufacturing and distribution; the perfumer’s palette: natural raw materials, molecules, specialties, and reconstitutions; the fragrance composition: profile, structure, perfume families, technical and regulatory aspects; the language of perfumery: analytical and emotional; and the key role of words and spoken expression.

This course is intended for marketing professionals in perfumery brands or fragrance houses, perfumery distribution or fragrance enthusiasts.

Course Materials: One olfactorium (cost $300) may be purchased for the first day of class or will be provided to share in class.

The Technique and Language of Perfumery

M, W 6–9 PM; 6 SESSIONS FEB 1–22

SU 9:30 AM–12:30 PM; 6 SESSIONS
PMPF 310 1.8 C.E.U. $960

Advanced Perfumery

Advance your skill level in this course, which is a continuation of The Technique and Language of Perfumery course, PMPF 310. Improve your olfactive skills, master fragrance classification, memorize key raw materials and their illustration in market products, and develop your perfumery culture. You will review olfactive families of citrus, aromatic, new freshness, marine; floral, aldehydic, green, fruity; woody, spicy, powdery, gourmand, musk; and chypre, oriental, leathery, ambery, and fougere.

You will also study the key raw materials in each olfactive family (naturals, synthesis ingredients, and specialties), key fragrances, and latest launches in each olfactive family (women’s and men’s fragrances).

Course Materials: Four olfactoriums ($300 each) may be purchased for the first day of class or will be provided to share in class.

Advanced Perfumery


SU 9:30 AM–12:30 PM; 6 SESSIONS APR 3–MAY 16
PMPF 311 1.8 C.E.U.S $1100