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Perfumery at Pratt

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 Advanced Perfumery. Additionally, we offer a Fragrance Creation Workshop, a hands-on opportunity to explore the artistic work of perfumers and make your own perfume.

Since 1976, Cinquième Sens, an acclaimed perfumery school in France, has been a global leader in the creation and culture of perfumery operating in Paris, New York, South America, Asia, and Australia.

Experience a superior professional perfumery education with an outstanding faculty.

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Advanced Perfumery Certificate


Certificate Requirements and Fees

The certificate requires successful completion of 36 hours of classroom time. Each required course is 18 hours. International students please contact the Director of Enrollment, Perry Han at 

PMPF-310 The Technique and Language of Perfumery by Cinquième Sens
PMPF-311 Advanced Perfumery

Certificate Fee: $100, nonrefundable

PLEASE NOTE: The Advanced Perfumery Certificate is temporarily suspended. We are unable to offer the Advanced Perfumery course online, however the Technique and Language course, PMPF-310 and Fragrance Creation Workshop, PMPF-312 are both offered online. The Advanced Perfumery course will return in the fall.

The certificate program provides excellent exposure to the secrets
 of the perfume industry and a well-rounded introduction to the various facets of fragrance creation. You
 will learn the language that defines a perfumer’s vocabulary and informs their palette. Awaken and cultivate 
a new, more refined “sense of smell.” Garner knowledge that can be beneficial to an entry-level position within the perfume industry.

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. 

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Students must purchase their own Olfactorium® (compact, portable palettes of raw materials). The Technique and Language of Perfumery course requires: (Olfactorium® Introduction #1. Special online course price: $300 ($30 discount, normally, $330.) The Olfactorium will be shipped directly to your home.


Advance your skill level in this course, which is a continuation of the Technique and Language of Perfumery course, PMPF 310. Improve your olfaction 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, leather, ambery, and fougère. You will also study the key raw materials
in each olfactive family (naturals, synthesis ingredients, and specialties), key fragrances, and latest trends 
in each olfactive family (women’s and men’s fragrances). Prerequisite: The Technique and Language of Perfumery by Cinquième Sens


The course is designed to explore the creation of a niche fragrance brand from the perspective of a business entrepreneur. Topics will include the key elements of success in niche perfumery with in-depth evaluation of top fragrance brands that are resonating in the market today with consumers. 

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Fragrance Creation Workshop

This workshop is not part of the Advanced Perfumery Certificate Program and can be attended without any prerequisite. Are you an entrepreneur or fragrance industry professional? Are you seeking to become one? Engage in an intensive exploration of the fundamental concepts related to a wide range of fragrance product types, scents for: skin, room, men, women, children, seasonal and industrial products. Materials and Fees: Students must purchase their own  Olfactorium® to participate in the workshop. (Price: $160. The Olfactorium will be shipped directly to your home.) 

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