Perfume Lectures, Workshops, Coaching, and Tutorials in Paris

         

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Over the course of a full-day, half-day, or even less, let me help you, or you and a small group of friends, discover your own perfume profile and the world of confidential Parisien perfume shopping.

 

Testimonials

  “….Spending the day with Sarah was an amazing experience. She clearly knows the people and stories behind the fragrances and stores, and it showed every time we walked through a door. She also taught me a lot about my current preferences in perfume (big and loud white flowers, please!) and I got a much better understanding of why I’m drawn to certain scents.” 

Nicole A.

 I had little time for shopping while on a short business trip to Paris, and Sarah helped me find a wonderful and unique fragrance for my wife.”

Uki M.

 

Click Here for more information about Perfume workshops, Tutorials, or Coaching.

 

Upcoming Bad Girls Perfume Workshops, Coaching, and Tutorials 

TBA : TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

Starting Mid-November, 2016

Bad Girls Perfume Holiday Workshop-Parties TBA

 

 

CONFIRMED

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016

Title: Bad Girls Perfume Party and Book Signing

 

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Place:

Paris 8 Parfumerie

56, GRAND RUE
L-1660 LUXEMBOURG
TEL : (+352) 46 40 20 01

Time: TBA

Bad Girls Perfume Party and Book Signing

 

 

For Information and Sign up click HERE

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT BAD GIRLS PERFUME WORKSHOPS AND PARTIES

www.BadGirlsPerfume.com

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Title: Bad Girls Perfume Party

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Place: Private event in restaurant

Burgundy, France

Time: 8:pm til Don’t Ask

Bad Girls Perfume Party

 

 

 

 

For Information and Sign up click HERE

 

www.BadGirlsPerfume.com

Date: Friday, August 18, 2016

Title: Bad Girls Perfume Party

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Place: Private home

Montreal, Canada

Time: 7:pm til Don’t Ask

Bad Girls Perfume Workshop Party

 

 

 

 

For Information and Sign up click HERE

 

 

www.BadGirlsPerfume.com

Date: Friday, July 29, 2016

Title: Bad Girls Perfume Party

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Place: Private home

Asheville, NC   USA

Time: 8:pm til Don’t Ask

Bad Girls Perfume Workshop Party

 

 

 

 

For Information and Sign up click HERE

 

www.BadGirlsPerfume.com

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Title: “Bad Girls Perfume Hen Party”

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Place: Private home

Paris, France

Time: 8:pm til Don’t Ask

Perfume Workshop Party

Discovering your Own

Bad Girls Perfume Profile

 

 

For Information and Sign up click HERE

 

 

 

Group Perfume Workshops and Panel Discussions:

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Through the magic of fragrance sniffing on ‘blotter’ papers’, a power-point presentation, and ‘goodie’ bags full of fragrance samples, I lead participants on a dynamic and imaginative olfactory journey through the world of perfumery.

Equally at ease with large and small audiences, professionals and non-professionals, young and old, I am happy to work with event organizers to tailor my presentations to the specific needs of each audience.

My clients include professional organizations, retail stores, universities, schools, art galleries, tour groups, fund raisers, ‘hen parties’, and other privately organized events in Europe and the US.

Below is a list of current workshop topics

* The History of Perfume

* 18th Century Fragrances in France and Colonial America

* History of American Perfumery

* Bad Girls Perfumes

* The ‘Niche’ Perfume Movement

* Perfume Families

* How A Perfume Is Made

* Famous Perfume Noses and Their Fragrances

* Famous Perfume bottles

* The Great Perfume Classics

* Perfume Raw Materials

* Finding Your OWN Perfume (two days including visits to Paris perfume shops and personal counseling.)

 

Click HERE  for more information, or to enroll in a Sarah Colton Perfume Workshop.

 

UPCOMING PERFUME WORKSHOPS

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2017

 

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Workshop Summary:

Through the magic of fragrance sniffing on ‘blotter’ papers and a power-point presentation Sarah leads participants on an imaginative olfactory journey back to the 18th century. Among a variety of fragrances sampled, one, “No. 19” by Caswell-Massey, was a favorite of General George Washington, while another, “The Fragrance Trail of the Queen”, is a modern reconstruction by master perfumer, Francis Kirkdjian, and is based on notes gleaned from Marie Antoinette’s personal perfumer. Participants enjoy smelling and comparing these and other fragrances typical of the period, and savoring a rare glimpse into the little-known perfume dimension of the fabulous and historic time of the American and French Revolutions.

Host: The Center for the Study of International Communications

Place: Home of Berna and Lee Huebner, 3, rue Lalo, 75116 Paris FRANCE

Time: 5:30pm.

For further details  contact

 

 

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Title: “Finding Your OWN Perfume Story On the Perfume Family Tree”

Fragrance Wheel (Michael Edwards)

(Photo courtesy Michael Edwards, http://www.fragrancesoftheworld.com)

 Private Tutoring 

Place: Private home

Milan, Italy

 

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2014

TBA Perfume Workshop

Place: Private Dinner Party

Moscow, Russia

 

RECENT PERFUME WORKSHOPS:

Date: Monday, March 23, 2015

Title: “Finding Your OWN Perfume Story On the Perfume Family Tree”

Fragrance Wheel (Michael Edwards)

(Photo courtesy Michael Edwards, http://www.fragrancesoftheworld.com)

Host: The Center for the Study of International Communications

Place: Home of Berna and Lee Huebner, 3, rue Lalo, 75116 Paris FRANCE

Time: Dinner at 6:00pm, workshop at 7:00 pm.

For further details  contact

 Comments:

* Your presentation was fascinating. The content was so interesting, with the bits about the history of the different perfumes, and being able to smell different scent families. I discovered some perfumes I’d forgotten.

Your knowledge and passion also animated the presentation and made it compelling. I appreciate that you spoke about the role of public relations in fashion journalism, and in particular perfume journalism, since many of the students are PR majors. I was grateful when you told them to follow your heart, but you have to work hard. You are a good role model of not only developing your own niche, but how important it is to keep up with technological changes in the industry.

Dr. Nancy Brendlinger

Associate Professor

School of Media and Communication

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH 43403, USA

 

*Thank you, Sarah. It was a fascinating discussion and we’re looking forward to exploring these possibilities you’ve put together so thoughtfully.

Christian Vukasovich, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication

Oregon Institute of Technology

 

Date: Friday, November 28, 2014

Bad Girls Perfume Workshop

Place: Private Dinner Party

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

 

Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bad Girls Perfume Workshop

Place: Private Cocktail Party

Asheville, NC USA

 

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bad Girls Perfume Workshop

Place: Private Dinner Party

Fairview, NC USA

 

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bad Girls Perfume Workshop

Place: Private Cocktail party

Blowing Rock, NC USA

 

Date:  Friday, June 13, 2014 

Fragrances 18th less bottom space

Workshop Summary:

Through the magic of fragrance sniffing on ‘blotter’ papers and a power-point presentation Sarah leads participants on an imaginative olfactory journey back to the 18th century. Among a variety of fragrances sampled, one, “No. 19” by Caswell-Massey, was a favorite of General George Washington, while another, “The Fragrance Trail of the Queen”, is a modern reconstruction by master perfumer, Francis Kirkdjian, and is based on notes gleaned from Marie Antoinette’s personal perfumer. Participants enjoy smelling and comparing these and other fragrances typical of the period, and savoring a rare glimpse into the little-known perfume dimension of the fabulous and historic time of the American and French Revolutions.

 Hosts/Place:

Paris Circle of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (as part of the ‘Founding Fathers Tour in Paris’ Coordinated by Ann Bruce Hénaf, Paris Circle President, and Alice Jouve, tour organizer and co-author of the revolutionary Paris walking-tour guide, Paris: Birthplace of the U.S.A.)

AND

François Hénin, Owner of Jovoy (Parfums Rares)

4 Rue de Castiglione, 75001 Paris

Paris, FRANCE

Time: 3:00 pm

 

 

Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bad Girls Perfume Workshop

NO EDGE Bad Girls Fragrance Meets Bad Girls Fashion

Host/Place:

Béatrice Ferrant, Fashion Designer

Lefranc-Ferrant Boutique

22 rue de l’Echaudé

75006 Paris

http://www.lefranc-ferrant.fr/en/

Time: 7:00 pm

RSVP

Workshop Summary:

*Explosive results while mixing Bad Girls Fragrances with Lefranc-Ferrant fashions….

 

 

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bad Girls Perfume Workshop

ELO Elegant and Subversive

Host/Place:

 Etat Libre d’Orange  Boutique

69 rue des Archives

75003 Paris

Time: 18h30-21h

Guests: Private, invitation only

Workshop Summary:

*Details omitted to protect the ‘innocent’…

 

Date:  Monday, March 17, 2014 

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Workshop Summary:

Through the magic of fragrance sniffing on ‘blotter’ papers and a power-point presentation Sarah leads participants on an imaginative olfactory journey back to the 18th century. Among a variety of fragrances sampled, one, “No. 19” by Caswell-Massey, was a favorite of General George Washington, while another, “The Fragrance Trail of the Queen”, is a modern reconstruction by master perfumer, Francis Kirkdjian, and is based on notes gleaned from Marie Antoinette’s personal perfumer. Participants enjoy smelling and comparing these and other fragrances typical of the period, and savoring a rare glimpse into the little-known perfume dimension of the fabulous and historic time of the American and French Revolutions.

 Host/Place: Private Event, Paris, FRANCE

Time: 7:00 pm

 

Date: Friday, March 21, 2014

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Esxence 2014 Panel Discussion FORMATTED

Host: Sylvio Levi, Founder Esxence

Place: Esxence, The Art Perfumery’s Event

La Triennale di Milano

Milan, Italy

Time: 10:00-11:00 AM

 

 

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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Host/Place: Private Event, Paris, FRANCE

Time: 4:00 pm

Workshop Summary:

Through the magic of fragrance sniffing on ‘blotter’ papers and a power-point presentation Sarah leads participants on an imaginative olfactory journey back to the 18th century. Among a variety of fragrances sampled, one, “No. 19” by Caswell-Massey, was a favorite of General George Washington, while another, “The Fragrance Trail of the Queen”, is a modern reconstruction by master perfumer, Francis Kirkdjian, and is based on notes gleaned from Marie Antoinette’s personal perfumer. Participants enjoy smelling and comparing these and other fragrances typical of the period, and savoring a rare glimpse into the little-known perfume dimension of the fabulous and historic time of the American and French Revolutions.

 

 Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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Host/Place: Carolina Meadows, Chapel Hill, NC  USA

Time: 10:30 am

Hostess: Mrs. Candace Owens

Workshop Summary:

Through the magic of fragrance sniffing on ‘blotter’ papers and a power-point presentation Sarah leads participants on an imaginative olfactory journey back to the 18th century. Among a variety of fragrances sampled, one, “No. 19” by Caswell-Massey, was a favorite of General George Washington, while another, “The Fragrance Trail of the Queen”, is a modern reconstruction by master perfumer, Francis Kirkdjian, and is based on notes gleaned from Marie Antoinette’s personal perfumer. Participants enjoy smelling and comparing these and other fragrances typical of the period, and savoring a rare glimpse into the little-known perfume dimension of the fabulous and historic time of the American and French Revolutions.

 

Date: Monday, October 21, 2013

  Bad Girls Perfume Workshop

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Host/Place: Farley’s Bad Girls Club, Chapel Hill, NC USA

Time: 7:00 pm

RSVP: to Farley’s secret email address

Workshop Summary:

*Details omitted to protect the ‘innocent’…

 

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Host/Place: The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America

Time: 5:30pm

Hostess: Mrs. Margaret Highsmith Dickson, Fayetteville, NC  USA

Workshop Summary:

Through the magic of fragrance sniffing on ‘blotter’ papers and a power-point presentation Sarah leads participants on an imaginative olfactory journey back to the 18th century. Among a variety of fragrances sampled, one, “No. 19” by Caswell-Massey, was a favorite of General George Washington, while another, “The Fragrance Trail of the Queen”, is a modern reconstruction by master perfumer, Francis Kirkdjian, and is based on notes gleaned from Marie Antoinette’s personal perfumer. Participants enjoy smelling and comparing these and other fragrances typical of the period, and savoring a rare glimpse into the little-known perfume dimension of the fabulous and historic time of the American and French Revolutions.

 

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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Host/Place: The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America

Time: 5:30 pm

Hostess: Mrs. Margaret Morrison Hamilton, Wilmington, NC  USA

Workshop Summary:

Through the magic of fragrance sniffing on ‘blotter’ papers and a power-point presentation Sarah leads participants on an imaginative olfactory journey back to the 18th century. Among a variety of fragrances sampled, one, “No. 19” by Caswell-Massey, was a favorite of General George Washington, while another, “The Fragrance Trail of the Queen”, is a modern reconstruction by master perfumer, Francis Kirkdjian, and is based on notes gleaned from Marie Antoinette’s personal perfumer. Participants enjoy smelling and comparing these and other fragrances typical of the period, and savoring a rare glimpse into the little-known perfume dimension of the fabulous and historic time of the American and French Revolutions.

 

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013

Title: “Finding Your OWN Perfume Story On the Perfume Family Tree”

Fragrance Wheel (Michael Edwards)

(Photo courtesy Michael Edwards, http://www.fragrancesoftheworld.com)

Host: FAWCO Regional Meeting  (The Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas)

Place:  Forum 104, 104 rue de Vaugirard, 75006  Paris FRANCE

Time: 4:00 to 4:55 pm

More info and sign up: 

 

Date: Friday, March 20, 2013

Title: New Retail Proposals in International Niche Fragrance Distribution

Panel members included from left to right: François Hénin,, Philip Hillige, Roja Dove, Nicolas Cloutier, and Silvio Levi

Panel members included from left to right: François Hénin,, Philip Hillige, Roja Dove, Nicolas Cloutier, and Silvio Levi

Sarah Colton Panel Moderator

Host/Place: Sylvio Levi, Founder

 Esxence–The Scent of Excellence, Artistic (niche) Fragrance Exhibit

La Permanente, Milan ITALY

 Comments:

Mark Behnke, Managing Editor  Ca Fleur Bon

“….The workshop on niche retail strategy is a good example of this kind of overlap as the panel was made up of luminaries in retail like Francois Henin of Jovoy, Roja Dove of his eponymous Haute Parfumerie, and Nicolas Cloutier of Nose. Sarah Colton of The Perfume Magazine and Beauty Fashion moderated the discussion as she deftly sought out opinions from the standing room only audience to stimulate a wide-ranging discussion….”

 

Amanda Brooke, Director, Grossmith LTD,

” Sarah… had clearly prepared each speaker very well and we all learned a lot….”

 

Nicolas [Cloutier] (Panel Member and President and co-founder of NOSE)

“Sarah, Silvio was quite lucky to have you 🙂 [as panel moderator].

 

Silvio Levi, President Esxence and Owner of  Cale Fragranze d’Autore, Milan, IT

“Sarah,…It was like a fairy tale! You were our fairy and with your magic power you transform everything you touch in gold like Midas King. Everyone appreciates your style, kindness, and professional approach. A great Lady in the Kingdom of Perfume.”

 

Date: February 21, 2013

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Host/Place: AAWE (American Association of American Wives of Europeans, Paris FRANCE

Comments:

Marianne Hansen of  The AAWE News:

“Sarah is a charismatic speaker and held us in the palm of her hand for well over an hour without any notes in sight.”

For Full Write Up in AAWE News May-June 2013 Click HERE

Date: October 25, 2012

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Host/Place: Ms. Katina Turner, TURNER & SCOTT, Asheville, NC  USA

Comments:

Katina Turner, Turner & Scott, Asheville, NC USA

“Sarah Colton has written professionally about perfume and the fragrance industry for many years, highlighting leading French perfumers and French Perfume Houses. Her vast in depth, hands on experience, and contributions to the fragrance industry make her the perfect presenter. We feel fortunate to be able to bring her to you.”

Pamela Paddock, Asheville, NC USA

“I learned about Etat Libre d’Orange fragrances, among many others, at Sarah Colton’s Perfume Experience Presentation here in Asheville. Not knowing what to expect, besides Sarah at her delightful best, I was blown away by the information and knowledge she brought to the experience….delivered in a light, easy, and elegant way.

When I heard the story of the House of Etat Libre d’Orange….learned about the fragrances, then EXPERIENCED” the fragrances. I was sold!

My favorite Etat Libre d’Orange fragrance is the Eau de Protection – Rossy de Palma. I literally swoon thinking about that heady, delicious, and completely captivating fragrance. Sometimes I wear it to bed….all by myself, because I am enveloped in an “eau de Protection” and a cloud of delight when I ease into Dreamland.”

 

  Date: October 24, 2012

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Host/Place: Jeffre Scott Apothecary, and The Duke Mansion Library,  Charlotte, NC USA

Comments:

Jeffre Scott, Owner Jeffre Scott Apothecary, Charlotte, NC USA

“Come learn about Fragrance and investigate what you like and why.  And leave with free gifts!”

 

 

 

 

 

Date: July 2012

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Host/Place: Private dinner party, Greenwich, CT, USA

 

 Date: June, 2012

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Host/Place: Private Dinner Party, Blowing Rock, NC USA

 

 Date: March 2012

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Host/Place: Private Dinner Party, Charlotte, NC USA

 

Date:  January 2012

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Host/Place: The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Paris Circle, Versailles, FRANCE

Ann Bruce Henaff’s Writeup of Event in Dames Dispatch, DATE.

Colonial Dames Paris Circle Workshop Writeup

 

 Date: November 16, 2010

How American Perfumery Became a Dominant Player

Title:

 ‘The History of Perfume in the United States: How the USA Established American Perfumery on the World Stage’

(French Title) ‘Le Parfum aux Etats-Unis: Comment les U.S.A. ont réussi à implanter une parfumerie américaine sur la scène mondiale.’

Host/Place:

Friends of L’Osmotheque

Galerie de Nicolaï – 25 rue de Montpensier – 75001 Paris, FRANCE

http://www.osmotheque.fr/

Writeup of Event in Les Nouvelles de L’Osmothèque February, 2011. (English version follows the French)

 

history of US Fragrances Osmotheque workshop