Immersive Weekend: Perfume and Incense Making

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Book this 3 day session here.

Spend a weekend making. Surrender to the creative process.

VAWAA’s are a chance to immerse in a craft and lose yourself to the creative flow at your own pace. You’ll work one on one with VAWAA master artist, Persephenie, with exclusive access to her studio.

Learn natural perfumery and incense making techniques to make your own unique fragrances and incense – a perfect retreat for the aromaphile. Persephenie’s studio is a scent treasury, with attributes of the old world, a place to satiate olfactory wanderlust.

Persephenie is a perfumer and incense maker specializing in natural materials. Her love of scent began the first time she traveled to India. After coming back to Los Angeles and studying the subject for years, she opened her first aromatic studio in 2004, and has been teaching scent-related classes since 2006. Inspired by the olfactory and antiquated techniques regarding perfumery and incense, she enjoys researching recipes from cultures around the world, interpreting them, sometimes modernizing them, and using stellar natural raw materials.

Available Dates

October 18 – 20
November 1 – 3
December 27 – 29

Book the VAWAA weekend session here.

See Persephenie’s full 4 day VAWAA here.

We at VAWAA (Vacation With An Artist) facilitate 3 – 10 day mini apprenticeships for people of any skill level to immerse in the life of master artists around the world. With this intersection of art and travel, people are able to step away from the busyness of life and return to the best parts of being human: self expression, exploration, and connection.