Françoise Rapp

Scent Design & Formula Building

learn how to create a perfume formula

Scent Design & Formula Building Masterclass

Our Scent Design & Formula Building online Masterclass is part of International Perfume Foundation curriculum.

This masterclass teaches you the techniques, the organization and the codes of good practice in order to compose a natural perfumery formula in a professional way. You will study with Françoise Rapp everything you need to know, from composition techniques to purely technical skills in weighing, organizing your perfume organ, designing files with all the elements of each natural raw material. This masterclass professionalizes your work and allows you to address production and regulatory units in a serious and professional way.

Each of our courses provide you with the option to pay in multiple payments

What you will learn as part
of the Masterclass

The Scent Design & Formula Building Objectives

  • Learn how to choose your raw material palette and set-up your perfume organ
  • Overview of the raw material technical documents needed from suppliers
  • Learn to build your technical files
  • Learn the technical information from each ingredient
  • Learn how the major methods to build a formula
  • Learn which method is the perfect fit for your project
  • Formula evaluation, revision and adjustments
  • Sampling trials: codes and labelling, packaging
  • Create your formula excel sheets: ratio, density, different pricing, INCI names,
  • Learn how to translate your formula into a production sheet
  • Formula samples coding & labelling
  • Learn how to create a cost efficiency formula
  • The major mistakes to avoid

Length of the course: 4 weeks

The course includes International Perfume Foundation (IPF) Certificate and it completes the fundamental courses of French Natural Perfumery and Perfumotherapist.  

The Logistics

Learn how to create a perfume

After Graduation

Graduates of the International Perfume Foundation certification program have a wide range of potential careers to explore after their learning journey, including:

French natural aromatherapy certification

The Monthly Enrolment Dates


  • January 9
  • February 6
  • March 6
  • April 3
  • May 1
  • June 5
  • July 3
  • August 7
  • September 2

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing no later than two weeks before the start date of the course to be eligible for a refund, less a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations received less than two weeks prior to the start date of the course, but 72 hours before the start of the course are eligible for a refund less 20% of the full registration price. Failure to appear at the program with no written cancellation 72 hours prior to the program will result in complete forfeiture of the registration fee. Registrations are non-transferable. Cancellation requests must be received in writing by email to and Françoise will reply with a written acknowledgement.