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MCD Mobile MakeArt: Living with Scents + The Art of Natural Perfumery

May 14 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

SF Botanical Garden’s Garden of Fragrance

Join MCD at the SF Botanical Garden’s Garden of Fragrance for a docent-led tour and custom fragrance workshop. After a walk through the flowers, explore the art of natural perfumery with Carole Addison-Goyne of Nomad Botanicals and Jessica Mennella of FLWR Napa Valley for a hands-on experience of the very botanicals that bring Living with Scents to life.

Natural perfumery is steeped in the history and beauty of botanical materials, which have been revered throughout the ages as a portal to our emotions, desires, and dreams. Perfume has held a place in our rituals, from those celebrated in ceremonies to even the most intimate ones of our daily lives. Carole and Jessica will cover the foundation and the art of natural perfumery, based on key concepts and processes of world-renowned perfumer, Mandy Aftel of Aftelier Perfumes

Participants will create their own, unique perfume formula from a botanical perfumer’s organ of 18 exquisite absolutes and essential oils, while learning basic blending techniques of natural perfumery. 

Be transported through scent in the gardens and take it home with you through your own signature perfume!

Limited space available | Recommended for ages 12+

Tickets available through SF Botanical Garden
$75 General Admission | $50 MCD members 


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Funding for the Museum of Craft and Design’s MakeArt programs is provided by the special interest license plate featuring the image of Snoopy, with permission and support from Peanuts Worldwide (Section 5169 of the Vehicle Code) for the Museum Grant Program under the California Cultural and Historical Endowment. Additional support for MakeArt is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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May 14
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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2569 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 95051 United States
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