SPRING PERFUMERY & CANDLE MASTERCLASS with Craig Andrade, The Raconteur, Sunday 28 November 2021

About Craig Andrade

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Craig Andrade, Australian Native Botanical Perfumer, Candlemaker & Sensory Merchant is founder of The Raconteur; an artisinal luxury fragrance brand based in Sydney. Founded in 2017, The Raconteur specialises in natural botanical fragrances, using Australian native plant extracts. His newly opened atelier in Paddington, The Embassy, is the world’s first perfumery dedicated to Australia’s native botanicals.

Craig studied perfumery at the Grasse Institute of Perfumery in France, and has also specialised in natural perfumery, training in San Fracisco under the guidance of the world’s leading natural perfumer, Mandy Aftel. 

Workshop description:

Originally timed to chime with the orange blossom here at Glenmore, the postponed date will instead have us immersed in the intoxicating scents of the coming summer…of jasmin, gardenia, Burmese honeysuckle and rose.

We will begin at 10am with morning tea in the Loggia, where Craig will begin to weave a perfumed tale that continues as we set off on a garden wander. As we ramble, we will halt at intervals to press and sniff…an exercise in attuning our olfactory response to the season and plants in the garden. On returning to the Dairy, Craig will consolidate the information you’ve absorbed, alongside a potted history of perfumery; the techniques employed in extracting essential oils from plants, key olfactive families in fragrances and elements of how to structure a fragrance between  top, middle and  base notes, alongside how to structure and blend a fragrance.

A garden-inspired lunch will punctuate the day; then after you will spend the afternoon absorbed in the art of candle making. During the Masterclass, Craig will explain all things wax, wicks, temperature, vessel and candle performance as he guides you through making your very own scented candle under his watchful eye. All materials will be included. Prepare for a day of pure scentsory delight…

*PLEASE NOTE COVID SAFE RULES WILL APPLY ON THE DAY including double vaccination check and QR code scan on entry. Physical distancing rules will apply, as will wearing a mask inside if that particular rule is still applicable on the date. We ASK THAT YOU PLEASE NOT ATTEND IF YOU FEEL UNWELL. Should that be the unfortunate case, we ask you to please advise your situation as soon as possible so we can attempt to fill your space.

Cost $395.00 per person

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