Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Natural Perfumery Institute Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary with Discounts on Tuition and Textbook

A message from Anya McCoy, Head Instructor and Director of the Natural Perfumery Institute:
In 2007, after five years of hosting the largest and oldest Yahoo group for natural perfumers, and at the request of many members, I created a formal curriculum for online perfumery study.  Since then, students from around the world have enjoyed a professional education in
perfumery without having to leave the comforts of their home.
To celebrate the Fifth year of the perfumery education method and materials I developed, new home study students of the Natural Perfumery Institute who purchase the textbook will be able to deduct 10% off the cost of the book until Sept. 23, 2012 at midnight.  For students outside the USA, this $50 savings off the $500 price, equals getting the Express mail shipping for free.
Online interactive students will receive $130 refunded, a 5% savings on their $2600 tuition (not applicable to payment plan students). There are no coupons because of the variety of options, so once full payment has been made to enroll, home study students purchasing the textbook will be refunded $50.

Why this course is so special:

Some perfumery workbooks and manuals take you through the rigors of how to evaluate aromatics and basic blending techniques.  When I planned the contents of the 350-page textbook for the Natural Perfumery Institute, I wanted it to cover those aspects of course, 
but also address the breadth and depth of the perfume industry. This way the student is able to know, with certainty, all aspects of our art, and function at a high level of competence and communication with other perfumers.  The lexicon of fragrance, the raw materials, production methods, and 
dozens of other topics are covered, all edited to be logically sequenced and easy to comprehend.
NPI basic textbook cover showing a fantasy illustration of botanicals and animalic ingredients melding with the element of time, a truly unique and beautiful representation of the process of making perfume
The textbook was recently updated by the editor and myself to include the latest updates in natural perfumery for the Fifth Edition.  Many of the recording forms, available in both Word.doc and Excel.xls format, were tweaked, and the Suppliers list of worldwide suppliers of aromatics, alcohol and equipment were also updated. The NPI offers lifetime enrollment in the student discussion forum, a private group on Yahoo.  All students are able to chat, ask questions, network and also receive updates from NPI when new forms, charts and other materials are distributed.  Adjunct faculty are also on hand to answer questions, and all of them are experienced natural perfumers with many years experience.
The excitement and passion of the students is easily seen when they begin their studies and in the messages they send me about how they are enjoying the strong and logical curriculum of the course.  For many, it is the only chance they would ever have to study without having to travel and uproot their lives, and still receive the community benefits and instructor feedback NPI offers. 
Offer ends Sept. 23, so please visit the NPI website at and feel free to ask me questions  about the curriculum or any other topics related to the course.