French Perfume Masterclass - Perpignan, FR program ID=9204 (4)

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Speaker:   Anastasia Sokolow of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté
Topic:   French Perfume Masterclass - From Rosa to the Rose
Event Name:  French Perfume Masterclass - Perpignan, FR program
From Rosa to the Rose
The story of the Queen of Flowers
        Rosa is one of the most ancient flowers. No other flower has such a wide range of sizes, colors, shapes and textures.
First, we will explore its complex genealogy to better understand how and why the flower has evolved. You will learn about “Wild Roses”, “Old Garden Roses”, “Modern Roses” and discover how both nature and men have contributed to such a wide variety of species. I will tell you about my favorite gardens to discover ancient and new species; these heavens of peace designed by talented gardeners might inspire you to create your own!
      We will then focus on two specific roses cultivated for their unique fragrance: Rosa Damascena and Rosa Centifolia. You will learn about their history, their specificities and discover the famous Rose Valleys where they are cultivated in France, Bulgaria, Turkey and Morocco. I will explain how roses are processed to obtain rose essential oil and absolute and tell you about the Sulékó language of scents and the messages conveyed by the rose. As you discover our Vy Roza Eau de Parfum you will see how rose essence comes into play in a perfume to narrate a story and to reflect the state of mind of a person.
      Let’s dive into the world of roses and find out what is a known fact and what is still left to uncover about the Queen of Flowers, which has been fascinating painters, poets, doctors, gardeners, chemists, botanists, perfumers and chefs for centuries…
  Duration: 1:30 – Presentation in English by Anastasia Sokolow
Price: $50 SCAS Members | $55 for NON SCAS Members - for one person + one guest (both will then share their screen and their material).
Special discount: 15% off + free shipping on Vy Roza Eau de Parfum at Valid for 2 weeks after the masterclass for each participant and guest.


You will receive by mail:
- one dried bud of Rosa Damascena
- one vial of Rosa Damascena Essence diluted in alcohol (0,1 ml)

- one vial of Rosa Centifolia Absolue diluted in alcohol (0,1 ml)
- one spray-sample of Vy Roza Eau de Parfum (2ml)
- paper blotters to discover the scent ingredients and the perfume

This material shall allow you to discover the facets of Rosa Damascena at its various stages: when it is natural, when it is distilled and when it is used by a perfume designer.
It will also allow you to discover Rosa Centifolia, the rose from Grasse created by Gilbert Nabonnand in 1861.
The Rosa Damascena Essence and the Rosa Centifolia Absolue are among the most precious and expensive scents.
Event Date:  October 14, 2023
Start Time:  11:30 AM
Location:   Anastasia’s Bio

Anastasia discovered the world of perfume when she joined the Yves Saint Laurent Beaute? marketing team in New York. She then fully immersed herself into this universe, learning about the history of perfume, studying the great masterpieces of French Haute Parfumerie preserved by the Osmothe?que Conservatory of Perfume and following high level trainings on scent ingredients and fragrance composition at ISIPCA (the French school of perfumers). She then decided to launch Sule?ko?, a Perfume House reuniting Perfume and French Artistic
Craftsmanship. Her creations were featured in Forbes, FT, Vogue...
Anastasia also teaches the Sulékó language of scents through live and online classes.

With this concept of language of scents Anastasia seeks to help you understand what a perfume really is about and how to better identify a fragrance which fits your mood and your feelings. She believes that a fragrance is not a mere commercial product, that it speaks of us, that it reveals our story, that it interacts with us and accompanies us in our life. She wishes the search for a perfume to be an experience that awakens the senses and incites a feeling of rediscovering oneself.

With Sulékó’s masterclasses and Scented Treks, she wishes to unlock the world of scents for anyone wishing to explore.

“The world of scents is fabulous and mysterious. It brought a lot of joy into my life. I now wish to share my knowledge and my passion with you and invite you to experience the joy of exploring the world around you with your sense of smell!”
 Anastasia Sokolow.

Join us on Zoom for our French Perfume Masterclass to discover the story of the "Queen of Flowers."
Presented by Anastasia Sokolow of the Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Institute.

Space is limited to 45 participants, so please sign up as soon as possible to allow time for your own special delivery of ingredients needed for the Masterclass experience. 

To allow enough time to mail your fragrance kit to you, the cut-off date to sign up for this masterclass is: September 26, 2023 

For more information, please contact the City Director for Perpignan, France - Ivonne Almanza Henry at email:

Date/Time:   Saturday Oct-14-2023 from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM