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NEW Isolates Unit at NNAPA

We have a new unit in the year long course starting in May.
Shelley Waddington is going to teach about Isolates.

The use of natural isolates is a new cutting edge trend in natural perfumery.
This course is designed to allow the perfume student to take advantage of this new trend by providing a basic understanding of what an isolate is, how it is produced, and how to incorporate isolates into their own perfume compositions. The student will also receive a comprehensive bibliography for personal reference.

Upon completion of this unit, the student will have a basic understanding of natural isolates and will be ready to begin blending using these fragrance materials.

A kit of natural isolates will be available at the store and is highly recommended for the course.

Shelly will preparing small kits for the course that will be sold in the NNAPA in-house store.

About Shelley Waddington

Shelley Waddington is the President of Beau Soleil, LLC, and the Chief Perfumer for The Carmel Perfumery, located in Carmel-By-the-Sea, CA.

A native of Carmel, her knowledge of perfume chemistry and composition, ethnobotanicals, teaching, writing, business development and sales provide affordable international access to the fragrances, fragrance-memories, and historical fragrances of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Her current prêt-à-porter fragrances can be viewed at Ms. Waddington is available for consultation and design of bespoke fragrances for individuals, groups, events, and intentions.

Beau Soleil, LLC and Carmel Village Perfumes use only bio-ethical fragrance materials.

Shelley Waddington’s Specialties:

Composer of interpretive perfumes inspired and informed by nature and the humanities from an existential-phenomenological perspective, including consideration to the relationship between a work of art and the process by which it was made.

Shelley Waddington’s Experience

  • Chief Perfumer

    Carmel Village Perfumes

    (Cosmetics industry)

    July 2008 — Present (1 year 9 months)

  • President

    Beau Soleil, LLC

    (Cosmetics industry)

    February 2001 — Present (9 years 2 months)

    Artisan perfumer

Shelley Waddington’s Education

  • MA, Duquesne University

    MA , Existential Phenomenological Psychology , 1980 — 1981

  • University of California, Santa Cruz

    BA , Psychology , 1978 — 1980

  • Carmel High School

    1960 — 1964

  • Sunset School, Carmel, CA

    1958 — 1960

  • Bay School, Carmel CA

    1955 — 1956

  • Adult Teaching Credential, State of California

  • Certificate d'Eleve, Galimard

    Certificate , Perfume

Places are filling up fast and I would encourage all prospective students to contact me at this email address: as a matter of urgency to secure your place in the upcoming class. Note: if you have already been emailed with confirmation of a place in the class then there is no need to email.


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