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Genealogy of Scent: Green Woods, with Dana El Masri (online)

Fri, Aug 12, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)

Tickets ($49.37) here.

Perfumer Dana El Masri teaches the genealogy of perfume, covering the category of green woods (cypress, pine, etc.).

About this event

During 2022, we will explore fragrance categories through specific courses designed to help new perfumers gain cultural understanding and technical skills in perfumery. Perfumer Dana El Masri leads a series of classes that explore the genealogy of classic fragrance categories. We continue the series with an exploration of green woods, including cypress, pine, etc..

Independent perfumer Dana El Masri explores this topic with a perfume genealogy course covering the history of materials, cultural contexts and important perfumes of the 20th and 21st centuries highlighting these green woods.

If you miss a class, don’t worry: we’ll make recordings of the class available for 14 days after it has taken place.

Beginning the session with an overview of each material, Dana shares a brief history and cultural impact of each material, as well as technical information such as mining methods and countries of origin.

The class then covers classic, contemporary, mainstream, and niche applications of these flowers by looking at important scents.

No materials are required for this course.

covered wood: cypress, pine

This is an online course. The Zoom link will be sent by email 24 hours before the lesson. If you can’t attend live, we’ll share access to the recorded course for 14 days with everyone who registered before the course started.


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Tuesday, July 26, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (PT): Dana El Masri covers the genealogy of perfume, exploring green woods, including cypress and pine.

This session takes place on Zoom, and is recorded. Recordings will be available online for 14 days after the course.


Dana El Masri is an Arab-Canadian perfumer and interdisciplinary artist.

She was trained at the Institut de Parfumerie de Grasse, with a BA in Communication from Concordia University. Owner and creator of Jazmin Saraï, a fragrance brand exploring scent, sound and culture, Dana is also an interdisciplinary artist with experience in several cross-modal practices and private label collaborations. She has worked with other perfumers, musicians, lifestyle brands, hotels, art spaces and more.

Dana was a judge of the Art & Olfaction Awards for several years and is a published perfume author, winner of a Jasmine Literary Award (UK) and a Perfumed Plume Award (USA). Her most recent interdisciplinary work has revolved around multisensory movement and synesthetic practice in a piece titled Σmotion.

Its main focus is the importance of perfume in social interaction, multicultural representation in perfumery, and educating the public about the world of perfume.



This is an online course that will take place on Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent by email about 24 hours before the lesson. Lest this email end up in your spam folder, be sure to add [email protected] and [email protected] to your address book.

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+ We will upload the class recording after the session ends and share itr 14 days with the attendees. This video is read-only and expires at the end of the 14-day window.

+ Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds or credits for this course. Also note that event tickets are non-transferable.

Image credit Institute of Art and Olfaction: Institute of Art and Olfaction

Pine image credit: Pinus sylvestris. Germany: Niedersachsen, south of Göttingen, Francisco Welter-Schultes, 2017. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.