Olfaction in Action

May 12, 2018
Multiple times; 1:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.

The Conservatory of Flowers and Tigerlily Perfumery present a brand new event series, Olfaction in Action. Bringing together botanicals and artisan perfumery, this hands-on series will be led by award-winning perfumers and leaders in the indie perfume movement.

In the past few years, there has been an explosion of creativity and productivity in fragrance. The West Coast of the U.S. is one of the most vibrant and exciting areas of new artistry in perfumery. Olfaction in Action is a chance for you to learn this rich art from the artisans who are shaping it’s future; in a setting immersed in the core inspiration for perfume itself – plants!

Join us on May 12th for a day of perfumery workshops and an after-hours olfactory tour of the Conservatory of Flowers. Guests will have a chance to learn about botanical and fine fragrance materials, create custom blended perfumes, take a guided tour and enjoy a fragrant champagne reception.


Introduction to Mixed Media Perfumery with Sarah Horowitz
May 12, 1:30p.m.-3p.m.; 4p.m.-6p.m.

Natural Perfumery for Beginners with Jessica Hannah
May 12, 1:30p.m.-3:30p.m.

Botanical Blending Bar with Travis MacIntosh & Rachel Latimer of Perfumer’s Apprentice
May 12, 1:30p.m.-3:30p.m.;4p.m.-6p.m.

Olfactory Tour of the Conservatory with Saskia Wilson-Brown
May 12, 6:30p.m.-7:30p.m.



Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from another side of the world, or a classroom of budding botanists, the Conservatory of Flowers offers an intimate up-close experience with rare and endangered plants unlike any other. Come see what treasures await you!

Golden Gate Park | 100 John F. Kennedy Drive | San Francisco, CA 94118| 415-831-2090