All the equipment and materials used on the course can be purchased separately so that you can continue creating fragrances at home if you wish.
Location: The Cotswold Perfumery, Victoria Street, Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire GL54 2BU.
– Level One – £125
– Level Two – £250
Included: – One day course
– Coffee breaks
– 25ml bottle of your own fragrance
– 100ml bottle of any Cologne from the ladies standard range (excl Pallas) or 100ml After Shave.
– A Certificate of completion of the course.
Soap Making and Perfumery Tortue Rouge
You will also explore the various ingredients used in perfumes and understand how fragrance affects mood and wellbeing. You will create your own perfume. The venue is L’Alabrena, a one-time farmhouse that has been lovingly restored and fitted out to provide teaching rooms, en-suite bedrooms, a restaurant, riverside terraces and a swimming pool.
*One day of soap making (Friday)
*One day of perfume making (Monday)
*All materials and ingredients for all your products
*All the products you create to take away
*Information sheets and recipes to take away
*Transfers from Montpellier or Beziers airport or Montpellier train station
*Accommodation in a twin/double en-suite room for five nights
*Dinner on Thursday evening
*Breakfast, a light lunch and dinner on teaching days (Friday & Monday)
*Breakfast on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday
*Two free days to explore the Herault region at your leisure
*Completion of the course entitles you to a 20% discount on Tortue Rouge products
V.I.P. Premium Program
8 days ~7 nights
Arrive and check in.
Welcome apertivo and meet & greet with Terenzio.
Dinner at the Trattoria Diva e Maceo.
Visit at your leisure the town of Montepulciano.
Spa treatment *
Cooking at 5pm, dinner following with the foods prepared in class.
*Monday or Wednesday afternoon, depending on the availability of the Terme di Montepulciano.
Take the day to explore the Tuscan country-side on your own including Arezzo, Cortona, city of “Under The Tuscan Sun,” Lake Trasimeno.
The driving is easy and the country-side is very picturesque.
Dinner at the Ristorante La Grotta in Montepulciano.
Cooking class: the class focuses on the art of fresh pasta making, ravioli, and gnocchi. This class is held at Le Logge del Vignola.
Following, Terenzio will meet you at Crociani winery for a seminar tasting of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
Light lunch at Ortaglia with cheese, salami, first press Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Vin Santo with cantucci.
Relax, stay by the pool, or do some shopping in town.
Dinner at Le Logge del Vignola with the pasta you made, other creations of the chef included.
Tour of Valdorcia with lunch in a wine cellar in Montalcino.
Dinner on your own.
The morning is free to relax, stay by the pool, or do some shopping at the famous designer “Mall”, featuring all the Italian designers, and just a short drive away. Terenzio will assist with directions to the shopping Mall.
Cooking class at 5pm. Dinner follows with the foods prepared in class.
The entire day is at your leisure. Suggestion, take a drive to Siena through the beautiful landscape of the Crete Senesi, noted as the clay hills of Siena, or catch an early morning train to Florence and tour Italy’s famous art city.
8 Days, 7 nights accommodations, based on double occupancy in a Superior Suite with jacuzzi tub.
3 cooking classes followed by dinner with the foods prepared in class.
2 bottles (white & red) of premium wines with discussion about the wines and the areas of production
A visit to the Crociani wine-cellar in Montepulciano
Wine Tasting at Crociani Wine-cellar
Body massage at the Terme di Montepulciano
Dinners in the two best restaurants of Montepulciano, wine included
A full day guided tour of Valdorcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with full lunch in a local Trattoria, wine included, and visit to the winemaker in Montalcino.
One light lunch at Ortaglia
Maps and itineraries of the region for self guided tours
$2795 per person, based on double occupancy in Superior Suite. All taxes and Italian VAT included.
The Fabrizio Tuscan Estate™
Weekend Cooking Adventure ~ 4 Day
Check in and start your program on any day of the week.
Check in, relax. Welcome aperitivo and introduction. The evening is free and dinner is on your own. The villa will serve dinner in the dining room; a reservation must be made in advance and not included.
Breakfast is served.
In the afternoon, meet in the kitchen for your Cooking Class 1. This hands-on experience, led by Chefs Simonetta, Melina or Antonella, teach you their Tuscan family recipes. The menu includes a first course, second course, contorno, side dish, and dessert. Dinner follows with everyone eating the foods prepared in class. Wine is included.
Breakfast is served.
Morning visit to the local Farmers’ Market. Visit the local producers of vegetables, fruits, fish, game and olive oil. Piled high are baskets of the season’s freshest produce. Select the ingredients that will be used in class.
Choose a half day excursion to the medieval towns of Certaldo and Lucardo, touring the back roads of Tuscany.
Return to the kitchen for your Cooking Class 2. Lunch or dinner follows with everyone eating the foods prepared in class. Wine and dessert included.
Breakfast is served.
Departure, Ciao & a presto!
4 days, 3 nights in a superior double room, based on double occupancy.
Two cooking classes, followed by lunch or dinner with wine included.
Vineyard tour on the estate & wine tasting with the estate’s award-winning products.
Local market visit or a half-day excursion touring the back roads of Medieval towns of Certaldo & Lucardo.
Arrival & Departure transfers to and from Florence train station or airport
$1,325 per person, based on double occupancy. Includes all taxed and Italian VAT.
Transfer from Athens airport to your accommodations.
Katerina Sakelliou will welcome and meet you anytime after midday; you have the afternoon free to explore Askeli, relax by the pool or enjoy the pleasures of a swim in the clear blue sea.
In the evening you will be a guest at the welcome dinner; you will be introduced to some of the foods that you will learn to cook during your stay.
After breakfast you will explore the menus and recipes you will learn during you lessons.
Lunch will be served around 12:30 PM.
Following, time at leisure to take a stroll into Poros or a local walk followed by a swim at Love Bay.
Around 2:30 PM your first cooking lesson begins, followed by a late afternoon drink or a small siesta.
Return around 5:00 PM to cook the final stages of dinner which will be served in the balmy and relaxed evening atmosphere of the Odyssey Center.
Walk into Poros Harbour to visit the fish market where you will pick out and select a range of ingredients for today’s lesson.
This will be followed by a visit to a local cafe for coffee and Greek pastries.
After lunch at the Odyssey, the early part of the afternoon is free for individual activities.
Mid-afternoon, begin preparing the evening meal from the fish selected at the market along with some freshly prepared Greek salads, fish sauces, roasted vegetables and herb dressings.
Enjoy dinner at a local Greek tavern.
Today will include a visit to the island of Hydra, with lunch provided.
Return to Poros, where you will have a choice of dining at the Odyssey center or at a local tavern.
Breakfast followed by a free day to explore Poros Island, mainland Greece or to just relax by the beach or pool.
Lunch will be provided at Odyssey around 1:00 PM.
Dinner tonight will be either at the Odyssey center or at a nearby local restaurant.
After breakfast, an opportunity to visit either your hosts’ lemon or olive grove to learn about the use of both ingredients in Greek cooking; a picnic lunch will be provided.
On returning to Odyssey in the mid-afternoon, begin your final cooking lesson, a Greek classic meal that might feature such items as Mousakka, Pistachio or Souvlaki.
Dinner will be served at the Odyssey.
Depending on the season, today you will make some local visits to learn about the important seasonal nature of ingredients in Greek cooking. This may include collecting local herbs and flowers or visiting local farms.
Lunch will be provided either at Odyssey or in a picnic fashion.
Tonight your final cooking lesson and a wonderful farewell dinner — a true Greek experience with many suprises!
Breakfast followed by transfer to the Athens airport. (Or, let us know if you prefer to book extra nights .