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Fragrance Expertise Formulation & Applications

Pré-requis : BAC+ 5



Presentation of the course


A year of training for students with a scientific Master's degree who wish to learn the basics of perfume creation and to understand all the stages of the process from briefing to marketing, putting the consumer at the heart of the creation!

During your training year, you will have the unique opportunity to spend a month and a half in Grasse to immerse yourself in the heritage, history and industrial fabric of the Grasse region. You will also be able to discover the culture of perfume plants and emblematic flowers.

  • Course code

    Training registered with the RNCP

Objectives of the course

  • Develop a current knowledge of global fragrance markets, key players and consumer trends
  • Acquire an expertise in olfaction, raw materials and fragrance composition
  • Understand the fragrance formulation process
  • Uphold safety regulation and execute quality processes
  • Develop your know-how in a company thanks to a 6-month internship/work placement

Job opportunities

Along the Fragrance Expertise , you will develop technical and soft skills such as creative thinking, research, complex problem solving, team work, project management, communication, data handling and analysis, practical lab skills, IT & Technology.

All these relevant skills meet recruiters' requirements around the world.

Fragrance Evaluation :

  • Fine or Consumer Fragrance Evaluator

Fragrance Safety Regulation & Quality Control :

  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Quality Engineer or Manager

Fragrance Product Formulation & Development :

  • Fragrance Formulator
  • Fragrance Chemist
1 year
€10,980 for 1 year
ISIPCA - Versailles
De October, 2024 à
September, 2025

  • Full-time : Teaching is provided face-to-face and remotely. The program is taught in English.
  • Professional period : 5 to 6-month internship or work placement worlwide.

Full time

Tuition fees: 10 980€ for 1 year
Registration fees: 200€

  • The registration fees are non-refundable and must be paid online when submitting you application.
  • 30% to be paid upon acceptation
  • Registration fee: 200€ to be paid via the online shop


Début des inscriptions
November 2023
Fin des inscriptions
July 6th, 2024
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Titre pré-requis
Admission requirements

  • Graduate level: Master’s Degree in a scientific field (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Biological Sciences, Botany, Pharmaceutical Sciences)
  • Professional experience in Fragrance is not required but recommended.
  • Fluent in English : English proficiency test scores required for non-native speakers (IELTS: 6.5 or TOEFL iBT: 85 or TOEIC: 850)

Titre modalité d'inscription
Admission procedures

Modalités d'inscription
  • Selection of Application file
  • Online individual motivation Interview with a panel of ISIPCA representatives on knowledge of the industrial sector (products, raw materials, companies), knowledge of the course and career plans
  • Registration fee: 200€ to be paid via the online shop

Recruitment process

First campaign:

  • December / January - Secure your spot (limited intake) by November 29th, 2023

Second campaign :

  • January / February (closing date for applications: January 19th, 2024)

Third campaign:

  • March / April (registration deadline: March 2nd, 2024)

Fourth campaign:

  • May (registration deadline: April 26th, 2024)

Fifth campaign:

  • June (registration deadline: June 7th, 2024)

Sixth campaign:

  • July (registration deadline: July 6th, 2024)



1-year training at ISIPCA, Versailles/Grasse, France:

450 hours of teaching

  • Raw materials olfaction - 20%
  • Fragrance evaluation - 10%
  • Fragrance formulation - 35%
  • Scientific topics - 20%
  • Fragrance project - 15%

  • Exams
  • oral presentation
  • practical work
  • group project presentation
  • oral internship presentation

  • Oct - Nov 15: 2-months remotely courses
  • Nov 15 - Fev 15: Online and face-to-face courses, Olfaction lectures, Fragrances pratical works in the laboratory, team work and oral presentations at ISIPCA
  • Fev 15 - March: face-to face courses and practical work in the laboratory at Grasse campus
  • May - Oct : 4 to 6 months Fragrance worldwide internship

  • Specific Laboratoires dedicated to formulation of fragrances, sensory analysis and analytical chemistry
  • Resource center specializing in perfumery, cosmetics and flavors, databases on ingredients
  • Computer room, Blackboard for online courses, specialized MOOCs.
  • Laboratories in analytical chemistry and perfumes of the Côte d'Azur University (Grasse campus)

Accessibility for people with disabilities


As part of its Equity and Inclusion policy, and in accordance with the provisions of law n°2005-102 of 11 February 2005 for equal rights and opportunities, participation and citizenship of people with disabilities, ISIPCA is committed to respecting accessibility standards for people with disabilities and to proposing adapted training arrangements.

Contact for the Disability Officer:
Ms Sophie Lathuillière -


Key figures for training

75 %
success rate in exams
(Class of 2023)
75 %
job placement rate
6 months after graduation
(Class of 2022)


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