This year marks the 20thyear as a holistic therapist for Melanie Jane, the UAE-based esoteric art practitioner and natural parfumier. To celebrate the milestone, Melanie Jane is hosting a bouquet of events designed to provoke and indulge the senses.

“Aromas and Alchemy” is a series of three workshops designed to increase attendees’ knowledge of aromatherapy. You’ll leave the four and a half hour workshops with a more intimate understanding of essential oils, how they interact with each other - and with us - and the complex craft of blending.

During the interactive sessions, to be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, you’ll learn how to make naturally indulgent and effective personal care products like remedies, lotions, body mists and face oils. It’s an aromatherapy class like no other with delicious offerings of a glass of bubbles and finger sandwiches.

The fragrance connoisseur says: “I’ve had a lot of requests to host shorter aromatherapy workshops, so I have created a trilogy of classes. People can attend just one, two or all three and I warmly invite everyone to come and discover the amazing benefits of popular essentials oils and the art of blending, which really is a difficult craft to master. Participants will benefit from my two decades of experience and learn how to make their own bespoke aromatherapy products.”

Perfumehas long been a passion for Melanie Jane too, and this season the UAE’s most fragrant instructor will continue offering her highly successful “Perfume and Prosecco” sessions at exclusive locations in the UAE like the Ritz-Carlton and Burj Al Arab.

Join Melanie and like-minded fragrant fans for her interactive perfume masterclasses with a twist – sparkling grapes and afternoon tea.

Guests are invited to indulge their senses during the four and a half-hour class, where Melanie Jane will reveal a unique sensory journey, describing essential oils and perfume-making techniques.

“I’m so excited to now be hosting classes in Abu Dhabi after considerable demand from my followers. This workshop is the latest in my series of events designed to get people to not only discover more about the fascinating world of fragrance but also to create their very own, bespoke perfume to take home.” said the scent expert. “I have recently introduced various packages, so people have a choice about the size of the perfume they take home.”

These anniversary events are the latest in an on-going series of monthly ‘Masterclasses with Melanie’; experiential workshops that started life at the Dubai World Trade Club.

Having examined 60 rare and exotic oils, participants will gain hands-on insight into what goes into making a perfume, and then have the chance to create a bespoke fragrance designed to enhance the mood, evoke a feeling or simply titillate the olfactory organs. 

“In these perfume workshops I have the opportunity to combine my passion for natural fragrances and desire for teaching new skills and bringing people together. Participants are captivated as they discover the secrets of perfumery and what actually goes into the making of a good fragrance, while I guide them through the creation of their own bespoke signature scent that matches their personality,” she says.

Melanie offers insider tips while revealing the art of the parfumier; how to make a beautiful blend and then helps attendees create their very own exclusive eau de parfumto take home.

Places are limited at these exclusive events, which take place as follows:

Aromas & Alchemy 12noon-4:30pm, Lavender Package AED500 per class or AED1,350 for the Trilogy

22 September - Aromas & Alchemy Part 1 – The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai (Jumeirah Beach Residence)

20 October - Aromas & Alchemy Part 2 – The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

17 November - Aromas & Alchemy Part 3 – The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

The Aromas & Alchemy course includes a continental buffet breakfast on arrival, afternoon tea with a glass of prosecco  and your tailor-made aromatherapy product/s 

Perfume and Prosecco 10am-2:30pm, Daffodil Package AED445; Rose Package AED500; Rose Gold Package AED565

15 September - Perfume & Prosecco – The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

29 September - Perfume & Prosecco – The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

The Perfume and Prosecco class includes a continental buffet breakfast on arrival, afternoon tea with prosecco, your tailor-made fragrance and a fragrant feather keepsake.

Seven Star Scent | Burj Al Arab10am - 3.30pm, AED1,295/AED1,100 early bird

10 November – Seven Star Scent – Burj Al Arab, Dubai

The Seven Star Scent is held on the 27thfloor and the class includes a continental buffet breakfast on arrival, a gourmet buffet lunch with house grape or juices, your tailor-made fragrance and a fragrant feather keepsake.
Melanie qualified as a holistic therapist in 1998, and recently studied at the Grasse Institute of Perfumery. She is an associate of the Federation of Holistic Therapists. Her talents are increasingly being appreciated by the business world, and she now regularly hosts corporate wellness workshops, which are exclusive team building events and a unique way to be a part of the UAE’s Happiness Initiative.


Source: The Shakespeare Agency