Gawa Gawa: A Fragrance Blending & Candle Making Workshop
We’ve all been struck by the mysterious connection between memories and aromas. How do perfumers create such distinct scents that so instantly draw feelings and emotions? What inspires them? Can I do it myself?
“Scents have a power of persuasion stronger than that of words, appearances, emotions, or will,” said Patrick Suskind. “The persuasive power of an odor cannot be fended off, it enters into us like breath into our lungs, it fills us up, imbues us totally. There is no remedy for it.”
It’s an incurable situation. And you are about to fall deeper into this mystery.
You have enjoyed burning Saan Saan candles and scenting your spaces for your rituals, moods and occasions. Now, it’s your chance to craft your own fragrance and pour them into your own handmade soy candles!
Join us for an afternoon of storytelling, crafting and creating.
Meet the creator of Saan Saan, Mark Zavalla, as he shares inspirations and anecdotes about his candle studio and learn about his creative process in developing his blends and pouring his candles. You will have access to a curated collection of fragrance oils, mix your personalized fragrance blends and pour them into your own amber jar soy candles. You will learn and understand the raw materials and tools you need in making soy candles, including timing, temperatures and curing.
This workshop can accommodate up to 10 participants. Session fee is PHP 3,800.00 inclusive of all materials.
The workshop fee includes the following:
- Attendance to a 4-hour workshop that includes both Fragrance Blending and Candle Making
- All materials and tools needed including oils, soy wax, jars and other necessary items
- Two (2) standard amber soy candles that you will make during the workshop
- Postage for the candles (you can’t bring them home right after the workshop; it will be cured overnight and sent to you by mail)
Available session date for Januaryat our workshop space at Unit 302, 926 Pasay Road Condominium (Pamana-Languages Building), Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road, behind New World Hotel), Makati:
- January 25 (Saturday), 2 PM – 6 PM