Online Workshop VOL.1 Extraction

photo: Extracted Papaya Flower Fragrance

What do you smell if you walk around the city?  Savory fragrance from food stands and restaurants, green and fresh scent in a market, salty sea bleezes, or stinking garbage?  How does your home smell like?  What’s the source of the smell?

In this workshop, participants are going to explore the smells of daily lives and the environment, and extract smells from the materials.

(The material can be anything – from spices like cinnamon to materials like newspaper, but it has to have clear odor.  )


– teabags (x2)

– ziplock (x2)

– measuring cup for 50 ml (x1)

– scissor  (x1)

– other necessary tool to make the material small if necessary

– electric kettle, thermos pot, or microwave (x1)

– kitchen bowl for Bain Marie- pyrex is better than stainless (x1)

– wodka, odourless (+- 50ml)

– kitchen thermometer to measure 50 – 80 degrees celsius  (x1)

– cup or bottle to receive the fragrance  (x1)

– perfume strip, or just cotton swab (x2)

– fragrant material (preferably no liquid)      

… for example …

  • rubber baloons
  • antique books
  • cheese burger
  • stinky pillow cover (if you can throw it away)


00:00 – 00:05 Introduction

00:05 – 00:15 Process the material and make it as fine as possible

00:15 – 00:20 Stuff it in ziplock / Prepare Bain Marie

00:20 – 01:10 Heat it

01:10-01:15 Filter it

01:15 -01:30 Sharing and closing


  • Keep your lab/kitchen well aired.
  • Don’t smoke nearby because vodka is flammable. 
  • In case you get nauseous, go for a walk in fresh air, and drink a glass of milk.
  • Do not use a cooking table that use gas during the workshop.
  • Don’t smell the vapor directly.  Use the perfume strip always to protect your nose.
  • Wear latex gloves to protect your hands if you are allergic to alcohol.


Sunday, February 28, 10:30-12:00 CET(UTC +0100)
= Sunday, February 28, 18:30-20:00 JST(UTC +0900)


35 EUR (incl. 5 EUR handling fee)

  • Payment can be made via PayPal (credit card accepted)
  • The registration deadline is 24 hours before the workshop starts.
  • Zoom link will be sent to the email address you signed up for Paypal by 24 hours before the workshop starts, from the email address
  • No refunds available. Even if you are unable to participate, you will be able to watch the recording for 3 days (Actually you can learn pretty much from the recordings, so don’t worry!) .
  • If you don’t want yourself to be recorded, you can participate on mute.
  • Participating with children or partner is welcome.
  • Spoken language: English



35 EUR (incl. 5 EUR handling fee)


Scent material: Any fragrance is good
Finely chop in a way tailored to the material
When we do it as a group, we have a friendly relationship. You can feel the atmosphere online as well.
Eventually, the extract is filtered.
Online Extraction Workshop in Corona Disaster in October 2020 at Willem de Kooning Academy of Art in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Some Students Followed the Workshop at Home.