Scented Masterclass: the Rose [virtual event]

Registration deadline extended to Sunday, June 11 at midnight PT.

From Rosa to the Rose: the story of the Queen of Flowers

In this virtual Scented Masterclass led by Anastasia Sokolow from Maison Sulékó (live from Paris!), you will explore the complex genealogy of the rose to better understand how and why the flower has evolved. You will learn about “Wild Roses”, “Old Garden Roses”, “Modern Roses” and discover how both nature and men have contributed to such a wide variety of species. You will learn where to discover ancient and new species; these heavens of peace designed by talented gardeners might inspire you to create your own!

The Masterclass will focus on two specific roses: Rosa Damascena and Rosa Centifolia. You will learn about their history, their specificities and discover the famous Rose Valleys where they are cultivated in France, Bulgaria, Turkey and Morocco. Let’s dive into the world of roses and find out what is a known fact and what is still left to uncover about the Queen of Flowers, which has been fascinating painters, poets, doctors, gardeners, chemists, botanists, perfumers and chefs for centuries…!

In partnership with the Alliance Française de Portland.

Class Materials (mailed to you)

  • 1 dried bud of Rosa Damascena
  • 1 vial of Rosa Damascena Essence diluted in alcohol (0,1 ml)
  • 1 vial of Rosa Centifolia Absolue diluted in alcohol (0,1 ml)
  • 1 spray-sample of Vy Roza Eau de Parfum (2ml)
  • paper blotters to discover the scent ingredients and the perfume

About Anastasia Sokolow

The secret and mysterious world of perfume was unveiled to me at Yves Saint Laurent Beauté. I then followed high level trainings at the Higher International Institute of Perfume, Cosmetics, and Food Flavouring (ISIPCA) and studied the great classics of French Haute Parfumerie, preserved by the Osmothèque Conservatory of Perfumes. Today, as a member of the French Society of Perfumers, I wish to share my passion and make the choice of a perfume, an experience which awakens the senses and is much more than an encounter: a thunderbolt, a feeling of rediscovering oneself.


  • This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom, in English (with supporting French vocabulary).
  • Duration: 1h30. 
  • Price : $45 for AFSeattle members / $50 non-members for one participant + one guest (both will then share their screen and their material).
  • The Zoom meeting link will be sent to participants in early June.
  • Registration closes on Sunday, June 11 at midnight PT.

Special discount: 15% off + free shipping on Vy Roza Eau de Parfum at Valid for 2 weeks after the masterclass for each participant and guest.

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