Captain Blankenship

Scent Laboratory



Jana Blankenship of Captain Blankenship will delve into the art of natural perfumery and the perfumer's palette. While smell is our first sense to develop, it is arguably our least cultivated. We have the power to identify over 10,000 different smells, so let's play. We will get our noses deep into essential oils and absolutes from Jasmine to seaweed and explore how to create simple oil and alcohol-based perfumes. We will explore how scent influences our other senses, the emotional impact of smell, and try to trace some of our scent-based memories. Everyone will leave with a vial of scent that they have concocted themselves.

Thursday, January 30th
7 to 9 pm

Sliding scale $20-40

Space is limited. Please email to join us.

Captain Blankenship

New Paltz, New York

Captain Blankenship is a one-woman workshop founded in 2009 and run by Jana Blankenship from her home. When Jana was a child she loved mixing her mom’s discarded perfume into signature fragrances like “Scents of Hawaii.” These heavily sniffed concoctions resulted in an allergy to synthetic scents, but also led to her love of smells. After starting to make her own lip balms at home and