The Fragrance Foundation offers several educational opportunities to learn more about the world of fragrance. Please explore courses, affiliations, and other resources below.


The Fragrance Academy is TFF’s online introductory course. It is being updated and will relaunch in 2022. Please contact with any questions.

A Virtual Discovery of the World of Perfume is a live, interactive virtual training series offered in partnership with Serendipitee NYC, the US licensee of Cinquième Sens, the renowned fragrance training institute in France. To find out more click the link below.


We are closely affiliated with FIT’s Cosmetic & Fragrance Marketing Undergraduate & Graduate Programs. Click below to learn more.



Michael Edwards is a legend. Evelyn Lauder called him “the perfume expert’s expert’. Michael is a walking encyclopedia of fragrance. He and his team have written 35 annual editions of his FRAGRANCES OF THE WORLD guide. His database matches 44,000 fragrances, family by family, scent by scent. Working closely with perfumers and fragrance developers around the world, Edwards records fragrance history with independence and impartiality; with integrity and accuracy.

Michael Edwards is publishing a new book, American Legends, coming out in Fall 2023. Here is an excerpt from his book, and a sneak peek into the world of Halston – Click HERE to read.


The Phluid Project provides an inspiring education and a set of tools to embrace true affirmation of all individuals’ gender identity and gender expressions. Rob Smith is the Founder & CEO of The Phluid Project, a member of TFF.

To learn more about Gender Expansive Training, visit

Click Here for Highlights


In his memoir, The Company I Keep: My Life in Beauty, Chairman Emeritus and former CEO of The Estée Lauder Companies Leonard Lauder shares the business and life lessons he learned as well as the adventures he had while helping transform the business his mother founded in 1946 in the family kitchen into the beloved brand and ultimately into the iconic global prestige beauty company it is today.

The Company I Keep is available in hard copy or e-book in the United States. All proceeds from the book sales will be donated to charity.

Buy Now

NEZ, The Big Book of Perfume

The Big Book of Perfume, released in September 2020 by Nez, the olfactory cultural movement, is a valuable resource dedicated to fragrances. One of the two forewords for the book was written by TFF President Linda G. Levy. Click below to learn more.