Welcome! The Perfume Playground Club is a place to leave the outside world and explore your senses. Like a pavilion, it’s a vessel for presenting your ideas in fragrant form.
We collaborate with Work Club Global, Auckland Art Gallery & Lululemon offering unique sensory events.
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We can’t wait for you to join us, thank you XoX
WORK CLUB GLOBAL
“ People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself. ”
— MARCUS AURELIUS
With locations in Melbourne & Sydney, Work Club Global is the perfect place to unwind and discover your personal scent story.
Hosted in the lush library workshops once a quarter, specific attention is given to oils that allow you to retreat into yourself, whether that's to relax, reenergise or uplift you. You'll be surprised how quickly you'll reconnect using luxurious aromatic essences.
Each event covers an Introduction to Natural Perfumery, an overview of over 100 essences and an opportunity to design a signature scent.
You'll learn best practise blending techniques and first-hand artisan knowledge, learnt during practical hours experimenting with each oil. This is a new type of intelligence that will expand your conciousness and make you feel great.
This is your opportunity to understand the taste of luxury from an olfactory palatte of the highest quality essential oils, resins, isolates and compounded natural isolates, sourced from organic, wild-harvested growers who respect the land. You'll feel the difference. If you're new to Natural perfumery, be prepared to open your mind, body and spirit to a new level of connection with fragrance.
We say no to parabens, glycols, petrochemicals or synthetics.
Our next event is on 22 November in Melbourne, 630pm.
AUCKLAND ART GALLERY
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”
— HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The Four Seasons Perfume Series 2018
Each of the four divisions of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter) are marked by particular weather patterns and daylight hours, resulting from the earth's changing position with regard to the sun.
The Auckland Art Gallery & Perfume Playground are collaborating to host four intimate workshops where everyone will create scent for the seasons.
A scent bar of top, middle and base notes is open for exploration. All ingredients are ethically sourced and the highest quality in the world.
When you concentrate on summer - a tremendous amount of energy radiates, our host is the sun whose presence is fierce and utterly forthright. Days are longer and the rays of the sun dissolve all shadows in our lives. No hiding, no secrets, no darkness. Summer is a time of light, joviality, expression and wholehearted action. This season is symbolic of the vitality inherent within every heart.
When you think about winter however, it's a season governed by the recluse, the hermit. Activity gives way to dormancy. Life is still, indwelling and silent. This is a time of introversion, contemplation and going within. Symbolic winter invites us to quiet the mind, still the soul, and crystallize our inner workings. This is a time to ice skate through winter whites as a means of gaining purity and clarification.
We will match fragrance families into the appropriate season and share knowledge of perfume accords while also allowing each person creative freedom. For instance in summer we'll focus on fresh, citrus, fruity and floral whereas in the winter it will be a spicy, woody earthy focus.
Members select essences that suit their seasonal preferences. Everyone designs and bottles their unique natural fragrance.
“ Creativity is maximised when you're living in the moment”
The Perfume Playground opened the fragrance bar for Lululemon NZ staff and ambassadors. The experience was a chance to discover, trust and connect. Everyone enjoyed a rare moment of letting-go, away from the business.
Our philosophies merge nicely as we caring for self, community and innovation. The experience was so well-liked that the store managers decided to open it up to the Lululemon community to enjoy. We now host one event per quarter spaces are limited and each event is a sell-out. There is a fun, wellbeing & meditative focus.
We'd love to see you at a future popup. For the first time, we're hosting an event at the Lululemon Store in Wellington, on Monday December 11.
The final popup for 2017 will be held at Auckland Lululemon Ponsonby, Christmas Thursday 14 December.