Have you ever thought of perfume tester as a career option? You should if you have heightened sense of smell and like being in the company of fragrances. Companies producing perfumes around the world are always in need of people who will test the perfume solutions. This comes under the department of research and development. As a tester, you have to smell the fragrance, recommend changes, and analyze whether it will work with the buyers. The pay is well and is a good career options.
Here is what you should do-
1. Perfumery School- Its best to attend a perfumery school and become the apprentice of any perfumer. Not only do you gain theoretical knowledge but practical experiences too that will later help in your career. Be thorough with perfume history and how it has evolved. Perfume making is not about flowers these days. One must have scientific knowledge of synthetic molecules and its role. As a perfume tester, you are required to check the composition of fragrances and do further research on it.
2. Practice- To enhance smelling skills, practice with perfumes. Obviously, one may think of it as an expensive venture, but do not need to purchase all types of perfumes. Bottles lying around your house, perfumes available with your friends and family can be the starting step. Then, there are women magazines- on some of the pages, they lace it with current perfume fragrances just to provide samples for prospective buyers. Slowly, think of creating your own perfume. This will add another edge to your profile as a perfume tester.
3. Familiarization- Some handful of companies is there in the world specializing in perfume making. Information on them also are easily available with fashion magazines and journals. Collect them and start reading and understanding the companies- their goals and long term aims, their perfume making procedures, and their global appeal. Soon after, float your resume!