Everybody wants to be engineer, doctor, teacher, journalist etc. Has anybody ever thought of learning how to make perfumes and take it as a profession? A profession in perfumery is very different from other professions. Perfume industry is also known as `flavours and fragrance’ industry. There are very few people in this business. Almost 70% of the market is owned by 10-12 people. Companies under Fragrances and Flavours Association of India (FAFAI) do a lot of research and sampling before making fragrances. There are three types of perfumers, which includes creative perfumers, application perfumers and evaluation perfumers. To be a good perfumer, you need a lot of creativity along with some knowledge of chemistry. New chemicals are created everyday to make new and different fragrances. So knowledge of chemicals is a must. You can learn the skill of making fragrances by doing formal courses. There are very few schools in India who concentrate on creativity than chemistry. Along with chemistry, knowledge of aromatherapy and herbal medicine is also very important. If you have knowledge of fragrance and flavours, then you can join perfume industry, foods and beverages industry, tea, coffee and wine industry. You can also be an aroma therapist. Remuneration in this industry is good with starting salary of Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000. Some of the institutes’ teaching this course are Kelkar Education Trust's VG Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai, which offers postgraduate diploma in perfumery and cosmetics management course, Fragrance and Flavour Development Centre, Kannauj, UP and FFDC also offers courses in partnership with the Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, called PG in aroma technology.