Saturday, August 28, 10-11 am

Signup extended to August 19!

Following up on her MasterClass in the language of scents, Anastasia Solokow presents a virtual trek in pursuit of a particular flower -- immortelle -- that infuses Corsica with its scent in the summer.

Anastasia describes the experience: "I will first tell you about immortelle; its story, how and where it grows. Then I will share with you three of my favorite treks in Southern Corsica to discover immortelle: we will start in the maquis above Porto Vecchio, the famous Corsican scrubland, then explore the salt marsh of Porto Vecchio at the mouth of river Fiume Stabiaccu. Finally we will hike on the shores of Bonifacio and across the magical Lavezzi Islands."

"Watching my pictures, you will be fully immersed into Southern Corsica and I will start a quiz game! The answers that you will find in my pictures will be your clues to unlock the scented atmosphere of each trek. You will then discover how climate, location and soil impact your perception of immortelle." 

"Finally, I will show you how immortelle is processed to obtain a precious 'absolute' for perfume creation. I will tell you about the language of scents and the secret messages locked in the scent of immortelle. I wish to bring to your home the beauty and poetry of Corsica in full bloom and inspire you to visit it yourself one day!"

The scent of Immortelle

Each student will receive an envelope by mail containing the material for the class – please do not open it prior to the class:
- one dried immortelle flower from Corsica,
- one paper-strip infused with immortelle “absolu”
- one paper-strip infused with Djélem, a Sulékó perfume composed with immortelle.

event details

This event is presented in English from 10 -11 am and in French from 11am -12 pm on Saturday, August 28. 

Registration closes midnight, August 11, to allow for shipping.

English Trek 10 English Trek 10 French Trek 11 French Trek 11



Street parking on SW 20th St. facing the Kamm House is limited. Free parking is available in Lot A at SW 18th and SW Columbia. Please obtain a parking pass from the office. After 6 pm weekdays, students may park in the Willamette Dental lot at SW 20th and SW Jefferson as available.


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