The sweet smell of success for Portsmouth High School

A GROUP of school girls became alchemists for the day as they competed to design and market a new fragrance.

Thursday, 24th January 2019, 8:47 am
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 6:45 pm
Portsmouth High School girls become alchemists for the day and cultivate key life skills. To celebrate the end of mock examinations, Year 11 girls spent the day with a group of alchemists and took part in a Dragons Den style workshop where they designed, created and marketed a new fragrance. The day included learning how to make a new perfume from a variety of perfume essences, designing the bottles and labels, marketing the product and finally presenting to a panel of expert judges to pitch their ideas. Pictured is: Claudia Dorey and Juliette Phillips. Picture: Sally Tiller

The Year 11 students learned how to make a new perfume from a variety of perfume essences as well as designing the accompanying bottles and labels.

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The winners were judged after the girls pitched their products to a Dragon’s Den style panel of judges.

The overall winning team comprised of Jemima, Holly, Taylor, Charlotte, Phoebe and Polly. Their reward is to spend the day at Jo Malone in London to give them an insight into seeing how a fragrance is launched globally and a chance to meet some of the team involved.

Jo Dancey, vice president of Jo Malone, said: ‘This is a great way to give the girls the opportunity to look at everyday products and see the raw ingredients that might go into making them and a chance to use team work, creativity and imagination to launch a new product.’ The day was organised by coaching team, Eyes Wide Opened.