OLFACTORY CAPTURES WORKSHOP (copia)
Off Road Experience
We open our lab doors so you can discover what is it that makes us so unique and special. To learn enjoying and enjoy learning the secrets of capturing the scent of the landscape.
-HARVESTING WALK IN THE FOREST
-PARTICULARITIES OF A TRANSITION MEDITERRANEAN FOREST
-BASIC FORMULATING CONCEPTS AND SOME “HERESYS”
-OLFACTION OF NATURAL RAW MATERIALS
-TINCTURES, INFUSSIONS AND MACERATIONS
-ELABORATION OF AN OLFACTORY CAPTURE (HYDROSOL AND EAU DE PARFUM)
The BRAVANARIZ headquarters in Pontós (Alt Empordà-Girona). Barri de la Pobla no. 1
When we start:
At 10 a.m. for the presentations, hand-out of the equipment and warm-up exercises. 10:30 a.m. to head into the forest and start the harvest walk. Punctuality is important to ensure we can make the most of the morning. In summer, the workshops are held in the afternoon (starting at 6 p.m.)
What you need:
Curiosity and a good attitude, along with a sun hat, sunscreen and comfortable footwear. The rest is on us: a basket and pruning shears, gloves, fresh water, coffee, pastry, good food, natural wine and other delights. Oh, and an important recommendation: don’t come wearing perfume. This may seem obvious, but it is worth reminding you. Keep in mind that some shampoos, conditioners and deodorants that have been synthetically scented are so ‘effective’ that the cloud of falsely-derived pleasant scent surrounding you will not let you and the others truly enjoy the experience.
Once the group has been closed and the date set, 20% of the total cost is covered as a down payment by bank transfer to the account indicated below. From then on, your reservation has been confirmed.
Weather factors should always be taken into consideration. 48 hours before your visit is to begin, and if conditions are favourable (that is, if they are not clearly unfavourable, such as with hard rain or high winds) we will confirm that the route will take place.
Before beginning the activity, we request that the balance be paid in full by bank transfer.
In case of cancellation
If weather conditions forecast mean we will not be able to enjoy the route in adequate conditions to be able to enjoy the landscape, the group will agree together to an alternative date for the activity to take place.
If it has to be cancelled definitively, BRAVANARIZ will immediately return the quantity corresponding to the down payment.
If you cancel for causes unrelated to BRAVANARIZ
If your party cannot do the route once participation has been confirmed 48 hours previous to the starting time, BRAVANARIZ will not be able to refund the down payment. The reason for this is that we will have already purchased all products necessary for your unforgettable experience.
A small group
Protecting and respecting our natural environment is of vital importance for us. Crossing the landscape already means transforming it. The last thing we wish to do is fill these spaces with large groups of walkers. For you as well, the experience is much more intense if you don’t have the feeling of being in a herd. For this reason, we will go in a small group (maximum 12 people) and our calendar of activities will be spread out and limited. This means that if you are interested in any of the routes we offer, write soon and make a reservation, as we fill up quickly.
Don’t wear perfume or cologne
This is important if you wish to submerge yourself in olfactory terms into the landscape and have an authentically wild experience. This may seem obvious, but it is worth reminding you. Keep in mind that some shampoos, conditioners and deodorants have been synthetically scented, with their ‘effectivity’ based on a cloud of falsely-derived pleasant scent. This will not only leave you without the chance of experiencing the route authentically, but will also disturb the olfactory experience of the others in the group. Nature has a subtlety and an elegance that is not very compatible with strident expressions. If you wish to fully appreciate this simplicity, do not mask your own aroma while doing so. Nature has its own smell, and we do too.
Be careful with the sun
-Remember to bring a hat, cap or scarf to protect you from the sun. It hits hard in these areas and can be especially deceptive when there is wind and you think you will be fine. We also recommend biological sunscreen with no scent.
Wear proper footwear. We are not going to climb Annapurna, but it is important that you are comfortable enough to walk all day (even though it ends up being a few hours). Boots are recommended, but older running shoes or well-worn shoes could also work. Elegance, like luxury, is an attitude.
Unless you like to show off your ‘scars’ from an outdoor long trek, it is preferable to wear long trousers and socks. Especially in summer, certain chards and dry plants can mark your legs with scratches and insects will find your ankles an easy prey. For anything worse, we will always have a first-aid kit on hand to help.