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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Perfume Workshop in Paris

Learn about perfume, its history and current trends, then create several perfumes of your own guided by a top Paris "nose" and perfume expert.


  • Paris perfume workshop
  • Create your own perfume to take home
  • Learn the history and tradition of perfume-making
  • Professional local guide

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What You Can Expect

Perfume Workshop in Paris

Perfume Workshop in Paris

The workshop is led by an expert in the perfume field who teaches professionals at the well know school of Perfumery in Versailles and is also a consultant to firms like L'Oreal. The first part of the workshop will be a discussion on the origin of The Eau de Cologne in Florence in 1221 at the convent of Santa Maria Novella, and the key ingredients and evolution around 1725 of the production of perfume in the city of Cologne.

In the first half you will learn how to smell and describe the ingredients of an eau de cologne and to learn about the characteristics belonging to different families of odors. This is then followed by a discussion of the development of different kinds of Cologne and Eaux Fraiches on the market.

The second half of the workshop is the practical part. After having smelled the different types of Eau de Cologne and Eaux Fraiches, your teacher will show you a very simple method to create the perfumes you like which you can take home with you. Six different perfumes are used (classic cologne, green tea, spicy, fruity, floral ozonic and chypre in atomizers). All the raw materials are guaranteed to correspond to the European legislation and to the IFRA recommendations.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

So much fun and informative!!! We all loved it, even my 14 year old son made a cologne for himself!! High-lite of our Paris trip!! FANTASTIC!! Highly recommend!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

One of our favorite 'different' days The group was small which was nice. Suprisingly - how much my husband enjoyed making his own cologne - he wears it every day. I purchased a second bottle of my second favorite. The time went by much too fast. I could have experimented more. We would and have already recommended this workshop to others!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

There were only 2 of us in the class and we both had very personalized instruction since she spoke French and I speak English. It was fun playing with the scents and i enjoyed creating 3 signature scents. Taking a large bottle of one home is included in the course cost but it was very reasonable to buy the other two. It would be nice to return some name to have a longer class and learn more from this wonderful woman. I also enjoyed that it was held in a residence which let me sees bit of how Parisians really live.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

One of the best things I did in Paris! So different and fun! I highly recommend it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great fun , my wife is looking forward to running out of her newly made fragrance just so she can order a new Bach for Paris . Give yourselves plenty of time to get there as not the easiest place to find . Or taxi . Great un even for a hubby

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Awesome experience. Really nice to be in a private home. Thoroughly recommend - a true PARIS experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Easily one of my best experiences in Paris! After all, how many people can say they made their own signature scent IN PARIS?? This is a perfume lover's dream! Really appreciated the small, intimate setting.

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