Spend a sweet-smelling afternoon in Paris with a unique 2-hour workshop. Make your way to Paris’ 16th arrondissement to meet your guide, an industry expert who teaches at the renowned Perfumery in Versailles and consults international brands like L’Oreal on creating their signature scents.
Start off with a brief introduction to the international history of perfume, from the creation of a personalized perfume for Catherine de Medici in a Florence convent in the 1500s to the birth of Eau de Cologne in 18th-century Germany.
Next, learn about the primary scent families and how to identify and describe an eau de cologne’s ingredients. Your instructor will discuss how major perfume producers use these formulas so you can identify the ingredients in your favorite perfumes on the market today.
Equipped with your new nasal knowledge, create your very own perfume by blending standard scent profiles — classic cologne, fruity, floral, spicy and green tea — plus ozonic and chypre atomizers. Experiment with different mixes to get the scent you want, and then capture it in a lovely 50 mL bottle to take home. You’ll remember your Paris vacation every time you spray it on!