5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 Reviews

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Learn about perfume, its history and current trends, then create several perfumes of your own guided by a top Paris "nose" and perfume expert.

Highlights

  • 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 2014

This was such a unique experience and the highlight of my trip. The apartment and neighborhood are beautiful, and the hostess was lovely. I came home with my own fragrance and the formula so that I can reorder as needed. Being able to understand French was helpful. The hostess does speak English, and would translate as needed, but most of the session is in French.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This is amazing experience. Such amazing perfume.
I purchased 4 bottles at excellent price.
My own made perfume.
Highly recommend

From USD $ 151.15

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