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Perfume Workshop in Paris Led by Master Perfume Maker

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Ile-de-France, France
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2 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Parisian perfume is famous for its fine quality and sophisticated bouquet. Discover the secrets to crafting the perfect scent from a master perfume maker in Paris. During this hands-on workshop, learn the history of ‘Eau de Cologne’ and how to identify and describe a perfume’s various notes. Then, follow your nose and mix your own signature scent by combining classic perfume ingredients into a bottle that’s yours to keep.
  • Paris perfume workshop
  • Create your own perfume to take home
  • Learn the history and tradition of perfume-making
  • Professional local guide
Materials
Self-created perfume (50ml bottle)
Local guide
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Central Paris

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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!
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.


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Great!
771nath
, May 2019
Very interesting experience definitely worth trying it out. Cozy atmosphere and a lovely host. We managed to create something we actually like with the help of the teacher. And we took our fragrances home. Fun!
Do not waste your money
Voyage206028
, Sep 2018
This is not a workshop to learnThe instructor does not give any educational material The instruction is done within 5 mins in a 2 hour tour Only to sell you scented oil
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Michael F
, Jul 2018
You might think a perfume workshop is just for the ladies. Oh contrare mon fare! Learning the science and formula of how to make perfumes was a lot of fun, and should be at the top of the list with the tower and the arch when you go to Paris.
Very knowledgeable chemist who...
Billdebstanton
, Jun 2018
Very knowledgeable chemist who helped explain how to create our ideal scent. We had a great afternoon and loved making our perfumes! One of my best memories in Paris.
Delightful experience. Great...
Carolyn S
, Apr 2018
Delightful experience. Great Mother/Daughter or grandma/granddaughter afternoon. Hostess was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.
Loved doing this with my Daughter...
debmill
, Dec 2017
Loved doing this with my Daughter whilst we were in Paris we learnt a lot more aboutnotes of perfume and what is short and long lasting. Marina was just wonderful, so knowledgable and patient. And her apartment was a warm and calm environment for us to create our own individual perfumes.Great Parisian experience that is just a bit different from the norm.
The instructor was very knowledgable...
Rhonda S
, Nov 2017
The instructor was very knowledgable regarding perfumes but I had wanted to learn more about how perfumes are made, the various properties of essences, etc. This hands-on workshop allows you to formulate your own custom blend with a generous-sized bottle to take home, plus 3 samples. I would have preferred a more interactive workshop however still recommend this one as it is conducted in a small group in a lovely private home whose neighborhood is near the Eiffel Tower. Time it right and go to the Tower after the workshop!
Highly recommend this workshop...
Melody M
, Nov 2017
Highly recommend this workshop! Great venue in a Parisian apartment. It was fun and so unique. I had read earlier that you receive 1 bottle and had the ability to purchase the other scents if you wish and we did, they were a great value! My daughter and I will remember this experience for ever. Thx
This was the first time I enrolled...
Susan M
, Oct 2017
This was the first time I enrolled and it was such a treat! I really enjoyed learning about the chemistry behind creating fragrances. Marina was instrumental in assuring the right fragrance tones were selected to complete my formulas. She was also very patient while answering many questions, and making sure each student in the class received personal time/attention. I would totally recommend this class to anyone looking to experience something really special while visiting Paris. Her apartment is just lovely and provides the perfect back drop for this Parisian event!
This is the third time I've...
SER617
, Sep 2017
This is the third time I've participated in a perfume-making workshop in France -- and this was the best! The setting: in a lovely Paris apartment. The size: just three of us, plus our teacher. The workshop itself: informative, plus you get to mix three different scents with terrific guidance before choosing which you want. For some extra euro, you can buy each of the scents you create. Also, custom-made perfume is a fantastic souvenir.

Product code: 3061PER

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