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Create your own Fragrance! Perfume Making Workshop in Paris

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    • Adults (0+)
    • Your fragrance and a souvenir book are yours to keep after the session
    • Learn about the origins of Perfume and its evolution through the years
    • Use this knowledge to create your very own Fragrance
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday


    Approx. 2 hours

    Start Time


    Meeting Point

    7, rue Vineuse - 75016 Paris (Residential Building).
    Walk straight through into the courtyard and ahead to building-B.
    Walk up to the 1st Floor
    Metro: Trocadero or Passy

    Ending Point


  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview This perfume making workshop in Paris takes you through the fine art of perfume making.

    Gain an insight into the origin of the Eau de Cologne, which can actually be traced to Florence and not Paris. Learn to smell and describe the ingredients of an eau de cologne and also gain an understanding of the constituents and characteristics belonging to different families of odours.

    This is also a hands-on experience and you will use your newly found knowledge to create your own perfume.


    The workshop takes place at Perfume Studio, 7, rue Vineuse. The limited numbers make for an intimate experience and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to interact with the guide.

    The first part of the workshop focuses on a discussion on the origin of the Eau de Cologne in Florence in 1221 at the convent of Santa Maria Novella. Also get an insight into their uses in medicine. There will also be a discussion about the key ingredients used in making a perfume and the evolution of the production process around 1725 in the city of Cologne.

    In the first half, you will learn to smell and describe the ingredients of an eau de cologne and also gain an understanding of the constituents and characteristics belonging to different families of odours. This will be 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 Cologne & Eaux Fraiches, your will be shown a very simple method to create your very own fragrance.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Materials
    • 50ml bottle of self created perfume
    • Expert English/ French speaking guide
    • Souvenir book detailing what you have learnt during the lesson
    • Food
    • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Please email or send an sms the tour operator at least 72 hours prior to start of the tour to re-confirm. Details in your voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

  • Customer Reviews

    • A nose for fun or it all makes scents to me!

      Stumbled across this experience and as with many serendipitous happenings turned out to be a whole lot of fun and an experience in Paris that will not be forgotten quickly. The worksho...

      Phillip Tasker, France, 11/Jun/2014
    • Learning About Perfumes

      This was an excellent chance to learn the basics of perfumes essential components and how to create your own based on expert advise. I was happy it was a very small group of four peopl...

      OSAMA ABOUD A AFIF, Saudi Arabia, 01/Dec/2013
    • A truly Parisian experience

      A friend and I went to the workshop and I would strongly recommend it to those wanting to know about how perfume is made and explore you own preferences in fragrance. For us it was one...

      Madonna moody, Australia, 29/Jul/2013

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