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Perfume Workshop in Paris Led by Master Perfume Maker

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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

Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France

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!
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Experience Paris - Guided City Tour
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.
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  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Experience Paris

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

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Perfume Workshop in Paris Led by Master Perfume Maker?
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The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Perfume Workshop in Paris Led by Master Perfume Maker?
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The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What is the social distancing policy during Perfume Workshop in Paris Led by Master Perfume Maker?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Perfume Workshop in Paris Led by Master Perfume Maker?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Perfume Workshop in Paris Led by Master Perfume Maker.
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What is the maximum group size during Perfume Workshop in Paris Led by Master Perfume Maker?
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This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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  • "This hands-on workshop allows you to formulate your own custom blend with a generous-sized bottle to take home, plus 3 samples." See review

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NurImanJoyce
, Jul 2019
Marina was a great teacher and master. My mom and I manage to make 3 perfumes and learned a lot. It is some thing you must do in Paris
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Wonderful experience
Irene D
, Jul 2019
Wonderful afternoon with Marina in a beautiful apartment, creating signature parfum to take home. Very enjoyable.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Delightful experience. Great...
Carolyn S
, Apr 2018
Delightful experience. Great Mother/Daughter or grandma/granddaughter afternoon. Hostess was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.
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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.
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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!
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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
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Product code: 3061PER

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