Paris Perfume Workshop

Imagine spending an afternoon with a top Paris "Nose" and learning how to create your own perfumes. Since 2002, The Perfume Studio has organized training for professionals and enthusiasts.

The workshop is led in English 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.

Participants will be introduced to perfumery, its history and current trends in the first half of the session. Explanation of the origin of the "Eau de Cologne" in Florence, Italy during the 16th century and its evolution into the family of perfumes named Eaux Fraiches (45min) .

During the second half, each participant will learn a simple method to create several perfumes on your own guided by your perfume expert. You will create various types of Cologne and Eaux Fraiches according to their affinity: classic cologne, fruity, floral, spicy, chypre and green tea. (1 hr).


Visit the Fragonard private perfume museum which opened in 1983 and, occupies a very lovely Napoleon III house. Here you will relive the history of perfume since ancient times and see a magnificent collection of objects.

See Maison Guerlain where we will talk about the birth of the “Eau de Cologne” during the eighteenth century in the city that welcomed Jean Marie Farina who created the original “Eau de Cologne”. You will also smell other great perfumes that have contributed to the elaboration of the different families of scent perfumers. Your guide will explain how Shalimar, Jicky, Mitsouko changed perfumer's view in their approach of composing scents.
Annick Goutal, one of the jewels of "niche" perfumery where you will learn how a violinist became a famous perfumer.

Finally visit the Jovoy Boutique to discover this temple to "Niche Perfumes Brands" and artisanal perfume houses which operate on a much smaller scale than designer fragrances, and whose presence in mainstream retail department stores is minimal or non-existent.

Perfume Workshop Classes – Cost : 125€pp

Available Mon to Sat

Learn about the history of Eau Fraiche then learn to make it and create you favorite scent and take a bottle of it home with you. Class is taught in English by a top Nose in her elegant Parisian apartment.

Includes: Professional Nose / Class duration 1 1/2hrs / 50ml of perfume you have created

Private Perfume Creation – Cost – On Request

Available Mo,Tu,Th, Fri,Sa

Have you dreamed of having your own scent custom made by an expert in Paris? Just reserve a private session and let our perfumer create a 60ml bottle of au de cologne or perfume just for you!

Includes: Professional Nose / Class duration 1 1/2hrs / Perfume expert meets you at your hotel /Transfer to workshop.