Perfume Masterclass in Florence: Make your Own Personal Fragrance

Firenze, Italy
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From USD 76.32

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Smell terrific after this tour of a master perfumer's workshop in a Renaissance palace in Florence. Learn how he chooses his ingredients, makes his perfumes and sniffs out an amazing fragrance. Then make your own! Leave with a small bottle of your own bespoke fragrance and a certificate signed by the fragrance master himself.
  • Small-group tour exploring the workshop of a master perfumer in Florence
  • Learn about how he makes a fragrance and all the ingredients that go into it
  • Make your own fragrance and leave with a bottle of it
  • Receive a certificate of completion of the workshop signed by the master himself
  • Small-group tour ensures lots of attention from the guide and perfurmer
  • Great tour for anyone who likes to smell good!

What's Included

  • Welcome and visit to "Antica Spezieria Erboristeria San Simone" store and the artisanal laboratory
  • Introduction to the history of perfumery in Florence
  • Creation of personal fragrance from a kit of essences
  • 50ml of your own personalized perfume
  • Coffee Break (complimentary coffee, tea or water)
  • Certificate
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Ghibellina, 190
    Via Ghibellina, 190, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    Via Ghibellina 190 RED - Antica Spezieria Erboristeria San Simone

Start time

10:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Antica Erboristeria San Simone

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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62 reviews
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Wonderful perfume making experience
Christine_G, May 2023
It was a wonderful class building a custom scent. The instructors were so nice - they even accommodated a couple that was super late to the class. I would recommend doing this class
Great experience!
Sharon_B, May 2023
Great experience. Told my tour about it and everyone wished they had singed up. Loved the ambiance, smelling all the notes, watching them craft your scent right in front of you. Gave us each an 100ml bottle of our scent to take. Also got discount on other store products. Would definitely recommend!!!
Joy_K, May 2023
This was one of my favorite classes ever! I had a great time creating my own perfume and learning all about it! They even keep your recipe so that you can order more in the future!
householdingbuddha, Apr 2023
This class was so much fun. We figured we would get a small bottle of the perfume we made but it was actually full size.
Great experience
julia_k, Apr 2023
Absolutely loved the class. I did it with my husband and two kids (12 and 15) and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! It was very interesting and perfumes turned out great! Would definitely recommend.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Ciao Julia, Great to hear you and your family enjoyed our perfume experience! We would be glad to see you again in another perfume masterclass!
Lovely time!!!!
Jessica_K, Mar 2023
The class was engaging! People from all over and different ages. Lots of laughter. I now have my iwn personalized scent that I made from their base, heart, and top note choices. Just lovely! Will remind me if Florence every time I wear it! So much fun! Do it!
The power of perfume!
Christine_A, Jan 2023
A unique event and tour with a great personalized souvenir at that end. A lovely afternoon with a small group of people from all over the world convened to learn about the history of perfume, the power of the sense of smell and our individuality. I felt relaxed and ready to tackle the rest of Florence when we said "ciao".
Creative Experience
Stacia_A, Nov 2022
Debra was fantastic and learned a lot of history on fragrances. Creating our own cologne/perfume was a wonderful experience.
Fabulous morning
cmendozahorrigan, Nov 2022
Excellent time! Unique experience and walked away with knowledge and our own scent! Very fun mother daughter morning!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Client, thank you for the review. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed this activity, we're sure the perfumes you made smell great! We hope it was a memorable day for the both of you.
Creative and engaging class
Rose_P, Oct 2022
Loved learning about the three major components of scent composition and choosing the scents I loved to create a unique scent. Would do again!
Fernananda and Deborah...
stephanie_g, Oct 2022
Fernananda and Deborah were fantastic, learned so much and created gorgeous fragrances that we cannot wait to try! Met a lovely Dutch girl. SO delighted we did this, something I wanted to do for ages.
Really fun experience
MaryLou_S, Oct 2022
Loved the instructors and history of the shop San Simone . Took home my unique fragrance chosen by me and formulated by owner pharmacist . And purchased a bath gel for a friend .
Great class. Recommend!
Jonny_E, Sept 2022
Did this class when we were in Florence as my partner loved perfumes. Turns out we both loved it. 2ish hours in total to smell all the different scents and learn how to build your own perfume. You leave with your own 50ml perfume and a good basic understanding of how to mix perfume. All the team there were very passionate and super friendly. Recommend!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Jonny, Thank you for your review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed this activity with your partner. We hope to be able to welcome you again on other activities or tours!
An excellent workshop-
Bonny_S, Sept 2022
What a wonderful experience at this quaint perfume shoppe- . Lovely instructor and education on the history of perfume, analyzing what you like best and concocting a special formula just for you. Wonderful!
Wonderful way to remember Florence!
Jen_R, July 2022
What an experience! We had the best time learning how to make perfume, selecting our own personal blends and receiving a generous bottle of our creations. We had a fun group that really interacted well and made it even better. Deborah and the team were fantastic!
Fun experience for teen girls
Amber_H, July 2022
We were traveling with family and gifted this experience to the teen girls with us. They loved making their own signature scent!
Fragrance making
Chas_B, June 2022
It was a fun thing to do with my daughter (18) and we met a very kind couple. The fragrance making was interesting.
The staff are very...
Josette_F, May 2022
The staff are very welcoming and Dr Fernanda Russo is exceptional, the perfume came out superb. Quite amazing work shop.
Quite original
Jodi_M, May 2022
Very much informative and enjoyable. Very different tour then we would normally do but so much fun! I loved the idea of smelling the many scents and choosing just the right one. Though I dragged my husband to this tour he also enjoyed making a cologne for himself.
Cool Experience to make your own perfume!
GigiChan, Dec 2021
it was a very cool experience. I luv my teacher Deborah, her english is good. She explained the whole history and process very well. Just one thing make me remove 1 star, it's the store TOOOOO cold and no restroom. I guess come during the summer may not have an issue, but winter is very cold and without heat in the store, that is really hard to sit still. Anyway, overall good and different experience.

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