Design your own personal perfume, or ‘parfum’ as the French call it, during this workshop in Paris. Learn about the different families of perfumes and tenacities of scents from a perfumer teacher, and then play with a range of scents to create three different perfumes. Take home your parfum of choice in a 50-ml bottle. This artistic experience is limited to eight people, ensuring a more memorable experience.
Perfume workshop in Paris
Learn about the different scents and notes involved in creating enticing perfumes
Enjoy instruction from a teacher with 20 years of experience
Make three perfumes on your own
Take with you one of your creations in a 50-ml bottle
Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures more personalized attention
Why Travellers Choose This Tour
Produce three different scents from scratch, including your own take-home vial of "parfum."
All needed raw materials
A 50 milliliters bottle and its packaging
Food and drinks
Meeting And Pickup
7 Rue Vineuse
7 Rue Vineuse, 75116 Paris, France
I will meet you in front of the door 10 minutes before the workshop.
Kind regards. Marina Jung.
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
During this workshop in Paris with six to eight participants, take joy in custom-designing your own perfume. Learn from a master perfumer, who teaches you concepts such as ‘family of note,’ ‘family of perfumes,’ and ‘tenacity’ of the different products (top, heart, and bottom notes), using methods created by Marina Jung.
The perfumer will ask you questions to help guide you in the next phase of the workshop: scent creation. With about 50 different compositions available to play with, get to work on producing three perfumes, on your own or with assistance.
Choose one of your personally designed scents and take it home in a provided 50-ml bottle, an alluring scent that cannot be purchased in a store.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Possibility to reorder your scent if you keep the formula
A book will be available
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
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.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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A highlight of our trip to Paris was making perfume!
Karen_P, Mar 2023
We loved our experience making perfume. Our instructor was very knowledgeable and encouraging and taught us how to blend scents and how some scents last longer than other scents. She took us through an iterative process to build a perfume that was unique to us. We created 3 unique perfume "recipes" by combining scents that we selected in different proportions. She helped us determine what we liked about our sample scents and how we might alter them to tease out aspects that we most appreciated. In the end, we selected among our three sample sets the one we wanted to make into a larger bottle of perfume and she mixed it for us right on sight. We were even able to select the bottle color. We love our scents and every time we wear them we remember the wonderful time we had selecting and making them. I was a wonderful and personal experience. I did it with my adult daughter and we were both thrilled. One of the highlights of our trip to Paris! Marina made the experience very interesting and also magical. You will definitely enjoy this experience.
Best time in Paris while learning how to create your own perfume scent!
Erandy_B, Mar 2023
Marianna was our guide and she explain the process step by step. She used verbal instructions and had visuals so that we could create our own unique perfume scent. She was patient, kind and offered feedback if needed. Thanks Marianna for making a memorable experience for our family.
Katie_H, Mar 2023
We enjoyed a mother/daughter experience and learned how complex Parfums really are to make. Recommend!
Made our Paris trip extra special!
Roxana_S, Mar 2023
This was truly one of the highlights of our trip to Paris last week. There were four of us -- two women with our teenage daughters -- who did this workshop along with 2 other women. The setting itself was intimate as it was set in the living room of an apartment. Our instructor was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. What seemed a bit daunting at first quickly gave way to a relaxed, enjoyable, and exciting experience. We loved that the workshop ended with us all walking away with our signature scents. My daughter loves hers so much that she has worn her fragrance every day since. I've worn mine quite a few times as well.
What a truly special experience. I would highly recommend this for anyone looking to do something a little different in Paris.
Mari_C, Mar 2023
I wish I could give more than 5 stars! This was a fabulous workshop and overall amazing experience. Marina is extremely knowledgeable and takes care with each participant to ensure everyone leaves with a new custom fragrance.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Merci. Thank you so much for your review.
I try to do my best for my clients.
Markus_F, Feb 2023
It was an awesome experince all in all.
We had a lot of fun and many good smells were created. I don't know what else to say
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear Customer, It's a pleasure to receive your review. I do my best for my clients.
10 out of 10 - a fantastic time
David_N, Feb 2023
This was fantastic, gracious, informed, and elegant host with a wealth of knowledge about her craft.
Beautiful and fascinating perfumery
Kathleen_B, Jan 2023
Marina shared a lot of knowledge about the various flowers and essences that make up scents. She was friendly and answered all questions, and guided the process of experimenting to blend different ingredients. She bottled the final product in a pretty atomizer to give us.
Rebecca_F, Jan 2023
This was such a fun, unique experience! We made amazing perfume and learned so much about scents and the art of perfume-making.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Rebecca. A big thank you for your kind message; it was a pleasure for me.
L’ ABC du Parfum
Minh_T, Jan 2023
Highly recommend this workshop for perfume lovers! Very interesting, fun and informative. Marina is friendly and helpful! We loved creating our personalised perfume in Paris.
A must do in Paris!!
Maureen_H, Jan 2023
My daughter and I had a FANTASTIC experience! Marina did a great job explaining and simplifying the basics of perfume making. She was very hands on and helpful as my young daughter was set free to start mixing up her own fragrances. We loved our final creations so much that we had extra bottles made to give as gifts when we returned home. This was a special time with my daughter in Paris. A time we will never forget. Thank you Marina!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
So warm and nice from you.
Big hug to the little « cherry 🍒 «
Sally_H, Dec 2022
I really enjoyed the class and left with a bottle of perfume I was proud of. Marina is lovely, an expert in perfumes and a great teacher.
I would recommend the class if you're in Paris
Not worth it
Meghan_P, Dec 2022
After reading all of the positive reviews my sisters and I were so excited to do the perfume making class. Upon entering the woman’s home there were three tables set up with all the supplies one may need to make their own perfume. The teacher handed us a chart of different scent groups. We were able to create three mini bottles and then she created the larger bottle of one of our samples of our choosing. The instructor had too a full class and was constantly running around and/or answering the phone. When asking for suggestions she did not really offer any assistance. We felt like she thought it was a nuisance to have us in her house (eye rolls or raised eyebrows) especially after asking to use the restroom and another family asking for some water. Didn’t really learn anything about the history of perfume. Would not recommend. And would do this as a DIY at home or go somewhere else for a more informed/hands-on approach.
Patrice_J, Dec 2022
We had a wonderful experience learning about perfume making our own scent and talking to people from different cultures. The setting was very nice too and the host very knowledgeable about perfume and oils.
Perfect Parisian Experience
Tyesha_G, Dec 2022
This experience was amazing and very informative. You get to make three perfumes at the course. The class was very intimate.
What’s more French than perfume?
Alexander_S, Nov 2022
This was a great experience overall!! Marina, the activity leader was great at explaining the basics but please come with some readiness to just explore and use your gut instincts at making a personal scent! Keep it fun and it will be! My only small suggestion is that it would have been helpful to have some instructions on waiting at the door if the address bc it’s basically a residential building and we didn’t know if we were suppose to wait or ring one of the apartments, etc.
Magnifique! Perfume Experience in Paris
Fanny_K, Nov 2022
Creative and fun workshop; we designed 3 perfumes and decided to take all of them home. Marine was so insightful and experienced, and the small group experienced allowed for lots of individual attention. A must experience when you come to Paris!!
Something different you will always remember
dadster, Nov 2022
Booked a trip to Paris for a few days and thought this would be an interesting thing to do it did not disappoint, we both really enjoyed the workshop and her knowledge of fragrance was immeasurable a really enjoyable departure from the normal tourist activities with this knowledgable lady you will both love it!
JohnandMary_P, Nov 2022
It was lots of fun. Obviously be prepared to smell a lot so if you have allergies this may not be the best but we had a great time
Creating a scent I enjoy
Darlene_D, Nov 2022
I very much enjoyed listening to the instructor about how different scents have different tones. Although there were about 12 people in the class, the instructor was able to give individual attention to us all when we started making our own perfume/cologne. We all had ample supplies. You get to bring home your creation and the instructor makes a larger bottle for you. If you like perfume, I recommend you taking the class
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Darlene. Thank you very much for your feedback. It was a pleasure for me to teach you and share my passion. Kind regards. Marina.