Learn the art of perfumery in the country that does it best with this perfume-making workshop. A professional perfumer from the famous perfume house Molinard will teach you all about perfume-making, from theory to ingredients, and will be on hand to give you guidance as you create your own fragrance to take home!
Learn the art of perfumery from a professional
Choose from around 90 scents to make your own blend
Take home 50ml of your own signature fragrance
Workshop is available in multiple languages on request
Access to the shop with -20% save on perfum the D Day
Food and drinks
Meeting And Pickup
72 Rue Bonaparte
72 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris, France
Boutique Molinard, access by L4 Metro or L12
Train Station Montparnasse
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Dress code is formal
-20% save on perfum the D Day
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by MOLINARD Parfums Paris
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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A fun break from all the touring
Marianne_H, Mar 2023
Fun experience to share as friends, family, spouses. I went with my daughter and we had a great time! Learned a lot about perfume-making and appreciate the work that goes into this. I know we only touched the surface but was the perfect amount of time, and we walked away with scents we both liked and have been using it daily. Location is also great, visited the St Sulpice church after and walked around the neighborhood.
A souvenir to treasure!
Bonita_Y, Mar 2023
This experience was worth the money! The attendant was very knowledgeable about the perfume company and the industry. This is a souvenir from Paris I will treasure.
Elanda_C, Jan 2023
Thank you for the wonderful experience ! What a wonderful opportunity to learn about the different areas of fragrances
Custom perfume making
Rebecca, Jan 2023
This is a very interesting class where you create your own perfume and also learn a little bit about the type of scents you prefer.
Sandi_R, Dec 2022
Fun experience for the whole family. The instructor was fun and patient. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for spend a couple of interesting hours.
The guide was excellent!...
Melodee_W, Dec 2022
The guide was excellent! I appreciated the directions and opportunity to explore the scents. So far it smells good! We were instructed to wait a week for the scents to combine.
A family from Orlando, FL USA thought it appropriate/the rules didn’t apply to them to bring several kids under the age of 9, which was disruptive to the experience, but I just wish they would have abided by the rules. Otherwise great!
Kaimy_C, Dec 2022
I had such a wonderful experience in this workshop! The instructor was so kind and helpful. Can’t wait to re-order my scent 💛💛💛
great workshop but more time needed
VICTORIA_M, Nov 2022
the experience was nice but...there are so many scents to chose and combine. I definitly would reccommend smaller groups and/or adding an additional 30 minutes or instructor. I personally did not get enough one on one time to confidently create on my own. Overall we enjoyed the process and results. I would do it again!
The teacher teaching was...
Anna_J, Nov 2022
The teacher teaching was amazing. Good atmosphere, relaxing and lovely time.Thank you so much.I would tell my friend about this place and maybe I will back again.All the best for your business and I wish you all be the best in the world.
Amazing and so much fun on a cold rainy day
Melanie_M, Nov 2022
The woman who did the workshop with me was wonderful. She was 5th generation, she knew so much and was incredibly patient with me. I do not know much about perfume and get overwhelmed with the smells. She was kind and patient with my questions and me taking my time to smell what I like.
Jezza_L, Aug 2022
I was the only one in the class. The ladies were very kind and helpful. I learned about the different scents and how top, heart, and base notes work. I got to pick out my scents while my instructor made sure they matched and created the formula for me. It was fun choosing the scents and getting to pipette the my chosen scents into the bottle. She also helped me chose gifts for my parents from the store.
Scents of Paris
Sarah_C, Aug 2022
Great experience with my daughter! It was really fun and we love our scents! We would definitely recommend.
Oh yeah the different...
Perry_W, Aug 2022
Oh yeah the different types of bass through top smells was an amazing experience since individually they may not smell like perfume, or cologne, but together next properly in the right parts it comes out amazing, much like an orchestra. Instructors were very helpful and nice. Decent part of Paris made it felt safer. However the only thing which was unfortunate was that they sold me at my request another bottle of perfume which was too big and had to be thrown out at Paris airport (unless you checked it in which unfortunate my bag was already on the plane). The price was cheaper at the shop so it wasn’t horrible but more annoying. Make sure your bottle is less than 100 mL just in case (I didn’t watch closely and I think my bottle that I bought additionally was 120 ml; bad on me, but beware).
Unique expirence in Paris
kiralyn_A, Jul 2022
Great expirence learning how a perfume is made and then making one espically for yourself! My daughter and I loved this unique expirence and it was one of the favorites of our vacation!
I was slightly underwhelmed, but others will love it.
Steve_A, Jul 2022
I booked the lower priced workshop from Molinard, as the more expensive Molinard workshop wasn’t available. I did consider a more expensive workshop from another company, and that might have been more enjoyable for me, but to be honest, I was worried that I’d be disappointed as I am something of a hardcore fragrance lover, and so I tried to manage my expectations.
Despite having 90 different notes to choose from, I was disappointed to find many of my favourites weren’t available, this is something I’d need to check if I ever took another perfume workshop. Tobacco, coffee, sandalwood, (and ‘boozy’ notes like rum) were unavailable, and so I had to make the best of what was on offer, which was a challenge.
I was surprised to find the notes were already diluted, I’d expected to be working with oils. This does make sense though, for an hour and a half workshop it’s much easier to know what your perfume is going to smell like (I did say I was a hardcore fragrance lover).
Once you’ve selected a range of top, heart and base notes, your guide helps you select the best combination for your fragrance. They then suggest how many ml of each note to add to your personal fragrance creation.
Our guide suggested a combination that was base note heavy, which means it will evolve over time. A good call, I like that in a fragrance.
Overall? A bit of fun, and reasonably priced. I doubt I’ll ever wear the fragrance I created, but surprisingly I must say it smells pretty decent, it might not disgrace itself when compared to some mainstream designer fragrances.
Now to look for a significantly more serious fragrance creation experience.
Don’t miss out on this fun experience!
Jennifer_C, Jul 2022
We had a terrific time at the perfume workshop! I would highly recommend this activity if you’re in Paris. You won’t be disappointed and you get to create your own scent and take it with you! It was a fun afternoon for all of us.
Kimberley_B, May 2022
Best experience ever ! I’d highly recommend anyone to attend to create your signature scent. It’s a lovely gift to have if you’re visiting Paris . Samantha was fantastic and taught us a lot about how the perfume progresses over the hours.
A Truly Personalized Parisian Experience
Lauren_M, Mar 2022
From start to end, this experience was uniquely one of a kind & had an exclusive, glamorous feel about it. Our host, Samantha, was wonderful in teaching & guiding us to create our own unique scents that reflected our individual personalities & taste. We were a mother-(teen) daughter duo but I would recommend this for any lady out there looking to bring home a unique piece of Paris with them!
US traveler in Paris
Shawntae_B, Mar 2022
An amazing experience. The instructor was awesome. She was very attentive to the class. Very willing to answer any question. She presented the class in both French and English( which I thought was very nice).
Well worth it - but try and book direct!
Arturs_I, Feb 2022
We had a wonderful time making our own perfumes. The staff were friendly and helpful and explained every step of the process. I would definitely recommend and will definitely return. If possible I would recommend booking directly with Molinard as Viatour didn’t make them aware of our booking (we booked the day before), but the manager was amazing and managed to squeeze us in at the time we had booked. We were really thankful to the incredible staff for such a brilliant experience.