Discover the Art of Perfume
Have fun learning to create handmade perfumes in a face-to-face workshop. We give you all the necessary material for the workshop. In the end you can take the finished product.
MAKE YOUR OWN PERFUME
Our intention in this exciting class is to guide and motivate you into making your own natural perfume for your own personal use, to make as gifts for friends and family, or to start a new career or entrepreneurial venture.
History credits the ancient Egyptians with the invention of perfume, but it wasn’t created for vanity, prestige or to seduce a romantic partner back then, but rather to mask the foul odors of the very unhygienic people of those times. It is said that the first modern perfume, as oils blended in an alcohol solution, was made for Queen Elizabeth of Hungary in 1370. This perfume was a blend of lemon, orange blossom, thyme, and rosemary notes.
In France’s role in the mass production of perfume in the mid-1500s, their development of fragrances wasn’t romantic either, as this began in Grasse, which was then one of the smelliest towns in the country, as the flourishing tanning industry there filled the air with a stench that clung stubbornly to anything made from fabric or leather. To mask the smell on the best-selling leather gloves and garments, manufacturers sprayed them with perfume.
Fast forward to modern times, and it was the French who truly made it their own and later produced some of the world’s best-known fragrances. This was a long leap to now where Paris and Grasse in Provence are the main bases for French perfume manufacture and widely considered to be the world capitals of perfume. Ask anyone to name a perfume brand and the chances are that Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent or Guerlain will be first to come to mind.
You’ll learn about the types of perfumes including Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette and Eau de Cologne
You’d learn about the related compositions and corresponding notes of perfumes
You’ll learn about ingredient selection, formulating and preserving perfumes
You’ll learn about fixatives and accelerants to prolong and accelerate fragrance notes
You’ll learn about and how to apply the four main fragrance types as warm, woody, oriental and fresh
And as well you’ll learn to create your own cupboard, closet, room and personal fragrance fresheners
And in this workshop class you’ll actually create your own fragrance and take it home with you
This Class is limited to 4 -5 students and lasts about 3 hours
The total cost of this class is 70.00 € and includes raw materials to be used and your finished take-home project
Presential Workshop in Barcelona
Have fun learning how to create a perfume in a face-to-face workshop. We give you all the necessary material for the workshop. At the end you can take the finished product.
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Frequently Asked Questions
In case your question is not among these, we will solve all your doubts personally through the form on the contact page.
Do not worry, the workshop is made for people without knowledge or very basic knowledge.
If you’d like to arrange a one on one class, we can certainly arrange that, but we’ll have to schedule that with you through our contact section. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Our entry-level workshop classes have a duration of 2 – 3 hours. It is possible that the class may extend a bit, but normally the class will finish on time.
You don’t need to bring anything to the class, as we provide all the materials needed to complete your project in the class at no additional cost to you. If you have a laptop or notebook computer, bring it along, but it is not required.
In each workshop class, you’ll have a related project. Whether it is designing and printing a 3D object or making your own shampoo bars, you’ll learn with instructions, but also by working on the project yourself, so you’ll have fun and get the personal satisfaction of creating something yourself, and you’ll take home with you the object or project you make in the class.