Perfume creation workshop

Paris, France

Experience hosted by Emmanuel

2 hours, Hosted in English and French
Committed to safety
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Up to 8 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

The workshop is a smart and memorable sensorial experience: an innovative way to discover the world of perfumes and Parisian refinement. We will share with you our passion for perfumes.

THE WORKSHOP IS IN ENGLISH, EXCEPT ON FRIDAY AT 5:00pm & SATURDAY AT 5:30pm WHICH ARE IN FRENCH.
This workshop can also be done in Spanish when privatized for your group.

For 2 hours, we will lead you on an imaginative and inspiring journey during which you will discover the fascinating world of perfumes, from their history to the secrets of their making. You will then be creating your personalized fragrance by combining two or three of our fragrances and you will leave with a bottle of your customized blend.
A 15ml travel size bottle is included in this package, with different options available at the shop : a larger bottle, making an other creation, engraving your bottle...
You will register your formula at the end of the workshop, so that you can reorder your fragrance in the future.
This activity is equally entertaining for both men and women, from 10 to 99 years old ! Have a look at the comments of previous participants to get an idea of the experience.
Duration can vary a little depending on how fast you are with your creation, the number of participants and... how many questions you have !
The workshop is a smart and memorable sensorial experience: an innovative way to discover the world of perfumes and Parisian refinement. We will share with you our passion for perfumes.

THE WORKSHOP IS IN ENGLISH, EXCEPT ON FRIDAY AT 5:00pm & SATURDAY AT 5:30pm WHICH ARE IN FRENCH.
This workshop can also be done in Spanish when privatized for your group.

For 2 hours, we will lead you on an imaginative and inspiring jour…

What's included

  • Equipment
    15ml bottle of your scent

Accessibility

Mobility/physical

Fridge

Audio and visual

Designated sighted guide

Meet your host, Emmanuel

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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After a career in cosmetics and champagne, I am the co founder of a brand dedicated to customized fragrances.
Some of the workshops are hosted by Béatrice, my sister and business partner, or by Marie who is working with us.
We love sharing our passion for perfumes, their history, some amazing French brands, the secrets of scent-making and the wonders of olfaction.
We grew up in the Ile St Louis, a few hundred meters from our shop, we love this area and we are always very pleased to share our favorite addresses.

Our biggest reward is seeing the smiles of participants proudly realizing they have made their first perfume !
After a career in cosmetics and champagne, I am the co founder of a brand dedicated to customized fragrances.
Some of the workshops are hosted by Béatrice, my sister and business partner, or by Marie who is working with us.
We love sharing our passion for perfumes, their history, some amazing French brands, the secrets of scent-making and the wonders of olfaction.
We grew up in the Ile St Louis, a few hundred meters from our shop, we love this area and we are always very please…
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Where you'll be

The workshop takes place in the charming Candora Boutique opened in 2017 in le Marais, close to Notre Dame cathedral and the Ile St Louis.

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 639 reviews.

Sonia
October 2021
This was waaaaay better than expected! He gave so much history on perfume with a bit of science behind it that we were all asking so many questions we almost went over our time! My sister and I want to go back to create more perfumes because we couldn’t get enough. I ended up buying my sister’s perfume scent and extra men’s perfumes to take home. That way when some asks “What are perfume are you wearing?” You can always say “oh it’s one I created myself in Paris, France *hair flip*”.
Rose
October 2021
If you’re at all interested in perfumery—it’s history, significant figures, notes on the industry today—and if you love the art of creating scents, this is the workshop for you. The group size was just right, the setting was comfortable, and the location was great! I was able to enjoy a yummy déjeuner then walk a few steps to the studio. My classmates were interesting, from different parts of my home country (U. S.), and clearly excited for the class. I enjoyed making a scent that will become a signature scent once I get the proportions just right. Candora and Emmanuel had a kit available—I found out about it only on inquiry so no high pressure sales here—so I can experiment with the elements of the scent I found through the samples. Emmanuel is personable, knowledgeable, pleasantly entertaining, and truly impassioned about teaching this art. His young assistant, Luna, will be the next generation of perfume makers, helping to make this lovely art available to a new generation. Bravo!
Nikki
October 2021
This was such an incredible workshop. Not only were Emmanuel and Luna absolutely lovely, but we learned so much during our time. Beyond just making the perfume, we learned some history and some great facts about smell (versus taste!). Emmanuel and Luna were so helpful during the entire creation process and brought the whole group together - we were all swapping scents and helping each other make the best scent. We had an absolute blast and I would so highly recommend this workshop. We will remember it forever and definitely come again the next time we are in Paris!
Francesco
October 2021
Bellissima esperienza, Emmanuel è un professionista, ha saputo intrattenerci e ci ha detto molte curiosità sul mondo dei profumi. La creazione del profumo personale è una vera chicca.
Matthew
October 2021
I adore scent and was looking forward to the perfume workshop. I was not disappointed. I learned so much, and now know what goes into spritzing my Dior, Marc Jacobs, or Louis Vuitton colognes. Best of all, we got to mix our own perfume; I can’t think of a better trinket to commemorate our Paris trip. The neighborhood is gorgeous too, make time to explore before or after.
Alka
October 2021
Emmanuel is an interesting storyteller and speaks about perfumes in a charming way. And the idea that you can take away a perfume of your own making--just WOW! I love the scent I created, and I'll wear it for a long time! Thank you, Emmanuel, for a lovely experience!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 8 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.