Make your own perfume with a scent that's for you, by you! Learn how perfumes are created, then mix and match the base aromas to come up with your own with these perfume experiences. You even get to name the perfume, just like the celebs do with their signature fragrances.
Perfume making FAQs...
A perfume making experience makes for a superb gift for newly engaged couples, for Mum, or for a girlie day out with your best friends. It's much more fun than just popping in to the chemist or visiting the beauty counter to buy your eau de toilette and, of course, is totally unique too.
Who it’s not for
If you never wear scents, you probably won’t be interested in learning all about how to make a perfume yourself! You can always go for some nice pampering on a spa day perhaps?
Yes! You choose the blend of aromas to make up your scent that is unique to you. You won't find your fragrance anywhere in the shops and what's more, you get to personalise your perfume by giving it a name too.
How much perfume do I get to take home with me?
This depends on the voucher chosen, but typically you will head home with a 5ml eau de toilette, or a 20-30ml atomiser spray.
Can I order more of my fragrance when it runs out?
Yes. You simply register the perfume you created on the supplier website and then you can order more perfume products that will be made up to the exact ‘recipe’ you’ve given them.
Can you create perfumes at home?
As well as offering perfume making workshops, we also have home perfume making kits on sale too. Inside the gift boxes you’ll find everything you need to blend your aromas to create a perfume at home - and all delivered directly to your door!
Who first made perfume?
The first people to create perfumes were the Egyptians thousands of years ago, but the modern, more mass-produced fragrances we know today actually hail from Hungary in the 14th century. The trend soon spread across Europe, in particular to France where the growing of flowers and aromatic plants as the basic ingredients of the scents meant the country became the epicentre of perfumery.
Is perfume making a science?
At first you might indeed think you've signed up for a chemistry lesson, as the main principles of making perfume are very much scientific. We’re talking phials and pipettes everywhere, with blending and mixing.
What are the basic types of perfume aromas?
There are four basic types of aroma on what the perfume industry call the ‘fragrance wheel’, used to describe and categorise the smells: floral, woody, musky and spicy. Combining these in different quantities with other goodies added makes your perfume.
Do these perfume making experiences make good engagement/wedding gifts?
Yes. Research shows us that a lot of customers buy perfume making experiences as presents for recently-engaged couples, or as pre-wedding gifts for the bride to create their own perfume.
Is it a good hen-do idea?
Yes, definitely. A two-hour perfume making workshop is the perfect package to be included in any hen weekend or event. The experiences, led by entertaining hosts, are held at central locations (often hotels) in towns and cities across the country, so you can make them part of your hen do itinerary for the day.
Can I book an exclusive group experience?
You can buy direct online perfume making vouchers for up to 12 people. Maximum group sizes for a workshop can be up to 32. If you’d like to book an exclusive group perfume making experience, get in touch with us by email, telephone or use the online chat window that will appear on every page.
Do you do fragrance making for men?
Yes we do. We offer online gift boxes to create a men’s cologne at home. Everything you need is included in the attractive gift packages.
Do you do bridal fragrances?
Many of those attending the perfume making workshops are designing their own fragrance to wear their wedding. Every perfume is exclusive to you, making it the perfect scent to accompany you down the aisle as a bride!
Are these personalised perfumes tested on animals?
We have been assured by our main perfume making workshop supplier that none of the ingredients used on their two-hour workshops are tested on animals.
Are these experiences suitable for vegans?
Typically, all ingredients used for the perfume making lessons are vegan, except for the ‘fruity’ aroma, which contains beeswax. Avoiding this one aroma (there are lots and lots of other aromas to choose from) means you can make a vegan perfume.
Can you tell me any allergy information?
Please get in touch with the supplier for full lists of ingredients and possible allergy issues that could be involved in the making of your unique perfume. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like help on this.
Where can I learn how to make my own perfume near me?
If you buy a perfume making kit you will be able to create your own scent at home wherever you are in the country. For those booking a place on a workshop, you will learn to design and create your own perfume at one of many venues around the UK. Current locations for making your own perfumes include: