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Discover the art of perfumery and embark on a fragrant journey with various professional beauty classes in NYC. Learn the secrets of creating unique scents, explore the world of fragrance ingredients, and gain the skills to make your signature perfumes.

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DIY Perfume Bar Experience

Bios Apothecary @ 61 West St, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the art of bespoke fragrance creation at Bios Apothecary's workshop in Brooklyn, New York. Immerse yourself in a library of over 130 natural aromatics and create your own signature scent using therapeutic-grade essential oils and rare extracts from around the world. Perfect for a unique date or a fun activity with friends.

(38) Beginner 13 and older
$84.83
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Natural Perfume Workshop

Bios Apothecary @ 61 West St, Brooklyn, NY

Create your very own bespoke fragrance using a wide range of botanical scents, including therapeutic-grade essential oils, rare woods, exotic flowers, invigorating spices, and more. Unleash your creativity and indulge in a unique sensory experience at Bios Apothecary's perfume-making workshop. This instructor lead class includes an introduction to natural perfumery, guided sampling and guided formulation. 

(38) All levels 13 and older
$130.50
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Intro to Perfumery: A Primer

Fragrance Alliance Network @ 414 Broadway, New York, NY

Explore the intricate science of olfaction and its link to fragrance perception. Gain insights into the anatomy of the olfactory system and the role of scent receptors in detecting and interpreting fragrances.

(8) Beginner 18 and older
$135
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Evaluating Fougeres

Fragrance Alliance Network @ 134 W 29th St, New York, NY

Dive into the world of fougere fragrances, exploring their rich history and modern transformations. Discover the iconic Houbigant's Fougère Royale, key ingredients like lavender and oakmoss, and the evolution of this beloved scent profile over 137 years. Gain hands-on experience evaluating classic and contemporary fougeres, understanding the nuances that make each fragrance unique. Perfect for fragrance enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.

(8) All levels 18 and older
$125
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Perfume History: The Smell of Power - The Fall of Napoleon Through The Reign of Napoleon III

Fragrance Alliance Network @ 134 W 29th St, New York, NY

Explore Napoleon's intimate relationship with perfume, from the battlefield to the boudoir, and trace the evolution of French fragrance through the eras of Napoleon III and Belle Époque artists. Experience iconic scents like Jicky, delve into the rise of synthetic materials, and confront the enduring impacts of colonialism, all while examining contemporary issues of social justice in the perfume industry. Perfect for history and fragrance aficionados alike.

(8) All levels 18 and older
$90
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Natural Perfume Blending (Part Two)

Alchemologie Natural Perfume @ 438 9th St, Brooklyn, NY

Take your natural perfume blending skills to the next level in this advanced course at Alchemologie Natural Perfume. Dive deeper into formulation, perfume structure, and building chords, while exploring rare and precious materials. Sharpen your sense of smell and deepen your understanding of blending and perfume creation.

(23) Advanced 18 and older
$165
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Introduction to Perfume Blending

Remedies Herb Shop @ 453 Court St, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the art of perfume blending in this hands-on workshop where you'll create two personalized fragrances using a variety of raw materials. Immerse yourself in a world of floral, woodsy, and foodie notes to craft unique scents that reflect your individuality. Unleash your creativity and indulge in the sensory experience of perfume creation.

(139) Beginner 12 and older
$145
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Sip and Soap

Nyah @ 145 Court St, Newark, NJ

Indulge in a night of creativity and relaxation as you and your friends learn the art of crafting handmade natural soap. With guided instruction from a certified soap artisan, you'll create unique and personalized soap creations that are perfect for a date night or a night out with the girls. All materials and aprons were provided.

(8) All levels 16 and older
$45
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Soap Making Basics

Nyah @ 145 Court St, Newark, NJ

Start your journey towards creating your unique soaps with this beginner-friendly class at Nyah. Discover the ingredients, techniques, and safety measures needed to make your first batch of handcrafted soap, and take home 2 pounds of your own creations. Unleash your creativity and turn soap-making into a fun and potentially lucrative hobby or small business venture.

(8) All levels 16 and older
$249
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Odor Vocabulary

Fragrance Alliance Network @ 155 Lafayette St, New York, NY

Delve into the world of perfumery vocabulary. This course is designed to give participants the necessary terminology to fully delve into the world of perfumery, from artistry to industry. All fragrances have an origin, a connection, and an emotion derived from an experience. You will gather the tools to understand the references, origins, associations, and expressions of individual notes and scent families. Materials will come alive and able to...

(8) All levels 18 and older
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Custom Scent & Candle Making Experience

Atelier Artisane @ 25 W 39th Street , New York, NY

Unleash your creativity and learn the art of fragrance blending in NYC. Join our workshop to discover the secrets behind creating your unique fragrance oils for candle-making and reed diffusers. Develop your skills with expert guidance and leave with two personalized fragrance blends to bring home.

(131) All levels 18 and older
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$135
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Perfumery 101

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Enjoy a brief history of fragrances, then create a special scent to take home.

(1074) Beginner 18 and older
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Natural Perfume Blending

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Smell is the most neglected of our senses yet it has an instantaneous power to penetrate our consciousness invoking memories and emotion. Odors are ethereal and elusive yet can strongly attract or repel. In this sensory workshop we will examine the art of natural perfumery. Students will gain a basic understanding of the sense of smell, the history of perfume, the advent of synthetic ingredients, and the return to naturals. Perfume ingredients...

(529) Beginner 18 and older
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Potions Salon: Perfume Blending Workshop

Fragrance Alliance Network @ 155 Lafayette St, New York, NY

Come as a first-timer or returning blender to work on your very own scents with the expert guidance of our scent design team. Smell through aroma materials and build something completely unique.  Light bites, refreshments, and a take-home fragrance included.

(8) Beginner 18 and older
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$135
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Free Intro: Practical Aromatherapy

New York Open Center @ 22 E 30th St, New York, NY

This is an Intro Class Aromatherapy, the use of essential oils as healing agents, has a long history in many cultures. This course will provide an overview of the basics of aromatherapy and the wide range of aromatherapy techniques we can use in many aspects of our lives. We’ll work with oils derived from leaves, needles, flowers, and peels, including bergamot, rosemary, lavender, and pine. We’ll explore how these oils can affect the physical,...

(299) All levels 18 and older
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Practical Aromatherapy

New York Open Center @ 22 E 30th St, New York, NY

Full Course Name: Practical Aromatherapy: Applications and Uses of Essential Oils For Healing Body, Mind & Spirit Aromatherapy has a long and rich history in many cultures around the world. This class will provide an overview of foundational aromatherapy and introduce you to a wide range of therapeutic techniques you can put to use in various aspects of your life.  We’ll work with oils derived from leaves, needles, flowers, and peels...

(299) All levels 18 and older
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Intro to Fragrance Evaluation

Fragrance Alliance Network @ 134 W 29th St, New York, NY

Embark on a journey into the world of fragrance evaluation, where you'll unravel the complexities of scent composition and language. Discover the secrets behind what constitutes a superior fragrance as you explore olfactory physiology and emotion. Develop the skills to fluently identify, classify, and evaluate fragrances, enriching your understanding of this captivating art form.

(8) All levels 18 and older
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Accord Creation: Fougere

Fragrance Alliance Network @ 155 Lafayette St, New York, NY

This is a technical course in the methodology of creating and blending a Fougere accord, achieving proportionality and the use of dosing and overdosing.  The class has a capacity of 6-12 students and is up to 3 hours long.  Additional material requirements will be specified upon registration, as this course involves blending.  Prerequisites: All Beginner and Intermediate level courses are required to take this course, unless students...

(8) Advanced 18 and older
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Accord Creation: Chypre

Fragrance Alliance Network @ 155 Lafayette St, New York, NY

This is a technical course in the methodology of creating and blending a Chypre accord, achieving proportionality and the use of dosing and overdosing.  The class has a capacity of 6-12 students and is up to 3 hours long.  Additional material requirements will be specified upon registration, as this course involves blending.  Prerequisites: All Beginner and Intermediate level courses are required to take this course, unless students...

(8) Advanced 18 and older
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Accord Creation: Rose

Fragrance Alliance Network @ 155 Lafayette St, New York, NY

This is a technical course in the methodology of creating and blending Rose accord, including details like proportionality, dosing and overdosing.  The class has a capacity of 6-12 students and is up to 3 hours long.  Prerequisites: All Beginner and Intermediate level courses are required to take this course, unless students have already taken equivalent coursework elsewhere.

(8) Advanced 18 and older
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Reviews for Perfume Making Classes in NYC

Perfume Making Classes in NYC are rated 4.6 stars based on 2,249 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Natural Perfume Workshop

    Reviewed by Orville . on 5/23/2024
    The classroom was very clean, all the oils were properly labeled. Her illustration on oil extraction origin and scent strength were very precise. I don't even remember her name, which she did told us but through my eyes, her charisma wasn't about herself. Her sole performance was to educate us in the art of scent blending. As you can see, I did enjoy that appreciated time in that classroom. She was very professional from start to finish.
  • DIY Perfume Bar Experience

    Reviewed by Megan O. on 3/11/2024
    The woman running the class was so sweet, helpful and knowledgeable. The experience was so cool and relaxing. Highly recommend to anyone considering making their own perfume.
  • DIY Perfume Bar Experience

    Anonymous review on 3/10/2024
    This was one a very unique experience. A group of friends and I organized this to celebrate a birthday. It was super fun creating our own fragrance by exploring different scent combinations. I would definitely do this again!
  • Custom Scent & Candle Making Experience

    Anonymous review on 12/11/2023
    The class turns out to be great, but the listing address needs to be updated.
  • Natural Perfume Workshop

    Reviewed by Barbara B. on 9/10/2023
    I attended the class with my 11 year old granddaughter. We both enjoyed it very much. It was both fun and interesting. The teacher was knowledgeable, personable and very patient with our questions.
  • Natural Perfume Workshop

    Reviewed by Elizabeth M. on 5/7/2023
    Great experience Highly recommend
  • Natural Perfume Workshop

    Reviewed by LISON F. on 5/7/2023
    I enjoyed every minutes of the class.
  • Natural Perfume Workshop

    Reviewed by Laura C. on 4/8/2023
    It was amazing! Me and my sister loved it! From the instructor to the place and other people, essences, and the outcome, everything was great! Thank you!
  • Natural Perfume Workshop

    Reviewed by Nathaly C. on 4/3/2023
    We loved it! It was great
  • Natural Perfume Workshop

    Reviewed by Aja C. on 2/21/2023
    Lots of fun! Great enthusiastic & friendly crowd & excellent instructor

Discover the Best Perfume Making Classes in NYC

Perfumery allows individuals to create unique scents tailored specifically to their preferences. It is the art and science of crafting fragrances or perfumes by blending aromatic materials. This includes various ingredients such as essential oils, synthetic fragrance compounds, and botanical extracts. The perfumery process involves mastering several skills and techniques, including understanding fragrance families, balancing different fragrance notes, and considering various ingredients' olfactory characteristics and interactions. Perfumers draw inspiration from nature, cultural influences, and their creativity, resulting in many captivating scents. While the process of perfume-making may initially appear complex, the satisfaction of creating a fragrance that is uniquely yours makes it a worthwhile pursuit.

Why You Should Learn Perfume Making in NYC

Learning to make perfumes can offer individuals a range of benefits. It provides a creative outlet for self-expression, allowing individuals to explore their olfactory preferences and create unique scent compositions that reflect their style and taste. It is possible to tailor each fragrance to its recipient's preferences and personality when you make perfume for them. It is also a great way of making personalized gifts for loved ones.

Delving into perfumery opens the door to the therapeutic benefits of aromatherapy and essential oils. By incorporating essential oils into perfume blends, individuals can create custom fragrances that smell good and have specific healing properties. Each essential oil carries its therapeutic qualities, allowing for the creation of fragrances that promote relaxation, uplift the mood, or alleviate stress. In New York City, you can easily grow various botanicals you can turn into essential oils. 

Perfumery has a long-standing tradition dating back to ancient civilizations. Learning perfumery provides an opportunity to connect with the art's rich history and cultural significance. By exploring perfume-making techniques and ingredients used in different cultures throughout history, individuals can develop a deeper appreciation for the art form and its cultural importance. This connection to history and culture adds a unique dimension to the perfume creation.

Learning perfumery can open up entrepreneurial opportunities. The demand for fragrances and customized scents continues to grow, creating avenues for starting a perfume brand, offering personalized fragrance services for individuals or events, or pursuing a career in the fragrance industry. Perfume creation is a skill that combines creativity, chemistry, and market awareness, making it a valuable asset in the fragrance industry. Chemist employment will increase by 6% nationwide by 2031. However, within New York City, there is a strong indie perfume market alongside major perfumeries. Starting a perfume business in New York can set you up for success among the greats. 

In-Person Perfume Making Classes & Schools in NYC

An in-person perfume-making class offers a great way to get a quick introduction to the art of fragrance creation without investing a lot of money. Since New York City is full of indie perfume makers, and big-name brands, it is easy to find a perfume-making class right for you. 

Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers various courses surrounding nature and the garden. In the Natural Perfume Blending course, students will gain an understanding of the sense of smell. As they learn the history of perfumery, students will look at the creation of synthetic ingredients and how natural came back into style. They will create two bottles of their unique perfume. 

Alchemologie Natural Perfume produces natural products using all-natural ingredients in Brooklyn. Through their offered courses, they pass their knowledge of crafting natural products to their students. Students can enroll in the Green Natural Perfumes & Cologne class to learn what makes a green perfume. Students will use light summery fragrances using an earthy base. They will make two unique natural perfumes. 

Immerse yourself in the world of natural perfumery with the Natural Perfume Workshop, an offering by Bios Apothecary in Brooklyn. This workshop fosters a holistic approach to health by crafting exquisite blends from pure botanicals. Students can delve into the art of natural perfumery and create their unique signature scent. Students will receive a comprehensive overview and sampling of the most popular scents throughout the course. They can then unleash their creativity by selecting from a library of over 130 scents to craft their personalized fragrance.

For those in Manhattan, Back Porch Soap Company offers courses dedicated to teaching students the art of creating natural skincare products. In The Art of Essential Oil Blending Class, guided by the experienced Marla Bosworth, students will learn to follow their intuition and noses as they craft their unique blends. The workshop provides a hands-on experience, allowing participants to create two custom blends in elegant roll-on glass perfume bottles.

The Indie Perfumers Guild in Manhattan seeks to provide a world-caliber perfume school to the residents of New York. Students can attend the Intro to Perfumery: A Primer course, where they will learn a fundamental overview of the perfume industry. Students will explore the history of perfumery. They will learn about the perfumer's palette and methods for extraction. This course introduces students to all aspects of perfumery, not just how to make a fragrance. 

Virtual Perfume Making Classes & Schools

In-person perfumery courses may not be readily available in every city, and attending them can involve long commutes. However, if you're eager to learn the art of perfume making without the need for extensive travel, virtual perfumery training offers a convenient alternative. Over the past few years, virtual classes have gained immense popularity, allowing students to learn anywhere with an Internet connection and a computer. Online classes are typically conducted through conferencing platforms like Zoom, offering a seamless and interactive learning experience.

With a wide range of classes spanning various subjects such as botany, crafts, horticulture, photography, and wellness, the New York Botanic Garden provides an immersive educational environment. In the Essential Oil Perfume Workshop, students will delve into perfumery's history and explore essential oils' therapeutic benefits. They will gain insights into scent-blending techniques and learn to identify different perfume notes. Through hands-on activities, students can create three distinct fragrances using wax, carrier oils, and essential oils.

Jade Scarlett offers various art-related courses as an artist herself. Students interested in perfumery can take the All Natural Lip Balm, Solid Perfume & Aromatherapy course. Students will follow step-by-step instructions to create various all-natural lip balms, solid perfumes, and aromatherapy sprays. They will explore the best materials to create these products. 

For those seeking to enhance their skincare product-making skills, East Los Angeles College offers a selection of courses that incorporate fragrance blending. The How to Make Body Butter course guides students through creating luxurious body butter lotions using common kitchen tools. While fragrance blending may not be the course's primary focus, students can still experiment with adding fragrances to their body butter creations. Additionally, the How to Make Fizzy Bath Bombs course allows students to follow step-by-step demonstrations to craft delightful bath bombs while exploring the incorporation of different oils, colors, and botanicals. The Bath Products course provides an extensive overview of creating various bath essentials like shampoo, shower gel, bubble baths, and bath salts. Students will learn about the necessary ingredients and equipment and the effects of adding essential oils to enhance their formulations.

Private Group Perfume Making Classes in NYC

Make your special events memorable and engaging with private group perfume-making classes in NYC. CourseHorse offers private group sessions, perfect for workplace team-building events, birthday parties, or any occasion where you want to provide your guests with a unique and interactive experience. CourseHorse eliminates the hassle of registration and booking fees, ensuring a seamless planning process. You'll receive confirmation of your event details within 24 hours, and with the flexibility to modify your booking up to 72 hours before the event, you can easily adapt your plans to meet your needs.

For those eager to explore the art of creating personalized fragrances in the comfort of their own homes, the Virtual Candle Making course is an excellent choice. Your group will embark on a delightful journey of making soy candles that exude captivating scents. By the end of the course, you'll have beautifully scented candles to enjoy.

CourseHorse will provide each member of your group with a comprehensive kit containing all the necessary materials. The kit includes a small pouring pitcher, stir stick, enough wax for two candles, candle tins, wicks, clothespins, wick adhesive, candle labels, and fragrance oil.

The Virtual Candle Making course costs $110 per person, with a maximum capacity of 250 participants. A minimum of ten people is required to book the course. If you're unsure of your final group size during the booking process, you can initially select the minimum size and adjust it once you finalize the headcount. The course is conducted over Zoom and lasts approximately one hour. If you prefer a different teleconferencing system for your party, CourseHorse is open to accommodate your request.

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