Florence: Perfume Masterclass and Sensory Experience

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Florence: Perfume Masterclass and Sensory Experience

From $82.08 per person

Create your own fragrance at a 2-hour perfume masterclass in Florence. Visit the "Antica Spezieria Erboristeria San Simone" store and the artisanal laboratory. Go inside the ancient cellars of the Palazzo Corsini Antinori Serristori.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible
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Limited to 10 participants


  • Create your own fragrance at a perfume masterclass
  • Take home a complimentary bottle of your own creation
  • Learn the story of perfume making
Full description
Learn how to make your own perfume with a Master Perfumer. Visit the "Antica Spezieria Erboristeria San Simone" store and the artisanal laboratory. You will relive the magic of the alchemists and apothecaries that resided in Florence during the Renaissance. Follow in the historical footprints of Catherine de Medici and René le Florentin. Be guided through the perfume-making process to create an ambient fragrance unique to you. At the end of the workshop, collect your complimentary 100ml (travel size) or 250ml personalized perfume, complete with its formula. Get a certificate of your new skill. 
  • Perfume masterclass at the artisanal laboratory
  • Introduction to the history of perfume in Florence
  • Creation of an ambient fragrance from a kit of essences
  • Bottle of personalized perfume (250 or 100ml)
  • Coffee break (complimentary coffee, tea, or water)
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    Antica Spezieria Erboristeria San Simone Via Ghibellina 190R

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    • Camera

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    • Luggage or large bags
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    4.9 /5

    based on 9 reviews

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    This perfume and Sensory experience was fantastic. The class had a master perfumer and 2 assistance. My wife and I made 2 personal perfumes and the whole process lasted over 4 hours. This was a great course and we learned so much about fragrance. If we go back to Florence we would certainly do this course again.

    December 1, 2017

    Fun and interesting experience

    This perfume experience was led by an experienced perfumer, in a gorgeous villa built in the 1400s, in city central Florence. The store itself was stunning; the workroom in the cellar well set-up; the activity - creating a perfume - very interesting and fun. Please note you are making a "simple" perfume, to be used with reed diffusers for your home, rather than a true complex perfume for your body. You'll create your own perfume that you'll decant into a lovely bottle that is boxed up with reeds and a diffuser cap in their gorgeous store box, then bagged. They served coffee, tea, and sweets after the class. Small group, although we were the largest group he said he'd ever had - 12 people. Expensive but fun. I defy you to leave without purchasing something from the wide selection of scents, soaps, lotions, etc., in the shop!

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    July 6, 2016

    A Must Do!!

    This was an excellent class!! It was very informative and just an amazing way to spend a few hours engulfing your olfactory sense and creating YOUR Own Unique Fragrance!!!!

    April 18, 2019

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