The fragrance workshop Nice

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Description

MAISON MOLINARD, from 1849 to today. It is a rare thing for a family business to uphold its exacting standards and maintain its original fervor as the decades pass. Yet, in Grasse, the perfume capital of the world, five successive generations have made emotion their raison d’être. Having earned the nation’s highest distinction as an Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (“Living Heritage Company”), recognizing its rare and ancient savoir-faire, Maison Molinard continues to reinvent itself each passing day, forging a legacy in the fires of its passion for perfume.


LA CRÉATION DE PARFUM – PERFUME CREATION. A Molinard expert in perfume design interprets your fragrance dreams and helps you compose the perfect, personalized olfactory opus for you alone.


THEORY • Raw materials • Extraction methods • Perfume structure


PRACTICE • Personalized diagnosis • Essence olfaction and selection session • Developing the top/head, middle/heart, and base notes • Formulating the olfactory pyramid • Formulating the final composition in solution

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Duration

60 minutes

Number of participants

Maximum 20

Spoken languages

English, French, Russian

Important information

Language

Other information

Russian on request

Where the activity is taking place

  • 20 Rue Saint-François de Paule
  • Nice

Additional location information

Through the A8 highway go out exit n°50, then towards “Promenade des Anglais” road for 4km. Go to “Quai des Etats-Unis for 110m and then turn left to “Rue Sulzer” where you can find an underground car park “Sulzer”.

Customer reviews - 62 comment(s)

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DID NOT ATTEND BECAUSE OF COVID-19 HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CONTACT YOUR TEAM

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Hello, I did not attend my Perfume class in Nice due to the Corona Virus. I reached out via email, sent to the email address listed on your website first on April 15th asking for a refund or whom to speak with as my flights to Europe from the US were cancelled, therefore making it impossible to attend. When I did not receive a response, I followed up with a second email on April 20th again to the email on your website, accueil@molinard.fr. And finally a third time on May 11th. I then followed up with submitting a message on your website on May 17th. I have yet to hear from anyone and would greatly appreciate a full refund as I did not attend the workshop nor did anyone respond back to me in a timely manner. Please can someone check your email and website inquiry for my message.

DID NOT ATTEND BECAUSE OF COVID-19 HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CONTACT YOUR TEAM

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Hello, I did not attend my Perfume class in Nice due to the Corona Virus. I reached out via email, sent to the email address listed on your website first on April 15th asking for a refund or whom to speak with as my flights to Europe from the US were cancelled, therefore making it impossible to attend. When I did not receive a response, I followed up with a second email on April 20th again to the email on your website, accueil@molinard.fr. And finally a third time on May 11th. I then followed up with submitting a message on your website on May 17th. I have yet to hear from anyone and would greatly appreciate a full refund as I did not attend the workshop nor did anyone respond back to me in a timely manner. Please can someone check your email and website inquiry for my message.

Very good experience

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This is better than I expect. It’s fun and give you very interesting information about perfume.

Nice atelier experience was fun.

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+ small group, + sufficient time to pre-select, + good explanations and historical facts during the introduction, - maybe more recommendations for feasible combinations

Fun experience

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Enjoyed learning more about the art of perfume making. It was a very individualized experience crafting my own unique perfume. Looking forward to purchasing more of my perfume in the future!

Make a bottle of you!

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I loved making my own creation. It’s so interesting to explore new smells and have help putting favorites together. This is my new favorite fragrance—and I got to create it!

Perfume Class

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Loved the entire experience! Very easy to book online the day before and easy location to find in Old Nice. Such a fun time picking out all my favorites scents but the true magic was the talented professionals that turned random scents into a beautiful perfume. It’s a wonderful souvenir to remind me everyday of my trip to Nice! 100% recommend.

L'ATELIER DES PARFUMS NICE

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I Absolutely lived the Experience I had at the parfumery. I. Would highly recommend it to anyone else.

Perfect experience for scent lovers!

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I loved the experience, if you are a fan of perfumes don’t miss it! The staff was really friendly and explained everything and it was amazing getting lost in creating my own fragrance for 1 hour. You also get a certificate and can order a new bottle of your creation anytime you want. Definitely recommend it!

Fun activity though gives your nose a real work-out!

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Lot of fun sampling a huge number of oils from which you pick your favorites and then their "nose" puts some of them together. It is a bit overwhelming and the "nose" recommends against sampling all of the oils they have on display.. However, as you can be quite surprised to find you like certain oils that you would otherwise think you don't like, it's hard not to smell all of them. The "nose" could be more helpful in this regard by asking what types of scents you usually like, what fragrances you wear, etc. so that the field can be narrowed and your nose will continue to work during this activity. Did this once before and I went "nose-blind" when it came time to combine some of my favorite oils - that happened this time to another person in our workshop.

Super fun

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This was one of the highlights of our trip! My husband and I had a great time. They took their time explaining the history and process to us and let us have at it. We both came away with fragrances we love. Highly recommend.

Lovely experience

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I was really torn on whether or not to spend an hour taking this class, as I would be in Nice for a short period of time. Luckily, at the insistence of my husband, I did and am so happy I did! I was in a small class of only three people and things went by quickly. The class started by providing education about Molinard and some of the science behind perfume, moved into smelling the scents and ended with formulating our own blend. I wasn’t sure how this would work, but after choosing your favorite scents, the perfume expert at Molinard went through the choices, grouped them based on scents and then added some together to see if it would be a good blend. I wasn’t pleased with the ease and that it didn’t take much brian work. At the end, I was completely satisfied with my perfume and it is a wonderful memory that I got to take home. Couldn’t recommend enough!

Really cool experience

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Fun experience to get an appreciation for the number of scents and a little insight into blending them to make a perfume (or cologne is you’re a guy). If you can’t get to Grasse this is the 2nd best thing. And you leave with your own custom bottle! Highly recommend!

A great little activity for couples

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The €70 p.p. almost feels like a bargain: the cost of a regular perfume, but personalised to your taste! Me and my girlfriend participated together with another couple. We each made our own perfume, they did it for each other. A romantic idea of course, but could be a little pricy if you both don't like the perfume your SO made. We both loved our perfumes and will definitely be ordering more if our bottles are finished (really like this service). The only slight downside is the fact that you don't really 'learn' anything. You smell about 80 different scents and you get help with pairing them, but I would've liked some more explanation why some scents work with each other or not. Great experience overall.

A fantastic experience for your olfactory sense

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Unfortunately we got lost. The lady was very accommodating and we were able to stay back another 20 minutes. A fantastic experience exceeding all my expectations and you come away with your own designer perfume. Highly recommend

Unique and pleasant experience

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Great place with professional mentor, highly recommend to others to join to create you own unique perfume. Only wish that the time allocated could be longer as choosing the right scent from 99 essences could really take quite bit of time.

Perfume making workshop

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A wonderful afternoon with good friends. Both educational and fun! I developed the perfect perfume, have used every day and am ready to re-order three months on! Would highly recommend!

Not so scientific

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We arrived on time and had to wait 15 minutes because another group were late. I thought this meant that there was a much longer introduction and explanation. It took literally 2 minutes - Basically pick the ones you like. Why were we kept waiting for this? I thought I would learn about how the perfume makers make perfume and select combinations which go well together and are similar in some well known brands of perfume and how some are more overpowering than others. I selected mine and then I didn't understand how the assistant made up the combination volumes for the perfume - It smells nothing like it and has gone in the bin! There were also two groups and there were two tables so we could have had a table each but no, had to share for some weird reason. Not for me and never again.

Very fun time!

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Fun mother/daughter experience.

A lovely experience!

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My boyfriend and I were the only 2 in the course and we enjoyed ourselves immensely! The young woman taught us about various scents, and how they interact. We learned a bit about the history of Molinard, but this was mainly a course of experimenting and smelling the many many many scents they had! In the end we each created a scent, and it was fun to compare notes. We left with 2 full bottled scents, and had a very relaxing hour. Given much of our vacation is rushing around from one event to another, this was a very sweet and lovely hour.

Great activity!

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Loved this experience! Bought as a birthday present, my boyfriend and I enjoyed smelling the many different scents available, and designing our own fragrances. Lovely helpful staff who told us the interesting history of Molinard perfume in Grasse and guided us through the process of creating our own perfumes. A fun activity with a perfume to take away and a great way of remembering our trip to Nice. Would definitely recommend!

Absolutely Book It!

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We arrived a little late (our taxi was pulled over by the police) but our host was warm and welcoming. We were two adults with two 10 year old girls. I almost booked the kids version but am very grateful they experienced the full adult version with 90 scents. They loved it. The girls were just as excited and engaged as the adults. Each of our four perfumes accurately reflected our personalities and styles. We learned a lot, had fun and would highly recommend to anyone in the area to enjoy this unique, high quality experience. Definitely a highlight and plan to order my personal perfume from Molinard in the future since they keep my formula on file.

Wonderful experience!

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Absolutely loved it!! Highly recommend!!

Es war ein sehr dchönes und vor allem interessantes Erlebnis!

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Interessante Details über die Kriterien der Parfumzusammenstellung

Great experience - worth every cent

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I enjoyed everything, class size was small so not too crowded. Lots of fragrances to smell. Great value for money. Instructor spoke very good English also so I had no trouble. I would definitely recommend to friends. Ended up taking home a beautiful smelling perfume that I am very happy with.

Loved it!

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The whole family (10 of us) had an amazing time at the workshop! The ladies there were not only extremely nice and hospitable, they were also very accommodating and knew exactly what they were doing. We we're very loud and clueless, but our perfume expert took time to help each one and tell them what would work and what wouldn't. Eventually we all were very happy with how our perfumes turned out to be. I honestly wasn't expecting it to smell so good! It smells like it was done professionally! The booking process was a breeze, I booked and paid online and got the confirmation for all each of us. We even arrived 20 minutes before our session and they were so nice to let us in before our time and start the workshop. I would definitely recommend this to everyone because even if you're not that into perfumes, the experience was so fun and to know that you made something that was only yours makes it so much better!

Wonderful family experience

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My whole family participated in the activity (two parents, 12 year old daughter and 9 year old son). We loved it and had a great time. Everyone (including my son) was fully engaged and enthusastically sampling the scents for our individual fragrances. The event was very educational and we all came away with wonderful individual fragrances. I am so happy with mine that I plan on ordering "refills" of my individual fragrance from Molinard on an ongoing basis (they keep the formula of everyone's concoction on record). It was a very unique and memorable experience. I would highly recommend this activity to other families.

Great experience!

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Worth every minute! Creating your own personal scent is a once in a lifetime experience.

Highly recommend this experience!

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Creating my own fragrance was so much fun. It was so good interesting learning about the different layers. I get so many compliments on my new signature scent!

A lovely experience and wonderful staff.

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Such a lovely experience! Easy to book, everything at the workshop was well explained. We had fun smelling the scents and creating one of our own. Helped me learn a bit about what fragrances I like. Staff in workshop and boutique were wonderful. I would highly recommend this experience and the store.

Fun experience in Nice

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This was a fun and interesting experience. My wife picked out her own personal perfume while I watched and gave my opinion. The staff at Molinards were very friendly and helpful. I was surprised by what a large bottle of perfume you are given at the end. All in all I would recommend this for one person or a group of friends.

Fun, but not as I'd hoped.

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Overall, we enjoyed this experience. Two things, though: 1) We felt rushed — and we were the only two people in the workshop; and 2) The scent I ended up with is not what I'd imagined; the amber in the base overpowers the eight other notes in the fragrance (including two other base notes), and after a few minutes on the skin, the fragrance is plain, flat amber. The young woman who led the workshop chose the percentages, so I feel that she should have known that it would be overwhelmingly amber-heavy. I plan to add a little rose oil to the mix, but I shouldn't have to do that.

Great workshop

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It was really fun to do this workshop with my friends. I would totally recommend the atelier which lasts 1 hour over the half hour one. You have a bigger choice of scents to choose from, and more time to enjoy this experience. The girl who was assisting our group was really patient and helpful, she contributed a lot to creating a nice atmosphere. The reservation system is also well put in place.

Molinard - Perfume making session

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I found the activity at Molinard extremely enjoyable and well planned. It's definitely an experience, the staff was very kind and well prepared so the experience was an overall success for me.

Unique Exprerience

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The review title just says it all! It is honestly a unique experience that no one who is visiting the area should miss. The instructor is more than welcoming and helpful, adding a lot of value in the workshop.

A great experience

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This was a really interesting and enjoyable activity! The set up and explanation was clear, and our guide was really patient and helpful. It has been so nice to have a personal reminder of my trip and to be able to have a fragrance that I love.

Fun Experience!

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Really loved smelling all the scents and then picking out the ones I liked most. Still deciding if the perfume I made has lasting power. The person that helped with creating was nice to work with.

Great fun!

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We had a wonderful time at the workshop! The staff assisting us in our first ever perfume production were very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The setup and room were welcoming and well arranged and equipped. A lot of fun was had by all and it we have all come away with some great memories.

Fun experience!

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It’s nice to be able to go through the different scents and picked the one that I most like. I enjoy the process. Yes I would recommend it totally.

Good experience

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My daughters and I enjoyed micing our fragrance

Unforgettable experience and amazing teacher!

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Everything was great! I really enjoy this experience and definitely I would recommend it to everyone!

They are so kindly to me and my friend and nice recommend to scent. it was great time to me and good memorize to nice.

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The experience was good to me. because my hobby is collet to perfumes. when i was made a perfume so happy and exciting. They has a lot of scent i was choose to hard it was first time to me! booking was easy ! If my friend will be visit in nice perfectly recommend to this experience.

They are so kindly to me and my friend and nice recommend to scent. it was great time to me and good memorize to nice.

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The experience was good to me. because my hobby is collet to perfumes. when i was made a perfume so happy and exciting. They has a lot of scent i was choose to hard it was first time to me! booking was easy ! If my friend will be visit in nice perfectly recommend to this experience.

Our Immersive Olfactive Experience

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Absolutely LOVED our fragrance master class & the team were so warm & welcoming. I personally work in the fragrance industry & this experience opened my eyes AND my olfactory sense even more! I would highly recommend this to (& I have to many so far) anyone who wants to delve deeper into the world of perfumery & discover scents/ingredients by creating your own personal unique blend that you get to take away with you, what’s not to love?? My partner & I will treasure the experience for ever! Many thanks again!

The lady who lead the workshop did not give any information about the essences. She just gave 5 min information how we should work and that was it. Our expectation was more information how to create a summer parfume or winter parfume. Which essences are m

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1. We liked to smell the essence and to making decisions unfortunately without any information. 2. booking was easy but during the workshop there was no information. I think the lady also did not know about the essences and to creation of a parfume 3. I would say they should look for other opportunities if they do not find anything than they can attend to the workshop with low expectations.

Fantastique!

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The perfume workshop was outstanding! A very different experience that could only take place in France. Highly recommended!

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A wonderful experience

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I highly recommend creating your own perfume. I was greeted and treated so professionally and I left with a scent that I love! Thank you to the wonderful individuals that made it great experience!

A great experience

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Both my sister and I really enjoyed the workshop. It was very informative and fun to do, plus it was great to come away your own signature sent! The whole workshop was very relaxed and well worth doing.

NICE TO TRY WITH FRIENDS

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YES, TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Wonderful experience!

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I really liked this activity & in fact it was my best experience in nice. I love perfumes & I loved how I had to play with scents on my own. The lady was super nice in explaining everything & trying with us multiple combinations until we feel comfortable with our choices. The only thing I didn’t like is the time, we were asked to pick our notes in 30 minutes which I think was short, I felt really rushed as the time wasn’t enough to smell all the scents, & I didn’t want to rush my choices so I end up with a result I like. Definitely would recommend to friends, & I myself might do it again if I’m back at nice.

Love it!!

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Great experience in Nice!! In this workshop, my husband and I created our own fragrance. Highly recomended it.

Wonderful Experience

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My husband and I did the perfume workshop at Molinard in Nice. We were looking for a fun activity to do on a rainy morning, and found this online. It was really easy to book, and we ended up being the only two people in the workshop at that time--so it was a private class! We truly enjoyed learning about how a perfume is created, and it was a lot of fun making our own custom fragrances! It was definitely worth 69 euros, and we each walked away with our own beautifully packaged fragrance to take home. I would highly recommend this workshop.

Awesome time!!

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Amazing experience!

Enjoyable Experience

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Our group of 3 had an amazing time at the workshop. It was very interesting to learn about how the scents blend together and have the ability to personalize the grouping of scents that we found pleasing to our senses. We left with a sizable bottle of our custom scent and Molinard keeps the blend on hand for reorders. Special thanks to Claudia and Felicia for making it such a memorable experience and for being so patient to help us find our scents, as well as pick out a couple of gifts for others.

We had a wonderful time and haved shared with friends anf family who all want to do it!!!

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We liked all of it, no problems booking and yes I would recommend this to anyone!

Making Perfume

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The experience was fantastic with great knowledge from the girls. It’s a great way to interact with other people from various nationalities. The smell is out out this world and the best part is creating a unique parfum tailored just for me with my favourite scents. Thank you.

Fantastic!

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Wonderful experience! Go for it.

The Place to go

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Very nice location. Staff was very welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful. We created three wonderful perfumes which we still like a lot. Must go when in Grasse or Nice. Interesting experience. A bit like cooking, but in another way.

The best perfume I ever created (with help) - from a would-be amateur nose

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What a wonderful, fabulous course, and if you forgive the immodesty, what a wonderful perfume I came away with - am delighted! By way of background, I have been on several courses on perfume-blending, I have a fair collection of perfume essences, and I have held (while admitting my amateur status) perfume blending sessions for refugees and friends. But I have never made a perfume that pleased me more than on this course - which I will now describe. Felice (I believe that was her name - sorry if I have miss-spelled it), was an excellent educator and nose, giving my group a great overview of the history of perfume and the top, heart and base notes and their effect on a scent. The wide variety of scents we had to choose from were of the highest-quality; the jasmine and violet for instance that I sampled were gorgeous. I knew I wanted a Violet-based perfume with a powdery finish. With Felice's help, that was exactly what I wound up with, after short-listing my favourite top, heart and base notes. She is obviously highly trained and very creative. Expect to see me back soon, and whatever I make in future, I will be ordering more of the creation I made at your Nice Studios. Thank you.

It was a real fun and I really like the parfume.

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I will recommend the offer to my friends because during the activity I feel interested in it. I have got difficulties to smell all of the parfumes in just 30 min, maybe the time should be more. I have no problems to book the activity.

Such a fun experience

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Loved the interactivity of this. Was also very appreciative the staff accommodated a reschedule due to a flight cancellation.

Amazing Experience

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I really enjoyed this workshop. We were thought some very interesting facts about perfume, the different scents and how perfume is made. Overall, it's a really fun activity for anyone and everyone. I would definitely recommend this workshop to my friends. Generally, I would have just appreciate it, if we received some more support from the "experts" (we pretty much just got a 5 mins intro and then were left to mix the perfumes and scents ourselves). However, still a very positive and fun experience!

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