Mini Perfume Workshop - PARIS - ONLY in English

Paris

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Description

Immerse yourself in a truly French art-de-vivre with an unique olfactory journey to the Fragonard Perfume Museum in Paris, located right next door to the Opera Garnier. The perfect opportunity to discover an old private mansion sheltering a unique collection of ancient fragrance bottles. Immersed in a Second Empire atmosphere, visitors wander through a timeless space and traverse three thousand years of history.


Know-how of Grasse, vanished raw materials, ancient fragrant objects, the museum is a perfumer’s laboratory.The second part of the museum exhibits ancient artistic objects and exploits of goldsmithery. Unusual, rare and precious bottles from the Pharaohs to Fabergé are unique witnesses of social and cultural habits.


After the visit of 20 minutes, we invite you to unveil the history, the origin, the culture of this very special flower and the way it is used in perfumery. A moment of sensory and olfactory memory development with the explanation of the olfactory pyramid, the recognition of 3 blended compositions that enter into the Flower of the Year eau de toilette. During the workshop, you will create and customize, following the advices of our teacher, your own Eau de Toilette (12 ml in a spray).

Good to know

Duration

45 minutes

Number of participants

10 places per workshop, session confirmed with 1 participant

Spoken languages

English

Important information

  • Available in English, the guided tour lasts approximately 20 minutes and the workshop last approximately 15 minutes

Other information

  • Please make sure to be there 10 MINUTES PRIOR to the beginning of the workshop
  • For your comfort, the workhsop will start sharp on time and no one will be able to access the course once it has started

Proposed by

Fragonard

Where the activity is taking place

  • 9 Rue Scribe
  • Paris

Additional location information

9 rue Scribe

Customer reviews - 85 comment(s)

4.6 /5

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4.6/5 85

It was .....ok.

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The entire experience was just ok. The portion where we are to make our own fragrance was rushed and we were only given 3 different base scents to mix and match together in order to come up with our own scent, however, in my opinion it just ended up smelling similar to what the Perfumery already sells. It was more flowered scented(not my favorite type of perfume scent). It was very rushed as well as the "tour". It was short and quickly done so that they could take us to the front to sell us some of their own perfume that they sell. Over all not really worth it.. I would recommend unless you just want to do something.

Worth every penny

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It was a wonderful informative tour and an extra bonus to be able to make our own perfume. It was hard to find how to register for a mid week session, but glad we got there in the end

A bit dissapointing

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The workshop was dissapointing. We were hoping to creatr our own perfume, like advertised. However we were just recreating Fragonards latest perfume. Which is a feminine sent, so men from the workshop didn’t have a usable perfume. The guided tour was verry short and brief, no new details. Only the information that was written down with the objects. The guide was verry friendly and the welcome went verry wel. But overall dissapointing for the amount of money paid. I was hoping for much more

Loved it

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Learned a lot, beautiful building. Liked the smell of the perfume and overall thought it was really fun!

Super fun

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My daughter and I did the workshop and really enjoyed ourselves. Our instructor was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and did a great job of explaining how perfume is made. We had fun mixing our own scent and learning more about the history and process of perfume making. And we got to take a special treat home with us!

Amazing activity ! Wish it was longer

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The workshop was amazing, the tour guide was the loveliest person on Earth. I wish it could have been longer and instead of reproducing a fragrance from them, to create our own smell based on what we like. Rest was great.

Amazing!!

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The booking for the museum was very simple. I loved the fragrance I made. If you like perfume you must go!

Good experience!

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The mini perfume workshop is really nice but short, I was expecting something more elaborated. Anyways, I recommend the workshop as a good experience in Paris.

Great Experience

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Loved how we learned about the construction and purpose of each ingredient in perfume by doing it ourselves. And we got to take home our creations.

Short but sweet

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Our guide was so sweet and patient with our group. We had three scent combinations to mix our custom mini perfume from which was less than I had hoped. Since you could only control the small amount of each, most of our final products smelled about the same. However, it was still a nice experience to learn about how the scent profiles are made and leave with a personal spray. We also toured the museum and our guide took us into the salon to sample more fragrances and make a purchase. She became our personal shopping advisor and we made several purchases because she was so patient and helpful. Honestly, some of the other employees didn't seem as helpful to tourists but we got lucky with our guide.

Great experience!

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I thoroughly enjoyed customizing my fragrance. Wish I could have selected my base, wasn't partial to the signature 2022 Wild Rose. But I created a lovely scent that is gift worthy. The museum tour was brilliant also.

Amazing!

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Loved the workshop segment, and the fact that the groups are no more than 10! The staff were lovely and funny, and I learnt a lot.

Fun Workshop with Great Souvenir

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You can view the parfum museum on your own for free, but if you take the workshop, you get the tour with a guide and it's very informative and interesting. The items in the museum are labeled, but I got more out of it with the guide than when I walked through by myself bc I was able to ask questions. The fun part, of course, was getting to make my own eau de parfum to take home! FYI: whatever the flower of the year is for Fragonard, that will be one of the scents you make your parfum with. 2022 is the wildflower and so we had rose as the middle note, which is not my favorite, so I used the citrus (top) and musk (bottom) scents to create my own scent, which I adore! After the parfum workshop and tour, our guide took us to the Fragonard store to smell and sample Fragonard parfums. Enjoyable event!

Stress

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The guide talked so quickly and broken English it was very hard to understand what she was saying. She also ruched throw the rooms down to the shop. Even if the work shop was fun my impression is that the purpose of the museum only is to extend the sale of the products of Fragonard.

Fascinating, Fun Experience

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The museum itself was fascinating. I've always been interested in perfumes and their history and evolution. I loved all the bottles. It was great to be able to learn more about how perfumes are made and play with the combinations in the workshop. I might have liked more of a choice of scents, but what we had was great. I'm still wearing my custom perfume (although I'm running out quickly). The discounts in the shop were nice. I was able to buy quite a few presents to take back to my friends in the UK and US. All in all, a great experience if you are interested in perfume!

Highly recommended

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Great experience, recommended.

Unique experience

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This was such a fun and knowledgeable and unique experience. Our guide was wonderful! Making our own scent was very special. If you love perfume this is for you ????

Great Workshop

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I had a great time at the perfume workshop! The woman leading was very helpful and kind, and the tour afterwards was fascinating. I would definitely recommend this workshop!

Wonderful afternoon experience

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Took my sister to this workshop. We both enjoyed more than we had expected to! Even found some parfum as gifts ????. Would recommend for a casual afternoon activity

Something different but a bit expensive

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The tour was very informative and interactive. However, I thought there would be more choice of scents to choose from and we were very limited so everyone’s perfume is similar. The actual perfume making experience was also very short. I thought I was paying for a longer session with more choice of scents and felt disappointed. However, the booking process was easy and session was run well.

Amazing experience !

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I liked the guide and how well and passionately she explained everything. It was clear, just a shame that it was only 45 minutes and that we didn’t have more options to create our own perfume. But I would definitely recommend it and I would join more in-depth workshops or courses if they were available :)

Not the best workshop

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The museum was a lovely experience but the workshop wasn’t worth it. We were rushed through and only had 3 scents to play with. Had I known this I would’ve booked a different workshop somewhere else.

Wonderful

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Mrs Satako our guide was amazing ! She lead us through our perfume making with high knowledge and wisdom We all enjoyed it very much and Merci and arigato A special experience

Fun afternoon

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Nice explanation about perfume and elements that make up a scent. Fun creating a personalized scent

Excellent guide

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Perfect introduction into the perfumery world

Super interesting

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It was a great workshop. We learned how a perfume is made. It was fun and worth the money

5

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Was so nice visit! We like it!

Parfume Class Recommendation

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This class was amazing and full of neat facts that we learned about cologne and parfume. Coming home with a bottle is even better, considering we made the parfume ourselves.

Somewhat OK.

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Didn't like that there were only three perfumes to create our perfume.

Calm escape into scent

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Visiting Fragonard a fun, interesting way to spend an hour or so while in the Opera area. Great detail abt the history of a 3rd generation family enterprise & their perfume making. Of course, easy to purchase a wonderful souvenir of scent afterwards. Glad I booked this visit.

Sales Pitch

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The tour was rushed, the lesson is elementary, and the whole thing ended with a sales pitch to buy their perfume. Not awful, but not really as advertised either.

Diane W.

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I loved all of it. I would recommend this store to everyone. Every time I visit Paris this will be my number one stop

Absolutely loved it!

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Such a fantastic experience! Great value for money, with your own little bottle of perfume to take home and a short tour taking you through the interesting history and process of perfume making. Also included great discounts on more perfumes at the end of the tour. My only feedback would be to make it clear that customers would be making a variation of the signature perfume, not choosing their own scent for the workshop. But overall, still highly recommended!

Merci! Fragonard is fabulous!

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I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Nicolina gave an excellent history of perfume and tour. I would like to know which of the Fragonard fragrances we made in our workshop (September 30) so I can buy more, it’s lovely!

One of the Best Experience!

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In my opinion, this is a truly unique experience in Paris because the Mini Perfume Workshop/Tour involves all senses: touch, visual, auditory, and of course, smell. I enjoyed the mini workshop the most, and I got to hear what perfume is made out of and how to make one of a kind, just for me. Although I still did not understand it because I am not a perfumer, the workshop helped me develop a newfound appreciation for perfume making.

I like it very much

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Thanks to the wonderful guide Yulia. Very interesting museum and I made the perfume of my dreams! It was unforgettable. Thank you ???? very much

Fun, educational, and a must do!

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The workshop portion was fun and and super informative! Our guide was funny, enthusiastic and super knowledgeable. Moreover, she was able to teach in such a way that the information was easy to absorb. The museum portion, while small, was just as memorable and fun. Would definitely recommend this to anyone I know that's visting Paris!

It was very interesting.

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I had no difficulties while booking or during the activity. I reccomend this activity to my friends.

great experience

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it was nice to learn how perfumes are made and the interesting history

Perfume lab session

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Our guide was most informative and we learned a lot. Had fun creating our personal scent and enjoyed the history tour. Chairs or stools would have helped during the lab session. It was a long time to stand but would definitely recommend the experience

Wonderful!

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A wonderful glimpse into the perfumer’s world with a chance to (re)create and customise an eau de toilette. Small group with very knowledgeable guide. Well-paced tour. Easy booking and check-in. Would recommend.

Enlightening Afternoon

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My group of six enjoyed the workshop very much. We learned so much, and left with individual scents we created. So fun.

Amazing experience!

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This was the most interesting museum for me and my man. Guide Julija was amazing <3 Interesting stories and expositions, amazing shop with very nice prices. It was very interesting to mix our own perfume, and I would be happy to do it again! Now at home country I am using perfume and remembering Paris. Thank you for this experience!

very nice and appreciated experience - perfect for a gift!

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Great experience in a super nice location. I appreciated the quality/price balance. Very friendly staff. I'd recommend this experience for a nice gift. Better for newbies, less suitable for who's more expert/more into perfumes. Very limited choice of the notes (notes available are based on Fragonard frangrance of the year). While booking, please give the possibility to see the number of tickets available. I was trying to book for a slot at 3PM that was sold out, asking to add 4 people for a special occasion (bachelorette party). I was told it was not possibile because they accepted 10 people maximum, so I ask to switch for another slot at 9 AM (the switch was easy and the operator eas very friendly, though). At the end, I discovered that there were more than 10 people attending the workshop at 9 AM and this disappointed me a little bit.

excellent tour, learned lots and it was fun.

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The booking experience was easy, no problems at all. The speaker was excellent. Even the men in our group enjoyed the tour. I do wish there were more options when it came to making our own perfume. I don't like floral scents and especially Rose, so I didn't enjoy that part of the experience. I really wanted a keepsake scent from Paris but that was just not my cup of tea. Other than that, it was great.

Not so impressive

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I think there can be more info provided or at least make it more complicated not just add 3ml of this, 5 ml of that which is not something we are looking for. And also the perfume can be slightly bigger in size I guess ????

Great experience

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The workshop was great! We really enjoyed heaaring about history of parfumes and especially making our own parfume which we brought home :) We recommend it !

Need a new guide

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The guide preferred to communicate in Spanish with the one guest. Sharing more context and explanation since she was more fluent in Spanish than in English. As someone bilingual In Spanish and English. I was disappointed. She rushed through the whole experience like she was concerned with time. I could have fallen in love with the brand or bought more in the gift shop if I understood more about the brand. The rushing made it seem like they were about to close so I needed to rush also. Not an experience I would recommend.

A fragrant and fun experience

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My husband, two teen daughters and I really enjoyed this workshop. We learned so much about fragrances - how to smell the different layers and notes to each scent, how to properly store fragrances, the history of perfume, and so much more. Our tour guide Sasha was incredibly knowledgeable, passionate about fragrance and funny! Would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to know more about the world of perfume.

Brilliant idea, incomplete implementation

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For me France and the fragrance are one and the same.my dream came true when I saw the advertisement for the workshop. The topic is very interesting. There are so much to explain and discover. Unfortunately the museum tour was very short. The workshop was ok. I could also purchase my DREAM PARFUM. Sadly the bottle of the 40 euro perfume cannot be closed well and it is continuously evaporating...

Well…

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I wish I would of know that exact perfume we were making. I took my my husband and boys thinking we would all make different perfume and/or cologne. We all have the same bottles to make a version of that. In the end they all smell similar. There were more men in the class then females. So I wasn’t the only thinking this.

Nice experience

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Overall, I think this was a nice experience. Staff was knowledgable and it was interesting to learn about the evolution of how perfume is made. We were just disappointed that there were only three notes to work with. Wish there was more variety to make a scent that I would actually wear on a daily basis.

Fun perfume experience

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This was a fun short perfume tour and experience. I do wish we had a bit more time and choices in the scents to create our perfume as this was limited. Still a fun time!

Great fun

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I loved making my own perfume and our guide was very good. Booking was easy to do and I would recommend it. The only problem I had was at the end and there were so many people in the store. That made it difficult to hear prices and if we were offered any specials. However I was able to go to a different location to make my purchases.

Great

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I do like the workshop. It introduced the history of perfume and offered me an opportunity to make my own perfume. It was quite easy to make a booking. I would definitely recommend this workshop to my friend when they travle to Paris.

Wonderful perfume experience!

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Loved the perfume making, learning the stages of production and the amazing effort that goes into making each perfume. Being able to create our own scent was so much fun! The museum tour was also really interesting. Highly recommend this activity????

Fun, fact-filled and fantastic!

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Really enjoyed this work-shop and tour! At first we thought we would have lots of scents to choose from, but we were provided with a top note, bottom note and heart note. The mixing of the perfume turned out to be choosing the proportions you wished. After that minor setback in the start where I had expected this would be the best part of the workshop/tour, it actually just got better and better. Our guide was fantastic, lots of small fun trivia included in the historic tour and then we finished in their shop where the guide showed us some of their new and old favorite perfumes. Also the tips on how to apply and store perfume were very useful! Fun, fact-filled and fantastic! I wonder if I will ever go back to Eau de parfum after this!? ;)

Lovely museum and guide!

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I absolutely adored the museum and the workshop! The guide was so charming-competent, prestigeless and with a great sense of humour!

worth to try

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tiny workshop is fun especially if you love fragrances

Wonderful experience!

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Absolutely loved our perfume experience! I loved crafting my perfume and learning about how perfumes are created. It was a wonderful introduction to Fragonard!

Retired

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We had a good time with our grand daughter. She really enjoyed it.

Totally worth it! Highly recommend!

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My 10 year old daughter and I loved learning about and creating our own perfume. It was based on this year's new perfume release and we were each able to customize our own so we walked away with a personalized product we love and a memory for life. Our guide, Sofia, was excellent, patient, funny, and kind. She engaged on a personal level and seemed to really enjoy her job which always enhances your experience. Truly an unforgettable experience. We would absolutely go again and recommend it for all. We love Fragonard!

Thoroughly recommend!

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This is a brilliant way to experience the perfume making process and learn more about Maison Fragonard. Our guide was knowledgeable, interesting and spoke perfect English so nothing was lost in translation. The museum itself was compact but cool, clean and light after some of our other Paris experiences. I loved doing this with my teenager daughter and would recommend it to anyone what wants to pass a quiet, enjoyable afternoon in one of the nicest smelling places in the city! We will definitely be returning next time we come to Paris.

So fun!

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Excellent and informative workshop! Really fun to learn about the different factors that go into perfume making and the history of perfume itself. Lovely staff and a beautiful building and experience.

mini workshop

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i liked the explaination of the 3 different notes to smell. I did not like that we had to stand up the entire workshop. i did not experience any difficulties yes i would recommend this to friends

Perfume Sales not Workshop

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This was more of a sales pitch for the Fragonard line of perfumes than a perfume workshop. Our guide was not very enthusiastic.

A Lovely Experience

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My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop and the guided tour of the museum. We ended up buying two perfumes at the end of the experience. Highly recommended.

Perfume Making Workshop

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This was a fun late morning activity for my daughter and me. The lady conducting the workshop was pleasant and knowledgeable, and my daughter and I had fun not only making our own perfumes, but also learning about about Fragonard and the art of perfume making. Given that this workshop was not very expensive at all, it was really an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday morning. Also, shopping at the end was fun as we got to smell tons of perfumes and soaps, which is something my daughter and I really have fun with. We left with lots of Fragonard goodies outside of just the perfume that we made!

Excellent

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Hi I was really impressed by the WS. I recommended to my sister and she wants to attend in the Future :-). Great work!! KR Theresa

Perfume workshop

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The guide gave me an atomizer for free but was charged 10.00 euro on the way out - that is why I have to reduce the score to 4

SUPER!!!

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SUPER!

Fun experience

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Great tour guide. Fun different Paris experience. Very informative and interactive

A really memorial experience that we will not forget

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Thank you so much for an amazing and memorable experience. Of all the museums Paris has to offer, it was a literally refreshing experience. The lecture, the workshop, the explanation, the atmosphere was just magical. I would definitely recommend this extraordinary experience, and also the added value with which one goes out in the end.

Make your own perfume , misleading the guests

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While the experience was nice it was misleading. We were under the impression we would be creating a fragrance of our choice, but we’re given one citrus and one floral essence which we could mix in proportion as per our choice. So not really much creativity there. For €29 it was expensive no I would not recommend this to my friends or family.

Mini Perfume Workshop

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Definitely recommend. We both really liked it. Guide was very knowledgeable and made it very interesting

Fun

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Loved our guide. I wish we could have had more choice and freedom to create our own scent instead of only three scent choices. Love the museum. I would recommend. I would do it again.

great staff

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Value for money and the staff are fantastic. Well worth an hour of your time, but be warned, you are not allowed to make the scent of your choice. You get to make a variation of rose perfume. Its the same scent however you add the base and top notes, good fun but its not of your choice! This is the only reason they lose a star.

Personalized Parfum

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Creating my own scent is an experience I won’t soon forget & neither will those who encounter me. The museum is beautiful & learning about the parfum process was fascinating.

Awesome Experience

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I had such an amazing time during this perfume making workshop. The whole experience was great. I would definitely recommend this to my friends. When I come back to Paris I will definitely return for another class.

A workshop worth taking

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We had a lovely guided tour of the museum as well as a fabulous workshop, the guide was full of knowledge and lovely Highly recommended

DO IT!

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I did this with 3 other people and we all loved it. I’m actually wearing my little rose perfume that I concocted right now. We learned so much, Julia our guide was the sweetest person on earth and we learned so much. I didn’t even know how interesting perfumery could be but it was so much fun! I’ve told everyone about it. Booking was easy, the process was streamlined. Do it.

Amazing experience!

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From start to finish the workshop was perfect. The whole family had so much fun learning about smell, scents, the layers of perfumes, the ingredients and the history involved. Would have bought everything if it was possible!

Great Experience at Fragonard

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Great Experience, very engaging host, Fun and easy to follow. The guided tour after the workshop is a plus. I would recommend for sure the experience.

Disapointment

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We would appreciate if there were chairs to sit on. After a lot of walking in Paris we expected this to be a seated arrangement. We also would have appreciated somewhere to hang jackets and bags. Now We had to lay them on the floor. The instructions during the workshop was not so clear. We missunderstod, and therefore started with the wrong items. At the end We Stoped in the shop but by then we left as we were so tried of standing. It you hope to sell products, arrange it in a way that makes it more ennjoyable for visiters.

unique and fun experience!

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I really liked the whole workshop and the tour at the museum, our guide was really friendly and fun, we had a great time reviewing parfums, making our own eau de toilette and I would visit again, next time I am in paris with friends.

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