Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Workshop



2 hours 15 mins 1 to 15 (public classes), 10 to 40 (private)

label $99 or 4 payments of $24.75


In this fun and relaxed class, you'll get to blend odourants, such as musk, neroli, jasmine, bergamot, lily, cedar, frangipani, and much, much more. Play with different combinations and embark on a mesmerising journey of discovery, where the destination is a perfume that you'll love, perhaps one that you might say is an extension of yourself. Your scent. Suitable for both genders!

You'll start with a brief history of perfume, and learn about our sense of smell, and its intimate connection with emotions and memory. We'll discuss how perfume is layered using odourants that evaporate at different rates, and you'll learn handy tips on fragrance making.

As you apply perfume, you'll first encounter the top note, since it's made up of highly volatile odourants. Choose from the same odours used by major perfume houses, and blend them until you have a fragrance that is close to your soul.

The next stage is to mix the heart note. Again, you'll choose and mix odourants until you feel that that the perfume is in tune with your own heart.

The base note of the perfume is what endures and lingers. Woody, musk and amber are predominant odourants for this note.

Within each layer, you'll get to choose from lots of different odours, and you'll have plenty of time to smell them all, to find and test the ingredients and blend that appeals most to you. Your teacher, Joseph, will give you one on one feedback and will assist you to balance and fine-tune your concoction if you like, but otherwise you'll be free to explore and let your creativity run wild.

You'll take home two 30ml bottles of perfume (valued at $120 each). Perfect as a heartfelt and unique gift, for someone special (or for yourself). Glass spray bottles are provided.

This class is priced at $125 per person, so get in quick while it’s at the opening special price of $99. For private events, our venue can accommodate 35+ guests.

Please arrive by 6.45pm for a 7pm start (Friday classes), or by 12.45pm for a 1pm start (Saturday classes).



Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:


Suitable for

This workshop is great for individuals and couples as well as for a hens party, baby shower, birthday, special occasion, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

209 Lilyfield Rd, Lilyfield NSW

The teacher can also travel within 20km of Lilyfield for private classes

Your teacher
Kimberley Chocolates
Kimberley Chocolates

Chocolatier since 1994

4.7 (107)

My name is Joseph, and I started Kimberley Chocolates to produce high quality chocolates in Sydney. I held a BSc in Food Science, and wanted to make great chocolate more accessible to our community, including by combining it with flavours like chilli, lemon myrtle, and quandong (Australia's 'native peach'). Kimberley Chocolates won the gold award at the Royal Easter Show Chocolate Competition, and I started to appear on the media more often. People started contacting me to learn more about chocolates, and I realised that there is a great need for chocolate education, and that's where our chocolate workshops started.

I also spent some time in the laboratories of perfume houses before, where I gained some interesting skills in fragrance making, which I love to share.

My teaching style is playful and fun, and very hands on - the more sampling and laughing that happens, the better!


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5

• Nov 2019


The venue is good clean and tidy , Joseph is very informative all the question has been answered and very helpful
5

• Nov 2019


Joseph was very knowledgeable about perfume making and he kindly helped everyone in the class achieve the best scent possible.
4

• Sep 2019


Joseph was a lovely person to work with for my signature scent workshop. The workshop was very popular and sold out quickly. Thank you.
4

• Sep 2019


I loved the perfume making class. Our teacher Joseph was very knowledgeable and helpful and encouraged us to experiment with all the scents. I made my own perfume and am so pleased with how it turned out. Since wearing my own personalized scent, I have had many compliments on its fragrance, which lasts for hours.
Making perfume is a complex art but it was so enjoyable smelling the different aromas and trying to mix them into our own personalized scent. It was a lovely way to spend 2 hours and I would certainly do this class again.
5

• Sep 2019


Class was fantastic! I learned so much and came away with some great scents. Thanks Joseph.
5

• Aug 2019


Joseph is a lovely teacher. He let us play around different fragrances and fixed us up when we were not sure what to mix or match. He is very approachable and have a lot of knowledge about perfume. I have no doubt to recommend his class to anyone. Have fun x

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3

• Aug 2019


I recently attended the perfume making class . It was a pleasant experience and we had plenty of time to experiment and mix our own perfumes. Cute little bottles to take home. I would have liked more tuition to understand the fundamentals of making perfume and a more orderly process of blending different components to achieve the desired outcome
5

• Aug 2019


Joseph was very warm, and easygoing and allowed us to experiment. He also helped when we got stuck with creating scents. Really nice way to spend an afternoon and get creative.

Perfume Making workshop review by Phoebe Rogers
5

• Aug 2019


The teacher was very friendly and engaging. The workshop was very enjoyable and a great group activity.
4

• Aug 2019


Joseph was very knowledgeable and clearly knows a lot about fragrance however the class size was far too big. It felt a little chaotic with 18 people trying to create their signature fragrances. Some structure and concise content would help Joseph keep the class on track.
5

• Jul 2019


My friend and I had a terrific time with Joseph in the workshop! So much fragrances, so much fun, and Joseph has so much knowledge and experience to share! No questions is ever too hard for Joseph to answer, and there is no stuffed up that he can't fixed either (provided that we follow his instructions to begin with). The only suggestion is perhaps, to have a smaller class size or a support person, as Joseph tried so hard to give his attention to everyone of us, but overall, it was a great day and we enjoyed it so much!
5

• Jul 2019


Had a great time at the make your own fragrance workshop!!!. For me there was a good balance of theory and just getting in there and having a go. While the workshop is all about being creative some kind of guidance on what groups of fragrances we had would have helped too.
5

• Jul 2019


I attended the make your own perfume class and it was terrific.
Joseph who ran the class was great and definitely had a well trained nose, he helped me perfect both perfumes that I mixed and made sure I was happy with them.
All the ingredients they had to mix with were very nice and you could tell they were of a very high quality.
I was the only male in the class but never felt out of place, I urge more men to come and have a go at making yourself a personal scent.
I actually wouldn't mind doing it again, in fact once my bottle runs out I may very well be back to try and duplicate my original flavour.
Very glad I came...top notch class!!!

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Workshop review by Alan Lake
5

• Jul 2019


My friends and I really enjoyed this experience! Joseph was an excellent guide and is very knowledgable. He helped each and every one of us along the way to make sure we were happy with the final product. The whole class was lots of fun and it's quite special to have our own unique fragrances at the end of it.
5

• Jul 2019


My friends and I really enjoyed this experience! Joseph was an excellent guide and is very knowledgable. He helped each and every one of us along the way to make sure we were happy with the final product. The whole class was lots of fun and it's quite special to have our own unique fragrances at the end of it.
5

• Jun 2019


Joseph is a lovely teacher and very helpful. He made sure we went home with a perfume we were happy with. Thank you for a great class.
5

• Jun 2019


Loved the class. Wish there were more location options maybe say Parramatta?

Good amounts of materials maybe could've had some more niche ingredients but overall great variety.

Very good value for money and the instructor was very lovely and extremely knowledgeable.

Labelling on ingredients could have been better, more scientific descriptions as options for more learning.

Would recommend to others.
5

• Jun 2019


Although late the class was set out to simplify the creation process in stages the paper given out helped us map out the quantities of each scent with ease. I thoroughly enjoyed the turkish delight ans was amazed we got to take home 2 bottles and create different scents.
5

• Jun 2019


Loved the class! Our instructor Joseph was extremely knowledgeable and kind. Got to make some amazing perfumes , I made one scent for my partner and one for myself . We loved every second of it !
5

• May 2019


Awesome hands on class! Joseph was a great facilitator and very knowledgeable about blending fragrances.
4

• Apr 2019


I’m really happy with the fragrances but would have been better to have less people as it was too crowded.
5

• Mar 2019


I got this workshop as a birthday present and I was not let down! Joseph was informative, bubbly and took the class to a new level - a proper teacher makes all the difference and he certainly made the drive from Canberra worth it. The venue was clean, large and workable for what we were doing. The treat of Turkish Delight upon arrival was also appreciated!

Although I didn't purchase this course for myself I still think it was worth the money and would buy it again and would buy it for someone else. I went with another family member but we met some lovely people so I think it is also nice to go solo and meet new people in a friendly environment.

I learnt a lot about the history of fragrance, and what scents go well together and what may be too potent. Not only did I leave knowledgeable but I left with two custom bottles and I now get complimented daily on my creations.

A charming experience which I highly recommend. Thanks Joseph you were fabulous!
5

• Mar 2019


Hi Joseph,

Many thanks for such an enjoyable class. We love the fragrances we created. The setup was smooth with just enough people in the class to allow movement all around the tables.

5

• Mar 2019


Thoroughly enjoyed workshop. Joseph provided some interesting knowledge and background to fragrances. The workshop was enjoyable, creative and very hands on. I’m eager to book in again. James
5

• Mar 2019


This class was so much fun, Joseph is so well knowledged about perfume and made it interesting and enjoyable. Thank you so much!
5

• Feb 2019


An enjoyable experience - and learned a lot too. A great way to celebrate a birthday, friendship, Valentines Day or simply an afternoon with an old friend and making new ones.
5

• Feb 2019


The class was so much fun! Joseph is informative, lovely and super helpful in defining my 2 perfumes. We got to take home 2 bottles of our own signature scent!
5

• Feb 2019


A great way to spend a Friday night. Learnt a brief history on perfume then the rest of the night was spent making your own personalised scents. I wore one of my creations and have had a few compliments already! Thank you for a great workshop.
5

• Feb 2019


Joseph knows his stuff! He was patient and so willing to share his passion. The class was very engaging and lots of fun!
4

• Feb 2019


After a brief history and theory introduction it was straight in to making our own perfumes. The instructor provided good feedback on how to balance our perfumes, but otherwise let us experiment with the range of bases, perfumes and oils provided.

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Workshop review by Nathan Collett
1

• Feb 2019


While Joseph was perfectly nice I was hugely disappointed with this workshop and I thought it was very expensive for what it was. I paid $100 for this class because I genuinely wanted to learn something about how to make perfume not to just throw a bunch of scents together in a bottle and hope for the best.
The class was poorly conceived - we weren't educated about how scents fall into different categories e.g. floral vs woody vs oriental, nor were we given any guidance on which scents worked well together, nor were we advised on ratios or volumes. The only scent mentioned was Jasmin and that because it was very strong to only add one drop at a time. Well what about the others?
Most of us needed to get our perfumes 'fixed' which was not surprising because we were adding in scents based on how each one smelled, not on how it would work with another scent. We queued for Joseph's help and invariably we were told to add one of his pre-mixed perfumes. Or he would say: "Do you know what you put in there? You need to repeat it." The answer is no because a) we weren't told to keep a track of what we were doing, b) weren't advised to bring a notepad and pen so that we could keep track and c) essentially told at the start of the class that ratios etc didn't matter.
The class also lacked structure and organisation. There were 13 or 14 students - too many for us to all comfortably have access to the table and scents. I'd recommend putting the base notes, heart notes and top notes on different tables so that they don't get mixed up and it would allow for better movement of people.


5

• Jan 2019


Joseph was a great teacher. The group was very happy with this workshop. It was fun and great to take home 2 bottles of fragrance that we personally blended ourselves. Expect a lot of fun more than learning about making perfume. Joseph does give a background to perfume history and touches on the top, heart and base notes but its only a 2 hour class and most of that time appropriately goes into the blending process. Joseph will help with the end product if it needs a little more of this or that. Fun and interesting!
5

• Nov 2018


Joseph was a very passionate teacher who had a lot of knowledge on perfumes. This activity was super enjoyable and very different I would definitely recommend this class for people who are wanting something a bit unique. You get to go home with two perfumes of your own creation. It was so cool to see how different everyone's creations was. I cant wait to wear my new perfumes out.

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Workshop review by Manja Rhijn
5

• Nov 2018


The studio was absolutely wonderful - it was great to get an insight into how perfume is made and dabble around and create something for ourselves - our own signature scent!
Joseph was fantastic - very helpful - passionate - clear - and listened intensively! With all the fails in the class he was able to sit down individually and solve the problems. Would definitely do again and recommend to others!

Perfume Making workshop review by Johnathon Russo Sydney
5

• Nov 2018


Great class. Joseph was very helpful and interactive. The group were also excellent - chatting together and helping each other.

Perfume Making workshop review by Michelle Webster Sydney
2

• Jan 2019


Joseph was charming but I felt I didn’t really learn anything new and I didn’t like the fact that most of the “oils” used were synthetic. I was not sure why there were premade fragrances eg Arpege to,which we added more oils.
The venue was nice with easy parking in the surrounding streets.
5

• Oct 2018


Had actually booked this class in as party of a hens party/event and its with my pleasure to say all the girls had thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Joseph's class was incredible and super informative and gave us a brief history of how fragrance came about and much more. Loved how we were able to create a couple of fragrances either for ourselves or for our party and found this was a great take home gift for the girls who attended the event! Joseph was also super accomodating with all the plans prior which made the booking and setting up process with such ease. Would highly recommend the class to those looking for something different and personalised! Thank you Joseph!

Perfume Making workshop review by Danielle Desira
5

• Oct 2018


Our a Table for Six members enjoyed the Fragrance Class on Saturday afternoon. They said it was a lot of fun and very interactive with a great teacher.
5

• Sep 2018


We had a great time making perfume for my 40th Birthday. Our teacher Joseph was lovely and very informative. I highly recommend this place for a perfume workshop.
5

• Sep 2018


The fragrance class was heaps of fun! It was very hands on and we were encouraged to be creative, but our teacher Joseph also gave us guidance and he really helped me to understand how perfumes work. His style was very relaxed and he made our small group feel at ease. The class itself was surprisingly good value because we got to take our creations home. I actually want to to do it again so I can come up with more combinations!
5

• Sep 2018


The teacher was great and the class was fun and very hands on. Great experience!

Perfume Making workshop review by Jolanta Douek
5

• Aug 2018


This is a fun interactive informative sensory fest.
Should have brought my 13 year old but got to go home with scents and a little more clarity about what I like and confirm what I don’t like. Joseph (Teacher) let’s you get on with it and available for questions and suggestions.

Perfume Making workshop review by Areyan  Sydney
FAQ
Can we learn how to make room sprays? Or diffusers?
Sam

The odourants that we use in this perfume/fragrance workshop apply only for personal perfume. You will have the opportunity to make two X 30mls perfumes. The odourants for the room deoderiser or diffuser will require different odourants from the perfume.

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