Miriam Young, perfume making teacher

Miriam Young
Theoria Gold Perfumery

Theoria Gold Perfumery

local_activity classes: Perfume Making

4.9 (18)

Miriam Young is the only fully qualified perfumer in Australia offering 100% natural perfumery workshops.

She began her journey as an Aromatherapist in 1995 and then went onto become a Medical Herbalist, Counsellor and Healer. Miriam is the internationally bestselling author of Detox for Living, Natural Cleanses for Modern Disease. Her career as a Medical Herbalist has spanned nearly three decades.

Miriam has launched three perfumes with her brand, Theoria Gold. Miriam’s premier perfume Rose Aimée contains 674 real roses and took 10 years to complete, as she wanted to master the real true aroma of when you press your nose into a red velvety rose and inhale deeply. Rose Aimée was followed shortly by Nuits d'Australie, (Nights of Australia) which celebrates night flowering jasmine, Australian woods and real plantation pineapple. Theoria is Theoria Gold's unisex perfume and sends men into raptures with its distilled lime, Haiti vetiver and divine tobacco, black tea and bergamot.

Miriam has always had a deep love of fragrance and remembers well the aroma of her mother’s clothes in the early 70’s – the boldness of the controversial Opium and the feminine scent of Anais Anais.

Miriam’s absolute passion is sharing the joy of fragrance with the Ultimate Fragrance Experience – the workshops she runs in Brisbane. Miriam also creates bespoke fragrances for individuals and businesses.




Cindy Maree Irons Apr 2024

I thoroughly enjoyed this class.Miriam is so professional, & explained everything., the venue was cosy& pure essential oils were used.I thought the class was priced very fairly. I enjoyed the final result after blending the oils-just so many blends left the imagination & senses enlightened

Premium Natural Perfume Making Class review by Cindy Maree Irons - Brisbane

Teacher's response

Thank you so much Cindy, I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed the class and found it both informative and enjoyable. Your enthusiasm for blending the pure plant oils and extracts is so good to hear! I'm glad the final left your imagination and senses enlightened. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future for more aromatic creations. Warm regards, Miriam.

Lana Weber Apr 2024

Lovely morning with Miriam learning and creating, thankyou to you and the gorgeous tuxedo cat Oggie!

Perfume Making class review by Lana Weber - Brisbane

Teacher's response

Thank you Lana it was lovely to meet yourself and Lillana, she is a born natural perfume maker and what she created is stunningly beautiful. :)

Valda Cross Feb 2024

No special occasion. Just wanted to do the course. I make candles & diffusers & always keen to learn more about “smells”.
Miriam was great, knowledgeable about her product, really enjoyed the class.
Would recommend the class!
Thanks for a great couple of hours Miriam!

Teacher's response

Thank you for your lovely reveiw, I loved teaching you Valda. :). And your eau de parfum is simply stunning - I love the blend of white flowers, citrus and woods. Miriam x

Cassandra Duwell Oct 2023

Had a great time. Miriam (the teacher) made sure that it was a creative event and it really felt like there were no wrong choices: just creative fun. I enjoyed mixing up my sampler perfume and then making a proper batch of it to take home with me.

Love wearing my perfume. It’s unique and just want I wanted. It could be better but for a novice I feel accomplished!

My friend and I took the class in late spring and the weather was almost too hot to be out of A/C. Recommend taking the class in cooler months.

Teacher's response

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Cassandra, I am so glad you and your daughter had so much creative fun! So glad you love your perfume as well. :) I put my heart and soul into my class and to hear that it wasn't at a comfortable temperature is something I could've assisted you at the time if it was brought to my attention.

Karen Roberts Oct 2023

We had a great time. Great experience. Miriam our teacher was lovely. Just amazing. Very good information, tuition and advice. Would recommend this perfume making class to anyone who loves perfume. Thank you Miriam. I love the perfume I made with your help and guidance. Karen xx

Teacher's response

Thank you for your lovely review Karen. I loved teaching and spending creative time with you and your lovely son. You both made stunning fragrances. :)

Melissa Gilroy Sep 2023

We had a wonderful time creating our very own perfumes. Miriam was very knowledgeable, and encouraging and guiding us on the journey to discover our personalised blend .

Raelene Smith Jul 2023

This is an amazing experience to share with your family and friends. The class is extremely well organised, easy to follow and Miriam supports you all the way. Great value for money as you take home your own bespoke natural fragrance and you learn the process. We loved this workshop and had loads of fun.

Perfume Making class review by Raelene Smith - Brisbane

Teacher's response

Thank you so much Raelene, I'm so glad you enjoyed the process and found it well-organised and easy to follow. Natural Perfumes are so special. :)

Adam Xing May 2023

This workshop is definitely amazing Miriam the tutor is well experienced and passionated to the whole perfume making process. We are provided various kinds of perfume components to try and sense to mix them and make our own taste. Wines, tea, biscuits and fruits are provided as well to improve the experience of the tutorial. I was very hard to find a good perfume for myself however I made a great one by myself which is the best thing on the top! We are very enjoying the perfume trip!

Premium Natural Perfume Making Class review by Adam Xing - Brisbane

Emma Ruby Mar 2023

Miriam was super lovely and inviting. We had such a great time learning about all things perfume making. What a great way to spend a morning. Highly recommend.

Keeley Towler Dec 2022

Had such a fun time and learned so much! Miriam is a great teacher and really understood what scents made us "tick" so that we came out with two very different perfumes that suited each of our personalities. Highly recommend doing the course.

Nichola Panaretos Sep 2022

This class was amazing!

I would highly recommend it. We did it in a small group of 3 for a bachelorette party. Miriam is such a wonderful person and incredibly knowledgable.

David Akenson Jul 2022

Miriam was knowledgeable and very nice. She made the experience so much fun. Recommend to both men and women.

Celia Chen May 2022

Miriam was passionate and informative about perfume scents and the process of making perfume. This was a great activity for my wife and I to do together.

Perfume Making class review by Celia Chen - Brisbane

Rijald Hadzalic Nov 2021

Incredible class, Miriam is very knowledgeable and conveys this in a well thought out and super interesting class.

Would definitely recommend it for couples and those interested in doing something out of the ordinary.

Came out of the class with something personal to me that I absolutely love

Corrine Tye-Lim Oct 2021

Miriam was fantastic she shared her knowledge or parfumerie in a fun and educational workshop letting us create and think about our perfumes. My friends and I had a wonderful time for my birthday. We took home our own signature scent.

Angela West Jul 2021

We had a great time learning how to develop fragrances and designing our own with Miriam's expert help! Miriam was very accommodating and it was a fantastic experience. I would highly recommend this workshop. It was so much fun

Emma Nicholls Jun 2021

Miriam was lovely. We really enjoyed the class and making our own unique perfumes. She had a great range of scents to work with and was really helpful in helping us make what we wanted.

Sailesh Venkatachalam Jun 2021

This was an amazing experience for me and my partner. Miriam gave us the opportunity to create individual perfumes that we intend to use for our upcoming wedding, and cherish for the rest of our lives. Miriam is exceptionally kind, friendly and a truly knowledgeable perfumer. She gave us novices a great insight into the world of perfumery and an appreciation for her craft. We enjoyed an intimate session, where we were spoilt with amazing tea, chocolates, strawberries and sparkling wine to cap off the afternoon. A truly remarkable experience, which I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone.

Premium Natural Perfume Making Class review by Sailesh Venkatachalam - Brisbane

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