Signature Perfume Making Class: Art of Perfumery

Design and make your own perfume to take home using a real perfumer's organ of ingredients

3 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $350 - $1,600 (or 4 payments of $87.50 - $400 Afterpay)
($350 for Public Class, $520 for Private Class pp, $675 for Public Class Pair / duo / couple, $900 for Private Class x 2, $1,600 for Private Class x 4)

Build a perfume from scratch using raw materials at this intensive and practical introduction to perfumery class in Marrickville.

Over three hours, we will introduce you to an array of quality raw materials sourced the world over, the history of perfumery and the industry and discuss how to use the materials. From there you can design and make your own fragrance with Ainslie's guidance.

The classes are held in Ainslie's working perfumers studio and so you are really thrust in to learn about the real world of perfumery and the working perfumer.

Corporate and private workshops are welcome, please contact your teacher below for more info. A bespoke course can be made for any specific requirements.

The session includes a cheese platter and pastries and a glass of French champagne on completion.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • A beautifully bottled and labelled perfume to take home along with your worksheet.
  • Cheese platter / pastries and a glass of French champagne.
What to bring
Please avoid wearing perfume on the day.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or hens party.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


2/81 Sydenham Road, Marrickville NSW

This venue is a short walk from Sydenham station (500m).

Your teacher can also travel within 25 kms of Marrickville for private classes

Signature Perfume Making Class: Art of Perfumery location
Your teacher
Ainslie Walker Scentsmith
Ainslie Walker Scentsmith

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Ainslie Walker Scentsmith is a practising perfumer, product developer and olfactory artist and has been teaching her renowned perfume making workshops in Australia for nine years - based in Sydney, she teaches regularly from her Marrickville studio. She also teaches interstate by appointment and in locations such as The Strand Arcade, and various Boutique hotels such as The Old Clare Hotel in the Sydney CBD.

Her classes are recommended by Broadsheet, The Good Weekend and more.

Her clients include Country Road, Disney, Aje, Glasshouse, Circa Home, The Powerhouse, Two Good Co, Tamara Dean, and Lark Perfumery.

Her fragrances have been exhibited in The Powerhouse as part of Eucalyptusdom and 500 Arhats in 2021/22. Mona - Tasmania, Art Gallery of South Australia with Tamara Dean.

Ainslie is also an award-winning fragrance writer and well-known internationally in the industry.

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Suzanne Miller Ravagnani Nov 2023

A fabulous class with a very knowledgeable, professional teacher. I loved every minute. Thank you Ainsley

Kate Reardon Nov 2023

Fantastic class, Ainslie is an extremely knowledgeable perfumer. If you want to create a signature scent then I would recommend her class!

Dimitri Douchin Nov 2023

I had a great time creating a perfume I had in mind for more than a year with Ainslie. I came with the mood and story that I wanted for the perfume and within minutes, Ainsley had presented me about 20 fragrances to include and they were all on point.

It was a small intimate workshop and we converged on the perfume I wanted very simply.

Ainsley had brought some great local foods and I had a blast. Will certainly do it again and I have been proudly wearing my perfume all day.

Perfume Making class review by Dimitri Douchin - Sydney

Sandrita Oct 2023

I had a lovely day learning from Ainslie. It was very easy to understand and the whole course was very professional and fun. I definitely am coming back, and I plan to learn as much possible about making perfume. I loved it.

Daniel Teixeira Jul 2023

Perfume making with Perfumer, Ainslie was so much fun and has inspired me explore the hobby further at home. The class was very well put together, great location, extremely knowledgeable teacher and interesting people to meet. Highly recommend.

Perfume Making class review by Daniel Teixeira - Sydney

Nada Alsuhaymi Jul 2023

Nice simple class for a beginner who want to gain some knowledge about making perfumes : )

Simon Berry Jul 2023

Ainslie was very good and definitely knows her stuff. A wonderful person and it was a wonderful experience. Well worth going and trying all that perfumery has to offer.

Hannah Pinkerton Jun 2023

Such a great session with Ainslie, she was so knowledgeable and kind. She was able to tailor our session to my specific needs which was so helpful. Very experienced in the industry across many areas, I had a great time, highly recommend

Rasiha Ozdemir Apr 2023

She was very friendly, and professional. She has given a very good knowledge and background around the scope of scents, perfumes etc and I will definitely attend more workshops with her.

Kerrie Holien Mar 2023

Our team had a fabulous time with Ainslie. She was so warm and welcoming, and the space, nibbles and champers was divine! We loved learning about each of the ingredients and thinking about how they made us feel. Learning how to blend and balance the oils and round them out with elements of another ingredient was such a fun and interesting process! Ainslie was so creative in the way she described scents visually, and her passion and knowledge meant we learned so much in a really relatable way. We highly recommend Ainslie and her class to anyone, even if you’re not a lover of perfume, this will appeal and it will all make so much ‘scents’ by the end of the class. Thank you!

Natalie Smith Mar 2023

91 ClassBento workshops attended • 38 reviews

What an elegant and down to earth person.I sea it as a science and this lady knows such beautiful histories behind each scent and there were many. It opened something up inside of me that I didn’t know I had or had the opportunity to experience. What magic I made my very on scent I could describe it. Memories feelings and they all came tiger in my very own bottle namedby me Frida.

Signature Perfume Making Class: Art of Perfumery review by Natalie Smith - Sydney

Nara Chalmers Mar 2023

It was a most interesting experience.
In a relaxed yet professional manner Ainslie guided us in creating our own signature perfume, using our senses and her knowledge.
Loved the class.
Love my perfume.

Bernard Gallate Feb 2023

I absolutely loved Ainslie's workshop from her warm greeting at the door to leaving with my own signature scent. Ainslie was the consummate professional, sharing her wealth of knowledge with a passion that made the whole process exciting.

Her airy and light-flooded workshop space was ideal and having a small group all seated around a communal table with our own set-ups facilitated discussion as we sampled a wide array of essences from her collection. Ainslie taught us different ways of describing scents and encouraged us to share what we felt drawn to and our experiences with fragrance.

Following a perfectly timed break with cheese platter and refreshments, we began the second half of the session, building a profile of our signature scents with the desired essences. Ainslie managed to give everybody individual assistance in the process. The final step of physically adding the precise amount of each ingredient into a bottle with a dropper and scales was thrilling and then we had the opportunity of testing the result and tweaking.

It was such a delight to smell each of the other participants unique fragrances at the end and we celebrated with a glass of champagne.

It was a terrific experience that I would highly recommend to anybody who enjoys smells, regardless of their knowledge or use of fragrances. Utterly fascinating. And even though Ainslie was realistic about what we might be able to achieve with just one workshop, I unreservedly love the scent that she helped me to create.

Kylie Blackwood Dec 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

It was a great class, beautiful space. Ainslie was a fabulous teacher with so much knowledge, patience and a just a beautiful soul thank you I truly loved the class and love my fragrance!

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