Perfume Making Classes NYC

Discover the art of perfumery and embark on a fragrant journey with various professional beauty classes in NYC. Learn the secrets of creating unique scents, explore the world of fragrance ingredients, and gain the skills to make your signature perfumes.

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Mastering the Art of Essential Oil Blending

Back Porch Soap Company @ 711 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

Ready to create your best-selling, signature blends for soaps, candles, natural perfumes and indie beauty bath and body products? This course is an intensive blending experience. Come experience a wide variety of essential oils and learn how to create blends that will wow your customers with indie beauty expert Marla Bosworth. Students will create two of their own blends and take them home in a beautiful, roll-on glass perfume bottle. Students also...

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Natural Perfume Workshop

Bios Apothecary @ 61 West St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Are you looking for a fun, immersive way to learn more about natural perfumery and create your own signature scent with friends? Try a Bios Apothecary perfume making class! You will leave with your very own bespoke fine fragrance.  Our $120 fee per person includes: An introduction to natural perfumery, an overview and sampling of our most popular botanical scents (with access to our full library of 130+ aromatics) All of the raw materials...

Saturday Oct 7th, 10am–12pm Eastern Time

Introduction to Perfume Blending

Remedies Herb Shop @ 453 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Join Jo Anne Richards in this hands-on, beginner's workshop to create your own personalized fragrances!  You’ll work with dozens of raw materials to create two perfumes, or aftershave products which will include top notes, middle notes, and base notes.   Lots of floral notes, woodsy notes, green notes, even some foodie notes to choose from!   This class was created to give students a fun creative, hands-on experience.  ...

Friday Dec 1st, 5:15–8pm Eastern Time

Into the Woods: Creating Wood Based Natural Perfume

Alchemologie Natural Perfume @ 438 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Autumn is the time of year for woods fragrances, recalling memories of crisp leaves, curls of wood smoke, and the bracing green of pine. Woods fragrances may include sandalwood, cedar, oak, pine, cypress and oud (among others), and also include for classification’s sake patchouli and vetiver. Some woods fragrances smell like the outdoors, while others smell like an antique treasure chest and still more use wood as background support. The scent...

Saturday Oct 28th, 1–4:30pm Eastern Time

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Organic Skincare, Soap and Candle Making Diploma Course

Back Porch Soap Company @ 711 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

Make Your Own Beauty is a 5-evening certificate program on the Upper West Side of New York City that will get your current indie beauty business or the one you've dreamed about owning off of the ground.  Students take five classes of training with Marla Bosworth, founder and owner of Back Porch Soap Company. Marla has 25 years of indie beauty industry experience and 40 years of retail, market research, entrepreneurial and business...

Monday Oct 23rd, 6–8:30pm Eastern Time

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All Natural Lip Balm, Solid Perfume & Aromatherapy

Jade Scarlett @ Virtual Learning via Zoom

All Natural Lip Balm, Solid Perfume, and Aromatherapy Spray for Beginners Ditch the chemicals and learn how to make all natural, ultra-moisturizing, gentle Lip Balms, Solid Perfumes, and Aromatherapy sprays from scratch! In this class, we’ll show you the best materials and easy step-by-step techniques to create all natural, healing tube and tin lip balms, solid perfumes, and three aromatherapy sprays -  invigorating, relaxing, and healing. ...

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Green Natural Perfumes & Cologne

Alchemologie Natural Perfume @ 438 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Summer perfumes are light, breezy, cool, green and watery. Green perfumes are categorized by snapped leaves, mown grass, new shoots and vegetation. Spring is just around the corner and the early green shoots are getting themselves ready to burst above ground. We’ll be using notes like basil, rosemary, pine, fir and petitgrain are used to create light, summery and refreshing fragrances. The floral heart is toned down and there is usually a quiet...

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Creating Fougere Natural Perfume

Alchemologie Natural Perfume @ 438 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Perfume From the Forrest: Creating Fougere Natural Perfume This studio class is for students who have already taken part one (and preferably part two, although not necessarily) of Natural Perfume Blending. Fougere is a fragrance family that came into fashion towards the end of the 19th C. The word means fern, which makes it a fantasy category seeing how ferns don't really have a fragrance. Fougere's are meant to smell like the forrest floor and,...

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Natural Perfume Blending

Brooklyn Botanic Garden @ 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Examine the art of natural perfumery. Gain a basic understanding of the sense of smell, the history of perfume, the advent of synthetic ingredients, and the return to naturals. Explore perfume ingredients and formulation, and leave with two bottles of your own bespoke perfume. All materials provided; please bring something to write with. Notes: Please bring your registration confirmation and a photo ID to the security desk at the 1000 Washington...

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Intro to Perfumery: A Primer

Indie Perfumers Guild @ 155 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10013

Introduction to Perfumery is a primer that offers a foundational overview of the perfume industry. We will explore the history of perfumery, the perfumer’s palette, material families, methods of extraction, basic technical vocabulary, and an overview of regulatory aspects. The class has a capacity of 6-12 students and is up to 3 hours long. This Level 1 class is open to all and is intended for beginner and independent perfumers as...

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Potions Salon: Perfume Blending Workshop

Indie Perfumers Guild @ 155 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10013

Come as a first-timer or returning blender to work on your very own scents with the expert guidance of our scent design team. Smell through aroma materials and build something completely unique.  Light bites, refreshments, and a take-home fragrance included.

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Odor Vocabulary

Indie Perfumers Guild @ 155 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10013

Delve into the world of perfumery vocabulary. This course is designed to give participants the necessary terminology to fully delve into the world of perfumery, from artistry to industry. All fragrances have an origin, a connection, and an emotion derived from an experience. You will gather the tools to understand the references, origins, associations, and expressions of individual notes and scent families. Materials will come alive and able to...

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Natural Perfume Blending

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Smell is the most neglected of our senses yet it has an instantaneous power to penetrate our consciousness invoking memories and emotion. Odors are ethereal and elusive yet can strongly attract or repel. In this sensory workshop we will examine the art of natural perfumery. Students will gain a basic understanding of the sense of smell, the history of perfume, the advent of synthetic ingredients, and the return to naturals. Perfume ingredients...

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1:1 Perfume Blending Session

Back Porch Soap Company @ 711 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

Design your own custom organic perfume in this 1:1, one-hour session with Marla Bosworth. Marla will guide you through the blending process as you create your own signature blend. You'll leave with a gorgeous 10 ml glass roll-on natural perfume bottle with your specially chosen blend. Marla Bosworth is an alchemist, and a natural perfumer. She has been blending essential oils for more than two decades. Class Location: Upper West Side, West 66th...

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Discover the Best Perfume Making Classes in NYC

Perfumery allows individuals to create unique scents tailored specifically to their preferences. It is the art and science of crafting fragrances or perfumes by blending aromatic materials. This includes various ingredients such as essential oils, synthetic fragrance compounds, and botanical extracts. The perfumery process involves mastering several skills and techniques, including understanding fragrance families, balancing different fragrance notes, and considering various ingredients' olfactory characteristics and interactions. Perfumers draw inspiration from nature, cultural influences, and their creativity, resulting in many captivating scents. While the process of perfume-making may initially appear complex, the satisfaction of creating a fragrance that is uniquely yours makes it a worthwhile pursuit.

Why You Should Learn Perfume Making in NYC

Learning to make perfumes can offer individuals a range of benefits. It provides a creative outlet for self-expression, allowing individuals to explore their olfactory preferences and create unique scent compositions that reflect their style and taste. It is possible to tailor each fragrance to its recipient's preferences and personality when you make perfume for them. It is also a great way of making personalized gifts for loved ones.

Delving into perfumery opens the door to the therapeutic benefits of aromatherapy and essential oils. By incorporating essential oils into perfume blends, individuals can create custom fragrances that smell good and have specific healing properties. Each essential oil carries its therapeutic qualities, allowing for the creation of fragrances that promote relaxation, uplift the mood, or alleviate stress. In New York City, you can easily grow various botanicals you can turn into essential oils. 

Perfumery has a long-standing tradition dating back to ancient civilizations. Learning perfumery provides an opportunity to connect with the art's rich history and cultural significance. By exploring perfume-making techniques and ingredients used in different cultures throughout history, individuals can develop a deeper appreciation for the art form and its cultural importance. This connection to history and culture adds a unique dimension to the perfume creation.

Learning perfumery can open up entrepreneurial opportunities. The demand for fragrances and customized scents continues to grow, creating avenues for starting a perfume brand, offering personalized fragrance services for individuals or events, or pursuing a career in the fragrance industry. Perfume creation is a skill that combines creativity, chemistry, and market awareness, making it a valuable asset in the fragrance industry. Chemist employment will increase by 6% nationwide by 2031. However, within New York City, there is a strong indie perfume market alongside major perfumeries. Starting a perfume business in New York can set you up for success among the greats. 

In-Person Perfume Making Classes & Schools in NYC

An in-person perfume-making class offers a great way to get a quick introduction to the art of fragrance creation without investing a lot of money. Since New York City is full of indie perfume makers, and big-name brands, it is easy to find a perfume-making class right for you. 

Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers various courses surrounding nature and the garden. In the Natural Perfume Blending course, students will gain an understanding of the sense of smell. As they learn the history of perfumery, students will look at the creation of synthetic ingredients and how natural came back into style. They will create two bottles of their unique perfume. 

Alchemologie Natural Perfume produces natural products using all-natural ingredients in Brooklyn. Through their offered courses, they pass their knowledge of crafting natural products to their students. Students can enroll in the Green Natural Perfumes & Cologne class to learn what makes a green perfume. Students will use light summery fragrances using an earthy base. They will make two unique natural perfumes. 

Immerse yourself in the world of natural perfumery with the Natural Perfume Workshop, an offering by Bios Apothecary in Brooklyn. This workshop fosters a holistic approach to health by crafting exquisite blends from pure botanicals. Students can delve into the art of natural perfumery and create their unique signature scent. Students will receive a comprehensive overview and sampling of the most popular scents throughout the course. They can then unleash their creativity by selecting from a library of over 130 scents to craft their personalized fragrance.

For those in Manhattan, Back Porch Soap Company offers courses dedicated to teaching students the art of creating natural skincare products. In The Art of Essential Oil Blending Class, guided by the experienced Marla Bosworth, students will learn to follow their intuition and noses as they craft their unique blends. The workshop provides a hands-on experience, allowing participants to create two custom blends in elegant roll-on glass perfume bottles.

The Indie Perfumers Guild in Manhattan seeks to provide a world-caliber perfume school to the residents of New York. Students can attend the Intro to Perfumery: A Primer course, where they will learn a fundamental overview of the perfume industry. Students will explore the history of perfumery. They will learn about the perfumer's palette and methods for extraction. This course introduces students to all aspects of perfumery, not just how to make a fragrance. 

Virtual Perfume Making Classes & Schools

In-person perfumery courses may not be readily available in every city, and attending them can involve long commutes. However, if you're eager to learn the art of perfume making without the need for extensive travel, virtual perfumery training offers a convenient alternative. Over the past few years, virtual classes have gained immense popularity, allowing students to learn anywhere with an Internet connection and a computer. Online classes are typically conducted through conferencing platforms like Zoom, offering a seamless and interactive learning experience.

With a wide range of classes spanning various subjects such as botany, crafts, horticulture, photography, and wellness, the New York Botanic Garden provides an immersive educational environment. In the Essential Oil Perfume Workshop, students will delve into perfumery's history and explore essential oils' therapeutic benefits. They will gain insights into scent-blending techniques and learn to identify different perfume notes. Through hands-on activities, students can create three distinct fragrances using wax, carrier oils, and essential oils.

Jade Scarlett offers various art-related courses as an artist herself. Students interested in perfumery can take the All Natural Lip Balm, Solid Perfume & Aromatherapy course. Students will follow step-by-step instructions to create various all-natural lip balms, solid perfumes, and aromatherapy sprays. They will explore the best materials to create these products. 

For those seeking to enhance their skincare product-making skills, East Los Angeles College offers a selection of courses that incorporate fragrance blending. The How to Make Body Butter course guides students through creating luxurious body butter lotions using common kitchen tools. While fragrance blending may not be the course's primary focus, students can still experiment with adding fragrances to their body butter creations. Additionally, the How to Make Fizzy Bath Bombs course allows students to follow step-by-step demonstrations to craft delightful bath bombs while exploring the incorporation of different oils, colors, and botanicals. The Bath Products course provides an extensive overview of creating various bath essentials like shampoo, shower gel, bubble baths, and bath salts. Students will learn about the necessary ingredients and equipment and the effects of adding essential oils to enhance their formulations.

Private Group Perfume Making Classes in NYC

Make your special events memorable and engaging with private group perfume-making classes in NYC. CourseHorse offers private group sessions, perfect for workplace team-building events, birthday parties, or any occasion where you want to provide your guests with a unique and interactive experience. CourseHorse eliminates the hassle of registration and booking fees, ensuring a seamless planning process. You'll receive confirmation of your event details within 24 hours, and with the flexibility to modify your booking up to 72 hours before the event, you can easily adapt your plans to meet your needs.

For those eager to explore the art of creating personalized fragrances in the comfort of their own homes, the Virtual Candle Making course is an excellent choice. Your group will embark on a delightful journey of making soy candles that exude captivating scents. By the end of the course, you'll have beautifully scented candles to enjoy.

CourseHorse will provide each member of your group with a comprehensive kit containing all the necessary materials. The kit includes a small pouring pitcher, stir stick, enough wax for two candles, candle tins, wicks, clothespins, wick adhesive, candle labels, and fragrance oil.

The Virtual Candle Making course costs $110 per person, with a maximum capacity of 250 participants. A minimum of ten people is required to book the course. If you're unsure of your final group size during the booking process, you can initially select the minimum size and adjust it once you finalize the headcount. The course is conducted over Zoom and lasts approximately one hour. If you prefer a different teleconferencing system for your party, CourseHorse is open to accommodate your request.