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Apprentice Workshop

The best introduction to perfume creation. Delve into the fascinating world of scent in this creative, hands-on, fun and expert-led workshop.

This half-day group masterclass puts you “in the nose” teaching you the basics of perfumery. Led by our perfumer, you’ll access a starter selection of perfumery ingredients before creating your own fragrance.

Duration: half day (3hr30)

Time: AM workshops 10am – 1.30pm + PM workshops 2.30 – 6pm

Price: £95

When: Apprentice Workshops are available on selected dates only. Select a forthcoming date below (calendar updated every quarter)

Where: EPC Lab (London Fields, 4 Netil Lane, E8 3RL)

Full description below.


Forthcoming dates:
Sat 2nd June - Sold Out AM + 1 space PM
Fri 8th June (2-5:30pm) 2 spaces PM
Sat 9th June - Sold Out AM
Sat 16th June - Sold Out AM + Sold Out PM

Sat 14th July - Sold Out AM + Sold Out PM
NEW DATE 27th July - 13 spaces PM (2-5.30pm)
NEW DATE 28th July - 8 spaces AM

NEW DATE 4th August - 10 spaces AM + 8 spaces PM
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About the workshop:

Each workshop is structured around a methodology that uses perfumery expertise, industry-based techniques, logic and fosters your intuition to lead you to create a fragrance that is unique and bespoke to you.

Our group workshop are limited to 14 participants to keep the experience bespoke.

  • Suitable for any level
  • Learn, analyse and describe a selection of 25 individual perfumery raw materials spanning a full range of olfactory territories
  • Learn the basic of perfume making techniques and formulation
  • Design your very own fragrance with step by step guidance from our perfumer

Take home:

Leave with your signature scent that is something you love, wearable and is entirely yours and take home:

  • A 15ml lab bottle of  your  bespoke fragrance
  • A workbook filled with information learnt during the class
  • Your fragrance formula (re-order 50ml bottles)

When & Where:

We run up to three Apprentice Workshops a month on selected dates at the EPC Lab, 4 Netil Lane, London E8 3RL. We advise to book your space up to 1 month before the workshop as we limit the capacity to 14 people maximum. If you’d like to book a workshop for a private party or on a date of your choice, please visit our Bespoke Workshop page if you are an individual or our Corporate Workshop if you are a business.


Please note that the workshops involve the use of perfumery ingredients, those with allergies and sensitivities are advised to take this into consideration. Read our health and safety points.

Please note that the fragrances created during a workshop are for personal use only and not for commercial purposes. Our workshops are for recreational and educational purposes and we do not provide business advise during these sessions. If you’d like to learn more about our fragrance development and consultancy services for brands and businesses visit the Business page.

Scent Design for Brands

Light refreshments, coffee, tea and cakes are served during the workshop.


Any questions? Get in touch or read our FAQs.

Additional information

Workshop Date

Sat 7th April AM, Fri 13th April PM (2pm – 5.30pm), Sat 14th April AM, Sat 14th April PM, Sat 28th April AM, Sat 28th April PM, Sat 12th May AM, Sat 12th May PM, Fri 18th May (2pm – 5.30pm), Sat 2nd June AM, Sat 2nd June PM, Fri 8th June (2pm – 5.30pm), Sat 9th June AM, Sat 16th June AM, Sat 16th June PM, Sat 14th July AM, Sat 14th July PM, Fri 27th July PM (2pm – 5.30pm), Sat 28th July AM, Sat 4th August AM, Sat 4th August PM

What people say

“Had an absolutely incredible experience at EPC. Emmanuelle is not only extremely knowledgeable, but a great teacher. She really broke down the barriers to what can be a very obscure art. I’m so pleased with the perfume I made, I’ll definitely be returning.”

– Cath, creator of Garden Party

“I’d highly recommend the Experimental Perfume Club! Emmanuelle is a fantastic teacher with a wealth of information. The workshop was creative, informative and thought-provoking.”

– Sophia, June 2017

“Really was a fantastic day and a great introduction to perfume making. Perfect for a complete beginner and I think everyone went away with a perfume they loved. I couldn’t be happier after making something I love and is completely unlike anything I’ve found to buy anywhere. I’ll be back soon for sure.”

– Will Sprunt, August 2017

“I bought a Beginners Workshop at EPC as a birthday present for my girlfriend – who has a very keen nose for scent. We went together and I was expecting to get a bit left behind with it all – but Emmanuelle is such a great teacher, and the workshop so well structured, that we both absolutely loved it…and loved the perfumes we took away.

Bouncing from the experience we boldly signed up for the Expert Workshop months later and had an equally fun afternoon delving deeper into a wider range of scents. Don’t be put off by the word Expert btw – it’s a very natural and achievable progression under Em’s tuition!”

– Russell Hilliard, August 2017

“It was wonderful to learn the details and what stands behind the making of perfume. Needless to say that I am very much in love with my fragrance and I am telling everybody about it!”

– Raluca at No12 Studio, November 2017

“I enjoyed the session immensely and now smell all products used on a daily basis with different eyes (or nose!)”

– Jackie, Jan 2017


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