Apprentice Perfume Making Workshop: Ideal For Beginners & All Levels

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Apprentice Workshop

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

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: Saturdays and Fridays. Starting time indicated below.

Price: £115

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.


From: £115.00


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 13 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)
  • A luxury empty travel atomiser and its pouch

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 have limited capacity. 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.


To cancel and reschedule a workshop requires up to 7 days notice prior to the workshop date. After this time we cannot reschedule your booking. Refunds are not accepted under any circumstances.

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.

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

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.


Any questions? Get in touch or read our FAQs.

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

8 reviews for Apprentice Workshop

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Wonderful afternoon. I learnt a lot and really enjoyed the process of creating my own fragrance. I highly recommend this as a gift or just a treat to yourself! I will be taking the Masterclass next 😀

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is an excellent half day session – plenty of very well structured teaching, but done in a way to force you also to think for yourself (in a fun way). Very enjoyable and also with expertise on hand so that you won’t stray too far !

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    A great, fun, informative session! Really enjoyed it and looove my new scent!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    A wonderful, hands-on introduction to scents and scent-making, with clear, friendly and supportive instruction. Plus a beautiful and unique fragrance to take away! Thanks so much Emmanuelle!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Samira Sweeney

    Brilliant💫 I highly recommend this workshop.Everything has been well presented by Emmanuelle. Definitly I will come back for other workshops.Thank you so much for this Great Day.😊

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great experience – good fun and very informative. I can’t stop smelling my lovely new scent!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Abi Jones

    We had an amazing experience with Em in her beautiful studio in East London. The perfect blend of knowledgeable guidance and creative independence. Highly recommend as a gift for a friend or a treat for yourself.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jack Williamson

    Amazing experience I would absolutely recommend if you are on this page looking to come. Led by the extremely knowledgeable Emmanuelle, who makes the workshop both extremely personable and informative. The attention to detail from the booklet, to the perfume spray and holder you take home, make the whole experience one you will never forget.

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