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We’re open to the public twice a month on Wednesdays and provide everything you need to experiment with scent.

Independently and at your own pace, experiment and create fragrances with full access to our ingredient library. Differing from our structured and expert-led workshops, the open-lab day puts you in charge.

For curious beginners or more experienced perfume makers, our perfumer is on hand for light guidance if required (note this is not a structured workshop and there is only light guidance provided).

Duration: 1pm – 7.30pm (flexible drop-in times) / (Winter Time)

Price: £20 per hour (2 hrs recommended for beginners / 1st hour booked includes 1 x 12ml vial, any additional hours booked include 2 x 12 ml vials)

Where: EPC Lab (East London)

When: every other Wednesday (select from drop down calendar below, calendar regularly updated)

How to book: Booking is by the hour. Note you are adding to your basket the total number of hours you’d like to attend (i.e : 1 visitor wanting to attend for 2 hours = 2 in the basket, 2 visitors wanting to attend for 2 hours EACH = 4 in the basket). The min number of hours booked per person is 1 hour.

Full description below.

Forthcoming dates:
17th January
31st January





Perfumery is all about experimentation, so to give you the freedom to explore the world of fragrance, the EPC Lab hosts open-lab days to the public twice a month. We recommend booking a minimum of 2 hours to give yourself time to experiment without feeling rushed. You’re free to then drop in at any time between 1pm – 8pm (7.30pm during Winter).

Differing from our structured and expert-led workshops, the open-lab day puts you in charge. There is no structured guidance and you’ll only receive a basic introduction before starting your session. There will be a perfumer in case you have any questions.

You’ll have access to:

  • a creative perfumery lab environment
  • pipettes, scent strips, formula sheets, scales
  • 1 x 12ml empty vial for the first hour booked, 2 x 12 ml empty vials for any additional hours booked
  • access to over 200 perfumery ingredients (natural & synthetic)

The EPC Lab is a friendly space where you can encounter other creative souls and perfume makers, sharing your ideas and creations.

  • Suitable for any levels
  • Ideal for beginners or advanced perfume makers

Take home:

  • Your 12ml lab bottle(s) of your creations (number depends on the number of hours booked)
  • Your fragrance formula(e)


How do I join:

Book the number of hours you’d like to attend on one of the dates available above and drop in between 1pm and 8pm (7.30pm during Winter).


If you want to stay longer:

Booking is by the hour but don’t worry we won’t put a stopwatch in front of you! If you haven’t finished your trials, we’ll allow a bit of extra time to finish what you’re doing. However, we’ll ask to top up the number of hours passed 15 min above your time booked. If you wish to stay longer on the day, we accept card payment at the lab for additional hours wanted.

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

Open-lab days cannot be rescheduled and are non-refundable. We don’t provide 50ml refills for creations made during open-lab days.

Please note that the fragrances created during a workshop are for personal use only and not for commercial purpose. If you’d like to learn more about our bespoke fragrance development service for brands and businesses visit the Business page.

Scent Design for Brands

Any questions? Get in touch or read our FAQs.

Additional information

Open-Lab Date

20th December, 17th January 2018, 31st January 2018