Discover the art and science of smells and learn how to make your own perfume on this one-day perfume making workshop covering both the theoretical and practical aspects of fragrance creation.
Our one-day beginners’ perfume course appeals to everyone from aspiring perfumers with commercial ambitions, to those curious to learn about the art of how to make a perfume so you can create unique fragrance gifts for yourself, friends and family. You’ll spend much of the day experimenting with the many different ingredients you will be introduced to and make a magical blend of your very own bespoke perfume to take home with you in a stylish, contemporary perfume bottle.
The cost includes refreshments as well as lunch in a pretty riverside restaurant in beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water.
If you or someone you know would be interested in attending our Level One Perfume Making Course, but don't yet know a date to choose, why not buy a gift voucher from our main Cotswold Perfumery website? The Cotswold Perfumery - Makers of Fine English Fragrances (cotswold-perfumery.co.uk)
You can then check availability for a date that would suit you. Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months.
Cancellation Policy can be found here
The number of places on each course is limited to 10. To check current availability please visit our online booking system.
|Saturday, 8 July '23 9am - 5pm SOLD OUT|
|Saturday, 5 August '23 9am - 5pm SOLD OUT|
|Saturday, 30 September '23 9am - 5pm SOLD OUT|
|Saturday, 21 October '23 9am - 5pm SOLD OUT|
|Saturday, 18 November '23 9am - 5pm NEW!|
|Wednesday, 22 November '23 9am - 5pm SOLD OUT|
|Saturday, 9 December '23 9am - 5pm SOLD OUT|
|Thursday, 18 January '24 9am - 5pm|
|Saturday, 17 February '24 9am - 5pm|
|Saturday, 13 April '24 9am - 5pm|
|Thursday, 9 May '24 9am - 5pm|
|Saturday, 15 June '24 9am - 5pm|
|Thursday, 18 July '24 9am - 5pm|
|Saturday, 10 August '24 9am - 5pm|
|Saturday, 28 September '24 9am - 5pm|
|Thursday, 17 October '24 9am - 5pm|
|Saturday, 23 November '24 9am - 5pm|
|Thursday, 5 December '24 9am - 5pm|
Spend a day with us at The Cotswold Perfumery and we'll teach you the art and science of the nose, the sense of smells and how to make your own perfume.
Our perfume courses bring together a wide range of people; from aspiring perfumers who have commercial aspirations to discerning individuals who are interested in finding out more about the art of perfumery. You might be looking to create perfume as unique gifts for friends and family for special occasions?
The bespoke element of this course means that you can do just that. Our courses incorporate both theoretical and practical aspects of perfume creation with the majority of your time involved in hands-on perfume making.
Perfumery Level One introduces the basic concepts and perfume classifications and ends with the creation of a perfume.
Your journey into the fascinating world of perfume creation begins with an overview of the theory of perfume making. During the morning session our chief perfumer John Stephen will test your nose and talk you through the basic concepts for perfume creation including fragrance composition, characteristics of raw materials and the stages of the perfume-making process.
In the afternoon, with the help of your newly acquired perfumery knowledge and John’s support, you will work in our laboratory and create your own bespoke perfume to take home with you.
Our Level One course is the perfect gift for anyone who loves perfume or has an interest in perfumery and wants to make their own perfume or for those considering perfumery as a career. It also provides an excellent insight into the perfume industry and a real-world experience of a fully operational perfume laboratory.
By the end of the Level One course, you will:
If you are booking more than one place on this course (perhaps you’d like to book a perfume making party for you and your family/friends?) then we are pleased to offer you the following discounts:
Cancellation Policy can be found here
Bourton on the Water
The Cotswold Perfumery
We have a dedicated teaching room/laboratory at the Cotswold Perfumery in the beautiful village of Bourton on the Water
I heard about the course when I visited the Cotswold Perfumery shop in Bourton-on-the-Water. It was excellent. John’s enthusiasm for his subject made the course. If only he had been my chemistry teacher, I might have learnt something at school!
It was an inspirational day thanks to John's teaching style and enthusiasm. It has inspired me to continue my interest in making liquid soap and possibly doing a second course at some stage.
Great course - really enjoyed it. Just the right size group to be able to chat and ask questions. Really well organised throughout.
It was great to be taught by an expert on a subject that was even bigger than I had imagined. I now feel I want to learn more so I can enjoy the products I buy and enjoy more. Seeing and smelling the basic ingredients was very interesting.
John was extremely knowledgeable and a fun teacher! Making the perfume was great and the theory aspects were very interesting.
I was fascinated by everything that we were taught and by doing the practical parts. I could have listened to John for such a long time. He had so much knowledge to share. John should also take up after dinner speaking!
The knowledge transfer from John was outstanding, easy to digest and so wide-ranging covering so many aspects of creating a perfume and beyond (multidisciplinary), an absolute masterclass and so enjoyable! Everyone involved from admin, being met on the day and people in the lab were very welcoming and friendly
A well organised, enjoyable day. Excellent presentation, support, humour and encouragement from John. His extensive knowledge and passion for the subject was evident throughout. Thank you.
The whole course was very interesting, the actual making of the fragrance was really great.