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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

The Story and Secrets of Perfume

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.Paris, FrancePart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Justine

60 mins
Up to 10 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

Discover the magic of the story of perfume and learn how to apply the knowledge which I will share with you for your own perfumes, in this online version of our popular experience!

In this unique experience you will learn about:

- The history of the unique art of perfume in France
- The perfume-making process – from formulation, extraction of essences to creation
- How the olfactory pyramid is used to create harmony in perfume formulas
- What the different olfactive families mean to you and your fragrance choices

While learning about the history and magic of perfume, you will discover the secrets behind the creation of beautiful fragrances. Using you own perfume, we will conduct scent testing to see what notes you can identify from the olfactive pyramid and discuss which ones excite you. This, along with my guidance on what perfumes might suit you, will help you put your new knowledge to practical use when choosing, buying and wearing your perfumes in the future!

Through this online experience, I will share all my knowledge and passion on perfumes live from my workshop in Paris direct to the comfort of your home. I will help you understand perfumes better and inspire your perfume choice, to find scents that work for you, your tastes and your lifestyle.
Discover the magic of the story of perfume and learn how to apply the knowledge which I will share with you for your own perfumes, in this online version of our popular experience!

In this unique experience you will learn about:

- The history of the unique art of perfume in France
- The perfume-making process – from formulation, extraction of essences to creation
- How the olfactory pyramid is used to create harmon…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.

What to bring

  • Have your favorite perfume with you :)
  • Some paper to take some notes!
From $21
/ person
Wed, Oct 28
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
$21 per person
$21 per person
Fri, Oct 30
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
$21 per person
$21 per person
Sat, Oct 31
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM (EDT)
$21 per person
$21 per person

Meet your host, Justine

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 8 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Bonjour à tous! I am Justine, a French perfume expert with a true passion for fragrances. This is why I have dedicated my studies and work life to this magical universe. I started my own brand, l’Aurore, over 7 years ago, which offers quality perfumes and hand-crafted scented candles through unique French expertise and skills. 

After pharmaceutical studies, I continued my education in luxury and fragrance marketing, while working for well-known Houses such as Dior, Hermès and Christian Louboutin. 

For 3 years now, I have also been able to share my unique knowledge and expertise with others, offering experiences in candle making and perfume creation. I would be more than happy to welcome you for one of those classes if you visit Paris in the future! My perfume experience (with over 800 reviews): https://www.airbnb.fr/experiences/264530
Bonjour à tous! I am Justine, a French perfume expert with a true passion for fragrances. This is why I have dedicated my studies and work life to this magical universe. I started my own brand, l’Aurore, over 7 years ago, which offers quality perfumes and hand-crafted scented candles through unique French expertise and skills. 

After pharmaceutical studies, I continued my education in luxury and fragrance marketing, while working for well-known Houses such as Dior, Hermès and Christia…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Shelly
October 2020
I know very little about perfume nor how to pick one. Really enjoyed this experience and learned so much about perfume. Justine is very knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you so much. Highly recommended.
Renee
September 2020
I enjoyed learning about the world of perfume and fragrances with Justine. I appreciated all of the customized information and recommendations and will try those, including scented candles which I especially enjoy. It was a great learning experience and very well presented. Highly recommended. I hope to meet Justine and visit her shop in Paris to learn more about fragrances the next time I can travel there. Thanks Justine!
I enjoyed learning about the world of perfume and fragrances with Justine. I appreciated all of the customized information and recommendations and will try those, including scented…
Anna
September 2020
It was such a wonderful experience to get to know about history of perfume, virtually visit Justine's perfume lab and get the list of recommended perfumes for myself. Justine was so nice and shared with me all this information. I would highly recommend to have this experience in your life.
It was such a wonderful experience to get to know about history of perfume, virtually visit Justine's perfume lab and get the list of recommended perfumes for myself. Justine was s…
Franklin
October 2020
Amazing experience! Learned so much! She is very knowledgeable and experienced in the perfume field.
Crystal
September 2020
Fantastic class and presentation, great experience, will highly recommend this class.
Elizabeth
September 2020
I loved this presentation by Justine. The time really flew and it helped to demystify which scents I might really enjoy wearing.

Choose from available dates

4 available
  • Wed, Oct 28
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    $21 per person
  • Fri, Oct 30
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    $21 per person
  • Sat, Oct 31
    6:00 AM - 7:00 AM (EDT)
    $21 per person
  • Sat, Oct 31
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    $21 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

More tips

Please send me the name of your perfume prior to the class so I can prepare everything for a more unique and interactive experience!