GetYourGuide uses cookies to give you the best possible service. If you continue browsing, you agree to the use of cookies. More details can be found in our privacy policy.

  1. Italy
  2. Tuscany
  3. Florence
  4. Palazzo Corsini, Florence

Florence: Perfume Masterclass and Sensory Experience

Product ID: 62177
Create your own fragrance at a 2-hour perfume masterclass in Florence. Visit the "Antica Spezieria Erboristeria San Simone" store and the artisanal laboratory. Go inside the ancient cellars of the Palazzo Corsini Antinori Serristori.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Create your own fragrance at a perfume masterclass
  • Take home a complimentary bottle of your own creation
  • Learn the story of perfume making
Full description
Learn how to make your own perfume with a Master Perfumer. Visit the "Antica Spezieria Erboristeria San Simone" store and the artisanal laboratory.

You will relive the magic of the alchemists and apothecaries that resided in Florence during the Renaissance.

Follow in the historical footprints of Catherine de Medici and René le Florentin. Be guided through the perfume-making process to create an ambient fragrance unique to you. At the end of the workshop, collect your complimentary 100ml (travel size) or 250ml personalized perfume, complete with its formula. Get a certificate of your new skill. 

  • Perfume masterclass at the artisanal laboratory
  • Introduction to the history of perfume in Florence
  • Creation of an ambient fragrance from a kit of essences
  • Bottle of personalized perfume (250 or 100ml)
  • Coffee break (complimentary coffee, tea, or water)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Antica Spezieria Erboristeria San Simone Via Ghibellina 190R

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
Sort by

This perfume and Sensory experience was fantastic. The class had a master perfumer and 2 assistance. My wife and I made 2 personal perfumes and the whole process lasted over 4 hours. This was a great course and we learned so much about fragrance. If we go back to Florence we would certainly do this course again.

December 1, 2017

Fun and interesting experience

This perfume experience was led by an experienced perfumer, in a gorgeous villa built in the 1400s, in city central Florence. The store itself was stunning; the workroom in the cellar well set-up; the activity - creating a perfume - very interesting and fun. Please note you are making a "simple" perfume, to be used with reed diffusers for your home, rather than a true complex perfume for your body. You'll create your own perfume that you'll decant into a lovely bottle that is boxed up with reeds and a diffuser cap in their gorgeous store box, then bagged. They served coffee, tea, and sweets after the class. Small group, although we were the largest group he said he'd ever had - 12 people. Expensive but fun. I defy you to leave without purchasing something from the wide selection of scents, soaps, lotions, etc., in the shop!

Read more

July 6, 2016


April 2, 2019

Organized by

Ciaoflorence Tours & Travel

Product ID: 62177