DIY Perfume Making Class

Make your own natural perfume and decorate with dried botanicals and gemstones in NYC.



2.5 hours Class size 1 to 20     label $110

Indulge your senses with this perfume-making class in Brooklyn. Whether you're looking to learn more about perfumery or you just want a fun thing to do in New York with friends, this immersive workshop is a great way to find your unique scent!

Your adventure into the world of custom fragrances will begin with an introduction by your master perfumer. They will help you understand the difference between the major olfactory families and how to blend them with intoxicating results.

With your nose at the ready, you can then sample, sniff and search out your favorite aromas before formulating your very own DIY perfume. From invigorating citruses and decadent gourmands to exotic flowers, we have over 120 different ingredients for you to pick from.

Once you've selected your palette, you can choose your preferred format - an oil-based roll-on or an alcohol-based spray atomizer. You can also decorate with dried botanicals and semi-precious gemstones to add an extra touch to your handmade perfume.

Celebrate your special occasions with a special experience! Learn how to make perfume alongside your besties for a bachelorette party you'll never forget.



Knowledge required
Beginners welcome. No previous experience is required. Comprehensive instruction will be given.
 
What you'll get
  • All of the supplies needed to create a dried flower or gemstone-infused 15mL perfume to take home.
  • Access to our full library of over 120 aromatics.
  • Light refreshments— Including mimosas for daytime workshops and red wine for evening workshops.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or bachelorette party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 13 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mom, anniversary gift, Xmas gift or birthday gift.


Bios Apothecary is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

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For your protection, please note the following safety protocols regarding Covid-19:

Vaccination - proof of full vaccination is required to attend all public workshops. A vaccination card or excelsior pass will need to be presented before entry on Saturday. Responding to this email with a copy of your vaccination card will expedite entry this weekend. If you have registered and are not fully vaccinated please let us know - we will work with you to reschedule for an outdoor or virtual session where vaccination is not required.

Mask Wearing - mask wearing is optional for all fully vaccinated students

Sanitizing - surfaces and tools will be sanitized before and after each workshop. Please sanitize or wash your hands upon arrival. We will be limiting the use of shared tools whenever possible. We will provide disposable paper scent strips for scent sampling. Gloves are provided.

Class size - we have reduced workshop capacity by 50% so that everyone can spread out a bit (please note that you will still be seated at a table with other guests who are also fully vaccinated)
Feel free to reach out with any questions.
Location

Showroom and Studio - 61 West Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Your teacher
Bios Apothecary
Bios Apothecary

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B A H Y - O H S
1. noun; the science of life or living matter in all its forms and phenomena 2. verb; one's life, course, or way of action

Our Ethos:

SATTVIC
We strive towards “Sattva” (Sanskrit for purity), a concept in Vedic philosophy which refers to healthy, nutritious and clean products which purify the body.

WHOLESOME INGREDIENTS
We blend organic and food grade ingredients with therapeutic grade essential oils selected for their aromatic qualities and medicinal properties.

PURE
Our products are designed, manufactured, and packaged in-house and are free of toxic chemicals, parabens, GMOs, artificial scents, colors and dyes.

MADE WITH LOVE
Our products are mostly vegan and never tested on animals. We make every effort to avoid inflicting harm on any sentient being or the natural world.

HANDCRAFTED
Each item is made by hand in our Brooklyn studio and distributed in collectable glass apothecary bottles produced with up to 40% post-consumer content.

A GOOD CAUSE
We favor locally grown and harvested botanicals and donate a portion of each purchase to sustainable urban agriculture initiatives in the New York City area.

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Jessica Caballero Sep 2022


It was such an awesome experience, I had so much fun with my friends and I’m obsessed with the perfume I made! The teacher is really great too, she’s super informative and really helpful and very welcoming! I definitely recommend this place and will definitely be coming back. After smelling my perfume, my husband wants to go and make his own!

DIY Perfume Making Class review by Jessica Caballero Sydney

Stephen Williams Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Michelle provided a wonderful experience for our corporate event that took place onsite after-hours. Communication leading up to the event was seamless and she led with a great deal of attention and care when discussing our interest and needs. All that attended have been raving about how much they truly enjoyed their experience. We're looking forward to working with Michelle and Bios in the future!

Matthew Talmage Jan 2022


Context: workshop gifted to me by my partner because she knows I like to swing by cologne counters and check out offerings. Andbest gift EVER!
Workshop:
Michelle lead our workshop with much info, ease and aplomb! She started out with a few slides with information on perfume structure and scent categorization then quickly pivoted to passing around and smelling scent samples from their collection. We smelled a dizzying number of scents (I had to re-up on the mimosa 1/2 way through) as Michelle explained how each was derived/extracted; its characteristics and behavior in relation to other scents; and common pairings/combinations. If we liked the scent we dipped our tester strip into the sample and kept it at our workstation.
The next step was to use our sample strips to come up with a combination we liked and create our own perfume. I appreciated her encouragement for creativity and intuition on our part during this process as much as she was willing to make suggestions when asked to do so by one of my fellow workshop mates.
My group was small (7 total), diverse, friendly and engaged; overall, a very relaxed, friendly atmosphere that Saturday morning. Our workshop leader, Michelle, provided tons of information but avoided lecturing, listened intently to and provided answers to questions throughout the workshop. I had a great time immersed in smelling and designing. It reminded me of wine tasting where you set aside time to compare and explore with one of your senses--but here you walk away with your own creation! If you're at all curious or interested in scents, perfumes, colognes, I highly recommend this workshop.

Genevieve Lynch Dec 2021


Phenomenal class! I took my 14 year old goddaughter, 16 year old daughter her friend. In two hours we got an in-depth lesson on how to structure a perfume. We were able to sample more than 50 different unique natural essential oils and then craft our own signature scent in a pretty bottle that we even customized further with dried flowers and gemstones. It was such fun - it even included snacks and wine! Highly recommended!

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