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Natural perfume-making workshop

Activity - Holidays & weekends in Lyon

Natural perfume-making workshop - Activity - Holidays & weekends in Lyon
Arts and Crafts

Centre Artesya - 49 rue de Marseille - Lyon

The Perfumers Amateurs is a site that caters to adults who love perfumes and consider, during a few hours or more, the practice of perfumery as creative leisure. The specificity of these workshops is the choice to introduce perfumes with raw materials from natural origin only. This deliberate choice does not facilitate the initiation, but it makes travel fantasy, it promotes interpersonal exchanges opening parenthesis of our personal story and of History, it brings us together, by smelling, with the nature surrounding us.


Natural perfume-making workshop
4h00 - 1 person
69 €
Other activities available
Individual session initiation Ste Blandine or Lyon - 4h00 - 1 person
125 €
duo workshop in Lyon week - 4h00 - 2 people
138 €
- A day - 1 person
125 €
- 3h00 - 1 person
69 €


Les Parfumeurs Amateurs
+33 4 28 35 00 04
+33 6 62 66 87 22
Languages spoken:

Practical information

EstablishmentLes Parfumeurs Amateurs
Participants' profileAdults
In detail

Our workshops last half a day and begin with an introduction to the natural perfumery art. This moment is followed by the olfactive discovery of the raw materials selected for the apprentices. Then, each apprentice tries to create his own, personalized Eau de Toilette (15 mL) using the raw materials smelt previously.

French is spoken during the workshops, but English can be spoken for :

  • individual courses (in the small village of Sainte Blandine, in the Isère department, or in Lyon, within the Artesya Cultural Center, possibilities of booking other days than week end),
  • duo courses in Lyon, within the Artesya Cultural Center
  • a group of adults who book together, by asking previously at (in Lyon).

Chypré, Cologne, floral, woody, amber, oriental… How to choose ? If you did not find enough information in each description sheet on the website, do not hesitate to call the + 33 4 28 35 00 04, we will do our best to help you make your choice. Booking is possible every day if availability.

Establishment policy

PaymentCredit card, cheque, bank transfer, payment via PayPal accepted
Booking on the website :, following the sales conditions. Only preliminary payment allows the booking validation.

Opening times

09h30 - 13h00
09h30 - 13h00
09h30 - 19h00
09h30 - 19h00
09h30 - 13h00
09h30 - 13h00
09h30 - 19h00
09h30 - 19h00

Places of interest nearby

Museum Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation (410 yd)
Metro station Jean Macé (540 yd)
Train station of Lyon - Jean Macé (600 yd)
Theatre Lulu sur la Colline (670 yd)
Private Mansion of Sarron (730 yd)
The Lyon Museum of Fabrics and Decorative Arts (750 yd)
Private Mansion of La Croix-Laval (770 yd)
Metro station Guillotière-Gabriel Péri (770 yd)
Private Mansion of Cuzieu (830 yd)
Metro station Saxe - Gambetta (860 yd)

Access itinerary

When in Lyon : Subway : station Guillotière or Jean Macé. Tramway : Center Berthelot or Rue de l'Université /Train : Jean Macé's station. Car parkings (paying) on the Street of Marseille.

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Contemporary Art Biennial
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Dance Biennial
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Restaurants nearby

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Outings nearby

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Cycling itineraryEasy2h30Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne (26 mi)
The Evosges Memorial Trail
HikeEasy3h30Évosges (35 mi)

Accommodation nearby

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