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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 €
- 4h00 - 2 people
99 €


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, during our summer / winter sessions (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

14h00 - 18h00
14h00 - 18h00
14h00 - 18h00
14h00 - 18h00

Places of interest nearby

Museum Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation (380 m)
Metro station Jean Macé (490 m)
Train station of Lyon - Jean Macé (550 m)
Theatre Lulu sur la Colline (620 m)
Private Mansion of Sarron (670 m)
The Lyon Museum of Fabrics and Decorative Arts (690 m)
Private Mansion of La Croix-Laval (700 m)
Metro station Guillotière-Gabriel Péri (710 m)
Private Mansion of Cuzieu (760 m)
Metro station Saxe - Gambetta (780 m)

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.

Events nearby

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Festival of Lights
The most extraordinary light creations in the town centreDecember 2018Lyon
Nuits Sonores
Urban-oriented electronic music festivalMay 2018Lyon
Fourvière Nights
A multi-disciplinary festival in an antique Roman theatreFrom 1 june to 28 july 2018Lyon
Quais du Polar
Lyon's book and film festival devoted to crime fictionApril 2019Lyon
Contemporary Art Biennial
A great art event dedicated to contemporary creativitySeptember / October / November / December 2019Lyon
Dance Biennial
A big gathering celebrating contemporary danceFrom 11 to 30 september 2018Lyon

Restaurants nearby

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La Picola Lambretta
Italian22 € Lyon
Simple Food
French cuisine13 € Lyon
Chang Thaï
Asian20 € Lyon
Japanese15 € Lyon
Japanese20 € Lyon
Madelice burger
French cuisine25 € Lyon

Outings nearby

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Hidden Treasures Circuit
Village visitEasy1h00Villefranche-sur-Saône (28 km)
Heritage tour in St Symphorien sur Coise
HikeEasy25 minPomeys (35 km)
Village visitEasy40 minVaux-en-Beaujolais (39 km)
Ain by Bike : Route n° 17 – Secret Spells and Magic Potions
Cycling itineraryEasy2h30Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne (42 km)
The Evosges Memorial Trail
HikeEasy3h30Évosges (56 km)

Accommodation nearby

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Comfort Suite Rive Gauche Lyon Centre
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Hôtel du Helder
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Vacation rental350 € per weekLyon
ibis Lyon Centre
Hotel79 € to 153 € per nightLyon
B&B Hôtel LYON Centre Perrache Berthelot
Hotel62 € to 121 € per nightLyon
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