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Smell terrific after this tour of a master perfumer's workshop in a Renaissance palace in Florence. Learn how he chooses his ingredients, makes his perfumes and sniffs out an amazing fragrance. Then make your own! Leave with a small bottle of your own bespoke fragrance and a certificate signed by the fragrance master himself.
  • Small-group tour exploring the workshop of a master perfumer in Florence
  • Learn about how he makes a fragrance and all the ingredients that go into it
  • Make your own fragrance and leave with a bottle of it
  • Receive a certificate of completion of the workshop signed by the master himself
  • Small-group tour ensures lots of attention from the guide and perfurmer
  • Great tour for anyone who likes to smell good!
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Welcome and visit to "Antica Spezieria Erboristeria San Simone" store and the artisanal laboratory
Introduction to the history of perfumery in Florence
Creation of personal fragrance from a kit of essences
50ml of your own personalized perfume
Coffee Break (complimentary coffee, tea or water)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions
Via Ghibellina, 190 , Via Ghibellina, 190, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Via Ghibellina 190 RED - Antica Spezieria Erboristeria San Simone

10:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ciao Florence Tours & Travels Srl
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Perfume Masterclass in Florence: Make your Own Personal Fragrance?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Wonderful way to remember Florence!
, Jul 2022
What an experience! We had the best time learning how to make perfume, selecting our own personal blends and receiving a generous bottle of our creations. We had a fun group that really interacted well and made it even better. Deborah and the team were fantastic!
Fun experience for teen girls
, Jul 2022
We were traveling with family and gifted this experience to the teen girls with us. They loved making their own signature scent!
Fragrance making
, Jun 2022
It was a fun thing to do with my daughter (18) and we met a very kind couple. The fragrance making was interesting.
The staff are very...
, May 2022
The staff are very welcoming and Dr Fernanda Russo is exceptional, the perfume came out superb. Quite amazing work shop.
Quite original
, May 2022
Very much informative and enjoyable. Very different tour then we would normally do but so much fun! I loved the idea of smelling the many scents and choosing just the right one. Though I dragged my husband to this tour he also enjoyed making a cologne for himself.
Cool Experience to make your own perfume!
, Dec 2021
it was a very cool experience. I luv my teacher Deborah, her english is good. She explained the whole history and process very well. Just one thing make me remove 1 star, it's the store TOOOOO cold and no restroom. I guess come during the summer may not have an issue, but winter is very cold and without heat in the store, that is really hard to sit still. Anyway, overall good and different experience.
Guides were not ready -...
, Oct 2021
Guides were not ready - there was a Zoom meeting going on loudly & simultaneously. There was in addition a long delay. It was disorganized and perfumes in store did not smell good. We left after long delay. Requesting refund.
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Do this tour!!
, Oct 2021
This is the second time I have done this tour. It is super interesting and so much fun! Very well organized. First time was with girlfriends, and second time with my sister-in-law and a guy friend (this is great for guys too). We ALL loved our own personal crafted scents and would all return again! Do this tour, you won’t regret it!!
Highly recommended for perfumery lovers!
, Aug 2021
This masterclass is wonderful immersion in history of perfumery and world of scents! You will get to know a story of the brand Antica Erboristeria San Simone (since 1700!) and create your very own perfume in elegant 50 ml bottle. Much gratitude to Dr. Fernanda and Debra (translator from italian to english) for unforgettable experience in the heart of magnificent Florence!
Great Experience a must do whilst in Florence
, Dec 2020
Amazing experience which was made very special by the team. Final fragrance was spot on. We would highly recommend.
Nice creative experience
, Oct 2020
Nice antic Shop with 2 elderly charming ladies. The one explains with Passion the History of parfume development and from the Shop. It goes around 45 min. The parfume making itself is around 1 hour and 15 minutes. The parfumemaking was very interesting. We could create our own parfume with the Help of a Doctore who give the parfume the Last Balance of the ingredients. Nice tecomnendable expirience
Beautiful experience for perfume lovers
, Sep 2020
Beautiful experience for perfume lovers! The master perfumer has a brilliant sense of smell, she helped us to create our own unique fragrances and we absolutely love them!
Sheilagh C
, Apr 2019
Such an interesting morning spent learning the history of perfume in Florence. The class took place in a lovely old shop, which is run by the owner Dottore Fernanda and her assistant Debora. Il Dottore did not speak English although she understood, and Debora imparted all the knowledge to us. We sat at a table made in the 12th century to learn how to mix our own personal fragrance with Fernanda's experience and Debora's help. At the end of the morning you come away with 50mls of the perfume you have blended and the recipe. A lovely morning and money well spent. Will go back.
Exactly what the tour description...
, Jun 2018
Exactly what the tour description promises. With a lot of guidance from a Master Perfumer you get to make your own signature perfume and take a 50mlbottle home with you. Absolutely delighted with mine, and I can order more and they will ship it to me!!
The Dottoressa was wonderful and her...
Brigit O
, Mar 2018
The Dottoressa was wonderful and her two assistants helped to translate for her. We basically had the entire shop to ourselves. They were so patient and clearly love what they do. I would absolutely do this again!
So much fun. I was the only one in...
Rebecca C
, Mar 2018
So much fun. I was the only one in the class so I got to work one on one with the Doctor and Carmen. They're both very sweet and welcoming and Carmen was very helpful to translate. I learned so much and got to create my own signature scent! Such a unique experience. They even took a copy of the formula to make my scent so in the future, I can order it when I run out. The shop is beautiful too.
It was a really nice and different...
Miranda N
, Nov 2017
It was a really nice and different experience and you get the perfume with you in a bottle so it looks like a real perfume.
Previous reviews indicated a room...
, Oct 2017
Previous reviews indicated a room fragrance was made but we actually created our own personal fragrance. A bi-lingual assistant explained the basics of how perfumes are created and helped interpret for The Doctor. Each person selected 3-4 scents they preferred for each the bottom, middle, and top notes. The Doctor's expertise helped each person combine their preferences into their own unique scent. The class was enjoyable, relaxed, and both the assistant and The Doctor were very pleasant and took their time with us rather than rushing us through the process. Would highly recommend!
Dr Fernanda and Carmen were...
, Oct 2017
Dr Fernanda and Carmen were absolutely amazing. I purchased this as a birthday gift to my friend. We learned about the formulas for making perfume and any questions we asked were answered. The shop was so beautiful! We made out perfumes and were able to have a record kept at the store for future bottles when we finish the one we brought home. The shop will make my perfume and ship it to me, now that is a wonderful service that they offer!!!!! After our class we went out for a cappuccino. A truly wonderful experience and I would recommend this to anyone interested in perfume!!!!!
One of the best experiences of our...
, Aug 2017
One of the best experiences of our three weeks. The lady who helped my daughter and I create the perfumes of our dreams was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, fun, supportive and in the end we have not only an experience together we will never forget but our own signature scents I hope to buy and buy again.

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