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Perfume workshop at an Oakland boutique

2 reviewsOakland, United States

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Experience hosted by Ari

2 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

During the personalized perfume workshop you'll learn how to work with essential oils, the basics of building a perfume and go home with a full-size bottle of your unique blend. It's an incredibly creative experience and there's no experience necessary.
All supplies are provided, just bring yourself!

We begin the workshop by describing perfuming theory (i.e. top, mid, and base notes) and developing our scent palettes by smelling different essential oils. During this process, you'll get more familiar with various natural plant and flower scents in their pure form and begin to formulate ideas for the perfume you will blend.

Next, we go over perfuming basics and how to layer and build your perfume. During this process, you'll begin to craft different blends and experiment with various combinations of scents. You'll also get to test out the blends you make to see what scent works best with your body's chemistry and PH.

Once you settle on your blend, we'll begin creating your full sized bottle of unique perfume. We provide all the supplies you'll need and you'll go home with your perfume recipe as well as the various blends you made along the way.
During the personalized perfume workshop you'll learn how to work with essential oils, the basics of building a perfume and go home with a full-size bottle of your unique blend. It's an incredibly creative experience and there's no experience necessary.
All supplies are provided, just bring yourself!

We begin the workshop by describing perfuming theory (i.e. top, mid, and base notes) and developing our scent palettes by smelling…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    We provide wine for you to sip during our workshop. It's an incredibly rela...
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Meet your host, Ari

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Hi! I'm Ari!
I'm a professional perfumer and full-time entrepreneur in Downtown Oakland. My brick and mortar shop, Viscera, opened its doors in 2014 and I've been building an amazing community of people who love discovering well crafted, artisanal, American-made goods. My perfume and beauty line, V by Viscera, is sold in my shop as well as 17 different independent boutiques across the country. I'm originally from Kapolei, Hawaii although I've been in Oakland for 7+ years, I still miss the scent of fresh flowers at home. Scent is the sense most closely tied to memory and that's what makes perfuming so special. A single whiff of a scent can take you back to being a little kid, to a specific place, or remind you of the person you love.
Hi! I'm Ari!
I'm a professional perfumer and full-time entrepreneur in Downtown Oakland. My brick and mortar shop, Viscera, opened its doors in 2014 and I've been building an amazing community of people who love discovering well crafted, artisanal, American-made goods. My perfume and beauty line, V by Viscera, is sold in my shop as well as 17 different independent boutiques across the country. I'm originally from Kapolei, Hawaii although I've been in Oakland for 7+ years, I still miss the…
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Where you'll be

Our beautifully curated boutique is in the heart of Downtown Oakland. It's a gorgeous space built in 1904 with 22' ceiling and exposed heavy timber beams. The shop is closed for the workshop so it's an intimate and very serene experience. The shop is conveniently located a couple of blocks away from the BART train, dozens of AC Transit bus lines, and has a walkscore of 99.

2 reviews

Nayana
September 2019
Ari is highly knowledgable on perfumes and I had a wonderful time working my way through identifying my favorite mix with Ari's inputs and guidance. She is systematic, engaging and genuinely cares about you. The workshop takes place in Ari's beautiful Oakland boutique with sunny, bright and airy. I had a great time discussing everything perfume and beyond with her and felt that we connected!
Ari is highly knowledgable on perfumes and I had a wonderful time working my way through identifying my favorite mix with Ari's inputs and guidance. She is systematic, engaging and…
Rajesh
September 2019
It is a very basic perfume class

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

While we work exclusively with natural essential oils, if you are particularly sensitive to scents, pregnant, or suffer from respiratory problems or allergies, we recommend you contact us before you book to ensure we will not have any items that will be unsafe for you.