Make your own perfume in Florence

Meet your MASTER PERFUMER and discover the techniques and the secrets of the historical Florentine ALCHEMIC TRADITION!

The lesson will take place in an ancient, atmospheric workshop. In centuries of experience, this historic lab has mixed the scientific knowledge of medical care with the healing knowledge and power of herbs, flowers and fruits.

Take yourself back in time, and imagine the magical atmosphere of alchemists and apothecaries residing in Florence during the Renaissance period, surrounded by unique glassware, ampules and rare essences.

Following the historical footprints of Catherine de Medici and René le Florentine, your Master Perfumer will guide you through the perfume making process. Finish your lesson with the incredible CREATION of YOUR UNIQUE CUSTOM MADE INDIVIDUAL PERFUME!

At the end of the workshop, you will be rewarded with a 50 ml bottle of your own personalized perfume. Each participant will also receive a certificate as a memory of the day. This truly unique and authentic experience not to be missed in Florence!


  • Travel back in time at the  Antica Spezieria, a historic perfumery and laboratory, where you can discover the magic of alchemists and apothecaries of Renaissance Florence!
  • Create your own custom-made, individual perfume under the guidance of our master perfumer.
  • Take home your own bottle of personalized perfume (50 ml), complete with its Florentine formula.

What's Included

  • Small group (max. 10 participants)
  • Be welcomed into “Antica Spezieria Erboristeria San Simone,” their store, and the artisanal laboratory
  • Introduction to the history of perfumery in Florence
  • Creation of you unique custom made individual perfume from a kit of essences
  • 50 ml of your own personalized perfume
  • Coffee break (coffee, tea or water)
  • Certificate

Tour Details

DURATION: 1.5 hours
START TIME: 10:30am
MEETING POINT: Antica Spezieria San Simone, Via Ghibellina 190r, Florence 50122