Are you looking for a fun, immersive way to learn more about natural perfumery and create your own signature scent with friends? Try a Bios Apothecary perfume making class! You will leave with your very own bespoke fine fragrance.
Beginners are welcome. No previous experience is required. Comprehensive instruction will be given.
This two hour class includes an introduction, instruction, guided sampling and guided formulation.
Thirteen and up are welcome. We invite children 6+ to register for our family friendly scent exploration workshop.
Your registration fee includes:
An introduction to natural perfumery, an overview and sampling of our most popular botanical scents (with access to our full library of 130+ aromatics) and all of the raw materials and supplies needed to create your one-of-a-kind 15ml signature fragrance. Light refreshments (mimosas for morning workshops and red wine for evening workshops) will be offered.
Aromatics: Rose, Bergamot, Raspberry, Damp Earth, Oud // Dried Flowers: Rose Petal // Semi-Precious Gemstones: Rose and Clear Quartz
Our scent library houses an extensive collection of therapeutic grade essential oils, absolutes, concretes, resins, and isolates - some exotic and very rare - and all from plants. Our ingredients are sourced from more than 40 countries and span all major olfactory families - vegan "leathers" and "musks", exquisite and rare woods, exotic flowers, earthy root extractions, juicy tree fruit, ripe berries, invigorating citrus, verdant grasses, balsamic resins, decadent gourmands, enlivening spices and more. We have one of the most extensive libraries of natural perfume ingredients in the world.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We are located in the historic neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn along the East River waterfront. Our studio is housed in a 100-year old converted rope factory with original architectural detailing, in good company among other small artisan studios - a great place to explore!
So much! There are many amazing businesses in our very same historic building. Check out Anima Mundi right around the corner for plant medicines and herbal elixirs, have a beer and throw an ax at Bury the Hatchet, build your own bouquet with Maria at the flower shop next door, or make some pottery at Wilcoxson Ceramics. Our two favorite slices are a stone’s throw away - grab the best New York slice from Paulie G’s Pizza and then walk on over to Ovenly for the most delicious chocolate-y slice of Brooklyn Blackout Cake. Karzcma on Manhattan Avenue offers delicious traditional Polish fare, best topped off with dessert from Peter Pan Donut & Pastry shop who have been serving the neighborhood for over 60 years!
The closest subway stop is the Greenpoint Avenue G station. Another option is the NYC ferry - take the East River route to the Greenpoint stop.
There is no designated parking lot, only street parking. We recommend arriving early to allot time for finding a parking spot!
Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early to give yourself the time to hang your coat, use the restroom, and get settled - we will start promptly at the designated start time!
We welcome children ages 13+ with an accompanying parent/guardian. All attendees will need to purchase individual tickets. Children 6+ are welcome at our Family Friendly Scent Exploration Workshops.
Yes, we offer a variety of group event formats! We can host at our Brooklyn studio or travel to your location of choice. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
All materials and supplies will be included. Just bring yourself and an adventurous spirit!
We offer workshops several times a week so be sure to browse all of our upcoming dates. If there isn’t a match, make an appointment at our DIY perfume bar!
The perfume bar is a self guided experience. Upon arrival you’ll be seated at a workstation, given a brief introduction, and invited to explore our scent library at your own pace. When you are ready to begin making your perfume a store associate will walk you through the formulation phase. Workshops are instructor-led classes with guided sampling.
Yes! Email email@example.com, our waiting list is first come first served and you will be contacted if space becomes available.
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