The Institute for Art and Olfaction’s open sessions

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Blending perfume is not only fun, but creative, challenging and - sometimes - downright relaxing. We can't promise you'll make the next Chanel No. 5, but we can guarantee that you'll come away with a healthy respect for the art, science and skill it takes to make a good scent. Come find out for yourself at The Institute for Art and Olfaction’s open sessions.

In our informal weekly open sessions, you will tinker with perfumery materials in a casual, social setting. We have a great selection of natural and synthetic aromamolecules, perfumer’s alcohol, beakers and droppers, scent strips and bottles… Everything you’d need to start or develop your experiments with perfumery.
+ Athough we have a 3 hour window in which to come and do your work, we recommend planning to be here for no longer than 2 hours. This is plenty of time: As beginners – often we are not accustomed to smelling this much. Simply put, our noses get tired.
+ Please note that this is a knowledge-share environment, not a formal class. What you learn, you will learn by experimentation, your peers, and - of course - some light guidance.
+ If you are interested in formal classes, please visit our calendar to see what we have coming up.
+ Please review our refund policy before signing up for a session!
+ Due to limited space, we operate on a strict reservation-only basis. Please be sure to book your spot in advance!

Venue Location

  • The Institute for Art and Olfaction
  • 932 Chung King Road
  • Los Angeles
  • CA 90012
  • United States