Perfume Making in Norfolk

Perfume Designing


Start your journey into the fascinating world of perfume, the marriage of spices, flowers, citrusses, grasses and woods of essential oils as well as aroma chemicals and fragrances.

This amazing workshop is a One to One giving you my full attention throughout the day so you can create something wonderful while learning a huge amount about essential oils, fragrance oils and aroma chemicals.

Beginning the day with the theory of perfume making and learning how to 'smell' and train your nose like a perfumier and ending the day with your very own signature bottle of perfume.

We will be working with natural essential oils but I will have some aroma chemicals and fragrances for you to experiment with, as perfumes today are usually a blend of both.

We will start the day with coffee/tea and biscuits, talking about the different aromas you like.

What we will be learning :
- The theory of perfume making.
- How to train your nose to the different smells.
- Learn about different essential oils, fragrance oils and aroma chemicals that can be used.
- Learn about top notes, middle notes and base notes.
- How to balance a perfume with harmony.
- Create your own perfume in a 50ml bottle to take home.
- How to make an oil based perfume.
- How to make a solid perfume.

This is the first perfume making workshop to be held in Norfolk. To read reviews on my other workshops please go to the Soap making workshop and the Skincare making workshops where you find many lovely comments - thank you.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

You take home the perfume you have created and a booklet on perfume making.

Please bring your lunch with you, although I will provide coffee/tea and biscuits.

I will provide everything you need, all you have to bring is yourself. The group will be kept small and is held in my farmhouse in North Norfolk.


Diane Viall at Aroma Natural


Lower Green Farm
56 Moorgate Road
Hindringham, Fakenham
NR21 0PT

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Christmas
  • Hen dos
  • Mother's Day
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


1 day (flexible times to suit)

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In-person course
Imogen Blake - - #36019

I booked this course for my mum's 60th birthday, and we had the best time thanks to Diane.

Diane was so warm and welcoming, and we felt immediately at home. She was patient with us when we had no clue what we were doing - but soon learned lots about the basics of perfume making.

I had expected to make a pretty dodgy perfume, but I love what I made and now use it every day! Highly recommend it if you're looking for a new activity to try.

Response from Aroma Natural:

Hi Imogen
Thank you for taking the time to write this review for me and thank you for the lovely, kind words. It was a pleasure to have you and your mum here making perfume and how wonderful your perfumes were - pleased you are wearing them. Again, thank you its very much appreciated.

In-person course
Karen Arrand - - #35947

This is a great experience for anyone who wants to know more about the intriguing world of perfume. And you takeaway the perfect momento - a unique perfume made by you. Thank you Diane for showing me how to blend and make a perfume. Your kindly patience has given me the confidence I was lacking before. A fragrantly lovely day.

Response from Aroma Natural:

Hi Karen, thank you for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you here for the day and I'm pleased to hear you now have the confidence to blend and play with your lovely essential oils. I must say your final bottled perfume smelt amazing.

In-person course
Zilvinas Aukselis - - #35265

If you want to know the first and important steps in perfume making, this is the perfect place to start. Kind and Fantastic service provided by Diane. Thank you very much.

Response from Aroma Natural:

Hi Zilvinas
It was lovely to meet you and Erika to design and make your own perfume and hear all about your future plans. Thank you for your lovely review, its much appreciated.

In-person course
Louise Pope - - #13620

I attended the Perfume Making course run by Diane. It was a great experience run by a lovely lady. Diane is very patient and knowledgeable I thoroughly enjoyed the day, and made perfume that I love and wear. I recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn something new and have a great day out in the process.

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