Natural Perfume and Incense Making with Persephenie
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • 24 hours over 4 days

Natural Perfume and Incense Making with Persephenie

Learn perfumery and incense making techniques to make your own unique fragrances and incenses – a perfect retreat with your olfactory sense in the City of Angels.
  • Snacks, Coffee, & Tea


One Guest
USD $3175
Additional guest(s) (max 4)
USD $1405

Meet the Artist

Persephenie is a perfumer and incense maker specializing in natural materials. Her love of scent began the first time she traveled to India and got fascinated by incense. After coming back to Los Angeles and studying the subject for years, she opened her first aromatic studio in 2004, and has been teaching scent-related classes since 2006. Inspired by the olfactory and antiquated techniques regarding perfumery and incense, she enjoys researching recipes from cultures around the world, interpreting them, sometimes modernizing them, and using stellar natural raw materials. When you go, ask her to tell you about incense clocks!

VAWAA Includes:

  • Meet a variety of raw herbs and botanical oils used for incense making and perfumery.
  • Learn how to mix and process ingredients for incense and perfumery.
  • Learn about different types of incense, including incense that is heated, not burnt.
  • Understand the nature of botanical oils and their odor classification in perfumery.
  • Learn about extraction methods, safety and address challenges like longevity, increasing volume and other strategic approaches in perfumery.
  • Craft your own botanical incense using herbs, woods, resins and spices from around the world.
  • Make one solid natural perfume with beeswax and a nut oil, and one natural organic alcohol based perfume.
  • Visit flower district, local perfumeries, The Getty and discuss the history of aromatics.
  • Materials, tools, recommended reading.

Explore Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a giant melting pot of people from different backgrounds, with a thriving art scene, delicious foods from around the world and a one-of-a-kind topography. From the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Broad, to Venice Beach and the Griffith Observatory, or the many beautiful beaches and hikes, there is always something to do in the City of Angels. If you’re the outdoorsy kind, you’re in for treat. Take a break from the city anytime with plenty of trails to hike in the hills with gorgeous views over the Pacific Ocean. If you’re looking for a more adventurous getaway, head over to Joshua Tree National Park for a camping trip.

Additional Details

This VAWAA is available for a longer duration. If interested, let us know by how many days and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Persephenie's Availability 4 days

Guest Reviews

  • Zoe, United States

    This VAWAA was extensive and full of fun experimentation for my mum and I! Persephenie has an incredible breadth of knowledge, only matched by the wide range of her scent collection. In spite of not studying botany formally, she was still able to point out various plants that I have tattooed on my arms from different countries. She was the perfect guide. There were worksheets for us to keep track Read more