Open Aroma Lab

with Rachel Barfield

30 Sep 2023

For scent lovers, artists, perfumers, we invite you to join us in this experimental scent making workshop. Come by at 14:00 or at 16:00 for a two-hour blending session to create a bottle of your own scent composition. You will be able to experiment with blending scents from our organ of 270 scent materials. Whether it’s for an art project, concept, or personal perfume, you will have guidance from workshop tutors to craft a fragrance to your liking.



Rachel and participants in the aroma lab - Jiyoung Lee

Blending step-by-step

We provide: a robust selection of natural and synthetic ingredients premixed in perfumer’s alcohol, beakers, droppers, scent strips, bottles and some light and friendly guidance in the process that you mainly do by yourself. You will be blending several trials in different cups and at the end you pick the one that you like best to fill your 5ml bottle with.


Open Aroma Lab: Scent-making for all levels and interests
16th of September, 14:00-16:00 or 16:00-18:00
Tickets: €30 per session 
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam