Custom Perfume Studio
A fun, unique and interactive experience awaits when you visit the Custom Perfume Studio at NOTE Fragrances.
It is sure to please anyone, from the blending newbie to the fragrance aficionado!
At NOTE Fragrances, we believe every person has their own unique scent story. Your scent preferences are uniquely your own, connected to your personalized memories and emotions. Only you can make that connection and at NOTE, you become the creator of your scent story!
Your journey begins with the use of your very own Perfumer's Organ. Similar to the organs used by Master Perfumers around the globe, you will have 50 scents, known as "notes", to work with. Scent families and perfumery note classifications are explained as well as traditional and modern perfumery methods and techniques. Through this process, you will learn both the art and science of creating "emotion in a bottle."
Our expertly trained staff will guide you through the proper techniques of sniffing and blending with fragrance blotters, the same ones used by industry professionals. As you work your way through your Perfumer's Organ, the notes become alive and fragrant as your creative juices begin to flow. Once you have compiled your desired composition, our staff will create your final formula at our Fragrance Bar.
Browse our Retail Boutique or watch our Scent Designers as they blend your creation. Proportional adjustments are made to your notes based on our proprietary, patent-pending system to ensure a well-balanced final fragrance that you will love.
Once completed, your perfume is bottled and your formula is given a unique NOTE ID#. That number identifies your exact formula which gets registered in our secure database. This allows us to recreate your precise formula when you need to reorder. Whether you are near or far, we can ship your reorder to you at any time!
Your signature scent is then wrapped in tissue in our beautiful gift bags and you go home with your own scent that is uniquely yours.
We each have a story. Scent tells our story without us saying a word. Discover yours at NOTE.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Custom Perfume Studio
Q: Do we need an appointment or reservation?
Reservations are not required but are highly recommended. This allows us to reserve your scent station for you on your desired day. Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis. Please make your reservation by calling us at 570.343.2100. If you are looking for available dates, it is best to call rather than email as the shop has the most up to date info. Out of respect for other appointments and our staff, please arrive on time for your scheduled appointment. Thank you!
Q: How much does it cost to make a perfume/cologne at the Custom Perfume Studio?
Pricing is based on your finished bottle size, regardless of how many notes you smell or use. We offer 2 sizes. Our standard house size is a 60 ml bottle for $80 and we offer a smaller 30 ml size for $48.
Q: Do you host private parties?
Absolutely! Click here for more information.
Q: How long does it take?
The time it takes really depends on you and your exploration of the notes. We have had people complete the process in as little as 10 minutes and as long as 3 hours. On average, it is a 30-45 minute process. If you are in a group or with a party, it may take longer.
Q: Can men do it too?
Absolutely! There are many notes in the Perfumer's Organ that will allow you to create a great cologne, whether it is spicy and warm, earthy and deep, fresh and clean or bright and cheerful!
Q: What is the youngest age you can accommodate?
The minimum age is 7 years old and we require the child to be accompanied by an adult at all times. We will formulate the strength and potency of their creation based on their age as well.
Q: I have never done this before, will it be too hard for me or will I create something that smells awful?
Although it may seem like an intimidating process at first, please know that we will guide you every step of the way. Our experts are extremely well-trained to guide, help and give recommendations for your creation. We insure that you will create a scent that you love and one that smells amazing!
Q: What scents will I be able to work with?
We offer a wide variety of scents to please every nose. There are 50 scents for you to work with in your own Perfumer's Organ. You will find scents that are fresh and clean, floral, citrus, herbal, fruity, tropical, berries, earthy, woody, ambers and musk. We also have seasonal add-on notes to add to your blend!
If you have any other questions, feel free to email at info@NOTEfragrances.com or call us at 570.343.2100. If you are looking to book your session or want to know availability, please call, rather than email, your desired location, they have the most up to date info on availability.