Perfume-making dates back nearly 4,000 years to the Bronze Age. The Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all played a role in making it an art form, but it was the French who elevated it to luxury status. Many of the botanicals used in modern-day perfumes come from Grasse, known as the perfume capital of the world (the flowers used in Chanel No. 5 are grown there). You can learn how to compose your own eau de parfum at an intimate two-and-a-halfhour Private French Perfume Making Workshop for Two at Intime Artisan de Parfum. Under the guidance of founder Angel Cheung – who learned the art of perfume-making in Grasse – you and your loved one will be taken on an olfactory journey that explores blending techniques and 170 ingredients to create a bespoke perfume that delights your senses and is unique to you. Your 30ml bottle comes with a personalised label.