Fun in the City: Aroma Workshop, Chicago

Does the constant pestering of the perfume counter ladies annoy you when you step into the department store? Do you struggle with finding just the right scent for you?

Aroma Workshop 2050 N. Halsted St, Chicago

Aroma Workshop
2050 N. Halsted St, Chicago

Are the scents you sample too fruity or not enough? Too floral or not enough? Too woodsy or not enough? Have you ever wanted to ditch the stores and make your own fragrance?

As part of a 38 1/2 birthday celebration (yes, I said 1/2 LOL), my sister , a few close friends and I headed to Aroma Workshop in Chicago’s trendy Lincoln Park Aroma Workshopto put our scent creation skills to the test. It was something my sister wanted to do for a while. When I saw the 51% off deal, I thought it would be the perfect time to get the girls together to design distinctive smells at a discount.

Our party of 6 were comfortably seated at our own personal fragrance counter. We were given a fragrance guide along with a plethora of samples to make our scent selections. Based on our selections, the experienced staff helped create scent combinations that ignited our fancy.  It was quite the entertainment to guess which scents paired with each friend and help some make their final selections.

After about 10 whiffs of coffee beans, 50 whiffs of scents (I didn’t try them all) and 25 whiffs of scent combinations, I narrowed my favorites down to 4. I stepped outside to smell my choices in fresh air and share them with friends (who also helped me choose…I can be so indecisive sometimes :)). Eventually, I made my choice, picked a perfume bottle and named it.  PThirty1 the fragrance was born! 😀

Aroma Workshop2Making your own fragrance is something I’d add to the list of what every woman should do at least once. I definitely plan on going back at least once a year. At the Groupon value of $59 for 2 people, the price is perfect for fun and fragrance with the girls, mom or even with your daughter!  Hey, if your guy likes to pick his own scents, this would make a great date night!  Whatever you fancy, give custom scent selecting a try.  And tell them PThirty1 sent you ;)!IMG_1901




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