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Scent Design & Creation

Pré-requis : BAC+2



Presentation of the course

3 years of post Bac +2 scientific training in partnership with IFF to acquire the skills necessary for the creation and evaluation of perfumes and to assimilate all the stages of the process from the brief to the marketing by putting the consumer at the heart of the creation!

A unique opportunity to train for three years with one of the world leaders in the perfume industry and to join a talent incubator.

  • Course code

    Training registered with the RNCP

Objectives of the course

  • Create fine and consumer fragrance formulae
  • Coordinate/manage fragrance creation, formulation and production
  • Best practices in perfume laboratories
  • Presentation Skills (written and oral)
  • Manage projects and work in teams
  • Understand and manage customer relationships

The Scent Design and Creation student has the heart of an artist, is inherently curious, and is driven by a fire within to push boundaries.

They share the dream to make fragrances and be part of this exciting industry:


Job opportunities

Following this training, you can move on to the following professions:

  • Fine or Consumer Fragrance Perfumer
  • Technical Perfumer
  • Line Extension Perfumer
  • Fine or Consumer Fragrance Evaluator
  • Scent Design Manager
  • Fragrance Marketing : Marketing Manager or Analyst
  • Fragrance Safety Regulation & Quality Control
  • Quality Control Supervisor or Technologist : Quality Engineer or Manager
  • Fragrance Product Formulation & Development : Fragrance Formulator /Fragrance Chemist
3 years
€10,980 per year
ISIPCA - Versailles
De October, 2024 à
November, 2027

Full-time :

  • Teaching is provided face-to-face and remotely.
  • The program is taught in English.

Professional periods :

  • 1st year : 2 Month worldwide Internship focuses on retail (between June 2025 to september 2025)
  • 2nd year : 4 Months worldwide Internship focuses on technical  (between January 2026 to April 2026)
  • 3rd year : 4 Months Internship at an IFF Creative Center with Perfumer mentor (between January 2027 to April 2027)

Full time

Tuition fees:

  • 32 940€ for 3 years
  • 10 980€ per year

Registration fees:

  • 200€ The registration fees are non-refundable and must be paid online when submitting you application.
  • 30% of 10 765€ to be paid upon acceptation




Début des inscriptions
November 2023
Fin des inscriptions
April, 2024 (First campaign) / May, 2024 (Second campaign)
Contact admissions
Colette CAZIER

Titre pré-requis
Admission requirements

  • Bachelor degree or minimum 2-3 year degree in a scientific field (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Biological Sciences, Botany, Pharmacy & Pharmacology)
  • Professional experience in Fragrance is not required.
  • Fluent in English : English proficiency test scores required for non-native speakers (IELTS: 6.5 or TOEFL iBT: 80 or TOEIC: 850)

Target audience

  • Full-time : Any candidat meeting the prerequisites and with a strong interest in Fragrance Formulation & Applications

Titre modalité d'inscription
Admission procedures

Modalités d'inscription
  • Selection of Application file
  • Online Individual motivation Interview
  • Candidates who qualify after interview will be invited to an IFF Creative Center for an Olfactive Intelligence Test®, creative presentation, and interview with selection panel
  • Registration fee: 200€ to be paid :

Recruitment process

  • First campaign: May (closing of registration: End of April)
  • Second campaign (according to the seats available): June (Closing of registration: End of May)


3-year training at ISIPCA, Versailles/Grasse, France:

450 hours of teaching

  • Raw materials olfaction
  • Fragrance evaluation
  • Fragrance formulation
  • Scientific topics

  • Exams
  • oral presentation
  • practical work
  • group project presentation
  • oral internship presentation

1st year:

  • Oct 15 - Nov 15: 1-month remotely courses
  • Nov 15 - May: Online and face-to-face courses, Olfaction lectures, Fragrances pratical works in the laboratory, team work and oral presentations

2nd year:

  • Oct - Dec: first period of online and face-to-face, olfaction and fragrances courses and practical works
  • May - July 4: second period of online and face-to-face, olfaction and fragrances courses and practical works, internship oral presentation

3rd year:

  • Oct - April 15: Online and face-to-face, olfaction and fragrances courses and practical works, internship oral presentation
  • IFF Internship : January through April

  • Specific Laboratoires dedicated to formulation of fragrances, sensory analysis and analytical chemistry
  • Resource center specializing in perfumery, cosmetics and favlors, databases on ingredients
  • Computer room, Blackboard for online courses, specialized MOOCs.

Accessibility for people with disabilities


As part of its 'Equity and Inclusion' policy, ISIPCA is committed to respecting accessibility standards for people with disabilities and to offering adapted training arrangements

Contact for the Disability Officer:
Ms. Sophie Lathuillière -

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Key figures of the training course

100 %
success rate in exams (Promotion 2023)
66,7 %
job placement rate
at 7 months after graduation
(Graduating Class 2022)


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