From senses to expertise

Formations scientifiques & techniques

MSc Scent Design and Creation

Bac +5


  • 3 years

  • lieu
    type de contrat
  • Convention de stage
  • modalité
  • Temps plein
  • coût
  • €10,250/year
  • inscription

    Dates d'inscription

    Début : January 2022
    Fin : Aprit 30th, 2022 (First campaign) / May 31, 2022 (Second campaign)

    Niveau d'entrée :


    Conditions d'admission

    Dates of selections

    • First campaign: May (closing of registration: April 30th)
    • Second campaign (according to the seats available): June (Closing of registration: May 31th)

    Pre-requisites / 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: 85 or TOEIC: 850)

    Target audience

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

    Date of training

    September 27, 2022 to November 30, 2025

    Modalités d'inscription

    Admission Process 

    • Motivation file
    • 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

    Referencing of the course

    • Titre RNCP 26943 : Manager des process de création et de dévleoppement des produits Parfum, Cosmétique et Arômes alimentaires

    Financing methods & ELIGIBILITY PROVISIONS

    Full-time :

    • Registration fees: 200€
    • The registration fees are non-refundable and must be paid online when submitting you application.
    • 30% of 10 250€ to be paid upon acceptation

    A unique 3-year program that immerses students in the foundations and pioneering advances of the world of Fragrance, and prepares students for rewarding careers in the leading positions in this exciting profession. A full-time program with global internship opportunities.

    Tuition fees

    • €10,250 each year, for 3-year course of study. Deposit of 30% to be paid to the eligibility and the balance before the first day of class.
      Possibility to pay the balance in 5 installments over the year, resulting in a surcharge of €300 per school year.
      A French bank account is required in order to benefit this possibility.
    • €200 for application handling fees (mandatory and non-refundable). Payable online. Click below to submit your payment.

    Process online for application Payment



    • 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 MSc 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.


    First year: Total Hours: 490 ECTS: 60

    • Raw materials / lab work
    • Perfumery fundamentals
    • Chemistry
    • History of Perfume
    • Marketing and Business overview
    • Personal and professional development
    • Pedagogical Trip to Grasse
    • IFF Insight Sessions
    • Internship in Retail: May through August

    Second year: Total Hours: 490 ECTS: 60

    • Raw materials continued
    • Fine fragrance accords & schemas
    • Business focus and skills
    • Chemistry
    • Exposure to Flavors
    • Personal and Professional development
    • Pedagogical Trip to Grasse
    • IFF Insight Sessions
    • Internship at IFF: May through August

    Third year: Total Hours: 490 ECTS: 60

    • Introduction to Consumer Fragance
    • Consumer Fragrance accords & schemas
    • Business focus and skills
    • Exposure to Flavors
    • Personal and Professional development
    • Advanced Chemistry
    • IFF Insight Sessions
    • Final project


    Teaching methods

    1st year:

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

    2nd year:

    • Oct - Dec: first period of online and face-to-face courses and practical works
    • May - July 4: second period of online and face-to-face courses and practical works

    3rd year:

    • Oct - April 15: Online and face-to-face courses and practical works


    Teaching Resources

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


    Assessment method

    • Exams
    • Oral presentation
    • Practical work
    • Group project presentation
    • Oral internship presentation

    Les Plus

    Graduation rate : 100 % (promotion 2021)


            Integration rate : 79% at 7 month and 95% after 12 month (promotion 2020)

    Poursuite d'études

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      5-month internship

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      Specialized Master's Degree in Regulatory Affairs Management of Fragrances and Cosmetics

      • Developing and marketing fragrances and cosmetics require the creation and management of a regulatory file, verifications that the products are effective and harmless, and cosmetovigilance monitoring.
      • In order to do all these things, professionals in the sector need to have good knowledge of ingredients and formulation techniques, and to manage risks from the product design phase all the way through to use by the consumer.
      • Evaluating potential risks inherent to the raw materials and compositions of products for use as cosmetics or fragrances, depending on their specific uses.
      • Evaluating and validating the regulatory compliance of products developed by development engineers.
      • Product safety evaluation techniques and the risks associated with using products.
      • Supervising and validating the preparation of regulatory files working with development engineers and external service providers.
      • Validating regulatory compliance of communication materials (packaging, labelling, advertising, etc.).
      • Organizing international regulatory intelligence activities or a cosmetovigilance system.
      • Crisis management and crisis communication.
      • Working with multiple internal and external stakeholders


      In partnership with IFF, a worldwide leading company in fragrances


    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.


    Colette CAZIER
    Assistante Administrative et Pédagogique
    01 39 23 70 62
    Cécile PERRIN
    Manager Programmes
    01 39 23 70 56

    Informations complémentaires

    Training modalities

    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 2023 to september 2023)
    • 2nd year : 4-Months worldwide Internship focuses on technical (between January 2024 to April 2024)
    • 3rd year : 5 to 6-Months worldwide Internship or a work placement focuses on technical (between Mai 2025 to November 2025)


    As part of its Equity and Inclusion policy, and in accordance with the provisions of Law n°2005-102 of 11 February 2005 for the equal rights and opportunities, participation and citizenship of people with disabilities, ISIPCA is committed to respecting accessibility standards for people with disabilities and to proposing adapted accommodation for training courses.

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    Updated on November 30, 2021.

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