$25 for a Signature Scent Creation at Aroma Workshop ($50 Value)


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In a Nutshell

  • Create your own fragrance
  • 4oz. spray bottle
  • Large scent bar to choose from
  • In time for Valentine's Day

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. By appointment only. Tax not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Concocting an original scent can yield surprising results, such as buying ice cream for a misanthrope or filling in a Mad Libs birth certificate. Turn heads in a good way with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get to create and bottle your own signature scent at Aroma Workshop, in Lincoln Park.

Aroma Workshop spearheads an aromatic revolution where anybody can design their own signature scent using the friendly staff’s odiferous expertise and a bounty of intoxicating ingredients. The personal fragrance game, normally played only by movie star ingénues, rap impresarios, and Elizabeth Taylor is now available to all thanks to the visionaries at Aroma Workshop. Newcomers start at the stocked scent bar, choosing from an assortment of more than 100 savory scents and seasonal oils to be mixed and matched to achieve the perfect mélange of olfactory ecstasy. Combine sea mists with sierra spruce and sprinkle in pomegranate, or inhale the fragrant progeny of red currant, rain forest, and pikaki. Combinations are carefully contained in your choice of a classic 4-ounce atomizer bottle, or a 2.25-ounce glamorous, antique-style spray-bulb atomizer with which to squirt passing tumbleweeds.

Founded by lovestruck artists and aromatherapists, Aroma Workshop understands that the redolence of romance is often summoned in the fragrance of flowers, the balm of bon-bons, and the calambac of ladders built by budding romantics who never forget that the way to the heart is through the nose.


Aroma Workshop has been featured in BlackBook, Style Chicago and Chicago magazine. Yelpers and seven Citysearchers give Aroma Workshop an average of 4.5 stars.

  • I'm not entirely sure why anyone would go back to buying store bought perfumes when you can create your own. – Jessica D., Yelp
  • ...now I'm perfumed from head to toe in my very own scent for a reasonable price. I can't wait to go back and try more of their products.. – Kate P., Yelp

Aroma Workshop

Before opening Aroma Workshop with wife Liz Muckley in 1993, Tedd Neenan pursued his love of nostril charming by earning an aromatherapy certification under Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt at the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy. Neenan's scent expertise informs the store's selection of more than 100 perfumes and essential oils, which customers can mix to create a signature scent during a process that Where magazine calls "quick, painless—and lots of fun." After customers, including a Groupon Guide writer, name their new trademark fragrances and enter them into the store's scent-o-dex for future recall, they can transmit the scents into perfume oils, colognes, or dozens of skin and bodycare products, thereby eliminating the need to stitch pine cones to their blazers to smell fresh. Neenan's neat shop—its wraparound glass shelves are stacked with vials and bottles––has also attracted the keen noses of Lucky, Self, and Chicago magazine reporters, who note its extensive selection and expert staff, which includes a professional perfumer.

Customer Reviews

453 Ratings

Staff was so friendly and welcoming. The experience was really different and fun. Would definitely return !
Danny M. · 2 days ago
Such a fun experience! Audrey was great and I'm so excited to use my awesome new perfume! I would highly recommend doing this with friends, family, or SO.
Jerilyn N. · 6 days ago
Loved the atmosphere and loved staff. They were very helpful and patient.
Phil O. · October 3, 2016

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