The Perfumer’s Apprentice began in 2004, as a little shop in a Santa Cruz loft. It was a place where people could learn about perfumery and chemistry through workshops and classes, and experiment with a myriad of fragrance ingredients. From that cozy beginning we’ve grown organically into an informative and dependable online source for premium aromatic ingredients such as John Steele Company’s famous selection of natural essential oils, absolutes, and attar's.

We are currently offering perfumery Classes, where our students create their own custom scents with the help of our Perfumers. For those who can’t make it all the way to our California location, we also offer a great selection of Educational Kits that are a fantastic way to begin or supplement your own fragrance blending.

In 2009, we founded The Flavor Apprentice, whose aim is to supply premium food flavoring to culinary professionals and enthusiasts alike. Today we have more than 250 flavors, allowing our consumers to experiment and improve their recipes and make them more savory, sweet, and complex.

We created The Flavor Apprentice in order to create a clear separation between our food safe flavoring and our perfuming products. All of our goods are organized by the same staff members, and you may order any combination of flavors and perfume items.

Our goal is to enable perfumers and flavorist's of all levels to learn about and experience truly professional components Let us help you on your journey into the world of personal scent and flavor creation. Explore our Perfumer's Corner
 and our Flavorist's Corner  for great informational articles and education!