Technical and Scientific

MSc Scent Design and Creation

Master Degree


  • 3 years

  • venue
  • Full-Time

  • arrangement
  • Internship
  • cost
  • €10,765/year
  • application

    Application dates

    Start: January 2022
    End: April 30th, 2022 (First campaign) / May 31, 2022 (Second campaign)

    Entry level :

    Bachelor Degree

    Admission requirements

    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

    How to apply

    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

    The Strong points

    Graduation rate : 100 % (promotion 2020)


            Integration rate : 50 % (promotion 2019)

    Further studies




    Colette CAZIER
    Administrative and teaching assistante
    Cécile PERRIN
    Academic Manager

    Additional information


    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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