If you smell something sweet that draws the attention of your nose when strolling along Siloso Beach Walk on Sentosa Island, you probably walked pass Scentopia, the newest tourist attraction in town that focuses on an aromatic experience.
Nestled between the quaint rainforest of Sentosa and the sandy Siloso Beach, the charming 3000 sq ft of perfumery assists visitors in making their Signature Orchid scent and also organises free tours which are Augmented Reality (AR) enabled.
Scentopia is conceptualised and presented by Jetaime Group, the same folks previously behind the perfume workshops at Goodman Art Center, as well as Scent-OSA, an immersive perfume-making show conducted at Sentosa Nature Discovery. this newest concept would be their largest and most ambitious attraction to date.
Asher and I visited Scent-OSA previously for their perfume-making show. You can read about our experience here.
Perfume-making workshops are available at Scentopia as well, with prices starting from $95 for a one-hour workshop to custom make a 50ml bottle of your own scent and up to $125 for a 100ml bottle. Reservations can be made online via their official website.
Following our positive experience at Scent-OSA, we visited Scentopia a few weeks back to check out their AR experience and the new perfume-making workshop.
Walk-in visitors are welcome at Scentopia to try out the AR experience on their own or to look at the exhibits on display, documenting Singapore’s aromatic culture and history. You can also check with the staff for available slots for their perfume-making workshops on-the-spot if it catches your fancy there and then.
The AR tour was a fun, educational experience for Asher. Powered by Facebook, simply open the Facebook app on your mobile device and point your camera towards the QR codes on display respectively for a variety of AR experiences. For instance, Asher was able to interact with animals and objects, while learning about various familiar flora and fauna in Singapore.
For the perfume-making workshop, you will be guided through a personality test by the friendly Scentopia team to determine the scents to go into a customised bottle of perfume based off your personality type. This will serve as a guide for you when selecting the combination of scents to mix together, but ultimately, you get to decide each of the scents and the amount of each to go into your perfume.
We enjoyed the process very much and I have been using the bottle of customised perfume I made at Scentopia daily since. Asher made a bottle for his grandpa which he proudly presented to him when we went to visit my parents over the weekend.
Getting to Scentopia
On Foot : Alight at Beach Station (train, taxi, car, bus 123, bus A, bus B & bus C) or Siloso Point Station (cable car, taxi, car, bus A & bus C) and walk for about 5 mins.
If you prefer not to walk, there is a free tram available every 10 minutes that stops right in front of Scentopia.
For those driving, the nearest carparks are at either Beach Station or Siloso Point Station.