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Grasse: Design Your Own Fragrance at a Perfume Factory

1. Grasse: Design Your Own Fragrance at a Perfume Factory

Create your own perfume at the family-run La Maison Molinard perfume factory, founded in 1849, making it one of the oldest perfume manufacturers in France. Learn how Grasse became the world’s capital of perfume and discover how the Molinard factory continues the traditions of excellence today.  Explore how perfume is distilled from raw ingredients, and then select one of the notes from a selection of 90 different essences to make your own individual fragrance. Benefit from the assistance of a Creation Molinard expert to ensure your fantasy becomes reality. Leave with a 50ml bottle of your unique scent.  Please arrive on time for your session, any delay of more than 10 minutes can result in the cancellation.

Grasse: Perfume Workshop

2. Grasse: Perfume Workshop

Created in 1849, La Maison Molinard is a family business that over the years has passed down its enthusiasm and high standards. In Grasse, the world’s capital of perfume, five successive generations have handed down their secrets. Recognized as a tribute to its rare and ancestral know-how, the company reinvents itself every day with its passion to create. After your visit to the historical factory, create your own perfume. A contemporary and fun way to create your own perfume in a few key stages. In this workshop, discover 3 bases and 6 essences and create your own 30ml bottle of perfume.

Grasse: Perfume Making Class and Fragonard Factory Tour

3. Grasse: Perfume Making Class and Fragonard Factory Tour

Go on a journey of the senses as you create your own 12ml Eau de Toilette with an expert who will help you compose the perfect olfactory symphony. Discover how perfume is made with a guided tour of the Fragonard Perfume Factory in Grasse. Discover the main stages of perfume making and its state-of-the-art production tools. Get a glimpse of how the perfumed products that leave the factory are metamorphosed into refined products ready to be shipped to a public of discerning customers. Attend the "Flower of the Year" Olfactory Workshop and become the creator of your own Eau de Toilette (12ml).

Eze: Perfume Making Class and Factory Tour

4. Eze: Perfume Making Class and Factory Tour

Discover the secrets of perfume making before visiting the "Flower of the Year" olfactory workshop. Become the creator of your own Eau de Toilette for you to take away. Immerse yourself in the unique smells of the Fragonard Laboratory in the picturesque coastal village of Eze. Explore the ways in which famous French perfume is brought into the world. Then, after learning all about the production process, it's time to try your hand at making perfume yourself. Head for the olfactory workshop and hear about the Olfactiv Pyramid which defines the architecture of a fragrance. Make your own perfume using the knowledge you've gained during your visit. Take home your own 12ml bottle of Eau de Toilette, and look forward to using your own creation on your next night out.

Nice: Perfume Making Workshop

5. Nice: Perfume Making Workshop

Craft your own unique fragrance at our Molinard workshops in the city of your choice: Nice or Grasse. In Grasse, the perfume capital of the world, five generations have toiled to generate the abundance of perfumery we have to offer. Created in 1849, Maison Molinard is recognized by the Living Heritage Company for its ancestral know-how. You can feel their richness in knowledge as a Molinard expert guides you through deciphering your desired scents and helps you compose the perfect olfactory combination. CONCEPT Make your own personalized fragrance from a selection of our raw materials and learn expert perfumery techniques. PRACTICE • Scenting session and selection of your essences • Creation of your top note, heart note, and base note • Formulation of the olfactory pyramid • Application

Le Petit Parfumeur: Perfume Creation Children in Grasse

6. Le Petit Parfumeur: Perfume Creation Children in Grasse

Discover the architecture of a perfume and the ingredients that compose it with an instructor at Parfumerie Molinard in Grasse. Kids can choose from 18 essences and personalize their 30 ml bottle in this workshop. Let their creativity flow while immersing in the art of French perfume making. Design your own personal fragrance in a perfume boutique, the perfect activity for all the family. Work with a perfume expert, create your own scent, and decorate the bottle. A Creation Molinard expert will interpret your flights of fancy, and help you to compose the perfect olfactory symphony in 30 minutes. It’s rare to find a family business that has come down through the years with its enthusiasm and standards constantly renewed. Created in 1849, Maison Molinard is one of them. In Grasse, the world’s capital of perfume, five successive generations have handed on their emotions through the creation of perfumes. Recognized as a "Living Heritage Company", as a tribute to its rare and ancestral know-how, the company reinvents itself every day with the passion to create. This is a fun and enriching experience for children, as they learn about smells, imagination, and composing something new. They'll also get to decorate their own perfume bottles.

Nice: Perfume Creation Workshop

7. Nice: Perfume Creation Workshop

Created in 1849, this perfume company is a family business which over the years has passed down its enthusiasm and high standards. After a quick visit to the boutique, you will start designing your own personal fragrance accompanied by an expert who will help you to compose the perfect olfactory symphony. Using a perfume organ, one by one you will select the fragrance notes and create the perfume of your desires. For 60 minutes, you will have 90 different essences at your disposal. At the end of the workshop, you will receive a diploma that you can keep as a wonderful souvenir together with the perfume that you have created by yourself.

Grasse: Private Perfume Creation

8. Grasse: Private Perfume Creation

Created in 1849, this perfume company is a family business which over the years has passed down its enthusiasm and high standards. In Grasse, the world’s capital of perfume, five successive generations have handed down their secrets. Recognized as a tribute to its rare and ancestral know-how, the company reinvents itself every day with their passion to create. Design your own personal fragrance in the boutique. A Molinard creation expert will interpret your flights of fancy and help you to compose the perfect olfactory symphony. Enjoy a personalized session. Please arrive on time for your session, any delay of more than 10 minutes can result in the cancellation.

Nice: Perfume Workshop for Children

9. Nice: Perfume Workshop for Children

Organize a fun and unique experience for your children during your stay to Nice. Perfect for kids aged 4 to 8, visit a family business that has been passed down through five generations. A fragrance creation expert will help your child interpret the scents that appeal to them most, and help them compose the perfect symphony of smells. This is a fun and enriching experience for children, as they learn about smells, imagination, and creativity. After they’ve made their perfume, your child can decorate their bottle to their own personal taste, and then take it home as a memento of the day.

Antibes: Picasso Museum Drawing Tour Led by Local Artist

10. Antibes: Picasso Museum Drawing Tour Led by Local Artist

Learn on this tour about the thought process of an artist and the way he looks at the world. A local professional artist will be your guide for the two hour activity that is sure to be a highlight of your visit to Antibes! Explore the Picasso Museum on a guided tour as the first stop of this tour. Get inspired and enjoy amazing views from the terrace! (Meeting point is at the top of the ramp to the entrance of the Museum) Discover on the second half of the two hour how to capture the light and history of this town using observation. Picasso said that great art is always trying to recreate the uninhibited marks that children make. Your guide will encourage you to find your inner child and to use your adult experience to turn it into a souvenir worthy of framing back home. Or be inspired to write! Learn some composition tips for great photos! However you want to express yourself, your guide is an experienced facilitator who will help you to create a unique souvenir with lots of encouragement!

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4.2 / 5

based on 9 reviews

This is such a beautiful experience. The aroma are so pure and creating your own perfume felt very personal and it is such a good way to remember your time in Eze. The employees are so caring and passionate,you can tell they love their job. Would recommend 100%

This was a really enjoyable experience because our tutor was informative and our senses were well and truly stimulated. The perfumes we created are sensational and give us a lasting memento of our holiday.

Mary, our instructor, was clearly very experienced. Everything was clean and orderly and I wish we could've stayed longer to learn more. The take away was fantastic. I can't wait to go back.

Visit of the museum, explanation of how to create the perfume and creation of your own perfume. 1 unique experience !! I recommend it

Very playful perfume making workshop, guide with very good advice. All of the staff very pleasant.