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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).

Le Petit Parfumeur: Perfume Creation Children in Grasse

4. Le Petit Parfumeur: Perfume Creation Children in Grasse

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. 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. A Creation Molinard expert will interpret your flights of fancy, and help you to compose the perfect olfactory symphony in 30 minutes. This is also 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.

Eze: Perfume Making Class and Factory Tour

5. 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

6. 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

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.

Lourmarin: Pétanque Lesson

8. Lourmarin: Pétanque Lesson

First, you will be taught the rules of the game along with a brief history of the sport. Then, learn how to handle the boule, throw, shoot, score and master the fine art of disputing a point. After, play a competitive game of pétanque (with a glass of rosé in your hand, of course). The hosts will also have some homemade Pastis to sample. A commemorative trophy will be offered to the winning team during an aperitif with Pastis, Rosé and traditional Provencal snacks (anchoiade, tapenade, mushrooms, etc.). If you loose, get ready to kiss Fanny's Ass (just a statue). Play for about three hours with a view of a castle in the South of France. The game will take place either in Lourmarin or Ansouis. Even if you have never played before, you will enjoy the game and the lovely drinks and foods afterward.

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.

Grasse: Private Perfume Creation

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Provence

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 9 reviews

I had a BALL! Everything was a great new experience. Folks were so wonderful and accommodating. I’ve been telling EVERYONE to visit and make their own parfum. The tour is free… which was great. It’s all in French but you can get a device to do the tour in your language of choice. The parfum making class was easy to follow. We had a great instructor. This is a very unusual activity that I highly recommend.

This workshop was worth every euro! We received a brief introduction and were then able to get to work at the very attractive, well-arranged workstations. The result amazed us. And best of all: each of your own creations is given a number, so that you can reorder the perfume you created yourself.

The program gives a short overview of the history of perfume in Grasse, and you can built up your own permute from the four basic components. My wife and my girls loved it very much. I spent the time in a nearby bar. :-)

amazing experience! :) worth every "penny"! great for curious 11+ too. Enjoy!

Very nice experience overall, very nice guide. Definitely recommended