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Haute-Couture perfume creation workshops

From £677 pp

France, French Riviera

2 x 1/2days

Private workshop

Haute-Couture perfume creation workshops

What You'll Do

Imagine, dream and compose your personal, unique fine fragrance through a journey into the secret world of a Maître-Parfumeur.

Set in Grasse, the beautiful French town surrounded by rolling fields of lavender, jasmine, mimosa, orange blossom and violets. The perfume school is just 30 minutes from Nice airport and 15 minutes from the main Boulevard in Cannes.

Enjoy a private meeting for an emotional voyage into the creation of your unique Perfume.
Your newly created formula will be kept in our confidential database for you to re-order.

You may be accompanied by a person of your choice, with no extra charges (only 1 accompanying person per creation).
Private meeting with the Parfumeur.
Discovery of the infinite universe of Perfume and its secrets.
Privileged creation in the Parfumeur’s laboratory.

The Nose will refine and complete the created formula with his personal library of over 2000 rare essential oils.
Finishing touches with the Parfumeur’s suggestions.

Our guest will be given a gift set Coffret Privilège of the creation: 30 ml Extrait de Parfum, 100 ml Eeau de Parfum and matching body lotion and shower gel.
Any specific request is welcome and will be studied with the utmost care.

 

Please note the perfume school is closed on Sunday from October to March (approx.) so no lessons can take place on this day.

Experience
Highlights

Creation of 100 ml Eau de Parfum , 30ml Parfum plus matching shower gel and body cream

Set in a stunning location just outside of Grasse, the capital of perfume.

A personalized and exclusive fragrance will be created under the guidance of a perfume expert

Up to 4 additional hours of the Nose’s time for refinements between the 2 sessions

Your Local Host:

Galimard

This perfume school in the town of Grasse in Provence was established in the 18th century and is part of the oldest Perfumery in France. It supplied the court of King Louis over 250 years ago with olive oils, pastes and perfumes and is also home to the famous Chanel number 5 and other great perfume creations.

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Location Information

Grasse is a charming medieval village that has enjoyed a prospering perfume industry since the 17th century, producing over two-thirds of France’s natural aromas used both for perfume and in produce.

The perfume school itself was established in the 18th century and is part of the oldest Perfumery in France. It supplied the court of King Louis over 250 years ago with olive oils, pastes and perfumes and is also home to the famous Chanel number 5 and other great perfume creations.

  • Daily sessions on Day 1 and Day 2 lasting 2 hours of perfume making tuition starting at 10am
  • All course materials
  • Personalized Eau de Parfum in an elegant glass bottle, 100ml
  • Personalized Parfum 30ml
  • Matching shower gel and body cream
  • Diploma as a Student of Perfume
  • Hot or cold welcome drink and Champagne break
  • A tour of the perfume factory

FAQs

- Perfume making holidays are suitable for all levels from beginners seeking an introduction to the joys of perfume making through to advanced practitioners
- Minimum age 8 (under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult)

- Dates are flexible and you can start any day throughout the year
- Please note: the perfume school is closed on Sundays from October to March (approx.) and no lessons will take place on a Sunday during this period,

- As France’s perfume capital there are so many things to do in this enchanting area of France
- Grasse’s winding streets are fantastic for spellbinding meander through the historical town
- In Grasse you will discover many beautiful squares fountains and cafe and restaurants which are perfect for watching the world go by
- You can visit Notre-Dame du Puy cathedral built in the Provençal Romanesque style in the 11th century
- There are many fields, gardens and conservatories filled with perfumed plants from the region of Grasse, a botanical garden at the Bastide du Parfumeur is a highlight
- The Grasse area is good for outdoor activities, including hiking in the hills horse riding, mountain biking and playing golf and tennis

Nearest Airport:
Nice

By taxi:
A taxi from Nice airport to the perfume school takes approximately 30 minutes and costs around €80. Uber taxis are also available from Nice airport.

By bus:
From Nice airport to the hotel it will take around 1 hour 30 minutes by bus. You will take two buses - one from the airport to Grasse, then one from Grasse to the hotel.

The bus fare is €1.50 each leg of the journey (€5 for a day pass). They can give change on the bus, so you don’t need to have exact amount. Full details and links to schedules will be printed on your booking voucher.

By train:
If you are planning to take the train, stop in Cannes and take the bus from Cannes to Grasse. Full details and links to schedules will be printed on your booking voucher.

The Best Western Elixir, your hotel, will give you all necessary information to reach the school in the morning (800 meters from the hotel, 12 minutes walk or 1 stop on the bus).