L' ATELIER CLASSIQUE PARIS

Paris

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Description

MAISON MOLINARD, from 1849 to today. It is a rare thing for a family business to uphold its exacting standards and maintain its original fervor as the decades pass. Yet, in Grasse, the perfume capital of the world, five successive generations have made emotion their raison d’être. Having earned the nation’s highest distinction as an Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (“Living Heritage Company”), recognizing its rare and ancient savoir-faire, Maison Molinard continues to reinvent itself each passing day, forging a legacy in the fires of its passion for perfume.


LA CRÉATION DE PARFUM – PERFUME CREATION. A Molinard expert in perfume design interprets your fragrance dreams and helps you compose the perfect, personalized olfactory opus for you alone.


THEORY • Raw materials • Extraction methods • Perfume structure


PRACTICE • Personalized diagnosis • Essence olfaction and selection session • Developing the top/head, middle/heart, and base notes • Formulating the olfactory pyramid • Formulating the final composition in solution

Good to know

Duration

90 minutes

Number of participants

Maximum 20

Spoken languages

English, French

Important information

Language

Other information

72 rue Bonaparte 75006 Paris

Proposed by

GLB SAS - PARFUMS MOLINARD

Where the activity is taking place

  • 72 Rue Bonaparte
  • Paris

Public transport

Bus n°92 & 94 "Rue de Rennes" Street

Additional location information

Underground Line 4, Saint Sulpice stop
Underground Line 12, Sèvres Babylone stop

Customer reviews - 42 comment(s)

4.8 /5

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4.8/5 42

Great Experience

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It was my first time and still it was easy and the Molinard associate was very helpful and knowledgeable!! I definitely recommend this to friends.

Fun group activity but be prepared to wait

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Unique experience for Paris! I gave 4 stars because the workshop should have 1 teacher per table. There was a lot of time that was spent waiting for attention to ask questions. It would also be nice to get a little more guidance on what kind of scent would best suit each persona. The workshop room quickly smelled of perfume-- better ventilation would be helpful or coffee/something to break the scent in between sniffs. The instructor was wonderful and very patient. Her English was superb. She made all of us feel welcome immediately.

Wonderful experience!

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I loved the explanation of how a perfume is made and taking the time to design something just for me.

Interesting introduction to perfume

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Loved the studio & instructor, fantastic customer service, beautiful scents. Would have liked more education on perfume creation, but for a 90 minute class - this was great!

Super fun!

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The experience was so fun. There wasn't a lot of explanation about perfume... the history or anything. They taught us about top, heart and base notes and that was about it - Then you were left to explore their scents... We had a great time making our perfumes and it's been a few weeks now and I have to say, mine is not bad! I've worn it a few times :) Happy to endorse this experience!

My daughter's favorite activity!!

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We traveled to Paris for my daughter's 16th birthday! It was a beautiful trip, perfect weather, and OH SO MUCH FUN!! We did it all and out of that, my daughter LOVED the fact that she was able to create her own private, personal fragrance. We couldn't recommend it more. Samantha was fantastic and really helped to make the experience priceless. We will be reordering the fragrance when we run out! It smells perfect for her!

Fun thing to do in Paris

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Our favourite memory from a fun trip in Paris. We all loved messing around with the fragrances and putting them together to make our perfume. Once our perfumes were made and we got to try them we were surprised on how good they smell and how much we liked them. Only negative was it was a bit off putting and annoying people joining the group half way through our workshop. Not sure if this is the norm or because they were late. Over all an amazing experience and I would definitely do it again.

Amazing experience

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This is simply one of the most wonderful experiences you could have if you like fragrance and want a lovely souvenir of Paris!

A blissful morning at Mollinard.

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Great immersive experience, assisted by expert perfumer. Informative and fun, delighted with my perfume. Lovely vibe in the workshop. Booked for last day of trip to pass time before the flight. Time flew by, a really joyful experience I would recommend and repeat if chance arose.

Great time

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Loved this workshop. Interactive and 90 minutes was the perfect amount of time ! We loved our creation and Samantha was very knowledgeable and helpful!

Amazing experience!

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From start to finish this class was everything we could want ! We made fragrances for our wedding day that we cannot wait to smell on the big day ! The teacher was fantastic and it was so much fun !

Scentsational

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This was a very fun & informative workshop! I created a scent that I absolutely love and I can re-order anytime I want. How cool is that? I would say this workshop is appropriate to the ages of 10 - 99! If you have time book this workshop; you won't be disappointed.

Perfume making

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It was absolutely amazing!! All the different smells and how it all combines to YOUR SCENT!! It was beyond cool!!

Best Paris Experience!!

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I am so happy I had this experience in Paris.. I learned so much about the creating of perfumes and had fun socializing with the group . I went home with my very own scent in quite a large bottle.. I would highly recommend this experience.

Highly educational

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My young girls aged 10 and 8 enjoyed this greatly. The perfumer was very patient in teaching them how to go about mixing scents.

A New Creation

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This class was awesome! It was truly an experience to create my own parfum. The class was really informative and omg all the fragrances were overwhelming but I brought it together. The instructor helps you out if you get stuck. The class is totally worth it to be able to bring home your very own creation.

Interesting and good fun.

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Friendly host who guided us in the perfume making. We could have had a little more information on which scents complemented each other but overall was worth doing and we came away with a bottle of perfume each person. In a lovely part of the city.

Really fun and a great learning experience!

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Felt nervous at the start being the only English speaker there, but Samantha was incredibly welcoming and helpful when leading the session! Once we got stuck it, everything about it was enjoyable, I made some questionable choices with my ingredients, but it ended up being a unique fragrance. Would highly recommend and it's a must do when in Paris!

Awesome experience, great instructor!

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I had so much fun doing this workshop. The young lady leading the workshop was very pleasant and the set up was very nice. I had a good group who was super friendly and I would definitely recommend this experience to any traveler

Amazing experience!

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I was a bit concerned about doing this for a few reasons; I don’t speak French, I’m allergic to a lot of fragrances, and picky about them as well. The instructor/perfumer gave me instructions in English (smell all the things, if you like the scent, write it on a paper slip). For the next hour I just smelled everything. Even if it was a fragrance I thought I “knew” I didn’t like. I enjoyed listening to the other participants speak French around me while I was lost in my own world of fragrance. It was magical. After I was done choosing what I liked, the perfumer helped me group the scents together by families to make different perfumes, again in English. I’m thrilled that I came away with a scent that is completely my own. I found the whole experience magical. I firmly recommend it.

great intro to scent creation

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i would recommend this to anyone who is passionate about fragrance and wants to learn more.

Wonderful Experience

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I've never worn perfume before, but was inspired after a visit to the Fragonard museum. Moulinard was recommended by a friend who's lived in Paris for 5 years. I enjoyed the whole experience - the lady who led the workshop was very friendly and a local neighbor dropped in to chat. I'm now wearing my perfect-for-me perfume!

A great experience

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I enjoyed experiencing a variety of scents and experimenting in the creation of my own perfume. I would strongly recommend this workshop to my friends.

Loved it, and was so dissapointed too

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My fiance and I decided to do this as a unique stop on our adventures around Paris. The initial experience was great, the lady was welcoming and told us all about her connection with the owners and how the business was family owned and had generations of business, we were excited. However as the session went on, the leader started scoffing and turning her nose (excuse the pun) up at my fiance's choices of fragrance and she was not subtle about it. She also made little snarky comments throughout the session at almost every scent choice. At first we brushed it off as a professional surprised at the choices, but it went on for the entire session relentlessly. The lady ultimately loved the fragrance, but by this time we were so uncomfortable and did not experience being welcome there. We were rushed out and frankly happy to have left. One amazing thing is you can re-order your created fragrance anytime, they will remake it exactly for you, however as much as we LOVE our scents, I am hesitant to return to a place such as this that treats their customers like this, and hesitant to even consider re-ordering anything from them. Note: I did send two emails to them letting them know our experience and requesting a response regarding our session, but have received nothing in return. Really disappointed, and disgusted at the treatment we received. Love the fragrances we created, and aside from the customer experience we will remember this little adventure in Paris.

Fantastic Personalized Experience

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I absolutely loved my experience at Molinard...I was the only person in my "class" so I had a one-on-one personalized experience. I smelled 90 different scents and my hostess helped me narrow the ones I liked down into two perfume blends. And then I chose between those two and had the option to add an additional layer of depth to them as well. The whole process took about an hour and was really pleasant and enjoyable. My only complaint was that I was originally scheduled for an appointment on Friday and called to try and reschedule because some local strikes moved our scheduled trip to Versailles. I would have understood if they said I couldn't reschedule, but I never received a call back from the store and ended up just booking a second appointment on a day that worked better for me.

Perfume workshop

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It was so much fun. Fabulous experience.

individual scent making

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loved the experience.It was 60mins long, not the 90mins as stated in the online description, but it didn't matter. I did it with my 2 daughters (18 & 13yr) and we had a wonderful time.

so fun experience!!

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Yes,I recommended to my friends

Lovely experience if you go to Paris.

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I do not have perfumes as it is difficult for me to find one that does not numb my nose due to some strong essences. Basically, I created my own perfume with all the essences I liked. Obviously, with the nice and helpful staff who guides you all the time. Also, I used my 20% discount to buy one of their wonderful perfumes. Briefly, I had a lovely experience that I recommend to everyone that goes to Paris and wants a special present or a customised perfume.

Awesome

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The service was great! Nice experience

Fun girlfriend activity

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Fun way to spend time with girlfriends designing your very own one of a kind fragrance. Took my 16 year old niece on my 2nd visit and it was the first time she put down her phone during our entire trip to Paris!

Family Fragrance Creations

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My family and I enjoyed the experience very much. My wife and one of our daughters had experienced this activity while in Nice two years ago. I would have liked to hear something about the Company, it's history, and a little bit about how the fragrances are made as well.

A great learning experience in Paris

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Loved this. I did it with my daughter and friends. The lady who showed us how to make the perfume was lovely, the shop was lovely, the area is lovely, easy to find, good value for money, Now everytime I squirt perfume on, I find myself trying to work out the notes. There is alot of space in the shop but with only one teacher, I felt 6 is enough for a class and they had about 10 plus extra people wandered in half way through. I found it difficult when somebody tried to talk to me while I was smelling the oils. You need to concentrate and find the oils that smell good to you but also blend with other notes. The teacher gave us sound advice when we were making decisions. After you make your perfume, head over the street, there is a chocolate shop and it is OMG amazing. Plan on spending the afternoon in this area, it is glorious and I didnt want to leave. Definitely do this while you are in Paris.

A great thing to do with friends or family

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The material for the hat is chosen for you which is a shame as I had wanted to make a different type of hat. You then pick the style of hat. We made felt hats, heaps of fun, good instruction, loads of feathers, buttons etc to adorn your hat with. The lady who runs it is fabulous and she is helped by her mother who does not speak English so be clear about what you want with Mum. Nothing is too much trouble. There was a group of 8 which I felt was 2 too many. You are given a code for the door and use that to get in. It is next to a material shop on the street, there is no signage so we were worried we were at the wrong place because the code didnt work. I would suggest getting there with a half hour to spare. There is a toilet on site but it is also their kitchen which is weird. I would love to do this again, I went with my daughter and some friends.The perfect thing to do in Paris.

Unique Activity

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This was a very simple activity - I was surprised how much they let us do on our own. Basically you create your own perfume formula by testing MANY different fragrances - so dipping little cardboard sticks into bottles to choose 12-15 scents that go together well. There was not much interaction with the lady who ran our workshop - but I have a feeling it is supposed to be like that. I think it would have been better with some interaction and discussion - but overall, it is such a unique experience that it is still worth doing as it was run. It is a very simple, quiet workshop and the perfume bottle you end up with is fairly large. Molinard is the OLDEST perfume manufacturer in all of France - again, that in itself, is worth the price and activity. I would definitely recommend because you are in PARIS creating perfume! p.s. the oldest chocolatier in all of PARIS (possibly France) is right next door!

Wonderful experience

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My daughter and I had a wonderful afternoon blending our own parfums. It was quite difficult to choose from 90 different ingredients but we are very happy with the result! Definitely worth the time and effort!

A lovely experience on a crazy Parisian day

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The program, our "guide", the fragrance what my daughter created - everything was very nice. Would highly recommend to try this perfume creating program.

Atelier de parfum

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It was a great experience and the staff was really professional. I could ask many questions about how fragrances are created and I mixed my own fragrance (based on my favorite scents) that I could take home. The fun factor was very high. I would definitely recommend this to my friends :)

Perfume Heaven

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I like how the Staff were very friendly and explained the whole process of making a perfume in a simple fashion. The room were you made your scent was beautiful. No problems with the booking. However, I looked at the certificate I received and I think there is a component of the heart note missing from it. Could someone come back to me on this please. Also we were not told how much it would cost to re-order our scent. Absolutely, I have highly recommended this to some friends who are thinking of doing it when/if they are in Paris.

Perfume Workshop, Paris

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This was an exceptional experience. There were no problems at all, our teacher Clare Fleur was excellent as was her english, and vast experience of her well seasoned nose to help along the way (in relation to suggestions for the fragrance we were putting together) I would definitely recommend this workshop to my friends as it was an excellent way to spend a morning in Paris.

Amazing experience ❤️

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This was one of my best Paris experiences and if you are a fragrance lover then this is for you! Highly recommended.

A fun way to spend a couple hours in Paris

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I treated my daughter to a session where she was able to create her own personal fragrance. She enjoyed sampling the scents of the 90 bottles, and selecting three for each of the three categories used in making up a total fragrance. The assistant perfumer was helpful in explaining the notes which needed more accenting. Once the perfect scent for her was designed, my daughter then used a pipette to mix her perfume. They keep the blend on file for future re-orders. She was made to feel special throughout the experience.

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