The perfumer's villa Nice




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


2 heures

Number of participants

Maximum 20

Spoken languages

English, French, Russian

Important information


Other information

Russian on request

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Where the activity is taking place

  • 20 Rue Saint-François de Paule
  • Nice

Additional location information

Through the A8 highway go out exit n°50, then towards “Promenade des Anglais” road for 4km.
Go to “Quai des Etats-Unis for 110m and then turn left to “Rue Sulzer” where you can find an underground car park “Sulzer”.

Customer reviews - 7 comment(s)

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Perfect Morning!

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So much fun and an incredible learning experience! Our hostess was patient and knowledgeable and just lovely to work with. The facility is warm and welcoming. The longer program with more scents and champagne at the end combined for a perfect morning!

Incredible creative experience

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L’Atelier Prestige is an intense emotional and sensational experience to create your own fragrance. The teacher is excellent in training and communication, very elegant in driving you through the steps of the journey and combine the essences. Thank you Molinar Nice! Strictly recommended if you love fragrance

Perfectly done

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Parallel booking leads to a move by one hour on the 50th birthday

Overall - interesting experience and would recommend it for friends

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I did not like that some materials did not smell as it should - for example, bergamote. The smells of top notes very very mediocre. Although I really liked all the smells of white flowers and base notes


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From the moment I arrived I was given VIP treatment by the Molinard team and my tutor, Erina. There was excellent booking communication in English. The team were decorating the shop window for Xmas so there was a wonderful festive atmosphere. Learning about my choices in fragrance structure was so interesting. This is a wonderful treat for any woman. The perfect indulgence!

A wonderful introduction to the world of perfume

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The experience is very “hands on”, allowing you to test 100+ types of scent before creating your own blend. Fortunately the expert guide helps with selecting appropriate combinations to ensure the end product works as a perfume. The session is rounded off by champagne and macaroons to complete a very enjoyable couple of hours.

Must do in Nice

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It was a perfect rainy day group activity. It Was so much fun to make our own perfume, and we each loved the result! I love that you can reorder your signature perfume when you run out. Highly recommend