The fragrance bar




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 structurePRACTICE • 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


20 minutes

Number of participants

Maximum 15

Spoken languages

German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese

Important information


Other information

Spanish, Italian, German, and Portuguese on request

Where the activity is taking place

  • 60 Boulevard Victor Hugo
  • Grasse

Additional location information

Exit 42 "Cannes/Grasse/Mougins" on A8 highway
Towards Grasse on D6185 road
Exit at "Grasse Centre" then follow the purple boards named "MOLINARD"

Customer reviews - 11 comment(s)

4.6 /5

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4.6/5 11

Funny and fascinating activity

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Our experience at bar des frangrances was overall great. We were able to smell all the essences and notes to make our personalized bottles of perfume, guided by a welcoming and cheerful host. We had a lot of fun and we also think the experience is totally worth the money: with a small amount, you get a fun experience, a little bit of knowledge and, most of all, a gorgeous bottle of your own perfume. Totally recommend!

Great Introduction to Perfume Making

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The whole family had a great time with the short-course make-your-own perfume session. Our guide was very helpful and encouraging and spoke excellent English. A very good introduction to the fascinating world of scent and the Molinard people are great.

Un peu cher pour le temps passé

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Le prix est élevé pour les mini 15 minutes ou on s'est senti pressé de réaliser notre composition. J'aurai du mettre 30 euros dans un parfum déjà realisé dans le magasin qui aurai sans doute mieux tenu et pour une plus grande quantité.un peu déçue moi qui pensais découvrir qq chose de plus sur mesure (type de peau etc...)

The scents of Grasse.

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Had a fun and informative experience. No one rushed us and the staff was knowledgable and very pleasant. Overall a great experience.

Good Experience..

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My family and me love this place

Great experience!

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It was great, I originally booked Grasse location by mistake and we were in NICE. The NICE location graciously took us anyway, even though they had no classes scheduled. My 12 year old daughter loved choosing her own fragrances!

Excellent, fun, and unforgettable experience!!

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I highly recommend it! :)

Twenty minute perfume workshop

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Overall I really enjoyed the experience. However I feel the price was a little too much. I hearing about how the different fragrances are blended and creating my own perfume but I felt it was very basic. I didn't really learn that much... However the whole experience at the perfumery was very interesting. I particularly liked he short film and the woman speaking about how she test many scents and relates them to certain emotions. I find that very creative... I would love to try something more in-depth like that... to smell a variety of fragrances and relate it to emotions then create something really original.


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This experience was the highlight of our holiday. We learnt so much, and had such fun blending our own perfumes. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an experience to share with family and friends that you will remember for years to come.

Excellent time

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Everything was as expected. We all had great fun and came back with a wonderful souvenir back. I have already recommended it.

Good fun

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we tried the 30 minutes bar fragrances. the reception and the organization around can be a bit off putting as for the girls at reception it is more important to chat than taking care of customers. but the girls explaining the fragrances and how to mix your own with a couple of choices was super nice and made an effort. after the explanation you receive your little bottle and fill in what you like.