Perfumer Workshop - Fragonard Usine Historique GRASSE

Grasse

Description

This worshop allows you to create a unique fragrance with notes of citrus, aromatic and orange blossom depending on your taste.


The workshop is led by a teacher and lasts around 1h30. You will enjoy a guided tour of the location (around 45 minutes).


The workshop features



  • History of the perfumery, origins of the raw materials

  • Essences used by a "nose"

  • The fragrance pyramid: head, heart and base notes

  • Sensory and olfactory memory development

  • Customization of your Eau de Cologne with 9 essences 


Also included is a lovely pouch to carry your perfume bottle, a Fragonard designed apron and a diploma signed by the teacher.

Good to know

Duration

90 minutes

Number of participants

8 places per workshop, session confirmed with 1 participant

Spoken languages

English, French

Important information

  • Children not accepted under 12 years old. Children from age 12 upwards are under sole responsability of a paying adult.
  • All persons present in the classroom must reserve and pay for entry.
  • Reservation through internet only and according to the dates open (weekly)

Other information

  • After you booked, we will confirm the availability within 24 hours
  • No charges will be taken if the activity is not available
  • Present directly your confirmation with your smartphone

Where the activity is taking place

  • 20 Boulevard Fragonard
  • Grasse

Customer reviews - 44 comment(s)

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Fun and educational with a unique scent to take home

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We thoroughly enjoyed the Perfumer Workshop. The teacher took us on a journey and introduced us to the art of perfume making. It was perfect for complete novices like myself, and made me appreciate the skill required to make fragrances. A fun and unique experience that is definitely worth booking if you're in Grasse!

An unforgettable experience

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It was a very good learning experience albeit a bit short for 1 and a half hours in the lab. We liked the lesson the Nose gave and we learnt so much from her. Playing with the 10 essences was a bit limited but I guess for beginners it has so many permutations already. Definitely any female in this world will love this course. If there is a chance for an advanced course, we will surely come again.

Learn, have fun, be inspired

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My friend and I were very impressed by Fragonard's perfume workshop in Grasse. The whole feel of it was light and generous. The instructor was warm and very knowledgeable and wanted everyone to understand the joys of scents. Everything was beautifully and cheerfully set. And there was plenty of time to explore and understand a delicate process. I highly recommend the experience.

Excellent introduction to perfumery

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It took me three visits to Grasse before I was finally there on a Saturday so I could attend a workshop! It was well worth it. Everything is explained clearly, the work stations are clean and nice looking and you get to keep your creation! Everyone gets the same ingredients, but the results are all so incredibly different. It’s a wonderful experience!

Enjoyable time learning and creating

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I liked learning some of the history and current uses in perfumery. Sampling a variety of essential oils was also a treat. It was especially fun to make my own perfume once I had gleaned tips from my teacher.

Really nice and special experience

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I did enjoy this workshop. It was well organised, the atmosphere was positive, creative and uplifting. The teacher was really helpful and kind. The booking was very easy and I totally recommend other to try this experience when visiting Grasse.

Fabulous!

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Our instructor was clear and instructive and fabulous! We learned a lot about creating a fragrance and the created our own. We enjoyed every minute and highly recommend this workshop. Thank you!

Perfume workshop

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The Fragonard workshop is a fantastic experience! I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with our expert and meeting like minded people who were as into fragrance ingredients as I am.

Perfumer workshop, english

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I took part at a workshop like this for the first time. The "nose" was very nice and informed us not just in English language. She spoke German and French, too, so everyone could understand the instructions and information. She's given us a lot of knowledge in over two hours. At last I made a perfume for myself and I like it very much. Thank you!!

Workshop Not for Us…

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We arrived in France with high expectations for our workshop experience in Grasse at Fragonard, but unfortunately were sorely disappointed in the experience. There were minor annoyances like the lack of clarity about parking in the Fragonard parking lot so we paid $40US to park on the street. Also the lack of information about the museum tour, if you do take the tour we recommend it prior to your workshop so you will be better informed, and not as an afterthought to the workshop which is what happened to us in a haphazard kind of way. Read the website description of the workshop carefully https://www.fragonard.com/en/#regdl=atelier-apprenti-parfumeur because there are a few hints in there that we missed. For example, there are something like 10,000 different scents that Master perfumers are capable of identifying and using to assemble an almost infinite variety of perfumes, however, in the workshop you will be limited to just 9 scents that they select ahead of time. So if you do what we did and visit the International Perfume Gardens first and discover you like tuberose, osmanthus, hyacinth, and fig; you are out of luck because you won’t be able smell or experiment with those scents in the Fragonard workshop. Instead, we were overwhelmed with the heavy citrus notes which accounted for 5 out of the 9 notes. And not surprisingly when it comes time to construct your personal Eau de Cologne with the 9 essences, you are following a script from the instructor which requires every participant to use Orange, Lemon, and Bergamot to make 75ml out of the 100ml. At that point there is no amount of lavender or rosemary or neroli in the remaining 25ml to change the head, heart, and base notes and what every participant will leave with is a super strong citrus smelling perfume that at best can be used in the toilet (WC) to mask/cover objectionable odors. Not to mention that you are in a closed room with a dozen other people who are all using the same scents, if you have any allergies or are at all sensitive to heavy fragrances you should avoid this workshop. My eyes, nose, and throat were all burning by the end of it, and I don’t have any allergies! It really was too bad, because my wife and I really like certain scents like vanilla, daphne, rose in very low doses and thought this would be a fun date activity, instead we left wishing we had skipped Grasse altogether and spent more time elsewhere. Do yourself a favor and if you are intent on a perfume workshop ask the other major workshops (Galimard or Molinard) if they operate the same way and if so maybe find a smaller more personalized experience that will suit your specific tastes.

Provider response

Dear Mr. Bennis, We are very sorry to hear that our perfumer apprentice workshop did not meet your expectations and that there was a lack of communication with regards to the parking and guided visit. With regards to the perfume workshop, when we created this course in consultation with several perfumers, we wanted to orientate it around the aromatic and citrus fruit notes used to make the famous cologne. We believed it was it was the best way to as it were get started in perfumery, which is a profession that requires not only long and difficult studies but also many years of practice before one can freely create a perfume. Today, a nose has access to several thousand different fragrant essences in order to create a perfume. One must thus have great olfactory skills to create a fragrance, whose creation can last between several weeks and several months. The 9 essences proposed for our course have been carefully selected so that the participant can create a product with consistent olfactory qualities. To propose more essences would have been ultimately misleading on our part, as in the short timeframe of the workshop we would not have time to effectively explain and analyze each essence. I hope that this message helps to give a little more context to the content of the workshop, and that your memory of the experience is a little more positive. With kind regards, The Fragonard perfume team

May

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I love my experience in workshop Thank you so so much i already recommend to my friends

Lots of fun.

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My wife and I attended the perfume making workshop and had a lot of fun. We learned a little about the history of perfume and got to play with 9 essences to make our own fragrance. We will be returning to try again.

Opinion of one chemist

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I would recommend the perfumer workshop in the Fragonard museum even for chemists because the teacher Madame Dulac is a chemist too and explain the topics very clear.

Unforgettable experience

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I love Fragonard :)

Life Time Experience

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I loved it! It was amazing! I had so much fun, the perfume expert was very helpful and everything that she said was so interesting, i learned a lot of things. The only I wish they had is a bigger variety of fragrances, because we had 8 to choose from but I didn’t LOVED the smell of those, I’m more of a floral gal and the had only two florals and the rest fruity

Only 9 essential oils, no personalised creation at all, very disappointed!

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No choice of essential oil, absolutely not a personalised perfume. It just simply put the only 9 kinds of essential oils together. Very disappointed. Cannot compared to Molinard or Galimard. Lind of waste of money.

Provider response

Dear Ms. Vanesa, We are very sorry to hear that our perfumer apprentice workshop did not meet your expectations. When we created this course in consultation with several perfumers, we wanted to orientate it around the aromatic and citrus fruit notes used to make the famous cologne. We believed it was it was the best way to as it were get started in perfumery, which is a profession that requires not only long and difficult studies but also many years of practice before one can freely create a perfume. Today, a nose has access to several thousand different fragrant essences in order to create a perfume. One must thus have great olfactory skills to create a fragrance, whose creation can last between several weeks and several months. The 9 essences proposed for our course have been carefully selected so that the participant can create a product with consistent olfactory qualities. To propose more essences would have been ultimately misleading on our part, as in the short timeframe of the workshop we would not have time to effectively explain and analyze each essence. I hope that this message helps to give a little more context to the content of the workshop, and that your memory of the experience is a little more positive. With kind regards, The Fragonard Museum team

need more variety of choice

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I like preparation but would be better if there are more choices. because there were only few materials that we could try, fun to choose was less.

Español por favor

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Tres gentile, Merci beaucoup Sara

Great fun and educational

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Easily booked on the internet. We arrived and waited briefly before moving straight into the workshop. The instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful and managed a large diverse group well. Highly recommended fun activity

excellent

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excellent

A fun introduction to creating a truly unique fragrance - made with a lifetime of memories - in Grasse!

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At Fragonard, the Perfumer’s Apprentice was a very fun introduction to making a fragrance. This workshop limits you to making a very light Eau du Cologne, though, as you select from only 9 citrus based essences to build your base, heart, and top notes. (EDC lasts only a couple of hours on the skin.) Perfume history, learning and guidance was provided by my parfumeur, Claire, who understood the direction I wanted for my fragrance and helped me personalize it well from within the choice of essences. Though my EDC is short-lasting on the skin, my memories will last my lifetime! Fragonard also supplies little extras – a Fragonard pouch for your fragrance, a cute branded apron that is yours to take home, a course certificate, and more. (And, of course, your 100 ml EDC!) I took my course at the historic factory, located in the Old Town Centre and very easy to walk to from the hotel at which I stayed. I highly recommend this experience!

Senses Memory Fun

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Overall great experience. I would absolutely recommend it.

Perfect

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I liked all, I had a great time «parfumé» . Our teacher was excellent. And my perfume is my personal favorite. Thank you. I had no problems with reservation. Just when we came to Grasse, we found at first the other site. I recommend to everyone who want special experience.

Perfect

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I liked all, I had a great time «parfumé» . Our teacher was excellent. And my perfume is my personal favorite. Thank you. I had no problems with reservation. Just when we came to Grasse, we found at first the other site. I recommend to everyone who want special experience.

Fun experience

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Pro: The class is organized in a fun way, exploring your stories of scents. Good teacher who guides you the entire class. Quite cheap with the price. Con: They only provide 9 flavours for the formation of your perfume. I couldn't mix the perfume scent I was hoping to get.

Interesting experience

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Interesting experience, but price is a little expensive.

Workshop

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I loved making my own perfume and learning about different scents and their meanings. I would highly recommend others to experience the workshop.

Fantastic Experience! One to remember!!

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I found this experience fantastic!! It was something for everyone and anyone to get involved it, although not really suitable for children. The teacher was charismatic, enthusiastic and really passionate about getting everyone to learn something new. This experience was really the cherry on the cake of my trip to the area

Very simple not a lot of explanation from Christine

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Prefer more details about the essences

Un sympa apres-midi avec mes amies

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Michelle etais tres bravo et elle a donnè nous beacoup des informations. J'ai aimée beaucoup preparer mon parfum mais je aurais eu un petit plus d'aide.

Fantastic Fragonard

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We had no difficulties while booking or during our aktivity. Everything was well-organized and clear. The place where the workshop took place was very cosy, the atmosphere was very nice and pleasant. Our teacher Claire was very patient, kind and willing to help, listen to everybody's needs and answer everybody's answers. We have learned a lot,it was a very speciäl and rewarding experience overall that we will remember for the rest of our lives. We will definitely recommend this offer to our friends because it is a great way how to spend time in Grasse - in fact, there is no better way how to become more familiar with perfumes than create your own. That was a big moment for both of us. We have definitely more open eyes (and noses! :D) and it was wonderful to learn so many things in a quite short, yet very fun time.

Nice and inspiring

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Wenn had a nice and inspiring experiece. Our teacher was a "nose" of Fragonnard, so we were able to ask all kind of questions. Creating a cologne (and not a perfume) was a suitable insight in a difficult and creative profession. Nice building!

Cool activity to spend time on!

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No difficulties while booking (except some payment issues)

Best thing to do in Grasse

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I enjoyed every minute of the workshop and did not even want to stop mixing my own perfume :-D. Claire was an enthusiastic and professional teacher. Plus you get a lot for your money. Lot of perfume, lots of information and lots of fun!

A Fun Learning Experience

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The workshop was a wonderful experience. The instructor was incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly. We enjoyed the factory tour, but you learn much more from the workshop because it is hands-on. Plus, you get to walk away with your own, imperfect, perfume. My husband and I both found the workshop to be a fun time.

Missed Workshop

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I missed my time for the workshop and they other one was full. My factory tour guide was wonderful and answered all my questions and stayed and helped me understand the many perfumes. I learned a lot and all my purchases were perfect for each of my family members because of her help. I loved everything I saw and learned. I'd like to return one day but if I don't get to you have a loyal customer and I'll purchase online. I think several of the people I gave gifts to will purchase from you too. I haven't found any perfumes that can match yours.

Great experience

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Great experience but it would be better to have more choices for the ingredient of Perfume. Recommend to go.

Scentsational treat

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A wonderful way to get to know and really experience the perfume capital! I understand the difficulty in teaching novices such an art however it would have been nice to have been given a choice in essential scents and then the teacher give permission for us to use them, as I arrived with ideas of what I wanted, and came away with a cologne that was nothing like it, and I’m not even keen on.

Corinne was such a great teacher!

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I loved this experience at Fragonard. Corinne was a passionate, fun, warm and welcoming teacher. I would recommend this for someone who wants to learn about how fragrance is mixed and have fun.

Perfume workshop an enjoyable experience

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The workshop was fun and gave a much greater understanding of the many nuances of perfume. It has changed the way I assess a new fragrance and increased my enjoyment of them

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