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Our most recommended French Riviera Art & Craft Workshops

Nice: Perfume Making Workshop

1. Nice: Perfume Making Workshop

Craft your own unique fragrance at our Molinard workshops in the city of your choice: Nice or Grasse. In Grasse, the perfume capital of the world, five generations have toiled to generate the abundance of perfumery we have to offer. Created in 1849, Maison Molinard is recognized by the Living Heritage Company for its ancestral know-how. You can feel their richness in knowledge as a Molinard expert guides you through deciphering your desired scents and helps you compose the perfect olfactory combination. CONCEPT Make your own personalized fragrance from a selection of our raw materials and learn expert perfumery techniques. PRACTICE • Scenting session and selection of your essences • Creation of your top note, heart note, and base note • Formulation of the olfactory pyramid • Application

Nice: Perfume Creation Workshop

2. Nice: Perfume Creation Workshop

Created in 1849, this perfume company is a family business which over the years has passed down its enthusiasm and high standards. After a quick visit to the boutique, you will start designing your own personal fragrance accompanied by an expert who will help you to compose the perfect olfactory symphony. Using a perfume organ, one by one you will select the fragrance notes and create the perfume of your desires. For 60 minutes, you will have 90 different essences at your disposal. At the end of the workshop, you will receive a diploma that you can keep as a wonderful souvenir together with the perfume that you have created by yourself.

Eze: Perfume Making Class and Factory Tour

3. Eze: Perfume Making Class and Factory Tour

Discover the secrets of perfume making before visiting the "Flower of the Year" olfactory workshop. Become the creator of your own Eau de Toilette for you to take away. Immerse yourself in the unique smells of the Fragonard Laboratory in the picturesque coastal village of Eze. Explore the ways in which famous French perfume is brought into the world. Then, after learning all about the production process, it's time to try your hand at making perfume yourself. Head for the olfactory workshop and hear about the Olfactiv Pyramid which defines the architecture of a fragrance. Make your own perfume using the knowledge you've gained during your visit. Take home your own 12ml bottle of Eau de Toilette, and look forward to using your own creation on your next night out.

Nice: Perfume Workshop for Children

4. Nice: Perfume Workshop for Children

Organize a fun and unique experience for your children during your stay to Nice. Perfect for kids aged 4 to 8, visit a family business that has been passed down through five generations. A fragrance creation expert will help your child interpret the scents that appeal to them most, and help them compose the perfect symphony of smells. This is a fun and enriching experience for children, as they learn about smells, imagination, and creativity. After they’ve made their perfume, your child can decorate their bottle to their own personal taste, and then take it home as a memento of the day.

Nice: Private 2-Hour Perfume Creation Experience

5. Nice: Private 2-Hour Perfume Creation Experience

Visit La Maison Molinard in Nice, a premier perfumer since 1849. Discover a family business which has come down through the years with its enthusiasm and standards constantly renewed. In Grasse, the world’s capital of perfume, five successive generations have handed on their emotions. The perfumery is recognized by the highest distinction, the «Living Heritage Company» as a tribute to its rare and ancestral know-how.  In a private space enjoy luxurious champagne with coffee and mignardises. Learn about the raw materials, the extraction methods, the structure of the perfume. A Creation Molinard expert will interpret your flights of fancy and help you to compose the perfect olfactory symphony.  Begin with a personalized diagnosis, scenting session and selection of your essences. Create your top note, heart note and base note and formulate the olfactive pyramid to create your perfect scent. Finally learn about application to get the most out of your perfume.  Please arrive on time for your session, any delay of more than 10 minutes can result in the cancellation.

Nice: Hinter Country and Medieval Villages Tour & Tasting

6. Nice: Hinter Country and Medieval Villages Tour & Tasting

Discover the medieval and perched villages typical of Provence on this guided tour with round-trip transportation from Nice. See the local people practicing art like glass blowing and taste local products like olive oil. Explore Biot, Saint Paul de Vence, Gourdon, and Grasse. Departing from Nice, start your trip by meeting glassblowers in the village of Biot. This village is a favorite spot for its glassblowing and ceramics. Afterward, visit one of the oldest oil mills in France and taste olive oils. Enjoy free time to have lunch (costs not included) and visit the village of Saint Paul de Vence, the second most visited village in France. Get to know this jewel of Provence, known for its many art galleries, before taking the road to the Gorges du Loup. Pass through the village of Tourettes sur loup (capital of the violet) and make a photo stop. About 10 minutes later, take advantage of a stop to admire the waterfalls of the Saut du Loup (wolf jump) and their indescribable magic. After the waterfalls, head to the medieval village of Gourdon, known for its incredible panorama over the whole riviera. Finally, you’ll visit the old town of Grasse, the capital of perfume, and have the opportunity to visit one of the best perfume factories.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 22 reviews

We bought this experience for our 20-something daughters as a treat as they all like perfume. I was very impressed with the staff at this store. They were very professional and knowledgeable about their product and scents in general. Our girls were able to take their time creating their own scent; staff did not rush them at all. They were all thrilled with the experience. And we got a same-day discount for any product in the store. And the store was lovely and the location was great; right by the flower market. Highly recommend this activity. One note is that it is a bit pricey but the girls each left with a nice-sized bottle of their own custom scent.

This is such a beautiful experience. The aroma are so pure and creating your own perfume felt very personal and it is such a good way to remember your time in Eze. The employees are so caring and passionate,you can tell they love their job. Would recommend 100%

This was a really enjoyable experience because our tutor was informative and our senses were well and truly stimulated. The perfumes we created are sensational and give us a lasting memento of our holiday.

Staff are extremely helpful and informative. So many notes to select from to build your very own personal experience to take away. Highly recommend for men and women

so much fun me and my friends all made something different and the process was fun to di