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Parfumerie Galimard
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Owner description: Jean de Galimard, Lord of Seranon and related to the Count of Thorenc, lived in Grasse where in 1747 he created the PARFUMERIE GALIMARD. Founder of the corporation of "Glovemakers and Perfumers", he supplied the court of Louis "the well-beloved", King of France, with olive oils, pomades and perfumes, of which he invented the first formulas. Two and a half centuries after its inception by its illustrious founder, continuing its Royal tradition from 1747, the Parfumerie Galimard remains a family owned and operated entreprise. Galimard's contemporary management style allows its creative branch to breathe life and love into its newest perfume masterpeices. Classical in the pursuit of perfection and harmony, Galimard cultivates inoovation and contemporary style to achieve each unique and sublime eternal creation. We invite you to come and share this joy and passion with us : * IN GRASSE : the visit will lead you through our Museum, laboratory and the conditioning rooms where the origin of perfumes can be traced. A thorough explanation of the extraction methods of aromatic raw materials, flowers, plants and aromatic woods is offered. You will also discover the work organ of the "composer" of perfumes, called the "Nose", and some of his secrets will be revealed to you. * IN EZE-VILLAGE : our delightful team will inform and guide you throughout our Perfumery and explain the processes of extraction and fabrication. Stroll and discover our authentic Perfume Museum and our ancient traditional soap factory. Both our establishments offer free guided visits 365 days a year. All our products are priced as factory outlet. * In GRASSE and in EZE-VILLAGE : come and create your own personal perfume! Pioneed and recognized leader in this Art, Galimard opened its Studio des Fragrances in Grasse in 1997 and its Studio des Fragrances in Eze-Villlage in 2007. In our Studio des Fragrances, we invite you to enter the world of personal perfume creation. With the assured knowledge of the Parfumeur, you will embark upon a voyage of personal discovery and emotional freedom in designing a fragrance that is uniquely yours.
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Great experience. So much fun-giddy with perfume! And I actually like the perfume I made. Well-worth the time spent.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We visited the creations workshop and had a great time. Most of the staff were incredible but Aurelie in particular was incredibly helpful! The cost wasn’t particularly cheap but as you get your own parfum it doesn’t strike me as outrageous. It worked out to around €130 for two people including a nice spray bottle (they charge a little extra for this) to create perfumes for each other. Well done and we look forward to smelling our perfume in a few weeks!

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

We love to do the local, fun different things that Europe offers and wow were we spot on for this. Cooking in Paris was fun, but making perfume or cologne was a Gasse - so to speak. I have been eating to write this ,but I was reminded again just now of our time there. I made a fantastic cologne "Magic" that I hope I never use up. It's just 2 hours and I cannot believe how much Iearned. Our sweet French "professor" was nice, calm, and knew the tricks to making a great scent. I shall treasure it always, but might have to go bace to make some more later...what fun!

2  Thank Russ P
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This is a great perfumerie and a must see in Grasse. The owner Jean Pierre and his son are welcoming wonderful people. You will see the history of this company though displays, get to understand the timeless painstaking process required for production,and thus why the high cost for real perfume.you can have a chance to make your own perfume and to purchase any cologne or perfume that you want.There are many perfumeries in town but this is one of the oldest possibly and best.

Thank Dan K
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

I really love perfumes so the whole experience for me was great. We had a guide there who was telling us about the history of the perfume. It was nice to learn the process of how to make perfumes, to see the all the flowers petals and to smell the different types of flowers. At the end of the tour you get to the shop where you can buy different types of extracts, which are pretty pricey. This is the only down point of it. Other than that, it was a nice visit and the scenery outside of the museum is also lovely.

Thank Mikhal A
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