Visiting this museum was one of the highlights of our trip to France. It was entirely unplanned – we woke up in Nice and decided to head to Grasse for the day on the back of a scooter, with a vague idea of visiting one of the main parfumeries.
After a quick Google search, Molinard came up as the best option so we just followed the signs. All three main parfumeries are signed well and Molindard’s purple signage was easy to spot.
We arrived soon after the museum opened with no reservation and were quickly welcomed and advised that a free tour would start in 20 mins. It ended up being a private tour as we were the only ones there and our lovely guide, Amandine, was very indulgent with all our questions.
After the tour, we took up the option of designing our own signature scent in a 1.5 hour workshop for 69 euros. We were guided by Corrine’s excellent knowledge and insight, as she patiently guided me through all the stages of comparing and blending my own scent, working out the “dosage” so that the whole fragrance was balanced.
I LOVE the scent we created from the quality ingredients and this is now permanently registered with Molinard, if I would like to reorder.
Highly recommend this visit and the workshop. We learnt so much and came away with a new appreciation of this craft and industry, so synonymous with France.
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