Set in Grasse, the International Perfume Museum extensively covers the famous French perfume industry, highlighting its significance through the ages. Exhibitions retrace the history of perfumes, soap and cosmetics over the course of thousands of years. Split into various sections, the museum covers the history of the industry, manufacturing and marketing.
The museum is situated in the former Hugues-Aîné perfumery of the 19th century. The building was reopened in 2008 after refurbishment and now invites visitors to explore the prosperous history of french parfumeries in the historic town of Grasse. The site is often visited on day trips out of Monaco.
Grasse is said to be the center for luxury fragrance in France, and subsequently has many attractions that are perfume-related.