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Follow your nose to create the perfect scent during a 1.5-hour workshop at the Molinard perfume boutique in Nice. Discover what makes French perfumes so prized, and learn how master mixologists combine different bases, fragrances and oils to make sweet-smelling concoctions. Then, try your own hand at perfumery by blending ingredients to create your own signature scent to take home in a vial. 

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour perfume workshop in Nice
  • Learn about the history, tradition and production of French perfume from an expert Molinard perfumer
  • Sample a wide selection of scents and fragrances, and mix your own perfume like the pros
  • Take home a vial of your unique hand-crafted perfume

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What You Can Expect

Molinard Perfume Workshop in Nice

Choose from a variety of fragrances to create your unique perfume

The master perfumers of Molinard have been creating renowned fragrances in the French Riviera since 1849. Learn some of the company’s sweet-smelling secrets with this fun, hands-on workshop in Nice. Make your way to the lovely Molinard boutique in the center of town during the shop’s opening hours and take a seat at the perfume creation station.

Delve into the history of French perfume with your expert instructor and learn about the distinction between eau de parfum, eau de cologne, eau de toilette and eau fraiche. Discover the different ingredients commonly used to make top-shelf scents and learn to identify what’s in your favorite perfumes on the market.

Next, it’s time to make your own signature scent. Choosing from 90 different fragrances, bases and essential oils, experiment with blending your favorites to find a combination that hits it right on the nose. Take home your very own perfume in a 1.75-fl oz (50-ml) vial for a reminder of your time in Nice. If you ever want to order more of your custom blend, you can do so using a special code on the workshop diploma you receive.

Customer Reviews

Lynn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was one of the highlights of our trip! It was the most fun and interesting experience I've ever had. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and I have a signature cologne developed just for me! I've gotten raves on the scent, and will definitely be re-ordering it. I would recommend this to anyone going to Nice.

Rachel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this experience, from the brief history of Molinard and its perfume making, to the smelling and choosing base, heart and top note scents that I liked, to working with the girl to create a combination of these scents that I loved, to pipetting the perfume into the bottle myself. The lady who was looking after me made sure I was comfortable, understood what I was supposed to be doing and regularly checked on me to see if I had any questions or needed any help. she also looked up the breakdown of other perfumes that I liked which was really interesting. in the end I had my own perfume, which weeks later I'm totally in love with. it's a completely unique experience and makes a fantastic souvenir. Would totally recommend this!

karen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

My 21 year old daughter and I made our own perfumed and loved it. The people were very helpful and did not try to push us into buying more perfumes which was a pleasant surprise.We thoroughly enjoyed our time. Just a clarification, we made reservations for a particular day but were allowed to come into the shop anytime during the day that was convenient for us. That was also very nice. It let us enjoy our day with no pressure to be somewhere at a particular time.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It is a good experience for one who is interested in this. They teach the basics of making perfume and then they let you select the scents that you like to make your own. It is fascinating to smell the different combinations of scents and discerning which ones go together.

Tamara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The staff were extremely accommodating even though I mucked up our workshop dates they were still able to have us in the workshop. I created a beautiful perfume, it was an experience I will never forget

Nicole M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

My 7 year old LOVED this! She had so much fun creating her own perfume. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Wonderful mother daughter activity.

Kym G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I loved this workshop it was fun and I left with a bottle of perfume that I love. The presenter was patient and happy to answer our questions. I hadn't realised how many fragrances combine to create a perfume. I would definitely recommend this experience.

April G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was hands down a must do experience! The ladies at Molinard explain to you how a perfume is created and leave you to perouse and choose your favourite scents before they come up with some options and you choose your favourite combination before YOU drop all the scents into the bottle!

Carol k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

great experience. Came away with a surprising scent that is really wonderful. Highly recommended. Lovely helpers who spoke mostly good English.

Monkatsu Sophie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fun, relaxing and a great way to a start of my morning in sunny Nice! I was the only one in this morning class so I got all the attention and focus on the making and learning about perfumery! Ourlene was absolutely magnificent, knowledgeable and patient! Making my own perfume was a great experience which I remember every time I wear it!

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