• Location: Nice, France
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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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.


  • 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

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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was great, we really enjoyed and came away with our very own French Perfume. - Fun


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A great experience with a very knowledgable hostess. The perfume will always remind us of Nice. Recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Really fun experience. The staff was very patient and very helpful to guide me through the scent selection and mixing. So proud that I made my own blend of perfume!

Corinne F Malta

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The tour was amazing and super interesting! The experience was delightful and the fact that they give you a personalised perfume was great. Recommend it over and over!

Stephanie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This was a great experience. I was there by myself and got to spend as much time as I wanted thinking about the scents and then coming up with a complex yet fresh combination to call my own scent! The staff were friendly and helpful! Be prepared to name your scent!

Salena L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

What a special experience! The staff at the workshop were knowledgeable, friendly, and knew the answers to all of my questions. I highly recommend this workshop both for groups and for solo travelers :

Amanda S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Excellent experience everything was explained well and they left me to try out all the scents and figure out which ones I liked best, checking in occasionally to see how things were going. Once I determined which ones I liked best, an employee sat with me and we collaborated 1-on-1 to determine which pairings worked best and at which ratios. At the end of the session I had my own specialised perfume, a certificate and a great memory of my time in Nice. My scent even has it's own code so I can reorder it anytime I wish! The staff were passionate, friendly and helpful, and threw in many free samples of the other staple scents they make at Molinard. I would highly recommend this workshop.

Kevin A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Absolutely amazing and personalized experience. I booked this tour for my adult son and myself with no great expectation. However, it proved to be one of the highlights of our trip. The person who worked with us was amazing and personable. We learned a lot about how a scent is created and had time to develop our own individual bottle of perfume to bring back with us. It was highly personalized and individualized and a great learning experience. I would highly recommend this tour.

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!

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