Perfume Museum “GALIMARD” in Grasse
Jean de GALIMARD lived in GRASSE in 1747 where he created PARFUMERIE GALIMARD.
Founder of the corporation of Glovemakers and Perfumers, Jean supplied the court of Louis, the well-beloved, King of France, with olive oil, pomades and perfumes from which he developed the first formulas. Since perfume was used to scent the fashionable gloves, the industries literally grew together hand in hand.
Jean de Galimard was Lord of SERANON and related to the Count of Thorenc. For over 266 years, PARFUMERIE GALIMARD has been following the same traditions as its renowned founder and currently uses the very processes which made its name famous.
As in the past, our source is the natural resources of Grasse: jasmine, rose, lavender, orange flower, and tuberose…… all from which we obtain our rich scents. Only the use of traditional methods can guarantee the materials incomparable fine quality.
We invite you to discover the secrets of perfume and the traditional processes of making it during a free guided visit of our factory in GRASSE and our branch in EZE-VILLAGE.
Free guided tours – 365 days a year
Visit the traditional factory in the world’s capital of perfume where under the guidance of our hostesses, you’ll discover the magnificent collection of museum pieces as well as the antique production equipment.
The visit will lead you through the laboratory and the conditioning room where the origins of perfume can be traced. A thorough explanation of the extraction methods of aromatic raw materials, flowers, plants, and aromatic woods is given.
You will also discover the work place or organ of the composer of perfumes, called the Nose, and some of his or her secrets will be revealed to you.
Finally, you will have the opportunity to visit the shop where our quality product line with a wide selection of gifts and samples will be offered at factory prices. Select from perfumes and eau de toilettes, eau de colognes, soaps, cosmetics, sachets, bath products and more.
The establishment is open daily. Guided visits are available for groups or individuals, in all major European languages (please note they offer visits in Russian and Chinese).
OPENING HOURS :
Monday to Sunday, including public holidays
October to March included : 9:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 18:00 (visits from 9:00 to 11:15 and 14:00 to 17:15)
April to June – September : 9:00 to 18:00 (visits from 9:00 to 17:15)
July – August : 9:00 to 18:30 (visits from 9:00 to 17:45)
LA SOURCE PARFUMÉE
Come and discover the ancient process of extraction
PERSONAL PERFUME CREATION WORKSHOP IN GRASSE
You have no doubt dreamed of the day you would find your own personal fragrance. One scent that is exclusively your signature brand. The scents and smells that will remind you of fond memories like people, places and things which seduced you or continue to seduce you. A scent uniquely “you “, one that will distinguish you and your personal fashion or style.In our “Studio des Fragrances “, our “Nose ” will transform you into a creator of perfume.
You will discover the different base products and techniques combined to create your own personal fragrance using over 127 notes.
Our nose will explain to you the architecture of a good perfume, that is Top Note (peak note), Middle Note (heart note), and Base Note (fond note). The experts will evaluate your unique olfactory sensitivities and explain the classifications of the large families of scents along with their typical components. Then, he or she will conclude by describing the basic principles of achieving a harmonious, round formula.
You will then be free to execute your concept and follow your imagination for your own perfume. You will be able to choose to create a fragrance for Women, Men, or unisex.
- Then, you will take your creation home in a personalized perfume bottle with the name you have chosen for your design.
Each of these newly created perfumes or formulas will be kept on file for you to re-order. Please ask about creating a layered line of personalized products such as body cream and shower gel.
- The “Studio des Fragrances” is open every day by appointment.
- Workshop start at 10:00, 14:00 and 16:00.
- -Duration : approximately 2 hours
- – Assistance in English, German, Italian, Japanese, Finnish, Swedish
All necessary equipment is provided.