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The perfume capital of Grasse

2018-02-19 01:36:00

Perfume lovers have come to Grasse, which has dominated the French perfume industry since the end of the 18th century. As the Parisian perfumer, Graina's first teacher in the film "Perfume", says: "No one who has not been trained at Grasse is not worthy of calling himself a perfumer." Grasse's perfumes are the most civilized in the world, and the perfumes here are affordable and authentic.

First, the perfume capital of the world

In the 17th century, the leather industry here was very prosperous, in order to remove the odor on the leather people began to make a variety of perfumes, and the natural environment here cultivated rose, jasmine and other perfume raw materials. And so the perfume industry was born. To this day Grasse is still the world's perfume industry, where every woman who loves beauty can customize their own perfume with your unique taste.


The southern French town with an area of only 45 square kilometers and a population of less than 40,000 is well deserved as the perfume capital of the world. Grasse has more than 10,000 acres of flower fields and is more than two-thirds of France's natural flavor producing area. For example, Chanel No. 5 only uses jasmine from Grasse; There are more than 30 perfume and fragrance laboratories in the town, two-thirds of the residents work in perfume, and most of the famous perfumers in Paris and the whole world are born in this town.


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Despite the market changes, Grasse's rose and jasmine are still the most sought-after ingredients for high-end perfumers. Centifolia roses in Grasse cost three times more than Moroccan roses. But the roses here have a sweet and delicate smell that is different from ordinary roses, and have been the designated raw material of many famous perfumers. Jasmine is an extremely delicate flower species, which not only needs great care when picked, but also very precious.

Two, Glass perfumer

A visit to the perfumers is the centrepiece of the Grasse Perfume pilgrimage, and Grasse's three major perfumers - Fragonard, Molinard and Galimard - offer free guided Tours, and you can also make an appointment to visit the perfumery to create your own unique fragrances. Free guided Tours will take you to different workshops and laboratories where you will be briefed on every step of perfumery, from refining to blending. The last stop of the tour is the perfume showroom, where you can buy cheap and high-quality perfumes, soaps and fragrances.


Located about 3 km southeast of Grasse, the famous perfumers of Grasse can take a practicum course in perfume making. It takes about one and a half to two hours to make the perfume, and it takes place every day at 10:00, 14:00 and 16:00. Advance booking is required. Located in a beautiful Provencal-style villa a kilometre outside the city, Molinal Perfume offers two kinds of perfume-making experiences. The first is to choose from 3 base fragrances in the perfume bar to make a perfume in 20 minutes without appointment, and the second is to choose from 90 fragrances to make a perfume in 60 minutes and need to make an appointment in advance.

3. Perfume Academy

If you want to take your perfumery pilgrimage to a whole new level, then consider taking a professional course at the Grasse Perfume Academy. As one of the most prestigious perfume schools in France. Grasse Perfume Academy brings together the "famous nose" from all over France and many famous perfumers from the world perfume industry, the school offers different types and duration of professional smelling and perfuming training, taught in English.


Every summer, a two-week summer course is held for zero-foundation perfume lovers, teaching basic scent recognition, fragrance combination, etc., at a price of 2,100 euros. For more comprehensive systematic training, a nine-month perfumer course is available. The 972-hour course details the characteristics of the various raw materials, the main fragrance groups, the techniques and techniques of fragrance structures and combinations, etc. The course requires a certain foundation and is subject to selection. The price is 12,900 euros.

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