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Create your own perfume

May 2006

The town of Grasse, world-famous capital of perfume. Although the people of Grasse were distilling essential essences from local flowers as far back as the 13th century, the industry did not blossom until the 16th century. Nowadays manufacturers use at least 10,000 tons of flowers to produce their essences.

Grasse factories make and sell lines of cosmetic products and perfumes, with special emphasis on naturally created products of the highest quality.
During your visit, you will discover
- the history of perfumery,
- methods of treating flowers and plants,
- the plants from which perfumes derive and their products,
- stages of preparation and perfume manufacturing,
- the creation of perfumes themselves (origins, base products, fine tuning), and
- essential oils and their medicinal properties.
In a specially equipped workroom within the factory, a variety of 8 fragrances will be presented and the \"Nose\" (a master in perfumery) will help you create your very own perfume (50 ml bottle).
At the end of the course, you will be awarded a personal certificate.

Perfume Creation