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.
For over 264 years, PARFUMERIE GALIMARD has been following the same traditions as its renowned founder and currently uses the very processes which made its name famous.
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.
Free guided tours - 365 days a year
Visit our traditional factory in the world’s capital of perfume where under the guidance of our hostesses, you’ll discover our magnificent collection of museum pieces as well as our antique production equipment.
The visit will lead you through our 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 our 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.
9 am to 12 pm 30 and 14 am to 18 pm daily
Summer schedule: 9 am to 18 pm 30 daily
CREATE YOUR PERFUME
Create your own perfume at "Le Studio des Fragrances".
It’s just like designing your Own Celebrity Fragrance.
Galimard recently opened the door to the Mysterious Art of Parfum which had always been closed to the public. Experience the magic of the parfum creation with the experts.
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.
Next 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. 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.
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
Capacity : 1 to 30 people per session
Workshop price : 45€ (100ml Eau de Parfum included)
Information & Reservations:
73, Route de Cannes
Le Studio Des Fragrances
5, Route de Pégomas
Tel.: +33 (0) 4 93 09 20 00
Fax:+33 (0) 4 93 70 36 22