The scent of Provence at home
Ever wanted to own your own scent? A bit further back from the French Riviera and not too far from our August home is Grasse, the perfume capital of the world. With a perfume history of over 3,000 years, this town is currently home to 30 of the world's leading perfume factories. There is plenty to see and do if you appreciate perfume including a must visit to the International Perfumery Museum (MIP). It is also located in the center of Grasse and retraces the history of perfume in its exceptional setting. Make sure to also visit the The "Bastide du Parfumeur", located just a few minutes away from our August home in Mouans Sartoux. It's in MIP's Garden and was created in order to educate the wider public about the growing of perfumery plants in the Grasse region. Among the world-leading perfume factories, only a few offer tours so the next time you’re passing by, drop into Grasse and discover the 3 steps in perfume making and leave with your own unique scent with one of these tours and workshops:
Since 1926, its historic factory and perfume shop that also provide full tours
Since 1849, Molinard is a historic factory, shop that also provides full tours and workshops
Since 1747, it's one of the oldest Perfumeries in Grasse
The first public collection in the world devoted to the perfume industry
We hope you enjoy smelling your way around Grasse!