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Holiday type Creative holidays
Learning holidays
Special interest holidays
Wellness holidays
Country France
Travel type Make your own way
Price range From £412
Travel partner GoLearnTo
Duration 3 nights
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Perfume Making Holiday in Grasse, France

Set in Grasse, the beautiful French town surrounded by rolling fields of lavender, jasmine, mimosa, orange blossom and violets, your hotel provides the perfect base for a perfume making holiday. Just 30 minutes from Nice airport and 10 minutes from the main Boulevard in Cannes, the perfume school and fragrance studio is also just 600 metres away. Over 3 days of lessons, the enthusiastic and engaging professionals will guide you through the architecture of a good perfume’s top, middle and base notes. You will learn about the different families of scents along with their typical ingredients and discover the secrets of achieving a truly harmonious combination for the perfect perfume. Accommodation is set in the 3* hotel Mecure, in comfortable en-suite double room. The hotel offers a lovely swimming pool and a fantastic restaurant, where you can enjoy the flavours of its southern cuisine based on Provencal herbs and spices.

Included


  • 2 hours of perfume making tuition at 10am (day 2)
  • 1.5 hours of home fragrance tuition at 10am (day 3)
  • All course materials
  • 15 ml bottle of the school’s latest perfume creation
  • 100ml French crafted vaporizer bottle of your own signature perfume
  • 100ml French crafted vaporizer bottle of your own signature Home Fragrance and it's matching scent diffuser with reeds
  • Your unique formulas will be registered and kept in a confidential data bank and may be re-ordered at your convenience
  • Diploma ceremony
  • Glass of champagne
  • 2 nights / 3 days accommodation in a private twin/double room at the hotel Mecure in Grasse
    Note: Prices are based on 2 people sharing travelling together Single travellers must book a private twin/double room for a compulsory single room supplement Check in any time after 2pm on day 1 and check out by 11am on day 3
  • A tour of the perfume factory
  • You need make your own way to the factory which is a 10 minutes walk from the perfume school and the walk is quite steep
  • You also need to walk from the hotel to the perfume school, the walk is about 10 minutes also
    Please note: note: you will be in tuition until 12am on the day of departure so please inform us at the time of booking if you have early flights on day 3 and we will do our best to accommodate your second lesson on day 2 The perfume school is closed on Sundays from October-14 April and no lessons will take place on a Sunday during this period. Scheduled lessons will instead take place on the same day as your other lesson (2 courses in 1 day)

Day 1- Arrival

Arrival at the hotel where you can check into your room any time after 2pm, take your time to explore the area or even take a swim in the lovely swimming pool - Why not venture out to the town to enjoy the wonderful food and atmosphere on offer - The centre of Grasse is a 40 minute walk uphill or you can take a bus or taxi from the hotel

Day 2- Rose de Mai perfume course

Enjoy a leisurely French breakfast at the hotel - Your perfume class starts at 10am each day and lasts for around 3 hours - Today you will enjoy your Rose of May course where you will learn to make your own personalised perfume - You will spend most of the 2 hours at your workspace - There will be 1 Creation Master for every group of students to guide you - Choosing from 140 essences (natural and a small amount of synthetics), you will design your own signature scent - At the end of the class, toast your creation with a complimentary glass of champagne - Following your class you can walk across to the factory to enjoy a guided tour (you will need to make your own way to the factory) - Please note that the perfume factory is on a hill and so there is a steep walk to and from the factory and it takes about 10 minutes - You can take the rest of the afternoon and evening to relax, take a swim or explore the magnificent surroundings

Day 3- Creative Aromachologie course

You’ll start the morning with breakfast - You creative Aromachologie class will begin at 10am - You will spend most of the 2 hours at your workspace in the perfume laboratory - There will be 1 creation master and an assistant for every group of students to guide you through the process - Choosing the essential oils, you will design your own signature compisition, which you will take away with you either as a pure 15ml extract, or a 100ml Room Scent - At the end of the class, toast your creation with a complimentary glass of champagne - You can take the rest of the afternoon and evening to relax, take a swim or explore the wonders of the area

Day 4- Organ of Flavours course and departure

You’ll start the morning with breakfast - Your Organ of Flavours class will begin at 10am before departure - You will spend most of the 1.5 hours at your workspace in the perfume laboratory - There will be 1 creation master and an assistant for every group of students to guide you through the process -You will create your Home Fragrance just like a real perfume, with its head notes (starter), heart notes (main course) and base notes (dessert) - At the end of the class, toast your creation with a complimentary glass of champagne.

Please note that if your flights leave early on day 4 we will need to accommodate your day 4 lesson on day 3 and we must be notified at the time of booking - Check out, returning home feeling relaxed and inspired with new skills and knowledge about perfume making and your very own unique perfume
Set in the heart of Gascony surrounded by 50 acres of private unspoilt meadows, the jewellery school is tucked away between the pilgrimage route to Saint Jacques de Compostelle and la Chevauchée d’Henri IV. Although the school is a rural retreat, the bustling picturesque towns of Nérac and Condom are within easy reach making it the perfect location for your holiday.

This holiday is booked by phone. Click 'book now' to make a reservation request to our travel partner who will call you back to confirm your booking details and take payment. To speak to a representative now please call 0330 333 6737.

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