2019 Fragrance Tour
Indulge your senses and transport your existence to the privileged world of rose scents! Book a bespoke tour to delve deep into the heart of flower agriculture and distillation methods for the best smelling roses. Meet world-renowned perfumers who will create your very own, bespoke perfume for you to treasure and enliven your senses for years to come.
The Secrets of Perfume and Rose Oil Revealed Grasse, South of France
09 - 14 May 2019
Grasse, part of Provence, is known as the world capital of perfume making and was just elected Unesco world heritage.
Revel in the delicate scents of rose and jasmine, perfectly at home within this poetic setting, an alter to floral majesty and perfumery delights.
While away blissful hours in impeccably preserved medieval architecture, a destination that has gained international acclaim through the works of painter Fragonard, who elegantly captured the historical beauty of this city.
You’ll be guided on a journey of sensorial wonder with guest lectures by specialist perfumers. You’ll uncover the secrets of the rose harvest and oil making process. You’ll learn how to smell, to distinguish your favorite scents and even make your own exquisite and personal perfume to relive the memories once you’re home.
What to expect?
Stay at Chateaux Saint Martin, Vence, France
Evening talks with Anja Taschner, Claudia Valder & Marie Noelle Favard
Exploring the sensory world of roses with Anja
How to smell roses. Understand and improve human connection. Rose oil industry world wide and SA. Receive rose water. Enjoy Rose water inspired coktails.
Create own, bespoke perfume guided by Claudia Valder
Sensory exploration of the molecular raw material in the fragrance structure of the rose: phenol lethal alcohol, citronel and base notes
1 Perfume will be made for you. The recipe will be available or can be manufactured by request.
Perfume will be posted to you, after maturation process of 2 weeks.
Flower Healing by Marie Nöelle Favard
Receiving the gift of flowers on an energetic level. Identifying your personal flower guide. The essence of colour.
Places to be visited:
Meilland Rose Testfields
Meilland oldest rose breeders in France. We will be led by Matthias Meilland.
Dance and music performances, tastings of everything rose-flavoured, along with a market selling rose-themed gifts and food, and of course rose plants of every colour and variety imaginable, complete the festival.
Rose fields of Rosa Centifolia & Rose de Mai.
Widely cultivated for its singular fragrance—clear and sweet, with light notes of honey
True factory of Societe Grassoise De Parfumerie
Visit Fragonard and other high end Perfumery houses
$9000.00 per person sharing
$10 000.00 per person single room
5***** Chateaux accommodation, Michelin Star Cuisine, all entry fees, 3 international lecturers, transfer from Nice Airport to Grasse and back, all transport during tour, all meals including beverages, perfume making kit, bespoke perfume.
8 Participants only
Return flights to Nice, Travel Insurance, Tips