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“Visit the museum was a real fun” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Musee International de la Parfumerie

Musee International de la Parfumerie
2 Boulevard Jeu de Ballon, 06130 Grasse Grasse, France
+33 4 97 05 58 11
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Small-Group Tour: Grasse Perfumery and Nice...
Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Grasse
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Created in 1989, this one-of-a-kind museum is situated in the symbolic City of Grasse, the cradle of the luxury perfume trade which began in France. Dedicated to one of the most prestigious traditional French businesses, the International Perfume Museum, a public institution awarded by the <> label, is devoted to safeguarding and promoting the international heritage of scents, aromas and perfumes. Museum visitors will also discover the unique history of the great perfume Houses and producers. Bearing witness to the international technical, aesthetic, social and cultural history of the tradition of using scents, the museum covers every aspect of the history of fragrance through an anthropological approach including raw materials, manufacture, industry, innovation, business, design, and customs -through very diverse forms- decorative arts, textiles, archaeological finds and unique industrial items
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“Visit the museum was a real fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Visit the museum was a real fun, the path in is even for non-fans of perfume. You can take a trip back in time with machines of the past for perfume creation. It is located not far from Fragonard and Galimard..

Visited August 2012
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“best place to learn about perfumes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

history of perfume production, very good for 2-3 hours

Visited May 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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“all about perfumes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

It is very extended and take your time or walk through stopping at the highlights.
The best of all are the smelling devices. The kids love this too.
Visit this museum before going to the museum/shops of Fragonard, Galimard or Molinard next door. One of these will do! There is a parkinggarage in front .You have to have good drivers skills. The parking lots are small.

Visited July 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Perfume without the Purchase”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Grasse is a very nice town to explore especially if you are with ladies who like their scents. This is the best of the perfume museums as it does not decant you into a vast perfumery at the end of the visit where temptation might win out (although it must be said that those who do do their job very well). This is a very good, well laid out museum is a beautiful building right in the centre of town. It tells the story of perfume very well in multiples languages and had a nice relaxed air - no need to ransom all your worldly goods to get an audio commentary. Recommended and good value. €5 for adults and free for Under 18s.

Visited July 2012
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“More than just perfume”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

This museum presents a very thorough history of cosmetics, soaps and fragrances. Includes films and sniffing stations.

Visited June 2012
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