Jean de Galimard, Lord of Seranon, a relative of the Count of Thorenc, lived in Grasse where he founded the Parfumerie Galimard in 1747.
As a founder of the Glovers and Perfumers guild, Jean was a supplier to the court of King Louis of France, “the Beloved,” furnishing the court with olive oil, pomades, and perfumes, for which he developed the first formulas.
For over 264 years, Parfumerie Galimard has been honoring the same traditions as its renowned founder and currently uses the very processes which made its name famous.
As a fragrance designer, born of the purest French tradition, Galimard has managed to remain a family- owned company, where the methods and materials of yesteryear are the source of contemporary creativity.
We cordially invite you to discover the secrets of perfume and how it is made during a free guided tour of our factory in Grasse.
Free guided tours - 365 days a year
Our entertaining and enjoyable tours are open to everyone, all day long, with or without reservations, 365 days a year, for groups and individuals.
Visit our traditional factory in the perfume capital of the world: With the expert guidance of our hostesses, you will discover our magnificent collection of museum pieces, as well as our antique production equipment.
The tour will lead you through our laboratory and processing and packaging rooms, tracing the origins of perfume from the raw material to the shelf. You will enjoy thorough explanations of the extraction methods for aromatic raw materials, flowers, plants, and aromatic woods.
You will also discover the “organ”, the workbench of the perfume composer, called the “Nose,” where you will learn a few professional secrets. Being introduced to the perfumer’s magnificent palette is an opportunity to learn about the precious materials used in our perfumes and to uncover your olfactory personality.
At the end of the tour, you will have the chance to visit our shop, where you can sample and purchase our quality product lines at factory prices. Select from perfumes and eaux de toilette, eaux de cologne, soaps, cosmetics, sachets, bath products, gift ideas, and more.
Galimard’s innovative “Studios des Fragrances” was developed to demystify creative secrets which have always been hidden from the public: the artistic magic of creation!
- Perfume Creation: You have no doubt dreamed of the day you would discover YOUR perfect perfume that is exclusively yours; the one which speaks to you and represents who you are. Thanks to the blending of the seductive olfactory notes which you naturally choose, your finished creation will be one that has come from your emotional soul.
Comfortably seated at your own Perfumer organ with 127 proprietary fragrance notes, you will discover and travel through the different base products and techniques used to combine them.
Duration 1h30 / 2h
- The Organ of Flavours: This concept provides you with an Organ of 40 fragrances related to cuisine and aromas which will stimulate your olfactory memory and your taste buds to create a delicious Home Fragrance.
In the frame of the menu selected (Summer Flavours, Childhood Flavours, Oriental Flavours or Aromatic Flavours), just like a Celebrity Chef, you choose several scents to form your creation. Your creation will be structured like a real perfume, with its head notes (« starter »), heart notes (« main course ») and base notes (« dessert »).
Duration 1h30 / 2h