Bernard’s friends gave us a trip to Grasse for our wedding gift that included two gift certificates to make our own cologne and perfume. The normal cost for the event is 40 euros each plus 12 euros for the bottle (if you want to buy a nice bottle versus the ugly brown ones with no spray top). After experiencing the event, I think 40 euros is a good price for 2 or 3 hours of entertainment plus some nice perfume that you created yourself. It was quite interesting and educational as well. Here’s a video of the experience. The video is mostly photos since filming was prohibited.
Our technician was great. He has an American girlfriend (who is a Senator’s daughter) and he wants to move to Los Angeles to start his own Fragrance Studio. Brilliant idea! I’ve never seen anything like this in the U.S. and this would be a big hit in L.A.