Create a signature perfume on the Cote d’Azur

They say that our sense of smell can evoke a memory more powerfully than any other sense. So, what better way to create a lasting memory of your yacht charter on the French Riviera than by crafting your own scent.

Although many will know Grasse as the more touristic destination for the practice, the whole region has a longstanding heritage with the French art of making perfume. A short and scenic drive inland from the popular yachting towns of Cannes and Antibes is the medieval hilltop village of Gourdon, which has panoramic views of the Côte d’Azur. Here you will find the Galimard Perfumerie has been fashioning scents from mountain flowers and herbs since 1747, and is one of the oldest perfume houses in the region.

After a tour of the boutique distillery, work with an expert ‘nose’ to create a scent that is totally unique to you, whether masculine or feminine. Learn the importance of balancing your perfume’s different notes to create a formula that is harmonious and irresistible.

To enjoy the full personal perfume-making experience it is possible to have personalised body cream and shower gel produced to match your new creation. The studio will even keep a record of your personalised formula so you can re-order and have it sent directly to you in the future.