Scents of Provence – Level 1

1 ,700.00

The sessions proceed in June or in July. The session lasts 1 week, from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, lunch included.

The working language is English. The number of participants is limited to 10.



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Be aware, this training course is not in Grasse but in Forcalquier (110 km north of Marseille)!

Grasse Institute of Perfumery welcomes you in an authentic 13th Century Convent founded by the Franciscan order in Provence. The Convent, officially listed as a historical monument, has been restored with the greatest respect for its original design. Contemporary and traditional materials have been carefully matched to provide a rare combination of a prestige site and modern conference facilities. The course will take place in a modern lecture hall equipped with 20 consoles especially designed for sensory analysis and perfume creation.

At Forcalquierin the heart of Haute Provence, the country of lavender and clary sage, the convent of Cordeliers (founded in 1236) welcomes you to discover the scents of Provence and introduces you to the creation of fragrances built on these wonderful raw materials.


  • Day 1 – Studies of the raw materials used in perfumery (origin, extraction method, and olfaction)
  • Day 2 – Focus on plants grown in Provence.
  • Day 3 – Visits to growers of lavender, lavendin and other plants harvested at this season in Provence and visits of the extraction units.
  • Day 4 – Genealogy: iconic perfumes and study of major accords in perfumery (olfaction and creation of a lighthouse fragrance accord)
  • Day 5 – Formulation: from different raw materials and the studied accords, formulation of a perfume.

Please note the program may vary slightly depending on weather conditions and the expectations of the students


Marianne Nawrocki

Additional information


June 24 to 28, 2019, July 01 to 05, 2019