Scent Sample Sunday: What to Try, What to Buy?

Hello friends — this week, I am seeking your advice! I will be in the South of France, and I’d love to know your thoughts on any particular fragrances that are easier or less expensive to get in France than in the US, or any special fragrance “explorations” I should pursue. I am already signed up for a perfume workshop at Parfum et Vous, and I can’t wait! I’ve been to Grasse before and have done one of the factory tours at Molinard (great fun and very instructive). Our group will be visiting Saint-Paul de Vence and Nice. I’ve visited Nice before and plan to wander in the markets there; I’ll probably bring home some of those lovely soaps. Any other suggestions? P.S. We will have one transfer in Charles de Gaulle airport, coming and going, but I don’t know how much time we’ll have there.

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12 thoughts on “Scent Sample Sunday: What to Try, What to Buy?

  1. If you can get to Jessica September Buchanan’s shop (1000 Flowers Fragrances) in Grasse I say go there! She is the perfumer of my all time favorite fragrance 1000 Flowers Reglisse Noire. She has other offerings as well. Tell her Brigitte says hi if you do go!

    Safe travels and enjoy! Looking forward to what you have to report on your blog when you return.

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  2. This is so exciting! Have so much fun and tell us all about it, of course!

    You might look into Miller et Bertaux. I looked for their scents when I was in Montreal, but you might have better luck finding them in person in France.

    Even L’Occitane might be less expensive, depending on the exchange rate. And skincare lines like Caudalie are much cheaper in France.

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  3. Hello all, and thank-you Brigette for recommending us! (and for being such a fan of Reglisse!) :). We do ship internationally from France, and if you are in the area, please do drop into the shop to say hello! And by the way, the Expo Rose event in May is a really fun thing to do Grasse. (this year’s dates- May 10-12) All through May, of course is the month of the centifola rose, so if you’re a rose fan, that’s the time to visit. See you all soon! ❤

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