Haus, Eingang | © Bert Schwarz 2018
tip-no-64 | © Bert Schwarz 2022

When visiting Grasse, it is necessary to deal with the subject of "perfume". Not just for the sake of the subject, but because otherwise the understanding of the place through which you walk or drive remains closed. As always, everything is connected to everything else, and the development of the city is inextricably intertwined with the development of fragrances. After a while I had the feeling as if the history, the past of the city and the region reaches continuously and without breaks to the present and is just there as a matter of course.

Pool, Spielgeräte | © Bert Schwarz 2020

Perfumer and creator of excellence

"Filled with the most beautiful dreams of perfume, I grew up with the precious essences and the sensations they offer. Today I make it a point to preserve the tradition of our company and the secret of its permanence. This is what makes the richness of our perfumes, because it is the materials they are made of. Our know-how lies in the art of combining and expanding them to offer you the most beautiful creations. In this way, for more than 165 years, our house has been able to reinvent the DNA of perfume for you," writes Célia Lerouge-Bénard, Directrice générale. She is the 5th generation to guide the destiny of the House of Molinard.

Tuberose | © Bert Schwarz 2020

In Grasse, since 1849, the history of Molinard has merged as a matter of course with that of the world capital of perfumes. Between the Miuttel Sea and the mountains of the Prealps, Grasse has an exceptional geographical location and a very special climate. This region is predestined for the cultivation of perfume flowers. Here, more than anywhere else, the language of flowers is their fragrance.

Kreisverkehr, Casino, Strasse, Rose | © Bert Schwarz 2018

The flowers of perfume are the soul of this region! And the harvest is the craft of families, passed with passion from generation to generation. On this fascinating land, several tons of flowers are harvested every year for their exceptional olfactory quality: the rose centifolia in May, the jasmine grandiflorum in August, but also the iris pallida, tuberose, violet and orange blossom contribute to the beauty of the Pays de Grasse.

Verkaufsraum, Frau | © Bert Schwarz 2018

Wonderful materials for beautiful fragrances are the inspiration of all Molinard creations. With her unconditional love for precious materials, Célia Lerouge-Bénard continues the heritage of the house, refining precious essences in an extraordinary setting.