Fragonard Parfumeur Factory #EZE Factory

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Fragonard Parfumeur Factory is a French family run perfume factory with three factories in Eze,Grasse and Paris. Founded by Eugène Fuchs a young entrepreneur before the first world war in Grasse. With the idea to entice tourists who had found and wanted to experience the charm of the French Riviera. He then named the factory after a Grasse-born painter, Jean-Honoré Fragonard as a tribute.

Fragonard Parfumeur Factory ~ History

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I toured the factory where I saw this wall depicting their history

The factory has been run by three generations of the same family but it was until Jean-Francois Costa that the factory modernised and expanded. Currently it’s been run by Jean-Francois’ daughters Agnès and Françoise who continue to carry the family business.

Fragonard makes and sells many products which include cosmetics, soaps and lotions, home scents and perfumes for both me and women. The company also puts together gift ideas and perfumed sets and cases which I had the pleasure of buying.

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Different soaps available for purchase at the factory and online

Fragonard Parfumeur Factory ~ Tour

I had not originally planned to visit the perfume factory but I decided to visit on my way to Monaco from Nice. This perfume factory sits in the beautiful little village of Eze perfectly perched between Nice and Menton. Upon arrival, I was greeted by the nice staff at the factory, my guide who spoke good english came and took me on the tour.

First thing I learnt how many flowers are used to make perfumes, they range from 200 to 1000’s of flowers. All Fragonard products are natural, no parabens or toxic chemicals are used. The company prides itself in using flowers grown in France and for specific scents they import flowers for other parts of the world.

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The shop floor selling lotions and other cosmetics (top picture) and perfumes and other lotions (bottom picture)

Hand-wrapped

I was really impressed when I learnt that for all the packing especially the boxes are made by hand. In the Eze factory they make about a 1000 products a day and those are all individually wrapped.

Another thing that surprised me is that ‘there are apparently only 5 ‘Nose‘ (can’t remember the french word) who know over a 1000s scents. These people are who test the scents, they are not allowed to drink, smoke etc I think a hard life for someone in France lol.

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Different lotions, scents and oils

Whilst touring the site, I had a chance to sample some of the products whilst there and oh wow just incredible. They make and sell argan oil, importing the argan from morocco and purifying in the factory.

The entire Fragonard factory is filled of lovely scents floating around the rooms in harmony. Nothing is too overbearing every scent mellows well together with other. I was able to purchase a perfume called Etoile meaning star.

Fragonard Parfumeur Factory ~ Popular scents

I had a chance to smell, Frivole, Belle de nuit, Etoile, Belle Chérie, Emilie, Diamant and lle d’amour. All these perfumes were natural scents from different categories ‘Fruity to Flowerie’.

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The shop from different angles

Aside from the lovely perfumes I got a whiff of, I was picked up a couple of Jasmin scented soaps. I had such a lovely time visiting the Fragonard Perfume Factory in Eze and can not wait to visit again. Knowing I can purchase the products online and are delivered world-wide has made me even happier.

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  1. December 20, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    Fab post. Good to know the products can be bought online.

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:42 am

      Yes I was happy to hear that because not everyone can be traveling to the French Reviera just for some perfume and divinely smelling products

  2. December 19, 2016 / 11:32 pm

    Wow! They make it all by hand I have to say I am pretty impressed, its an amazing feat. Lovely gift idea too.

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:41 am

      Oh I know I was gobsmacked 😶 when she said it was all hand made

  3. December 19, 2016 / 11:13 am

    Fragonard Parfumeur Factory looks like a great place to visit! It would be interesting to see all the different products.

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:40 am

      It sure was interesting, very educational too

  4. Franki - Wonderful Chaos
    December 19, 2016 / 9:45 am

    Oh these look beautiful. They would make a lovely alternative gift for grandparents I think. Going to go and check out their website now.

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:40 am

      Oh absolutely I think they would make great presents throughout the year

  5. OhNikka
    December 19, 2016 / 12:59 am

    This place looks like so much fun!! I love perfume and I would have a ball in here!

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:40 am

      I too love place and this perfume heaven was just the ticket

  6. December 19, 2016 / 12:38 am

    This place looks amazing! I can just imagine the wonderful smells! I would spend all my money!

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:39 am

      The smells were absolutely amazing it was lovely

  7. Valerie CottageMakingMommy
    December 18, 2016 / 6:26 pm

    OK I could so go for a place like this. I’ve heard the soaps are incredible. I want to try one.

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:39 am

      The soaps are definitely awesome

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:39 am

      It’s amazing

  8. blm03
    December 18, 2016 / 2:01 am

    This place is amazing! I want to shop there! how do you not spend all your money?

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:39 am

      Hahaha easy! I don’t have any lol 😂

  9. CourtneyLynne Storms
    December 17, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    Ooooo how fabulous is this place?!?! I love great smelling anything

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:38 am

      You and me both

  10. Lori Who Needs A Cape?
    December 17, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    I can only imagine how lovely it smells entering through the door! I’d have a hard time leaving without a massive shopping bag full of delightful products.

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:38 am

      Hahaha for my it wasn’t hard since my wallet was doing the talking lol. But yes it was absolutely divine entering and engulfed by amazing smells

  11. December 17, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    I can’t believe that you visited a perfume factory. Sounds awesome. Glad you shared this

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:37 am

      Thanks it was an incredible experience

  12. Annette Richmond
    December 16, 2016 / 4:16 pm

    OMG!! I’ve TOTALLY been there! How cool is the museum part? I still have a few of the bars I bought in Paris, but also found them online and sent them as gifts last year. Thanks for sharing! It reminded me of my trip to Europe last Fall.

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:37 am

      Awww I am glad to hear that, it was all so amazing I am still amazed at what I managed to see and buy

  13. Briana Marie
    December 16, 2016 / 11:21 am

    I hate that my nose is so sensitive to fragrances and my allergies start to go crazy. Places like this would be cool to visit but all of the fragrance bothers my nose for some reason. 🙁

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:36 am

      Oh dear what a shame, it must be annoying

  14. December 16, 2016 / 11:15 am

    A friend of mine always gets her perfume custom made when she goes to Paris! I should tell her about this place.

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:35 am

      Oh wow really? thas awesome, never had a custom made perform before

  15. rika agustini
    December 16, 2016 / 6:54 am

    This place looks awesome. I would love to visit and check out those amazing products

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:35 am

      If you get the chance please do as its awesome

  16. December 16, 2016 / 3:56 am

    Fragonard looks like a great place to visit. I can just imagine how amazing the scents are in person. I’ll definitely put this on my list. Thanks for this tip.

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:34 am

      You’re most welcome and yes it sure was amazing in person

  17. December 16, 2016 / 3:10 am

    Oh I’ve been here! Loved smelling all the scents and brought some home to the family!

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:34 am

      Oh really how very cool, which was your favourite?

  18. T-Nicole Johnson
    December 16, 2016 / 2:36 am

    I would love to visit the Fragonard Parfumeur Factory. I’m sure it smelled amazing inside. I have to checkout there site. Thanks for sharing! Just in time for the holidays

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:34 am

      You’re most welcome and yes it smelled absolutely amazing, everytime I think of the place I remember the many beautiful scents

  19. Bella
    December 16, 2016 / 12:30 am

    This place looks like heaven! I am obsessed with perfumes and could tell you what any smell is.

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:33 am

      Oh wow that is awesome, I love many perfume scents but rarely could tell what’s in them except with Fragonard I was able to tell a few

  20. December 15, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    I would love to visit a perfume factory. I have quite a few bottles of perfume, and I’d love to see a behind the scenes look at how it all happens!

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:32 am

      The behind the scenes at least for this perfume factory was awesome and would love to do another one day

  21. Pam
    December 15, 2016 / 9:58 pm

    I love the packaging on all the Fragonard products. Honestly, I would buy them just for that. What an interesting place to visit.

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:31 am

      I thought the exact same thing when I was there. I would buy them for the packacing as it’s all had made.

  22. December 15, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    Holy moly!! You got to go to a perfume factory?? How AWESOME!!!

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:31 am

      Hahahaha I know right, it was incredible

  23. December 15, 2016 / 7:55 pm

    How cool. This would be an interesting place to visit. I do enjoy wearing perfume once in a while.

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:31 am

      It’s beyond cool and I am glad I got the chance to visit this perfume factory

  24. December 15, 2016 / 4:45 pm

    Very nice. I will keep a perfume factory tour on my list of things to do the next time I am in Paris. I think some corporate groups would enjoy this too.

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:30 am

      Oh absolutely, I didn’t think I would enjoy until I was there

  25. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    December 15, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    Those little gift sets look lovely. Perfect for stocking fillers.

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:30 am

      I know right, I thought the same and got a couple

  26. Candy Kage
    December 15, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    Love how you give the history of the company. Would be a treat to visit one of their stores and see all the different products.

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:29 am

      Thanks Candy, the history part fascinated me big time and loved that 3 generations later its still be run by the same family

  27. Dee
    December 15, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    I am a big fan of all things scents! This was such a cool experience to have. I find that I tend to lean towards more musky scents. Floral or sweet scents don’t work so well for me.

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:29 am

      Floral scents work for me more than musky or sweet scents but yes it was an awesome experience one I wish to do again

  28. HollyAllie Noah
    December 15, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    What a neat perfume store. I can’t wear a lot of perfume because it is overwhelming. But I love the bottles!

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:28 am

      Then you would be in heavy with these perfumes as they are not overwhelming in the least just perfect blends

  29. Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom
    December 15, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    This sounds like a lot of fun! I love perfume, but I can’t do the flower scents. They give me a headache lol. More subtle scents are great.

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:27 am

      They do other scents too but I belive majority are flower based scents

  30. polarbelle
    December 15, 2016 / 12:50 pm

    That sounds really fun. I’m not that into perfume, but I can imagine that there’s about a million things to learn about mixing scents and all that.

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:27 am

      Oh absolutely, the mixing was such an interesting process. How many plants they needed to make these all natural products

  31. Robin Rue
    December 15, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    I love perfumes and would be in heaven in a place like that. I bet it smelled absolutely wonderful in there.

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:26 am

      It sure did, there were many scents floating around but nothing overpowering or overwhelming just all married nicely together

  32. Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.
    December 15, 2016 / 11:59 am

    Oh gosh, I would just love to be there and smell everything! I’m a big scents person and I feel like I would love a place like that!

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:26 am

      Oh then you would totally love it and would’nt want to leave. I had such a lovely time, the tour was short but so worth it.

  33. Alli Smith
    December 15, 2016 / 11:06 am

    I’ve never visited a perfume factory – what a great tour! I love that the company is family owned and has been in business for such a long time. It’s awesome that that use all natural products and flowers grown in France.

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:25 am

      Oh absolutely, all natural is what all of us want so it’s nice to find companies that are still catering for us generations later

  34. December 15, 2016 / 10:46 am

    This has such a long history! So cool that you were able to experience this! Thanks for sharing your journey!

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:24 am

      I too was taken in by the long history and just how this family has managed to evolve but not lose their authenticity

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