Follow in the footsteps of Coco Chanel and compose your own bespoke scent in Grasse.
You may wonder how this cobblestone corner on the Cote d’Azur elevated itself to such a lofty position on the international stage?
Location, location, location. Grasse enjoys a microclimate due to its proximity to the Mediterranean and shelter from the Maritime Alps. Combine this with soil that is rich with trace elements and this has created the perfect environment for abundant flower crops.
When you leave our villa La Corniche and stroll through this medieval hillside town above the French Riviera, you’re literally engulfed in a scented cloud. But more than 300 years, before Marilyn Monroe announced Chanel No. 5 as her favoured bedroom attire, Grasse was famous for quite a different aroma. In the Middle Ages, the town made its fortune from leather tanning. However, the methods used for tanning caused quite a foul odour! And, in turn, produced a rather smelly leather.