Villa des Parfums, Grasse

Luxury Accommodation on the French Riviera

Experience French Life in the Comfort of a Perfumer's Mansion


  • “Wonderful accommodation with great views, and hosts!”

    Review for Villa des Parfums, Grasse Originally reviewed on by Susan2507 for a stay in
    The property sits on a hill overlooking the town of Grasse all the way down to the coast, providing beautiful views from both inside the apartment and the outdoor terrace. The accommodation provided is very comfortable, really well equipped, and kept immaculately clean.... More Reviews
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Our Story

“Wonderful accommodation with great views, and hosts!”
Villa des Parfums owners Nicole & Vincent founded ‘Parfums de Vie’ in 2008, a local charity which serves underprivileged children & youth.
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Au Comptoir: Where everything is a little bit special!

Sylvain in action

In the meandering lanes and alleyways off the main square in Grasse lies ‘Au Comptoir’ a treasure just waiting to be found! From the best selection of local wines, beers and champagnes to delicious sharing plates and desserts, Au Comptoir is truly one of my favourite places to enjoy a drink with friends. Run by attentive and dynamic husband and wife team Sylvain and Nabila, it’s everything a wine bar should be: trendy yet unpretentious, intimate and relaxed. You can choose to sit inside its cool surrounds or watch the …

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Best Beaches in Antibes

Plage de la Salis, one of the many gorgeous beaches in Antibes

There are literally hundreds of incredible beaches to explore within a close drive of Villa des Parfums.  Spending an afternoon at the beach is one of our favorite ways to relax, and amazingly the climate here allows for beach activities most of the year – we swim in the sea from April until October! Antibes is one of our favorite destinations where there’s many beautiful beaches to suit all tastes and moods.  The Cap d’Antibes is absolutely stunning and worth exploring. If you like a sandy beach La Plage de …

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Changing Lives through Choosing to Stay at Villa des Parfums

Parfums de Vie

If you’ve come across the ‘about’ page on our website, you’ll know that Villa des Parfums is a Social Enterprise.  So what exactly does that mean?!  It means that the money you’re spending on your stay at Villa des Parfums is directly benefiting underprivileged children and their families in Grasse.  By choosing to stay at Villa des Parfums, you’re actually changing their lives….and impacting their future….as you enjoy the incredible luxury and take in the spectacular views! While tens of thousands of tourists flock to the Perfume Capital every year to learn about …

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Jasmine in the Perfume Capital

Jasmine at Villa des Parfums

I have always enjoyed perfume, I think like most women, in a fairly typical manner, but since moving to Grasse, the World Perfume Capital in 2007, my love for perfume has reached a whole new dimension! Many aspects of our life rhythms here in Grasse revolve around the flower and perfume industry, so you really can’t avoid becoming at least mildly interested in the whole world of Perfume. Throughout the year on the Cote d’Azur, different flowers are harvested during different seasons. February it’s Mimosa, March it’s Violets, May is …

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Grasse Rose Festival, 8 – 10 May 2015

Grasse Roses

A Grasse, c’est la Vie en Rose! One of my absolutely favorite things about springtime in the Perfume Capital is the annual Rose Festival, when the streets of Grasse are adorned with tens of thousands of Roses!   Every year I look forward to this fragrance-filled event, when our beautiful town is bedecked with incredible displays and bouquets of roses everywhere you turn; it’s a spectacular feast for all the senses! 2015 marks the 45th year of this annual rose celebration, where competing horticulturists put their stunning creations on display …

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Olive Oil

Nets ready for the Olive Harvest at a nearby Olive Grove

When I was a child, growing up in Scotland, olive oil wasn’t part of our household vocabulary. I can actually remember, the first time that I ever heard of it, was when my aunt and uncle had spent a year living in Italy, and brought back some ‘extra virgin olive oil’ to Scotland for my parents, I was 16 or 17 years old. I still remember their excitement to share their delicious discovery with us, and I can remember too, my very first taste, as they taught us the Mediterranean …

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7 Reasons why you’ll LOVE our Pool

Villa des Parfums Pool

When selecting the perfect accommodation for your summer holiday, the swimming pool is often high-up on the list of priorities.  The Villa des Parfums pool is beautiful, an ideal size, perfectly situated and meticulously maintained.  Here are 7 reasons why you’ll love the Villa des Parfums pool: 1. Swimming The Villa des Parfums pool is actually large enough to really swim in!  By no means an olympic size lap-pool, but certainly not a paddling pool either!  It’s generous dimensions 8,5 x 4 meters (28 x 13 feet) provide plenty of …

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Spa Pedicure by the Pool


Vacation is all about taking some time out from the stresses of everyday life and pampering yourself. Villa des Parfums not only provides an idyllic and luxurious setting for a restful retreat, but we offer a variety of optional services tailored to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. What could be more dreamy than a spa pedicure by the pool? Marjorie, a licensed beauty therapist, offers her professional salon services to our guests in the intimate surroundings of Villa des Parfums. Imagine yourself: the spectacular backdrop of …

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Favorite Date on Cap d’Antibes

Running Cap d'Antibes

At different seasons in our lives, Vincent and I have had our favorites dates. Back in the day when we were first married (circa 1999) and living in Glasgow, Scotland, our favorite Friday night date was taking a picnic to the cinema! We used to bring wine, glasses and all kinds of lovely treats that we would enjoy while we watched the movie! It was so much fun! I think the people sitting around us thought that we were crazy, or maybe they envied our carefree spirit, but it was …

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Running with the BOB Stroller

Running with BOB Stroller

In the 15 years that we’ve been together, Vincent and I have always been runners.  We both love running and wherever we are, whatever we’re doing, running together is something that’s always been a part of our relationship.  In fact, at this stage in our lives, running has become our barometer of how well we’re doing at taking some time out.  If we are managing to run together regularly, that’s become a good sign for us that we’re not overly busy and maxed out, but during seasons when weeks go …

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