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Create your own perfume in Paris

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008


You dream of a perfume, which looks just like you? Create it. Play with aromas, sharpen your sense of smell and create your own perfume. Near the Eiffel Tower, one of the most famous perfumers in Paris delivers you all his technical and olfactory skills to help you to write the notes of your fragrance. Keep the magic of this perfume workshop bringing your creation at home. An ideal experience for all noses that enjoy smelling, escaping, creating, dreaming…  Course of the experience : perfume creation workshop in Paris (3H) Your program:  

  • How does a perfumer-designer work when he creates a perfume ? / How to manage the notions of intensity and tenacity of each note? / Understand by oneself the difficulty of the trade of nose.
  • This perfume workshop will initiate you to the art of creation : you will create your own perfume. After having discovered the different olfactory categories, the perfumer-designer will help you to write your formula, to weigh up and evaluate your making up.
  • Explanation of the making up of a perfume, of raw materials for the creation / Integration of the notion of head – heart – core. / Presentation of each olfactory aspect of a perfume / Writing of a perfume formula from these aspects / Creation of the making up / Valuation of your making-up. 
  • Knowledge : Understanding of the olfactory pyramid / Identification of the different aspects of a perfume / Initiation to the art of the creation. At the end of the perfume creation workshop, each participant goes back home with the bottle of his creation. Different options possible: the perfume you will create can be a perfume for the skin, a home fragrance, a perfume for a man, a woman, a child, for each season etc. 

Participants : This perfume creation workshop is done in small groups of maximum 15 people, so each participant can be monitored more successfully by the perfumer-designer.   Dates : This perfume creation workshop is available all year round and takes place in the afternoon from 2pm to 5pm. 

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Ice Climbing Waterfall, French Alps

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008


Enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience, go ice climbing. Follow the guide, he will take you to the heart of the Vercors to climb an iced waterfall. In total safety, savour the magic and the beauty of petrified waterfalls and wonderful ice sculptures. Climb from big thrills to big thrills.  

  • Course of the experience : ice climbing in Vercors France (½ day); You will be greeted by professional and skilled instructors. Briefing about material and security conditions. Start ice climbing and simply enjoy.


  • Participants : This ice climbing experience is done in small group up to 5 people.


  • Conditions and restrictions : You must be able to practice sport and be in good health conditions. This ice climbing experience depends on favourable weather conditions.


  • Dates : This ice climbing experience is available during winter (generally from December to March).


  • Location/ Near Grenoble.


  • Price : About 175 Euros per person

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Enjoy ice driving in the French Alps

Friday, December 5th, 2008


Learn the techniques of driving on the most extreme surface: the ice. This one day course will teach you how to anticipate and control your car on ice. Techniques that you can use on any other slippery surface. On the circuit of Flaine, in the French Alps, learn to control skids, under steer, and spinning. This one day course is ideal for any driver who wants to improve their driving techniques and to be better on the road.   Course of the experience: Arrival on the circuit at 8H00

  • Briefing on the course of the day, the driving techniques, the cars and the circuit
  • All day: Practice the following main points of focus: education on the behaviour within the car and how to look at the road and anticipate, control under steer, control skidding, emergency breaking, etc.
  • You will also learn various driving techniques, such as sport, aggressive or relaxed.
  • The training lasts 6 hours and is cut by a lunch break. 
  • The vehicles: Renault Clio, Renault Megane, Renault Scenic. Circuit: the ice track of Flaine, at an altitude of 1600 metres, with a length of 1km, is ideal to learn the ropes of ice driving. A circuit of reference, Flaine also benefits from a low sun exposure, making its surface almost perfect. The course is also available in 2 days (added cost of 180 euros) and 3 days (added cost of 350 euros). 

Participants and guests : This experience is usually done in small groups of 12. Your guests are welcome.  Conditions and restrictions : You must hold a valid driving licence.  Dates : This experience takes place from December to March.  Location : Flaine, Haute-Savoie, France  Book this ice driving experience in France

Snowkite with a champion in the French Alps

Monday, December 1st, 2008


This experience is « THE » experience for snowkite fans and for people who want to pit themselves against world champions. One of the biggest champions, Agnès Fontenay and her team deliver you all tricks and techniques that a snowkite pro has to know. Share exceptional ice thrills in a wonderful area. Adrenalin and big thrills guaranteed. 

Course of the experience : snowkite experience with a world champion in FrenchAlps (6h) This snowkite experience lasts 6 hours and takes place during 2 days. The experience is enjoyed in small group of three people by instructor. Reach the perfect site (depending on snow and weather conditions) and unpack your material (wing, harness, helmet). Briefing on security procedures and snowkite techniques, depending on your level. Then, when ready, enjoy your ride! Different spots possible around Gap : Col de Manse, Ceüse (access by lifts), Col du Festre. 

Participants : The snowkite experience is enjoyed in small group of 3 led by an instructor 

Conditions and restrictions : Be able to ski on a red ski-runYou must hold FFVL licence (insurance that can be delivered on site)You must hold a medical certificate proving ability to snowkitingMinimum age : 12 .  Minimum weight : 45 KgUnder 18 need a parental consentWeather : this experience is done in favourable snow and weather conditions 

Dates : This experience is available during winter period from December to end of March 

Location : Gap, Hautes-Alpes, Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, France 

Price : 160 Euros.incl.VAT. Appro. £110 The price includes for 1 person :A 6h snowkite experienceMaterial : wing (airevolution), harness, helmet, radios and ski-passes The price does not include :The snowboard or ski equipmentThe lift to acess Ceüse (snowboard pass at 5 euros)FFVL licence (from 20 up to 40 euros) 

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