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Fragonard perfumer in Nice, it’s a very nice store on Cours Saleya and two others at Nice Côte d’Azur airport. Since 1926, the family business Fragonard offers perfumes for men and women, cosmetics and soaps, scents for the home, but also fashion accessories, interior decoration and items for the art of the table.
Fragonard perfumer in Nice, the shop
The very pretty Fragonard perfumer store in Nice, with its facade in the colors of Provence is located on the Cours Saleya, in the heart of Nice.
The products sold at Fragonard perfumer in Nice
In the Fragonard store in Nice, you will find :
– perfume bottles and sets for men and women,
– cosmetics and soaps such as face and body care products, shower gels, etc
– in the home fragrance range, you will find candles, diffusers and room sprays,
– the articles related to fashion are blouses, tunics, tops, bags and clutches, shawls, scarves, but also slippers and mules
– in the art of living range, a wide choice of cups, trays, cushions and goblets, but also household linen, pouches, bags and pouches, etc.
History of Fragonard
And so in 1926, the Parfumerie Fragonard was born.
Why the name Fragonard?
Simply to pay tribute to the most famous man in the city of Grasse who is none other than the painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard(1732-1806).
The building that was a tannery in the eighteenth century is purchased by Fuchs, he transforms it into a factory that is used for the manufacture of perfumes.
Between the two wars, Eugene Fuchs will take advantage of the posh tourism on the French Riviera by showing his factory. Of course, visitors will quite often buy a perfume.
Georges Fuchs and François Costa
In 1929, his son Georges Fuchs and his son-in-law François Costa took over the reins of the company. The two brothers-in-law share the task, with François taking care of Grasse and Georges taking care of the foreign markets. Georges Fuchs establishes the Fragonard name in the United States with the Blue Grass perfume.
In 1939, François and Emilie Costa’s son, Jean-François Costa, joined the company. In the late 1950s, he replaces his father, and works with his cousin Patrick.
And in 1968, between Nice and Monaco, opening of the perfume factory in Eze, it is possible to visit the perfumery and the cosmetics laboratory in which creams and body care products are manufactured.
Jean-François Costa is an art lover, with the objects related to the history of perfumery that he collected, in 1975 he opened the first Perfume Museum in Grasse. Then, two Parisian museums open including the Perfume Museum in 1982, at 9, rue Scribe in Paris.
In 1986, opening of the Flower Factory in Grasse, which manufactures and packages Fragonard products but it also provides an introduction to the perfume business.
In Paris, in 1993, opens the Capucines Perfume Museum also known as théâtre-musée des Capucines
Then in 1996, the first perfume store in Grasse was born.
Right next door, in 1997, the Musée Provençal du Costume et du Bijou opened, in 2011, the Jean-Honoré Fragonard Museum in Grasse and finally in 2015, the Perfume Museum Opera in Paris opened.
Agnès, Françoise and Anne Costa
These days, it is Jean-François Costa’s three daughters, Agnès, Françoise and Anne Costa, who are at the helm of the house Fragonard. They care about the image of Fragonard and like their predecessors, they contribute their stone to the building. Nowadays, it’s about twenty boutiques in France, but also abroad, especially in Milan since 2015. Since 2021, Fragonard is present at the Samaritaine in Paris. The same year, inauguration of a unique place “Fragonard la Maison in Arles” with on one side, a boutique on the first floor and on the other, six guest rooms on the upper floors.
Practical information about Fragonard perfumer in Nice
Opening hours, Monday to Sunday from 10 H to 19 Hours.
Fragonard at Nice airport
Terminal 1 – Airside – Room A
Terminal 2 – Airside – Room A
Fragonard perfumer offers free individual or group tours of the plants or factory and other paid activities such as a perfumer workshop, a mimi creation workshop with reservation