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98 rue Grande
06570 Saint-Paul de Vence
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Savoir-Fleur

Natural ingredients at the heart of our craftsmanship

Centifolia Rose

Born in the 17th century in mysterious conditions, the Centifolia Rose became the symbol and signature of Grasse for its noble fragrance with touches of honey. At sunrise in May, on the day the Rose blooms, it is picked. This is when the scents it contains are at their peak.

The flowers are mixed with a solvent, to become a mixture of juice, waxes and pigments, which is then turned into a fluid substance by the effect of an alcohol. Once the solution is filtrated and cooled and the alcohol has completely evaporated, the absolute is created. 1 kg of absolute requires about 300,000 flowers.

Jasmine Grandiflorum

Originally from northern India, the rare Jasmine Grandiflorum benefits from the unique geographical conditions of the city of Grasse, located between sea and mountains. These traditional flowers, with a sweet and fruity scent, and hints of delicacy, are picked at dawn, before the first sunrays.

As these flowers are extremely fragile, the most efficient technique that exists, is extraction through volatile solvents. The molecules of the Jasmin flower are extracted by a solvent: hexane . Hexane is then separated and discarded during decantation, concentration and successive filtrations. 1 kg of absolute requires between 600 and 700 kg of flowers.

Tuberose from Grasse

Tuberose is known for its sulphurous characteristics, associated with the power of its scents. Its bulbs planted in spring, bud into flowers at the end of summer to release its scent, which alternates between vegetal and heady, and creamy and sun-drenched.

To capture its soul, la Maison Godet uses the ancestral method of cold “enfleurage”, which consists of placing the freshly picked flowers in wooden frames soaked in fat. These are then renewed daily for 3 months. The absolute is extracted after filtration of the solid matter in alcohol.

Bergamot from Calabria

Being a cross between bitter orange and lemon trees, the bergamot is part of of the Mediterranean olfactory field. Its tangy pulp and reassuringly strong zest, produced by constant heat, make it a sure bet for fresh fragrances.

Essential in the Godet signature, this fruit is produced respecting the organic ways in its historic stronghold of Calabria. Thus it is free of pesticides, insecticides and chemical fertilizers. Its bark is used to produce the essential oil, which has had a Controlled Label of Origin (in French: AOC –  Appellation d’Origine Protégée) since 2001.

Violet Victoria

This type of violet is cultivated in Tourrettes-sur-Loup, in the hinterland of Nice. While the petals are used in confectionery, Violet leaves are used in perfumery. They are particularly adored by perfumers due to their green intense colouring, and sparkling, gourmand scented touch.

Tanneron's Mimosa

In France, the Tanneron massif remains unequalled/unchallenged in its impressive concentration of mimosa. It is here that these fluffy yellow balls, leaves and stems are picked in the middle of winter. Used and known for their powdery and deep scent, they are most recognizable, and thus selected, during their triumphant flowering, making the other flowers colourless.

The best olfactory extraction of the mimosa and its pollen is guaranteed through distillation. It is a mixture of water vapour with the plant, loaded with odorous molecules. Once cooled at low pressure this mixture will show an aqueous phase and the essential oil, which will eventually be collected.

Sacred Oud Wood

The “Bois d’Oud” is deeply rooted in spirituality: Buddhists burn it to help to meditate and are guided by the fluffiness that it symbolizes. Taken from Aquilaria-type trees, it must secrete a special resin that defends against fungi in order for its organic and oriental scents to come to life.


La Maison Godet US

A timeless French Perfume Maison with more than a hundred years of creative heritage

1901


Julien-Joseph Godet founded the Maison Godet in 1901.

1903


Grand opening of the first Godet boutique in Paris, rue de Rivoli.

1908


Julien-Joseph Godet met the painter Pierre Bonnard.

Pierre Bonnard’s wife, Marthe, chose Fleurs de Reine as her exquisite perfume.

Creation of Chypre de Godet.

A unique accord between black pepper, rose and moss.

1920


Grand opening of La Maison Godet in Nice.

Julien-Joseph Godet was introduced to Henri Matisse by Pierre Bonnard.

1921


Petite Fleur Bleue is launched

A pure and delicate perfume with hints of rose centifolia, jasmine and cedar wood.

1925


Folie Bleue won the gold medal at Paris' Art exhibition.

Henri Matisse’s muse, Henriette Darricarrère was wearing Folie Bleue in 1925.


Craftsmanship

Crafts and know-how

US Le fil rouge de la marque demeure sans hésitation la place centrale accordée à l’artisanat et aux savoir-faire traditionnels. Sonia Godet s’est entourée des fournisseurs français les plus spécialisés dans chaque étape de production.

La région de Grasse est un terreau de talents passionnés par les secrets des fleurs.

Dès la plantation et jusqu’à la cueillette, des étapes scrupuleusement méthodiques et soucieuses de l’environnement permettent d’obtenir les meilleurs éléments. Ensuite, des techniques ancestrales, comme celle de l’enfleurage à froid parviennent à capter le cœur olfactif des plantes. Tous les ingrédients utilisés dans les formules des Parfums Godet sont naturels.

L’emplacement de la nouvelle boutique de Parfums Godet à Saint-Paul-de-Vence est l’assurance de circuits courts et d’une qualité de produits irréprochable. Le fruit du « savoir-fleur » de Grasse, mis à mal depuis l’arrivée des produits de synthèse, se trouve donc à portée de main. Les fragrances produites se présentent simultanément comme les parties d’un tout et la somme de leurs composants, grâce à cette culture de l’ingrédient que les Parfums Godet tentent de défendre.

Maître verrier

Les parfums Godet sont l’alliance artistique d’un jus et d’un flacon en verre soufflé, aussi précieux l’un que l’autre. Ce contenant rare est fabriqué, avec soin et à la main, par un maître-verrier renommé.

Les maîtres verriers effectuent les finitions de tous les flacons à la main et le contrôle qualité de production des contenants relève d’une minutie caractéristique héritée de père en fils. Les modes opératoires du XXIe siècle ont beau contraster avec ceux des années 1900, l’innovation se veut au service du patrimoine de la marque, dans le but de retrouver l’émotion intemporelle de la parfumerie du temps de Julien-Joseph Godet.

Le geste Godet, “sur tous les endroits où vous risquez d’être embrassé(e)” !

L’élaboration d’un capot dénué de vaporisateur résulte de plusieurs années de recherche. Au lieu d’un vaporisateur, devenu l’apanage moderne de la parfumerie, le flacon possède à son sommet un bouchon qui se gorge de gouttelettes à son ouverture. La quantité de matière ainsi récoltée peut tapisser la peau dans des zones préalablement choisies.

Un lien se redessine entre l’humain et le parfum, rendant la toilette plus intime et précise, « sur tous les endroits où vous risquez d’être embrassés », précise Sonia Godet. La peau se mue en confidente aux senteurs localisées pour une nouvelle expérience de cosmétique.


100 years of craftsmanship

A century of craftsmanship

The secret of our success undoubtedly lies in the pride of place accorded to craftsmanship and traditional skills. Our perfumes are entirely handmade, from the perfume itself, all the way to the packaging. After 6 weeks of maceration the resulting liquid is filtered and cooled prior to bottling. This process allows the perfume to reveal its full character and refinement. Each bottle is produced by glass blowing, according to the traditional method. Once the bottles are filled, they are closed individually by hand.

Behind each bottle lies the passion and dedication of 5 people. It takes three days create 150 bottles. To carry on the craft of the olden days, implies limiting the quantities. This is the reason why we only have one unique boutique worldwide close to our workshops in Saint-Paul de Vence ; That is how we guarantee our customers the highest quality of perfumes.

Handmade Glassmaking

All our scent bottles are hand made by our own master glassblowers. It is a true work of art; from the moment the molten glass meets our own molds to the moment when the thread of glass is cut by the craftsman’s scissors, it is sheer poetry in motion.

Handcrafted packaging

All our presentation boxes are lovingly designed and hand-crafted.
“Attention to detail is the hallmark of our Maison; a characteristic passed on from generation to generation. Each individual scent creation demands a close personal involvement, monitoring the ingredients carefully and guaranteeing consistent quality year after year. Twenty first century methods of production contrast with those of the twentieth century, but « we still maintain the timelessness of the perfumery as it was in the days of my great great-grandfather. » So says Sonia Godet, 4th generation of Godet’s perfumers.

Craftsmanship and Exquisite Ingredients go hand in hand

Provence and the Grasse Region are closely linked to the history of Maison Godet. This area is a hive of activity where the inner secrets of flowers are explored passionately. From planting to harvest, carefully planned and environmentally conscious steps help to achieve the best ingredients. 

The location of our new Maison Godet in Saint Paul de Vence guarantees local sources and impeccable product quality. The result of our “flower- knowhow” in Grasse, enables local cultivation and excellent choice of ingredients, therefore the fragrances produced by us are uniquely assembled.

Innovation is at the heart of our family philosophy

In 1925 Godet won the gold medal at Paris’ Arts Décoratifs exhibition for its innovative “Folie Bleue” bottle. Today, Sonia Godet, 30, continues to innovate. With a look to the future, she is driven by the continual formulation of ever more audacious compositions. 

In addition, several years of research have led to a bottle cap innovation. Instead of a vaporiser, which has become the modern standard for perfumes, our bottle has a stopper which is filled with droplets at its tip. “With it, you can apply your perfume, if you dare, wherever you wish to be kissed”, says Sonia Godet! A link is thus made between body and perfume, making the application more intimate and precise. The skin then reacts and relates sensuously to the fragrance for a new individual and personal cosmetic experience.


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La Maison Godet en

A timeless French Perfume Maison with more than a hundred years of creative heritage

1901


Julien-Joseph Godet founded the Maison Godet in 1901.

For him, the composition of a perfume goes hand in hand with artistic creativity. The result is not guided by a desire for consensus, but by the instinct and the search for rare and high quality natural ingredients.

1908


Julien-Joseph Godet met the painter Pierre Bonnard.

Pierre Bonnard’s wife, Marthe, chose Fleurs de Reine as her exquisite perfume.

fleurs de reine

Découvrez

1920


Grand opening of the first Godet boutique in Paris, rue de Rivoli.

Julien-Joseph Godet was introduced to Henri Matisse by Pierre Bonnard.

1921


Petite Fleur Bleue is launched

A pure and delicate perfume with hints of rose centifolia, jasmine and cedar wood.

petite fleur bleue

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1925


Henri Matisse's muse, Henriette Darricarrère was wearing Folie Bleue in 1925.

folie bleue

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2016


Sonia Godet, 4th generation, takes over in 2016

Following in the footsteps of her ancestors, Sonia is committed to making perfume a true work of art, achieved to the finest details: each bottle is blown and shaped by a master glassmaker and flowers are macerated and distilled according to ancestral ways.