Grasse, the cradle of perfumery
In the heart of Provence
Grasse is a designated City of Art and History nestled in the hills of Provence, north of Cannes.
Amid the pine forests, magnificent fields of jasmine confirm the city's status as the perfume capital of the world.
Considered the birthplace of European perfumery, in its 12th century tanneries, floral and aromatic essences were used to scent leather gloves.
A rich nature
This region benefits from a microclimate and an abundance of water allowing plants to grow favorably.
It is during the industrial era that Grasse focuses on the production of raw materials.
The riot of flowers that flourish in this exceptional landscape, making it rich ground for inspiration, includes the iconic Jasmin or Centifolia Rose, also known as Rose de Mai.
The hand, the picking tool
The culture of plants, its knowledge and harvest form a perfumery know-how proper to the Pays de Grasse.
The hand gesture is the artisanal tool of the harvest. For the Rose de Mai, the harvest is done the day of its hatching in order to recover the coveted aroma.
Jasmine is picked at dawn at the beginning of August. It takes no less than 2000 hours of harvesting to obtain some 700 kilos of flowers necessary to produce 1 kilo of absolute.
Caligna evokes silvery freshness, greenery and earth. A story of fresh, luminous sage.
Fig and jasmine add mystery to this tale, as they flirt against a backdrop of aromatic pine.
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