Provençal Flowers in Grasse for Dior Perfume
Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine:
We joined a fabulous day out organised by the Cotignac Museum entitled, ‘Le Parfum de la Terre à la Bouteille’ – perfume from the earth to the bottle. About forty of us caught an 8am bus to Grasse, and arrived a couple of hours later at the family-run flower estate, Le Domaine de Manon. Our hostess, Carole Biancalana, welcomed us with coffee and an infectious explanation of their enterprise.
…Continue reading here to learn about the perfume industry in France. Read the post to understand why the fields around the town of Grasse are planted with Jasmine Grandiflora and Rose Centifolia, in this case exclusively for Dior perfumes.
While you are visiting Grasse, there are two free museums that Phoebe at Lou Messugo recommends.