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Deborah LawrensonInspire: Art & Culture

Provencal Lavender – off the beaten track

When the lavender is harvested in Provence at the end of July, a heavenly scent is carried on warm evening breezes. Alerted by the first wafts of perfumed air, from our terrace we can sometimes see the smoke rising from the other side of a small ridge. The distillation has …

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Musee des Aromes #Gravason @GingerandNutmeg
Ginger and NutmegInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

The Perfume and Candles of Provence

Does that sound romantic? Actually, Ginger was away in Canada and Nutmeg was certain that he had zero interest in visiting the Provence perfume distillery le Musée des Arômes or the candle maker at the Ciergerie de l’abbaye des Prémontrés. The aroma museum is located in the Provencal town of Gravason, …

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Ginger and NutmegTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Manguin Perfecting the Art of Distillation on Île de la Barthelasse

The article was previously published on Ginger and Nutmeg: The fruit is put into jail in May when the Manguin Distillery imprisons roughly 1400 pears in glass bottles in their orchard. Nutmeg had to see for herself how the new owners at this distillery were re-crafting a traditional industry into more of …

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