These "winter suns" were sent by the people of Provence all around France to bring some warmth and sunshine from the south to their friends and relatives. It is one of the flowers that contributed to the growth of Grasse. Today, there are many mimosa plantations on the French Mediterranean coasts, to meet demand for the flowers and the needs of the perfume and pharmaceutical industry. With its honeyed scent, it is often used in floral fragrances.
We use mimosa absolute, cultivated in the hills of the French Riviera, for its woody, powdery and slightly green scents. It has a bitter base note.