Grasse through the ages

The city of Grasse conserves at the International Perfume Museum an impressive collection: between bottles, expertise, utensils and photographs, the museum pays tribute to a whole industry which came into existence at the end of the 19th century. Let’s travel back in time!
by Caroline Taret

A very moving visit is waiting for you if you enter the International Perfume Museum in Grasse. A priceless collection will transport you back to reconsider the history of perfume, from antiquity to today. A sensorial adventure that is perfectly documented by the museum. Thanks to archival photographs sprinkled throughout the exhibition, we fully understand the creation process of a fragrance: the city in the Cannes hinterland sees this expertise evolve from the artisanal to the industrial at the turn of the 20th century, positioning Grasse at the center of the so precious world of perfume. The International Perfume Museum in Grasse has permitted us to present some of these archival images to you, portraying with emotion these men and women who participated in this adventure, contributing without any doubt to the reputation of perfume ‘Made in France,’ more than ever today still a source of charm and of excellence. We thank them.


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Musée International de la Parfumerie de Grasse
2 boulevard du Jeu de Ballon
06130 Grasse
www.museesdegrasse.com 
Grasse through the ages
Grasse through the ages
The Grasse International Perfume Museum
Photography MIP

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