The Grasse Perfume Museum Exhibits the Region’s Savoir-Faire

Part of Grasse’s application for intangible cultural heritage status, in France and for all humanity, the International Perfume Museum in Grasse offers visitors a unique exhibition dedicated to the skills related to perfume, and runs until March 31, 2014.
By Justine Fiordelli

If there is one area in which the city of Grasse excels, it’s creating perfume! Possessing ancestral skills in the field passed down from generation to generation since the seventeenth century, it is now considered the world capital of perfume. To give meaning to this history and to show the public the immensity of this heritage, the International Perfume Museum in Grasse is currently offering a never-before-seen exhibition.

Divided into three parts, this exhibition dedicated to the craftsmanship inherent to the perfume industry “Les savoir-faire liés au parfum en Pays de Grasse” proposes to lift the veil on the creation of perfume in Grasse by addressing the essential steps, from growing the fragrant plants, to the actual creation of a fragrance.

With a program combining the explanation of harvesting methods, presentation of the distillation techniques used, and discovery of the emblematic flowers grown in Grasse, such as jasmine, rose or even orange blossom, violet and iris, visitors will have plenty to discover.

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Les savoir-faire liés au parfum en Pays de Grasse 
International Perfume Museum
2 boulevard du Jeu de Ballon
06130 Grasse
Tel: +33 (0)4 97 05 58 00
www.museedegrasse.com
The Grasse Perfume Museum Exhibits the Region’s Savoir-Faire
The Grasse Perfume Museum Exhibits the Region’s Savoir-Faire
Picking of jasmine
Photography : Alain Issock, Tourist Center of Grasse
The Grasse Perfume Museum Exhibits the Region’s Savoir-Faire
The Grasse Perfume Museum Exhibits the Region’s Savoir-Faire
Creation of perfume
Photography : International Perfume Museum in Grasse, Carlo Barbiero

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