Grasse is the centre of the French perfume industry and is known as the world's perfume capital (la capitale mondiale des parfums).Many "noses" (or, in French, "Les nez" (plural)/"Le nez" (singular)) are trained or have spent time in Grasse to distinguish over 2,000 kinds of scent. Chanel's perfume N°5 was created in the south of France in 1921. Grasse had 2,000 hectares of flower fields in the early 20th century. Each flower head consists of 1000 -2000 individual flower heads.

Let’s take a closer look at those beautiful, sometimes plate-size, flowers. Grasse is especially known for its fragrant May rose, the pale pink flower that blooms in May, and jasmine. So much to my surprise, sunflowers in France have not always been one of their agricultural crops. Renowned as raw materials of excellence, the cultivated flowers of Grasse attracted many great perfumers, including Ernest Beaux, the creator of this jasmine flower elixir, which was born from a meeting between Chanel and the Mul family, a partnership that has lasted for 5 generations. Grasse is a scenic 42-mile drive from Nice, taking around 45 minutes. Dec 10, 2012 - Explore berniekath's board "Grasse, France" on Pinterest.

By Liana Schaffner Beauty Passport: Grasse, France You’ll find the world’s finest perfumes (and most abundant flower fields) in a place that’s stuck in the past—centuries in the past. Taxi, train and bus options are also available.
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See more ideas about Grasse, France, Provence. Today, there are 40 hectares but the authorities are tripling that, attracting new growers Credit: Magali Delporte EuropCar (0871 384 1087; ) offers five days’ car hire from £254.

Answer 1 of 5: In Grasse and would like to visit some flower fields. At Le Domaine de Manon, outside of the Grasse city limits, tours of flower fields are given during the harvest, which is generally May for roses and August through mid-October for jasmine. Grasse has had a prospering perfume industry since the end of the 18th century. That means up to 2000 seeds per flower. The one our guide book suggests is only open on Tuesday and the staff at our hotel has said they've never heard of people visiting flower fields around this town.