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979 chemin des Gourettes
06370 Mouans-Sartoux

Entre Mouans-Sartoux et Mougins, en Face de Botanic

979 chemin des Gourettes 06370 Mouans-Sartoux

Les heures florissantes

Spectacle Déambulatoire avec occupation de lieux

Une chorégraphie de : Hervé KOUBI en partenariat avec les danseurs du Cannes Jeune Ballet du Centre International de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, Direction artistique : Paola Cantalupo

Durée : 40 mn. Entrée spectacle : gratuit – Informations : Jardins du MIP – 3++ (0) 04 92 98 92 69

5 plantes dans tous les sens : de la matière au produit

L’été 2012 est l’occasion pour les Jardins du Musée International de la Parfumerie de présenter, en collaboration avec l’Université de Nice, les recherches des étudiants du Master FOQUAL 2 (chimie fine) sur une sélection de matières premières de parfumerie : Jasmin, cassis, basilic, immortelle et encens.

Viola

Viola

Viola odorata L.

Violaceae family

Violet has been grown in the region since 1755, but intensive production didn't take off until the nineteenth century. Viola odorata flowers, grown between Vence and Tourrettes-sur-Loup, are harvested in March, but no longer only interest florists ; the leaves release a green note quickly adopted by perfumers in search of original raw materials. The flower extracts were reconstituted by chemists in 1898.

Broom or Spanish broom

Broom or Spanish broom

Spartium junceum L.

Fabaceae family

Originating from Europe, the broom used by perfumers was Spanish broom. Wildflower is a Mediterranean shrub, which was harvested in Esterel and has never been cultivated. Broom flowers appear from May to June and release a delicious fragrance. However, their flavour deteriorates and changes once they are picked. Something concrete still manages to be extracted a with notes evoking Provencal honey.

Bitter orange

Bitter orange

Citrus aurantium L. var. amara

Rutaceae family

Bitter orange is native to the Far East. Its fruit, bitter orange, was the only orange known to the Europeans for over 500 years. The perfumer used all parts of the tree: the foliage, fruit and flower etc. The main growing centres were the region of Vallauris and Bar sur Loup. Currently, it is mainly used in Morocco and Tunisia.

Mimosas

Mimosas

Acacia dealbata Lam.

Cassie

Acacia farnesiana Wild

Fabaceae family

Jasmine

Jasmine

Jasminum grandiflorum L.

Oleaceae family

There are about 200 species of jasmine. Only two are used in perfumery. This is the case with Jasminum Grandiflorum used since the dawn of time. Originally from India, jasmine was introduced to Grasse in 1560. Jasmine is harvested from July to October. Collection must take place at dawn and the flowers are processed quickly. The jasmine-rose floral rapport is the heart note most commonly used in the creation of high-end perfumes.

Lavenders

Lavenders

Lavandula latifolia L. f. Medikus, Lavandula angustofolia Miller, Lavandula angustifolia Miller x

Lamiacieaes family

Rose Geranium

Rose Geranium 

Pelargonium graveolens L’Her.

Geraniaceae family

In the sixteenth century, the Dutch botanist Paul Herman brought the geranium back from South Africa. But the leaves and stems of rose geranium were only distilled much later to produce an oil that smells like much that of the rose. The whole plant has a slightly minty dewy scent. The essential oil is floral, dewy, powerful, sulphide, peppery, minty.

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