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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

Salvia sclarea

Salvia sclarea

Salvia sclarea L.

Lamiaceae family

Of the multitude of species of sage, only clary sage is used in perfumery. That is why it developed in the Grasse region between the two wars. Perfumes based on clary sage were also very fashionable after the 1st World War. It flowers from July to September and provides several products. The essential oil gives off a sweet, ethereal, herbaceous note and the concrete adds a note of ambergris in some male and female fragrances.

Narcissus

Narcissus

Narcissus poeticus L.

Amaryllidaceae family

Of 22 species of narcissus, the most widely used in perfumery is the Narcissus poeticus known as white Jeannette or Poison virgin. It grows wild in the mountain meadows. Auvergne provides the only French production of cultivated narcissus. Its flowers have a particular olfactory note popular with perfumers. They are harvested in April and May.

Tuberose

Tuberose

Polianthes tuberosa L.

Amaryllidaceae family

The tuberose's perfume, rich and honeyed floral bouquet, is one of the most powerful in the vegetable kingdom. In 1632, it was introduced in Provence where its olfactory power seduced glovers working with scented leathers. Tuberose only flowers once in July-August. The corollas are harvested at dawn. The absolute from pure tuberose is now one of the most expensive extracts available to the perfumer.

Iris

Iris

Iris pallida Lam and Iris germanica L.

Iridaceae family

Only iris rhizomes - that is to say, the buried part - interested perfumers. After drying for three years, the latter can produce a fine powder containing an essential oil called " iris butter ". Its scent is flowery, sweet rich, oily and resistant to the sensitivity of violet, a lightly wooded powder.

 

May rose

May rose

Rosa x centifolia

Rosaceae family

The Damascus rose, rose centifolia or May rose is one of the few roses used in perfumery. It is native to eastern Caucasus and would have passed through Persia before arriving in Europe in the late sixteenth century. The harvest takes place in May and early June. The may rose has a rich and sweet smell, it is deep pink and very tenacious. The dew note is one of the most commonly used notes in perfumery.

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