FLEURS & PARFUMS

Les savoir-faire liés au parfum en Pays de Grasse inscrits au Patrimoine Culturel et Immatériel de l’Humanité

 

 

The skills related to perfume in Pays de Grasse, entered on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on November 28, 2018, is a chain of savoir-faire and regionally specific knowledge honed from one generation to the next since the 16th century, a time when the city’s tanners, scenting their leathers with local essential oils, progressively became perfumers. This generated momentum in the cultivation of perfume plants as crops and the rise of processing industries that worked with these natural raw materials.
Explore the International Perfume Museum, the only institution in the world dedicated to preserving and promoting the world’s venerable legacy of smells, aromas, and perfumes. Visit one of the city’s perfume factories, create your own personalized fragrance, and stroll through flower fields and gardens that recall and renew the heydey of the French Riviera, celebrating Grasse and the region that bears its name.