Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Oldest Perfume Factory
I can never do a wordless without saying something.... In our trip we decided to visit Fragonard in Grasse, France one of the largest, oldest and experienced perfumeries in the city. We got a chance to have a guided tour in fragonard factory, the rooms are glutted with a lot of extremely puissant smell.
They’ve had quite a bit of practice at this industry... The historic perfume factory in the heart of the Old Town is one of the oldest in Grasse, the present premises have housed perfume making from 1782. In 1926 they took the name of Parfumerie Fragonard as a tribute to the famous painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard.
One of the several things France knows how to do the best, is perfumes. Grasse is the center of the French perfume industry and is known as "la capitale mondiale des parfums" the world's perfume capital.