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-HonorĂ© 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.

27 comments:

  1. Must have been quite interesting to be around there viewing the oldest perfume factory :P

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  2. I bet it was well worth visiting. I would almost certainly find it interesting. Happy WW

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  3. What an interesting place! Were the fragrances there strong, or are they well contained?

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  4. Wow! I want to visit a perfume factory too!

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  5. Never been there before. Happy WW!

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  6. Love it!!! Did you have your own signature perfume made? I've heard of people doing that and it sounds like so much fun :-)


    God bless,
    Sallie

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  7. Those are great shots and a very interesting post.

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  8. Wow! Perfume factory, interesting and unique!

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  9. Neat bit of history, and some cool photos too. And it's very seldom anybody goes completely wordless...

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  10. Fantastic! The only other reference I have heard to Grasse is in the novel PERFUME.
    Very interesting.

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  11. I love perfume!!! that's a very interesting place sis..

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  12. These "exhibits" deserve all the words :)

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  13. Great shot. How do they smell..Happy WW.

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  14. I guess all those Coco Chanel thingy and the like come from here, eh? Happy WW! :)

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  15. Very nice pictures but this needed your nice write-up.
    We went through Grasse on the way from Nice to Provence. We had spent a couple of days and a night in Antibes, just up the Rivera.
    ..

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  16. Merci encore pour le passage et le commentaire

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  17. Interesting photo sis! I would love to go there and have some perfume for myself lol!

    happy wordless!

    http://edsmommylife.com/?p=611
    http://www.mypreciousniche.com/2008/09/wordless-wednesday-reminiscing.html

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  18. My first visit ... I am so selos of your trip. Hope you had a good I mean great time! Salamat doon on your comments on my uncommon photographers site!

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  19. i don't mind if it isn't 'wordless' at all! something interesting as this don't have to be wordless after all. i like the photos and the history behind them.

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  20. I'll forgive you the words as it was such an interesting post!

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  21. I have a perfume I discovered in France and I have to order it online now. The French do many things very well and perfume is close to the top! Happy WW!

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  22. and they look delicate, thanks for visiting my blog.

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