In the south of France, the city of Grasse has been the center of the French perfume industry since the 16th century. After four years of renovations, a museum dedicated to explaining and celebrating perfumery has reopened in this historic city of scent.
— A short piece on NPR talks about the recent reopening of the International Perfume Museum in Grasse. About 4 minutes long; near the end, they talk to perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena. Listen at French Perfume Museum A Bouquet Of Scents.
when my French teacher takes students to France they go to Grasse. I thought they went to a perfume museum, but I guess it wasn't that one.
My French teacher collected perfume.
There's also a Fragonard museum there, and possibly others.
Talk about heaven on earth!
It would be fun to go, wouldn't it?
Talk about a fun school trip! It reminded me of Anthony Bourdain's travel/food show “No Reservations – Paris”.
In the closing minutes, he impresses upon the viewers how the French have an appreciation and enjoyment for art in all it's forms, whether it's food, architecture, or fashion.
I'm terrible — haven't watched a single one of his shows. Hear they're fun. When he goes to Grasse I'll watch