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Happy Monday, and happy New Year’s Eve. It’s also the 7th day of Christmas (swans a swimming) and the 6th day of Kwanzaa. Birthdays: Diane von Fürstenberg and Anthony Hopkins. What fragrance are you wearing?
Reminder: on 1/4, wear a fragrance to match Living Coral, Pantone’s color of the year for 2019…
The pair started planting jasmine grandiflorum - a key ingredient in top French perfumes like J’adore L’Or or Chanel number 5 - in their farm in June. It is back-breaking work as every tiny flower has to be harvested by hand over a three-month period.
But if all goes to plan, within four to five years, they will be the second biggest producers of the prized white flower in France.
— Read more at Flower power returns to Grasse amid influx of young growers to 'world's perfume capital' at The Telegraph.