Grasse’s fragrance makers, however, tell a different story. Robertet, which produces raw materials, only saw a 4% drop in turnover by June 2020. “Not all the sectors we supply have been impacted in the same way by the pandemic, which obviously helps us limit the damage.” While the fine perfumery sector has been hit hard, fragrance producers can tell a different story because they also supply hygiene and household products and food flavourings. [...] Robertet’s 900 employees, half of whom work in production, were able to continue working. “Globally, it is a resilient industry,” says Julien Maubert. “We’ve obviously lost some of our turnover but we’re not complaining. We’re one of the lucky ones..."
— Read more in When Covid-19 came to land of French fragrance, flowers bloomed only for some at Monaco Tribune.