Tuesday, 10 April 2007

Almost Nice: Grasse 1

Grasse, as probably everyone knows, is or was the home of the perfume industry. Nowadays perfumes and flavourings are usually synthetic so where there used to be fields of roses and jasmine we now see gleaming factories.
This is a fairly standard view from the Cours Fragonard looking past the Fragonard perfume factory and museum towards the Cathedral. Standard it may be but that doesn't prevent it from being lovely...

7 comments:

freelancer said...

Ha Grasse et ses senteurs ... il faut être un nez pour aprécier toutes les fragrances

isabella said...

Been there...done that;-)
Merci, quand meme!

tut-tut said...

Haven't been there, so thanks for the beautiful photo!

Ex-Shammickite said...

I agree, a lovely photo..... (sniff, sniff) .... what's that delightful smell....?

Bela said...

Grasse is still the home of the perfume industry. I belong to an American message board devoted to perfume; most members dream of going on a pilgrimage to Grasse.

There is a hotel that offers lectures and workshops on perfume as part of a package. If anyone is interested, I can post details here (if you don't mind, Angela).

Memories Catcher said...

Haven't been there.
Great photo.I like the colors and the contrasts.Good details.Well done!

Z said...

I'm curious: what did the place smell like when you were there?