The story begins 500 years ago in a small French village called Grasse. As the craze for leather products swept over 16th century Europe, leather gloves, bags, and clothes became very popular. However, people were often bothered by the distinct odor of their leather products, only except one artisan’s leather products spreading a pleasant, subtle scent. Its secret was the lavender and rose from the mountains in Grasse, France! She purchased an old distiller and applied oil that had been extracted from the wild lavender in the mountains. These fragrant leather products immediately captivated the aristocracy, which was the key that saw the “Grasse” region reborn as a haven for perfumeries.
- A perfume village in France with 500 years of tradition and pride, producing over 6,000 different fragrances.
- ⅔ of French perfume compounds are produced.
- The homeland that embodies the spirit of perfumers itself.
Grasse l’Esterel and Valentine contains the scent of lavender and rose from the Grasse Mountains! The traditions of Grasse, the paradise of perfumes, will continue on.