Objet phare des musées de Grasse

The MIP's Gardens

Jasmine

27 May 2014 / 15h45

Jasmine

Jasminum grandiflorum L.

Oleaceae family

There are about 200 species of jasmine. Only two are used in perfumery. This is the case with Jasminum Grandiflorum used since the dawn of time. Originally from India, jasmine was introduced to Grasse in 1560. Jasmine is harvested from July to October. Collection must take place at dawn and the flowers are processed quickly. The jasmine-rose floral rapport is the heart note most commonly used in the creation of high-end perfumes.