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The MIP's Gardens
27 May 2014 / 15h45
Salvia sclarea Salvia sclarea L. Lamiaceae family Of the multitude of species of sage, only clary sage is used in perfumery. That is why it developed in the Grasse region between the two wars...
The MIP's Gardens
27 May 2014 / 15h30
Narcissus Narcissus poeticus L. Amaryllidaceae family Of 22 species of narcissus, the most widely used in perfumery is the Narcissus poeticus known as white Jeannette or Poison virgin. It grows wild...
The MIP's Gardens
27 May 2014 / 15h30
Tuberose Polianthes tuberosa L. Amaryllidaceae family The tuberose's perfume, rich and honeyed floral bouquet, is one of the most powerful in the vegetable kingdom. In 1632, it was introduced in...
The MIP's Gardens
27 May 2014 / 15h30
Iris Iris pallida Lam and Iris germanica L. Iridaceae family Only iris rhizomes - that is to say, the buried part - interested perfumers. After drying for three years, the latter can produce a fine...
The MIP's Gardens
27 May 2014 / 15h30
May rose Rosa x centifolia Rosaceae family The Damascus rose, rose centifolia or May rose is one of the few roses used in perfumery. It is native to eastern Caucasus and would have passed through...
The MIP's Gardens
27 May 2014 / 15h45
Viola Viola odorata L. Violaceae family Violet has been grown in the region since 1755, but intensive production didn't take off until the nineteenth century. Viola odorata flowers, grown between...

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