Friday 8 October 2021 at 7.30 p.m. L'Historique des parfums

Updated: Jun 24

Germaine JONES - en français / in French via Zoom


La magie des parfums fascine le monde depuis l'Antiquité. En France, le climat privilégié dans la zone sud autour de Grasse permet la culture des fleurs qui entrent dans la composition des parfums. Sous l'influence de Catherine de Médicis, la fabrication des parfums s'est développée et est devenue la plus grande industrie de luxe de la France. De l'essence ... au flacon, nous suivrons l'itinéraire de ce produit encore plein de mystères. Nous toucherons aux problèmes d'imitations et de plagiats.


The magic of perfumes has fascinated the world since ancient times. In France, the favourable climate of the area in the south around Grasse has made it possible to cultivate those flowers which are key ingredients in the composition of perfumes. Under the aegis of Catherine de Medici, the manufacture of perfumes developed to become the largest luxury industry in France. From the extraction of oils to bottling, we will trace the processes which go into making this product, which is still full of mystery. We will also touch on the problems of imitations and fakes.