The very unique geographic setting of our land, between the mountains and the sea, bathed in Mediterranean sunlight, and home to the Parc Régional Naturel des Préalpes d’Azur, gives all our flowers exceptional olfactory qualities and create a wealth of biodiversity conducive to supporting research and development programs for the cosmetics and aromatherapy industries.
On the coastline you’ll find orange blossom and mimosa;
At 300m altitude grow the Centifolia rose, jasmine, and tuberose;
At 500m altitude, the violet grows best, as well as iris, narcissus, and many other cosmetics plants;
Above that, there is wild lavender, narcissus, broom, and aromatic and medicinal plants.
Each of these exceptional flowers grows on land that is called “extreme.” This word “extreme” defines a limited geographic corridor beyond which they could no longer bloom; but inside this famous corridor, they give their best. This is one of the factors contributing to the fact that such olfactory qualities cannot be obtained anywhere else in the world.
The chalky-clay soil, rich but difficult to work, also contains all the elements essential to exceptional blooming.
Lastly, the Grasse microclimate, with mild winters and hot, wet summers, is especially favorable to development of exceptional fragrances.
We currently are growing about 40 acres of perfume plants. However, not all of our available space is being utilized, which allows us the privilege of welcoming new projects and new crops.