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A Perfumer's Garden in Grasse

L’Occitane is delighted to return to Chelsea once again in 2015 with a new show garden, this time bringing to life the sights and scents of Grasse “the world capital of perfumery” with the help of award-winning L’Occitane’s La Collection de Grasse fragrances were inspired and named after this famous town in the south of France.

A Perfumer's Garden in Grasse

The collection includes stunning fragrances that combine precious ingredients from lands near and far such as Jasmine & Bergamote, Néroli & Orchidée, Vanille & Narcisse and Thé Vert & Bigarade. Each eau de toilette in the collection is made with precious natural extracts, which yield the purest and clearest notes.

A Perfumer's Garden in Grasse

The area of Grasse unites all the know-how of perfume making in a single space: the cultivation of flowers, their transformation, extraction and composition, allowing a fragrance creator to work with  an amazing palette of raw materials. Garden Designer, James Basson who has won awards at RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court shows, as well as a Gold medal and ‘Flowers and Peace’ award at the Gardening World Cup, has designed the L’Occitane garden. Modelled around Basson’s first-hand experiences in Grasse where he has a home, the garden brings together the key plant species and breath-taking Grasse scents and colours from the rich landscape.

A Perfumer's Garden in Grasse

Plant list  

Hedge
Osmanthus heterifolius
Olea europea
Cistus albidus
Cistus monospliensis
Arbutus unedo
Quercus ilex
Laurus nobilis

Perfume plants
Thymus vulgaris
Lavandula officinalis
Iris germanica
Jasminum officinalis
Peaonia officinalis
Citrus bergamia
Citrus aurantium
Citrus limon
Citrus retuculata
Rubus laciniatus

Lavoir
Mentha aauatica
Selaginella denticulate
Cyperus esclentus
Asplenium tricomanes
Pteris vitata
Adiantum capilus-neneris
Polypodium cambricum
Phylitis scolopendrium
Ceterach officinarum

Meadow and sub shrub
Thyus seriphellum
Thymus ciliate
Saturea montanta
Scabious atropurpurea
Sedum sediform
Silene cretica
Vicia craca craca
Muscari americanum
Brizia maxima
Poa nemoralis
Avnula bromoides
Ribies Nigrum
Rosa centifolia
Gardenia jasminoides
Polianthes tuberosa