Lavender, Jasmine, Bergamot
It has been said that lavender is the soul of Provence, its purple mountain fields stretching to the horizon, the herbal fragrance wafting to the clouds. Grasse, a small town in Provence, is called perfume capital of the world due to the intoxicating fragrance of lavender. In the Middle Ages, Grasse was known for its high quality leather, but it had just one flaw, the hides’ offensive animal odor. Perfumer Gallimard had the remedy. He made a pair of perfumed gloves for Catherine de Medici that later became the fashion of the era, launching a perfume industry in the small leather-making town that gained worldwide prominence.