Saturday, October 02, 2010

Sharing image from perfumery article on Grasse perfume industry

I have been reseraching on the Internet for years, and I stumbled across an article, in French, on the early Grasse perfumery industry.  I laboriously translated it into English, and copied and pasted the twenty or so illustrations into the English version. What a lot of work, but worth it for my students!

This image is just so lovely. It's of the pomade room at Robertet in the 1800's.

Here's another image:

This image is of the Roure Bertrand plant, and those are orange blossoms on the ground, and people with shovels, scooping them up into the distillation units you see around the wall. Neroli!
If you click on the image, you will see it in a larger version.

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