“FROM FLOWER TO FRAGRANCE: THE
CRAFTSMANSHIP OF A CHANEL PERFUME”

HARPER’S BAZAAR

Much is made of the painstaking process of Chanel’s couture dressmaking, or the many meticulous steps that go into creating it s handbags, but less thought is given to the craftmanship of forming a fragrance. The latter may be more accessible to the everyday shopper, but the same level of care and detail applies during production behind the scenes. The house of Chanel’s latest creation, Gabrielle Essence Eau de Parfum, is an example of precisely the artistry and expertise that underpins the luxury label.

It is made with flowers from Grasse, the heartland of scent, found in the hills north of Cannes. I visited the fields of Chanel there, where, across five acres of farm, five species of flowers are grown for fragrances… READ MORE AT [harpersbazaar.com]

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