i read this beautiful article in lonny magazine
and keep going back to it so i thought i’d share it here.
joseph mul’s farm has been in his family for five generations. the farm located in the south of france, 4 miles from grasse near the côte d’azur. this beautiful farm is where the may roses (rosa centifolia) that go into every bottle of chanel no. 5 are grown. each may, for approximately three weeks, the farm harvests approximately thirty-five to forty tons of may roses. each rose is processed within an hour and twenty minutes of being picked. isn’t that incredible?
each bottle of perfum has twelve may roses and one thousand jasmine flowers. legend has it the the perfume’s name comes from the fifth of six batches originally created for chanel. five was also her favorite number. if you head over to the original article on lonny
there’s a beautiful video about the making of the perfume. according to the article a bottle of chanel no. 5 sells every thirty seconds.
i’d love to visit this farm one day… and maybe leave with pockets full of roses.
a few summers ago i participated in nicole and candice’s photo retreat in france. we spent bastille day in the south of france watching the fireworks in the dorgogne valley below. it was pretty spectacular.
happy bastille day francophiles!
Our first morning in Beynac-et-Cazenac, Nicole and Candice took us to the market. The soaps were sweet smelling (I wish I’d bought some!) and the strawberries and peaches tasted like nothing I’ve ever had. Can I go back now please?
Also, if you want to swoon over the loveliness of Beynac check out Trisha’s photos. They’re incredible.