Knowledge The International Perfume Museum outside Grasse is an open-air conservatory for fragrant plants and flowers connected to the area’s century-long history of perfumery. Its gardens are planted according to traditional scent families, with florals, herbs, woods and others grouped together.
Archive Scent families
Vetiver grass has traditionally been used to make cooling curtains and for scenting rooms in hot and humid climates. The fragrance used in perfumery is, however, obtained from its dried roots.