Fragrance The scent tree
The International Perfume Museum and its gardens in Grasse are the starting point for a series of scent concepts that interpret a single natural ingredient. The gardens are planted according to the scent families of traditional perfumery, with florals, herbs, woods and others grouped together.
The conservatory gardens form an olfactory landscape, where crop fields share space with fragrant plants. An illustrated scent tree with a branch for each scent family serves as a map of the gardens and is also used to explain the relationship between the plants and other raw materials used in perfumery. Citrus fruits, imported spices, wild herbs and flowers in various colours are arranged along the branches of the tree.
This scent tree is the model for classifying the single-ingredient scent concepts.