The Rose, flower of eternal femininity

The Rose, flower of eternal femininity

Omnipresent in perfumery, the queen of flowers offers the best of herself in May. Generous, carnal and sensual, this "royal" rose captivates us as soon as its disturbing and airy trail unfolds. What are its secrets?

It is in Grasse, the capital of world perfumery, that the Centifolia rose, nicknamed May rose because of the month in which it is harvested, is patiently cultivated alongside the other exceptional flowers of the Pays de Grasse: jasmine, tuberose, rose geranium and iris pallida. Pampered and then harvested by hand according to ancestral techniques, these fleshy roses characterized by the abundance of their petals are then distilled according to specific processes in order to extract the precious rose absolute. Characterized by its generous bright pink petals,  that blooms in the month of May, the Centifolia rose offers a powerful honeyed fragrance that is immediately engraved  in our memory. This is why it has been acclaimed by the greatest perfumers since the 16th century.

M.Micallef's roses

True to its adage "From the Flower to the Bottle", M.Micallef produces itsown Centifolia roses in a short circuit in Grasse within the Domaine Terre de Jasmin, in collaboration with the producer of perfume flowers, Pierre Chiarla. Ideally positioned, this estate offers an exceptional terroir with flowers that flourish there in majesty before appearing in the scores of iconic M.Micallef fragrances such as Pure Extrême, Royal Muska or Glamour.

 

M. Micallef partner of the Rose Festival on May 14 and 15

An unmissable event on the French Riviera for all lovers of Roses, the Fête des Roses et des Plantes takes place in the jewel of the Côte d'Azur: the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, built during the Belle Epoque in Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat by Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild. Installed in its wonderful gardens, this event brings together rose growers, horticulturists and craftsmen from all over the world, all working on the theme of the rose. Punctuated by elegant artistic animations, this event allows M.Micallef to present its wonderful floral creations and invite visitors to come and discover the fields for a picking if they want to experience a moment of grace in Grasse!

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