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    Default Article: A Perfume Lover's Visit To Grasse

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    Fascinating! Thanks for a thorough tour. I especially like the bronze perfume "vendor". Very interesting!

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    Thank you for a very informative and fascinating tour.

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    Kumquat and Odysseusm: thanks very much indeed for taking the time to write.

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    Thanks for the tour and the lovely pictures.

    Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink; are we ever going to get a perfume museum where you can smell (some of the ) products..

    What did they sell at the gift shop?

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    Thanks so much for this wonderful article. I visited long ago and was underwhelmed, but I think it is worth a second try.

    I'm all for the "shabbier" southern French towns--and in fact prefer them to their glossier cousins.

    @furrypine: I see the Osmothèque in your future!
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    Quote Originally Posted by furrypine View Post
    Thanks for the tour and the lovely pictures.

    Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink; are we ever going to get a perfume museum where you can smell (some of the ) products..

    What did they sell at the gift shop?
    Furrypine, the shop didn't make a huge impression on me. There were several French books and the usual tourist junk. Not much else, really.
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    I am a Jasmine Award winning fragrance critic, amateur perfumer, Basenotes contributor and regular columnist for Esprit Magazine. My perfume guide, Le Snob: Perfume, is published by Hardie Grant. Click on its title for more info.

    For giveaways, reviews of new perfume releases and thoughts on all sorts of scent-related matters, please visit Persolaise.com or find me on Twitter or Facebook.

    Many thanks.

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    Thanks to everyone else for your comments.

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    Default Re: Article: A Perfume Lover's Visit To Grasse

    Quote Originally Posted by furrypine View Post
    Thanks for the tour and the lovely pictures.

    Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink; are we ever going to get a perfume museum where you can smell (some of the ) products..

    What did they sell at the gift shop?
    My understanding is that Chandler Burr's center of olfactory art at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City will feature scents instead of packaging. Unfortunately, the projected November 2011 opening has been delayed.

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    I went there when I was 6 - I loved it.

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    Nice article, but one editorial comment: a 'spendthrift' is a wasteful or profligate person. I think you mean to say "Grasseois are thrifty" or some such.

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    Nice article, but one editorial comment: a 'spendthrift' is a wasteful or profligate person. I think you mean to say "Grasseois are thrifty" or some such.

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    Gmb, you're absolutely right! Thank you, and well spotted! The text has been edited.

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