UNESCO Recognizes the Grasse Region’s Perfume Skills

PARIS — The skills related to perfume in the Pays de Grasse region of France — considered the birthplace of modern perfumery — has been inscribed in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Specifically, UNESCO has recognized the area’s cultivation of perfume plants, knowledge and processing of natural raw materials, and art of perfume composition. The communities and groups involved in fragrance making there are grouped under the Association du Patrimoine Vivant du Pays de Grasse (or Living Heritage Association of the Region of Grasse).

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