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Entre la mer Méditerranée et les Alpes, Grasse est depuis trois siècles la capitale mondiale du parfum.
Between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps, Grasse has been the world's capital of perfume for three centuries.
Partout sur les collines, des champs de fleurs.
Flower fields are all over the hills.
Transformées, elle donneront les plus fines fragrances.
Transformed, they will give the finest fragrances.
Au mois de mai s'épanouissent les pétales de la reine absolue, la rose centifolia.
In May flourish the petals of the absolute queen, the centifolia rose.
Un petit bijou végétal originaire du Caucase.
A little vegetal jewel from the Caucasus.
Dès l'aube et depuis trois générations, la famille de Carole Biancalana capture son essence éphémère et volatile.
Since dawn and over the past three generations, Carole Biancalana's family has captured its ephemeral and volatile essence.
- Elles sont hyper sensibles, hein, selon l'heure, à 15 minutes près, on est.., on passe du bouton à la rose bien ouverte, bien fleurie.
- They are hyper sensitive, depending on the time, by a matter of 15 minutes, we are ..., we go from a bud to a well opened, well flowered rose.
La rose, on la prend par le pédoncule et on la tourne, voilà.
The rose is taken by the peduncle and rotated, that's it.
Sans casser les boutons qui sont autour.
Without breaking the buttons that are around.
Voilà, celle- elle n'est pas prête, c'est pour demain, alors que toutes celles- sont ouvertes.
There, this one isn't ready, it's for tomorrow, whereas all those are open.
Dès qu'on voit le pistil, c'est que c'est l'heure.
As soon as you see the pistil, it means it's time.
Dans une matinée, quand on récolte, les milliers de petits bruits comme ça...
In the morning, when we harvest, these thousands of little noises...
- C'est vrai qu'après tout le travail qui a été fait tout l'hiver, on n'a qu'une envie c'est qu'il y ait cette explosion d'odeurs, , qui arrive uniquement au mois de mai.
- It is true that after all the work that has been done all winter long, we only want one thing to happen, that there be this explosion of smells, which happens only in the month of May.
C'est intense, c'est court, et il faut que ça soit explosif et c'est chaque fois comme ça.
It's intense, it's short, and it has to be explosive and it's always like that.
- Ce parfum si particulier, si complexe, vient du terroir, vraiment.
- This fragrance that is so particular, so complex, it really comes from the terroir.
Ce climat tempéré, à la fois humide, à la fois avec l'influence de la montagne d'un côté, de la mer de l'autre, ces influences salines - c'est comme pour la vigne - vont donner quelque chose de très très particulier à cette rose.
This temperate climate, at the same time humid, both with the influence of the mountain on one side, the sea on the other, these saline influences - it's like for the vine - will give something very very particular to this rose.
Carole confie ses récoltes à l'un des meilleurs nez au monde, François Demachy.
Carole entrusts her harvest to one of the best noses in the world, François Demachy.
Originaire de Grasse, il crée des parfums pour la maison Dior.
Originally from Grasse, he creates perfumes for the Dior house.
- C'est toujours magnifique et puis surtout ça sent.
- It's always beautiful and most importantly, it smells.
C'est formidable.
It's amazing.
Le parfum de la rose, ça a cette particularité de pouvoir se marier avec beaucoup de produits. Après c'est une question de goût.
The perfume of the rose has this particularity of being able to marry with a lot of products. Then it's a question of taste.
C'est un produit précieux, très cher. Donc on la réserve à des emplois très très particuliers.
It is a precious, very expensive product. So we reserve it for very special uses.
C'est surtout vrai dans "J'adore L'Or", dans lequel on a mis à la fois de la rose de Grasse et du jasmin pays de Grasse.
This is especially true in "J'adore L'Or", in which we've put both Grasse rose and Grasse country jasmine.
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