Thursday, May 08, 2008

Jasmin



What a lovely job, harvesting the jasmin. The micro-climate around Grasse on the Côte d’Azur is ideal for growing flowers and you can visit the various perfumeries in the area today. These ladies were gathering the harvest around 1909.

This is my 100th card!

6 comments:

Titania Starlight said...

I would love to visit those perfumeries. I found out that the fine perfumes that are not derived from petroleum will not give me migraines. Most of your everyday perfumes will send me reeling with a headache. What a sensitive nose I have.

Are those ladies wearing white? I wonder how they kept so pristine? The way I am, I would have looked like a ragamuffin by the end of the day. :o)

Ken Albin said...

I just love your postcards! They really capture an earlier time. I used to dabble in making colognes and perfumes and had a lot of fun with it. Some day I will have to get back into that. Thanks for sharing.

Worldman said...

I rememer those beautiful scents when I visited Côte d'Azur. I always brought some essences and little bags with jasmin or lavender leaves to my wife.

And congratulations to your 100th card. This is a nice achievement. I have seen most of them, always with a great pleasure. And I am looking very much forward for you to reach (of course, in our company) your 1'000th card.

Anji said...

Titania: I suppose they would wear light colours to keep cool in the sun. They look so romantic, but I bet they were very hot and their backs ached at the end of a long day.

Ken: I remember messing around with rose petals when I was young. They usually went brown a horrible because I forgot about them.

Peter: Your wife is a very fortunate lady. I wonder how old I'll be when I reach my 1000 card.

Willow said...

Very romantic! Keep imagining the soft jasmin scent....

Anji said...

Willow: I learnt today that someone has bought it. If it was up to me we'd keep most of our cards....