Vive la France: Grasse et Aix en Provence

Grasse is considered the world’s capital of perfume. The town has a nice smoky (“per fumum”) smell. If you would like to explore a new thrilling scent, buy fragrances from Serge Lutens – they are the most exciting ones. Aix-en-Provence is the city of arts and light. Paul Cézanne was born and died there – a Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne can be said to form the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the early 20th century’s new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism. The line attributed to both Matisse and Picasso that Cézanne “…is the father of us all…” cannot be easily dismissed.

“In dieser Welt riecht alles, und doch duftet nichts mehr.”

“Sich vom Parfum zu befreien, der flächendeckenden Odorierung entfliehen. Die Sauce weglassen, um den Geschmack des Salats wieder zu entdecken.”

One Response to “Vive la France: Grasse et Aix en Provence”
  1. matthias says:

    das atmet – bravo!

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