A worker picks centifolia roses for Christian Dior at Domaine de Manon in Grasse, southern France. ‘Working with a mask and not smelling is pretty frustrating,’ says horticulturist Carole Biancalana. Photo: Valery Hache/AFP

Why the French can’t smell the roses: masks bloom among the flowers in perfume capital

  • It’s harvest time in France’s perfume capital Grasse, but this year the seasonal workers won’t be smelling the roses
  • Wearing masks and working separate rows, the pickers gather the petals which are destined for Dior and Chanel perfumes
Topic |   Beauty
A worker picks centifolia roses for Christian Dior at Domaine de Manon in Grasse, southern France. ‘Working with a mask and not smelling is pretty frustrating,’ says horticulturist Carole Biancalana. Photo: Valery Hache/AFP
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