I have several pictures of me at Fragonard the perfume factory in Grasse but I thought this was the most interesting. It is a picture of the laboratory of the NOSE at Fragonard. The job of the NOSE or the perfumer is to create the formulas for fragrances. Now days a NOSE usually has a degree in chemistry as well as the ability to smell exactly. There are about 300 NOSES in the world and most of those are men. A perfume factory has to employ a NOSE so their product smells the way they want it to.
One quart of pure essence of rose would cost about $25,000. Remember a quart is four cups. It takes about 20,000 pounds of roses to make a quart of pure essence of rose.