400kg of roses for 600g of Chanel N°5 perfume


© Chanel - 400kg of roses for 600g of Chanel N°5 perfume
© Chanel
Rose harvesting requires specific, reliable techniques that can only be learnt through lots of training and experience. It's a long, meticulous job: it takes an hour to pick between 5 and 7kg of flowers (a long job when you consider it takes 400kg of roses to make just 600g of perfume!).


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