CARRIERE FRERES | The Museum Collection - ACACIA
CARRIERE FRERES | The Museum Collection - ACACIA - 185g is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.
Native to the eastern U.S., the acacia, or black locust tree, has lush, cool green foliage, flat pods that hold their seeds and clusters of sweet, cream-coloured flowers. Cultivated in Europe since the 17th Century, the tree can live for over 300 years. Today, in Paris, you can still see two unique specimens, planted by King Henri IV's gardener back in 1601.
In collaboration with the Paris national Museum of natural History, Carrière Frères highlights plants that are unusual, exotic and packed with history.
Authentically beneficial, the acacia appeasing properties help to :
✓ Soothe and improve your sleep,
✓ Relax the nervous system.
Standing at the crossroads of life sciences, Earth sciences, human sciences and evolution, the Museum has been devoted to biological diversity and to relationships between nature and human society for nearly 400 years. Created in 1635 in Paris as a royal garden with medicinal purposes, it became the Muséum d'Histoire naturelle, or Museum of Natural History, during the French Revolution, in 1793.
In the heart of the Museum archives is a collection of vellum paper unique in all the world, rich of 7000 pieces : plants and animals are represented on parchment made of calfskin. These drawings, that date from the early 17th Century to the mid-19th Century, are of a fineness rarely seen; the coloured plates making up the Museum's vellums reveal rare or unusual plants. By working with the national Museum of natural History, Carrière Frères has chosen to reconnect with botany's historical wealth and centuries of enlightened research.
The partnership with the Museum's researchers and with Robertet Group perfumers in Grasse, has produced three original and innovative fragrances: the absinthe a plant with stimulative power and an intense vegetal aroma, the acacia an ancestral tree with a flowery sweetness and the waterlilly a perennial water plant with a fruity fragrance.