Beautiful shots of the Cote d'Azur and the making of a new perfume by Lentheric at Grasse.
Cote d'Azur, France; where we see the making of a new Lentheric perfume.
Several shots show the harbour at Cannes and the Monte Carlo skyline; exterior of the Hotel De Paris. People sunbathing beside swimming pools; being brought drinks by a waiter. Several shots of vegetation in the area, cacti and rose bushes growing.
L/S of the town of Grasse; several shots of the town and small perfumeries; nice M/S of a perfumery window display. At one of the perfume factory men unload bales of hay from a truck; other ingredients in boxes and sacks: incense, orris root, benzoi, sandalwood and tonka beans; a man sniffs some of them. Several shots show the making of a perfume; leaves are pulped in an extractor vat; steaming pistons work away; mixtures are stirred and seen in bubbling flasks trickling through funnels and into stills. Several shots in the perfume blending room; a girl fills a bottle with the finished product - clearly marked 'Lentheric 14'.
Several shots of Grasse and the many perfumeries, most in old converted houses; a girl sniffs from a large bottle of coloured liquid; more are on display along with perfumes in a glass cabinet. In Cannes we see several shots at the Hotel Majestic; people sit around the pool, sunbathing and eating. Good shots of two girls serving themselves at a buffet table beside the pool. L/S of the beautiful Bay of Angels at Nice; M/S of the Promenade des Anglais at Nice where police outriders lead the way for two coach loads of international beauty journalists who are here for the launch of the new Lentheric perfume. They arrive at Hotel de Paris.
At the perfume launch in the hotel ballroom we see the guests eating at tables; several portraits of women that "match and inspire the perfumer's skill" are displayed by liveried men on a stage. Two of the flunkies bring in parcels of perfume in a sedan chair; the packs are distributed amongst the guests who open them and sniff the new perfume. At Nice Airport, a BEA air hostess takes perfume parcels from a delivery man onto the plane. Exterior of Nice Airport; L/S of the plane taking off.
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