Imported from Australia by British botanists at the turn of the 19th Century, mimosa has since become the Côte d’Azur’s floret: the solar bushes now blossom on the hillsides of the Esterel Massif.
A wild vegetal composition, the Estérel perfume is as vibrant and delicate as the mimosa’s clusters.
On the French Riviera, between Mandelieu and Saint-Raphaël, the ochre slopes of the Massif de l’Estérel are throwing themselves into the clear Mediterranean waters. Between coves and scrubland, typical aromatic plants of the region grow side by side with mimosa, imported on this volcanic land at the beginning of the XIXth century. Its clusters, of the brightest yellow, now graciously perfume the Massif slopes, where it has been flourishing since its introduction by botanists during the Second Empire.