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town (1990 pop. 42,077), Alpes-Maritime dept., SE France. Probably founded in Roman times, Grasse was a commercial center during the Middle Ages. Destroyed many times by the SaracensSaracens
, term commonly used by medieval Europeans to designate the Arabs and, by extension, the Muslims in general, whether they were Arabs, Moors, or Seljuk Turks.
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, it was an independent republic from the 12th cent. until its union with the earldom of Provence in 1226. In 1536 the town was destroyed by Francis I to prevent the advance of Emperor Charles V. Surrounded by fields of flowers and rose gardens, Grasse is a center of the French perfume industry. Points of interest include a splendid early Gothic cathedral (12th cent.); a town hall built partially in the Middle Ages; and a museum containing paintings by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, who was born in Grasse.
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A while back I was a real estate broker in California and I've always been interested in architecture and interior design," says Mark de Grasse, founder of MegaMad Industries.
One of the rising stars in the sport, De Grasse won the 100 and 200 during the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships, setting the Hayward Field all-conditions record in the 200 with his wind-aided 19.
Like many of the luxury houses, it also hired its own in-house perfumer, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, a third-generation Grasse perfumer whose family has lived in the French perfumery capital for five centuries.
EDT - A 17-year-old student was arrested Thursday in Grasse, France, after allegedly opening fire at a high school and injuring two people, according to media reports.
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Grasse is a town in the hills close to the French Riviera.
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The Fragrance Foundation Arabia (FFA) recently hosted a jury panel meeting of its annual FiFi Awards at the Musee International de la Parfumerie Grasse, France to evaluate and determine the winners of the Perfume Oscars.
The EPA has finalized its plan to clean up contaminated river sediment at the Grasse River Superfund site in Massena, New York.
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The tour will be held in the cities of Paris and Grasse, allowing participants to dive into the history of perfume and the art of creating perfumes.