The new creative center, located in the Suresnes
district, boasts a new and creative perfumery laboratory together with R&D and analytical facilities, according to CPL.
The material comes from 16 districts in lie de France (Colombes, Bois-Colombes, Clichy, La GarenneColombes, Levallois-Perret, Courbevoie, Nanterre, Puteaux, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Se vres, Suresnes
, Boulogne, Saint-Cloud, Vaucresson, Marnes-la-Coquette and Garches) and three arrondissements (wards or zones) in Paris.
Focusing on the municipal colonies established by the left-wing suburbs of Paris (most notably Suresnes
and Ivry), Downs uses these institutions as a prism for examining a wide range of topics, from attitudes toward children to gender, from ruralism to welfare reform.