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Summer Fruits - Part I - Blackberry

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Summer Fruits - Part I - Blackberry

Today we start a new series about fruits, its nutritional values, vitamines and minerals for your health and wellbeing. Let's talk about blackberries. There are wild berries or the cultivated ones which you can grow in your own garden, quite effortlessly. They only need a lot of sun and something to cling to. That's it! When growing, the fruits look like rapsberries but their consistence is quite compacter. When the fruits are ripened they become black. Did you know that blackberries contain a lot of vitam C and K? Very important for staying healthy! Additionally, they contain minerals such as...

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Enjoy August! Holiday time!

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Enjoy August! Holiday time!

And here we go again! It's Holiday time! The best time of the year! Now we all can slow down a little without having remorse, spend the days a little more relaxed. We feel better because we all get more of the sun, blue sky, summer breeze, tasty ice-cream, a beautiful tan, become more active, play tennis, swim in the ocean or on  beautiful coast line and best of all: we have a lot  more leisure time!  Live just like the Italians do: spend the days on the beach, i. e. Positano or Rimini, and relax, enjoy the sun with your...

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A little history about Fragrance, Perfume and the City of Grasse - Part V

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A little history about Fragrance, Perfume and the City of Grasse - Part V

Nature has a lot to offer. To extract the essences ot flowers, blossoms and plants are the basis of perfume manufacturing. This is a highly complex procedure to gain the precious essences of every blossom. That is also the reason why many perfume are so expensive. They have a lot of different essences combined to a very perfect and special perfume with each essence. The variety of the essences and the combination is what it makes so special. For example the attar of roses costs up to 12,000 US $ or 10.000 Euro per Liter. So now you know why...

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A little history about Fragrance, Perfume and the City of Grasse - Part IV

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A little history about Fragrance, Perfume and the City of Grasse - Part IV

There is so much more to tell about the history of perfume! Not only our ancestors used and loved it, but we like to use it today a lot! And this not only for our body but also for our houses, cars, wardrobes and closets! And not to forget, a lot of shops use it to enhance the shopping sensation you have when visiting their shop! It makes a big difference whether it smells really really good in a shop or not, doesn't it? There are a few iterative ingredients which are most often used to produce a perfume. On...

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A little history about Fragrance, Perfume and the City of Grasse - Part III

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A little history about Fragrance, Perfume and the City of Grasse - Part III

Fragrance and Perfume is not a product of our decade, but it does already exists for at least 3000 years! Even the Egyptian women used a whole lot of fragance and perfume to enhance their beauty and charisma.  In the City of Grasse you can find an historic museum with a lot of these little flacons which once contained fragance or perfume. They are very tiny but beautiful and often covered with gold or ornaments.  One of the biggest perfume producer in the South of France has also a museum in Éze, where you can find lots of these flacons....

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