Candied rose petals

The sweet month of May

In the towns and villages of the Grasse region - Le Plan, Plascassier, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Pégomas, Opio, Vence – roses are omnipresent during the month of May. And in the Confiserie Florian workshops, they are transformed into myriad delectable wonders. The Centifolia and Tango roses are where the magic begins. The first, which inspired the greatest designers and earned Grasse the reputation as a world capital of perfume, is the “cent-feuilles” or “hundred petals” – a precious springtime treasure! The broad petals of the second are wonderful for making delicate crystallized flowers, tossed in candy sugar and bathed in syrup for twelve hours in special crystallizing trays.