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Rose

Native to Asia Minor, the rose has been crowned "Queen of the flowers" since antiquity, the rose is the icon of the flower world both because of her culture and symbolism.

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June 7, 1494: Treaty of Tordesillas

The day on which the world was cut in half and Brazil became the only Latin American country to speak Portuguese.

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June 4, 1783: The first identified UFO

Ever since the legend of Icarus, man has always dreamed of flying like a bird. However, none has ever made it to the clouds until the Montgolfier brothers introduced an invention that would give a new view on the world.

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Restaurant to be: Health Inside

With nice weather right around the corner, winter dishes are no longer in season. It's time to get back to a healthy and balanced diet. Make your way to the Health Inside restaurant where balanced dishes and quality ingredients are used to make healthy meals without sacrificing quantity.

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Hydroxycitronellal

Certain flowers in perfumery are considered "mute". This means that it's impossible to extract the necessary amount of essential oil from the flower itself.

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April 15, 1874: How impressive!

The young artist impressionist movement was as short lived as the innovative movement but marked a turning point in the history of art.

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April 7, 1795: One meter measures one meter

While today, one meter measures one meter, two centuries ago, this phenomenon was revolutionary!

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Restaurant to be: the Nicole Flamel Inn

Welcome to the oldest Inn in Paris. For over 600 years, the Nicola Flamel Inn, the most famous alchemist in Paris, offers authentic French cuisine in a romantic setting filled with history.

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Aldehyde

Aldehyde was discovered in 1835, and is categorized by the length of its carbon chain (the number of carbon atoms present in a molecule). The length of this chain varies between 1 and 12 carbon atoms.

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March 3, 1875: “ L’amour est enfant de bohême”

While today Carmen is one of the most performed operas, it's debut was a true disaster. The composer George Bizet, never lived to see the success of his opera, as he died a couple days after the premiere.

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March 24, 2808: Construction of the Brongniart Palace

The Brongniart palace was commissioned by Napoleon 1 to control and develop the economy. The building was designed like a classical temple, and has housed the Paris stock exchange for over a century.

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The Ineko cafe

Let yourself indulge in a lit zen journey at the heart of the Marais with dishes and desserts that bring you back to childhood.

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Tonka Beans

The Tonka bean comes from a tropical tree in South America. It is used in cooking as well as in medicine, and has revolutionized the world of perfumery. Its fragrance, mostly made up of coumarin, has introduced the world to fern-based scents.

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February 8. 1828: Jules Verne

He is born in Nantes at the beginning of this revolutionary century. The ocean nearby will cast him off to faraway lands that will go on to inspire his resounding adventure novels.

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February 17, 1904: Madame Butterfly

It is in 1900 in London that Puccini discovers the story of Madame Butterfly, and decides to make an opera of it. After a disastrous premiere, the play has flourished today, to be one of the most popular in the world.

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Restaurant to be

Discover the flavors of Morocco while never leaving the Marais. All you need to do is get yourself to Chez Omar, located at 47 rue de Bretagne to have one of the best couscous in all of Paris.

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January 5, 1874: The inauguration of the Garnier Opera

Three bombs, one unknown architect, and 13 years of work is what it took to bring the most Napoleon III themed edifice to the City of Light.

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January 11, 1886: First world championship of chess

64 spaces, 32 pieces, and an infinite amount of possibilities... Considered a "mental arm wrestle", the game of chess, once reserved for the noble classes, has now become one of the most renown thinking games of the world.

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Ambroxan

Developped in the 50's, ambroxan was used as a replacement to natural ambergris in perfumes. Its sensual scents and numerous facets made it a major player in modern perfumery, and can also be found in oriental perfumes as well as floral, aromatic, fruity and woody fragrances.

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Chez Alain Miam Miam

While strolling at the Marché des Enfants Rouge, there is a good chance that at the turn of a stand, you will hear a “Miam-Miam” In this case, do not hesitate and follow the sound of the voice, you are not far from the best sandwich of Paris (and maybe even of the world!)

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The Sandalwood

Also called “liquid gold”, sandalwood has been used for more than 4000 years in Asia because of its numerous medicinal or olfactory properties. 

Known in form of incense since the dawn of time, its use in perfumery dates only from the 19th century. Its olfactory roundness and ability to sublimate other notes quickly made it a must in modern perfume.

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