Today Jasmine has practically disappeared from Grasse. It is still grown in Morocco, but the two major producing countries are now Egypt and India. In India the flowers are traditionally cultivated for ornamentation, and an extraction industry was started up in the late nineteen-seventies.
Jasmine blossoms in the summer, from June to October. The flowers open before dawn and must be picked very early in the morning. The Jasmine plantations in India are concentrated in the regions of Coimbatore (Karnataka) and Madurai (Tamil Nadu). Biolandes' Jasmine concretes come from Tamil Nadu and are processed in France to produce absolute.
has developed an original use for the organic Jasmine grown at its farm in Khemisset: the flowers are treated with an original 100% organic process that results in a floral extract whose Jasmine note is enhanced with a green, animalic, honey-like facet.
Worldwide production of Jasmine concrete ranges from 7 to 8 tons, mainly from India and Egypt.