Let's take a tour of the narcissi of Auvergne – Poécile
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Let's take a tour of the narcissi of Auvergne

Narcissus is a genus of perennial, hardy, bulbous flowering plants with deciduous foliage in the Amaryllidaceae family. Native to Western Europe, particularly the Mediterranean region, these plants now grow all over the world, particularly in Auvergne

Fields of white narcissus in the sun


The narcissus is an easy plant to grow and thrives in many conditions, whether in clay, sand or limestone soils, but it prefers well-drained soils rich in organic matter, with a sunny or lightly shaded environment, whether indoors or out.

Every year in late spring, part of the Aubrac plateau, a mid-mountain region of France where the Aveyron, Cantal and Lozère départements meet, is draped in a blanket of white. After the snow in winter, the heady-scented narcissi cover these high-altitude meadows. These wild flowers are the source of a harvest that is unique in France. From the last days of May to the first days of June, they are picked using a technique that has gradually become mechanised, and then processed for the perfume industry. The wild flowers are then transported to Grasse, where they are used to make perfumes.

Bouquet of white narcissi in a vase


Auvergne is famous for producing narcissi for use in perfumes. Auvergne narcissi in particular are prized for their delicate fragrance and are used in a variety of perfume creations.

At Poécile, the Auvergne narcissus is present in Eden Volcanique, the perfume inspired by the Auvergne. It was very important to us that narcissus should be the heart note of the perfume inspired by our region.

Eden Volcanique Eau de Parfum by Poécile



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