There are two perfume museums in Paris; one is the Fragonard Musée du Parfum, which is more of a historical run through of one successful brand that has made over 100 celebrity perfumes, from Paris Hilton to Elizabeth Taylor.
But the other perfume museum is a lesser known one called Le Grand Musée du Parfum. Tucked away in a ivy-filled courtyard, Le Grand Musée traces the history of perfume, from ancient Egypt to Coco Chanel’s No. 5. Set inside a stately 19th century mansion, it’s a walk through a garden of mystery smells, a mock-up perfuming studio and the raw materials that make scents.
This summer, it’s all the rage with a live perfumist studio, where guests can make their own scents with the help of local perfumers, who teach you how to balance out a fragrance. Be ready to follow your way through this museum to get away from fashion week crowds.
La Collection des Matières Premières, une installation unique où tous les sens sont sollicités. « Le toucher », chaque sphère renferme l’odeur d’une matière première en la tournant le visiteur choisit la langue et découvre son histoire. The Perfume Ingredient Collection is a unique installation that offers to the visitor to use all their senses. “Touch”, the visitor can turn the sphere to choose his language, in each sphere you can smell a raw material and discover his story. Designed by @harveyandjohn #senses #materials #parfum #perfumes #smell #instapicture #design #installation #grandmuseeduparfum #museeduparfum #grandmuséeduparfum #museeparis #olfactive #ouïe #odorat #toucher #inspiration #73faubourgsainthonoré #spring #may #8mai #inspirational #bankholiday #sun #visiteur #visit
Text by Nadja Sayej