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Musee Du Parfum, Paris

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For a change from the usual art museums, try visiting Musee Du Parfum, a fascinating and luxurious museum of perfume. The museum was created in 1983 by the Fragonard perfume company within a Napoleon III town-house. As you tour the site, check out the period furnishings and perfume exhibits, including antique perfume bottles, containers, toiletry sets, stills for steam distillation of perfume extracts, and more. Displays show you how perfumes are made today as well as the history of perfume manufacturing and packaging.

Of particular interest is an orgue à parfum, or a perfume organ, with tiers of ingredient bottles arranged around a balance used to mix fragrances. You won’t leave Musee Du Parfum without discovering the secrets behind their most famous scents! Find out how to plan Paris trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • But what a beautiful visit in addition to being very interesting. A free tour that informs you about the world of perfume. I recommend this visit to all.
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  • LOPERA Garnier France is a country of perfumes Often used lavender revolts Early June to September Many countries come to buy And make the free visit there will be conferences in September Workshops exist Lrs perfumes must be put a shade Leau de Cologne fdute very little time The toilet a little more perfume water after then perfume water Then the perfume Then the essence that say more Long To be nose there are 3 schools United sir 5 years Higher School of perfume over 3 years And has fat it there's a school over 1 year Being nose it's like a composer It's INEE GOOD VISIYE AND TO BIENTOT
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  • My sisters and I booked a bus tour which provided us free entry to the perfume museum. This was an informative and fun experience for all three of us, with different personalities and interests. Our g...  more »
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  • Had a wonderful time learning about fragrance and essence and imports and all the very interesting things that go into perfume. The guided tour was free and they had an English option which was great for us visiting from the US. The fragrances were exquisite and the staff was exceptionally pleasant and helpful. I highly recommend coming here if you're by the Opera.
  • Friendly free tours offered at this small museum including one in English. They do try to sell you perfume at the end by letting you try different scents on and offering a discount if you bundle the bottles and buy more. The museum bathrooms are clean. You can shop in their perfume store at the end of the short tour where the also sell soaps and candles. The museum is located near the Opera metro stop.
  • A visit of fascination, but it's so interesting to see and learn where and how perfume has come to be. A bit of fun on the free tour too with a smell test of pleasant aroma. Glad to have visited, not a long tour but well worth a look and smell. Great staff.
  • We really enjoyed our visit! The museum offers free guided tours that last about 40 minutes, our guide was super nice and engaging. It was also a great way to learn about Fragonard perfumes.
  • The free guided tour is interesting, but mostly a way to get tourists to buy their perfumes and other goods afterwards. Good rates, and lovely typical French products.
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