Hi, it’s me Marimonda!
Today, I’d like to introduce you Musée du Parfum, a perfume museum by Fragonard. France is known for its perfume industry worldwidely and the Fragonard is one of the oldest perfumery in Grasse. Even though this is a private museum where the company wants to present their perfumes to promote their sales, it’s a good place to get to know about perfume for free of charge.
Things to do
Built in 2015, the museum is just few steps away from the Opéra Garnier. Here you can do some activities related to perfumes.
There are free guided tours in several languages. The tours takes about 30 mins and you can check the schedule at the entrance. I could learn A to Z of perfume in this place from how to extract essence to labelling. It was quite interesting to see the development of the methods producing perfumes and notes. Even if I don’t remember most of them now, I think it’s useful and fun experience. Beautiful collections of the labels and ancient perfume containers caught my eyes, too. Seeing mini bottles of perfumes in the past, I could see the people in the past had the similar way to live and paid a lot of attention to their appearance like us today.
What I liked the most in the tour was the last section. In the end of the tour, I was guided to the perfume store where I could get all the products from Fragonard. I am not a big fan of perfume, so I don’t have many opportunities to try various perfumes.
At the last course of the guided tour is guessing the scents of the perfume. It was very fun and informative to have enough time to think about scents essence in a perfume and try to guess. Sure, it can be one of their selling strategies, but still they don’t force me to buy something. It’s a place rather promoting and giving a positive image to their brand than selling stuffs. We tried out three different perfumes, and try to guess the target of the perfume and ingredients. It was quite fun actually.
The short visit to the perfume museum was ended after the guessing game. They also sell some products, but purchasing is not necessary. As I mentioned above, the tour was free and the quality of the tour was quite high.
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Address : 3-5 Square de l’Opéra-Louis Jouvet, 75009 Paris, France
Hours : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.) / Closed on Sundays.