The Great Parisian Perfume Makers

The Great Parisian Perfume Makers

The typical Parisian woman is often referred to as strong, sturdy character.

You can imagine that her perfume is made in her own image. Paris is home to some great perfume houses, which are a delight to the eyes as well as the nose. If you are visiting Paris, don’t hesitate to visit their wonderful boutiques.

Artisan Parfumeur

This perfume company was born in the heart of Paris in 1976, founded by perfumer/chemist Jean Laporte, who pioneered the niche perfumery movement. The Artisan Parfumeur imagines visionary, original perfumes, while working with exceptional raw materials. Combining artisanal skill with contemporary creation, l’Artisan Parfumeur charms with is creativity and impeccable quality.
The Artisan Parfumeur’s large boutique is across from the Louvre. Here you can find the most captivating fragrances to perfume your skin, as well as your home and even your car…
Do you find yourself enticed by the mysteries of scents? Take part in one of the company’s olfactory workshops! Alone, or in a group, à la carte or made-to-order, the workshops are conducted in French or in English!

2 rue de l’Amiral de Coligny, 1st Arrondissement
+33 (0)1 44 88 27 50
Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (except holidays).

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Serge Lutens

A key player in the French fashion world, Serge Lutens got his start as a fashion photographer before becoming recognized as the symbol of freedom through make-up and the man that every fashion magazine fought over. He developed his first perfume for Shiseido in the 1980s, and in 1992 he founded the “Salons du Palais Royal,” a perfume company for the most demanding customers, which would later become the Serge Lutens boutique: a magnificent place you absolutely have to visit. Here you will discover some unsuspected fragrances…

142 Galerie de Valois, 1st Arrondissement
+33 (0)1 49 27 09 09
Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (except holidays) 


Fragonard was founded in 1926 on the Riviera. Eugène Fuchs, its founder, chose the name as a nod to the famous painter from Grasse, the town which had welcomed him and his family. For 3 generations, the company prospered in tradition. Grasse, Eze, and then Paris, Fragonard produces elegant perfumes known around the world.

A stone’s throw from the Garnier Opera house, take advantage of a free guided tour of the Perfume museum, better known as the Fragonard museum. Built in 1983 by Fragonard, the museum features the history of perfume and scents over the centuries. Distillation equipment, toiletries, packaging…the collection is as beautiful as it is impressive.

Le musée du parfum

9 rue Scribe, 9th Arrondissement
+33 (0) 1 47 42 04 56

Open Monday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open Sunday and holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Métro Opéra – Near the Garnier Opera house

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Le musee du parfum
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Credit Paris Tourist Office – Marc Bertrand

Fragonard Louvre
 – Carrousel du Louvre

99 rue Rivoli, 1st Arrondissement
+33(0)1 42 96 96 96

every day: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
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