Musée du Parfum, Paris

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The Musée du Parfum, also known as the Fragonard Musée du Parfum, is a French private museum of perfume located at 9 rue Scribe, in the 9th arrondissement of Paris.LocationThe museum is located near the western side of Opéra Garnier.Hours and admissionThe musée is open daily; admission is free.HistoryThe museum was created in 1983 by the Fragonard perfume company within a Napoleon III town-house (built 1860). Its rooms contain period furnishings and perfume exhibits, including antique perfume bottles, containers, toiletry sets, stills for steam distillation of perfume extracts, etc. Displays show how perfumes are made today, and present the history of perfume manufacturing and packaging. Of particular interest is an orgue à parfum (perfume organ) with tiers of ingredient bottles arranged around a balance used to mix fragrances.
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  • Very interesting hidden place to visit in Paris. Unique collection pieces exposed. Very good explanations of the guide. Just two minutes from the Opera Garnier. And it's free.  more »
  • Let's not delude ourselves, the goal is to sell you perfume! We can't help but get excited about the range, the choice of their marketing strategy and we can be seen with quality local products. Nice little detour but we recommend the visit to Grasse.
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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.
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