Friday, September 8, 2017

A little history: The Perfume Museum

Two steps away from the Opéra Garnier, in the mansion where Maria Callas once lived, we find this small museum. Opened in 1983 by the Fragonard family (one of the most reputed strains of French perfumery), this interesting collection is a journey through the 3000 years of perfumery, from the stills used in ancient Egypt to the labels and flasks of the last century . In one of the rooms the visitor is encouraged to test their olfactory abilities through a myriad of essences. Attention to the traditional furniture of the perfumer containing hundreds of azmicles and a balance of millimeter precision. It is the so-called 'organ', in reference to the master's abilities to create perfumes in the same way that a musician composes his symphony. Really beautiful. Open from Monday to Saturday from 9 to 18 hours (free admission)