No one in the world does perfume like the French.
Wondering where to buy exceptional perfume in Paris that's going to leave you smelling delicious? You've come to the right place. We've put together a list of our favorite parfumeries in the French capital, all of which will have you coming back for more. Forget chain beauty stores and take a look at these individual, typically French boutiques. You can even create your own scents, putting together all of your favorite odors and ingredients.
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The most ARTISANAL
ÉDITIONS DE PARFUM FRÉDÉRIC MALLE
Finding a delicate fragrance can be a real headache. How about something more artisanal that enhances your personality? Parfumier Frédéric Malle will wow you with his talents in making the most refined eaux de parfum! His collection includes a captivating range of fragrances. Whether you're looking for citrusy scents or something more floral, woody notes or perhaps refined leathery tones, Frédéric Malle's team will have you leave feeling inspired (and of course smelling divine!).
We love Dans Tes Bras
Address: 37 Rue de Grenelle, 75007
Monday 12-7pm, Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 7pm
THE MOST ORIGINAL
Parle Moi de Parfum
This family-owned boutique is now run by Benjamin & Romain Almairac, who are continuing to faire vivre their father's 45-year legacy, constantly building on fragrance formulation experience and bringing you the best in French aromas.
Benjamin & Romain's expertise began with their training in Grasse, the French perfume-making capital. Even Dior and Burberry have invited them to design custom scents for the fashion giants! Their cosy yet chic boutique, boasts a selection of over 200 raw materials, which serve as a basis to create their niche scents.
We love Une Tonne de Roses
Address: 10 Rue de Sévigné, 75004
Monday - Saturday 11am - 7:30pm
THE MOST PERSONNALISÉ
If you don't have much time in Paris, but still want to get your hands on that special scent to take home, head to Nose. From big brand perfumes to more niche and local perfumers, Nose has everything you need to spoil your nose! Plus, the staff at their charming boutique in Paris' 2nd arrondissement are on hand to offer you personalized advice and even sample tests, helping you pick the right scent for you without wasting any time!
Our pick: too many to choose from!
Address: 20 rue Bachaumont, 75002
Monday - Saturday 10:30pm - 7: 30pm
THE MOST EXCLUSIVE
If going to individual boutiques is too much of a hassle, you must visit Galeries Lafayette for your one-stop perfume shop. They offer a huge range of scents and often propose exclusive editions that are very hard to find elsewhere! Plus, what's not to love about shopping in one of the most iconic stores in Paris, with it's astounding dome and view over the whole city!
Our favorite is Onde sensuelle
Address: 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009
Monday - Saturday, 9.30am - 8.30pm, Sunday 11am - 7pm
Galaries Lafayette Haussmann
We love prestigious French brand L'Artisan Parfumeur, and we're sure you will too. Head to Galeries Lafayette to find their exclusive edition fragrances: Amour Nocturne, Haute Voltige, Rappelle-toi, Onde sensuelle.
And finally... bring a piece of France home !
We love Île d'amour
Boutique address: 196 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75007
10am - 7pm everyday
Museum of Fragonard Perfume: 9 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris
Monday - Saturday 9am - 5:30pm, Sunday 9am - 4:30pm
With over 300 years' experience in perfume production, Fragonard excels in creating luxurious yet subtle scents that remain affordable. The ingredients they use in production are all chemical-free, so you can be reassured that you are only putting natural elements onto your skin. Fragonard also has a great range of authentic French gifts to take home, from home deco to books and clothes. It's easy to get lost in their wonderful world!
Call out to all perfume lovers!!! Fragonard even has its own perfume museum with everything you need to know!!!
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