Le Grand Musée du Parfum
What was the first perfume known to mankind? How do master perfumers create fragrances? How are smell and emotions connected? How does the sense of smell work with olfactory memory? What raw materials are used in today’s fragrances?
Le Grand Musée du Parfum is a new cultural institution which opened in December 2016. It is dedicated to fragrance and the sense of smell and is an emblem of French culture and France’s leading-edge creative audacity. It is a precious addition to Paris’ unparalleled palette of museums. Le Grand Musée du Parfum has accepted the incomparable challenge of making the invisible palpable, sweeping visitors deep into an unforgettable sensory and artistic experience. The visitor path, teeming with interactive, innovative museographic creations, incorporates state-of-the-art technologies – from projection mapping to experiential olfactory inventions – and depicts the three major chapters of perfume history, from the Egypt of the Pharaohs to present day, a chance to explore a unique collection of over 60 scents, all waiting to be sniffed over the course of the museum tour.
Le Grand Musée du Parfum is a place for meeting others, sharing ideas, dialoguing, and delving into new worlds. As an independent entity, it devotes great energy to handing down this intangible legacy, heightening awareness of the savoir-faire, creative process, and artistic and scientific skills of perfumers, conveying these fascinating facts to the widest possible public. This new Parisian cultural entity contributes, in its own right, to France’s artistic and cultural renown, perhaps even inspiring younger visitors to new vocational choices.
Practical Information :
Tel.: +33 (0)1 42 65 25 44
73, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Tuesday – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; late-night opening Friday until 10:00 p.m.
(Admission ends one hour before Museum closing time)
Closed Mondays except during France Zone C school holidays
The Museum is open on public holidays
Concept Store open only during Museum hours
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