Posts Tagged ‘walking tour of Paris’

L'Heure Bleue, by Guerlain

Scents and Sensibility: A Perfume Walking Tour of Paris, Part II

On the right bank, we’ll start our perfume walking tour of Paris at the Chanel boutique (31, rue Cambon, in the 1st Arrondissement), where the list of fragrances is familiar to most of us. But I love the more obscure selections, such as Chanel No. 22. They don’t receive as much attention, but they are originals and were created when Coco was still alive. Cristalle is also one of my favorites. For those of you who don’t really wear perfume, it’s a light and easy fragrance to wear daily. 31 rue Cambon is a heady new addition to the collection, so it’s worth a sniff when you are at the boutique.

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Dior Diorella 1970s perfume ad by Rene Gruau

Scents and Sensibility: A Perfume Walking Tour of Paris, Part III

In the Marais, our first stop on this part of the perfume walking tour of Paris is l’Artisan Parfumeur (34, rue des Francs Bourgeois, in the 3rd Arrondissement). It has a boho apothecary vibe and fragrances like Timbuktu for the guys or Chasse aux Papillons for the gals. For your home, it carries candles in elegant containers with antique gold lids. For traditionalists, nearby is Fragonard (51, rue des Francs Bourgeois, in the 4th), a perfume house with over 100 years of history.

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