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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Musée du Parfum Fragonard in Paris

The Musée du Parfum Fragonard in Paris is presented in the following clip, which I came across on Youtube. The Fragonard Perfume Museum is taking two sections of a specially rearranged town house in the heart of Paris, the decoration following the Napoléon III style, accepting visitors from all over the world.
Agniezska Buziani guides us through the old alembics which were used in Grasse, perfume capital in France since the 17th century. Cyprien Fabre explains to us how the family has been collecting perfumery instruments and objects for generations.
And of course there are several flacons and boxes displayed, many of the objects which one can imagine appearing in novels by de Maupassant, Balzac, Flaubert and other authors.
Towards the end you can see a traditional perfumer's "organ", that is the organised desk with rows of essences, classified according to volatility (top, heart and bottom notes) for the perfumer to act as a musician when composing sonorous chords (scent accords).



Fragonard Perfume Museum: 9 rue Scribe 75009 PARIS, FRANCE Tel. +33 (0)1 47 42 04 56

Related reading on Perfume Shrine: Travel Memoirs Paris Shopping

Later on we will be continuing with reviews of the three Les Nez fragrances!

Clip originally uploaded by cap24paris on Youtube

2 comments:

  1. I have to say I do like their Fragonard by Fragonard Helg!

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  2. They've got a couple of nice frags out there, M. I like their soaps!

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