The Hotel Daunou Opera is located just a five-minute walk from the Musée du Parfum Fragonard. This fascinating museum invites you to take a free guided tour and discover the history and secrets of perfume making and packaging.
The Fragonard Perfume Museum in a few words
In 1926 the perfumer Eugène Fuchs acquired a former tannery in the town of Grasse and converted it into a perfume factory. Fuchs called his enterprise Fragonard in honour of the famous local painter and sculptor Alexandre-Évariste Fragonard. This perfumery developed and was passed down from generation to generation, becoming an institution and a brand noted for excellence in the world of perfume.
Nestled in the heart of Paris, the Musée du Parfum Fragonard reveals the secrets of every stage of perfume manufacture, from the raw ingredients to the final finished product.
An initiatory journey
Your olfactory journey will take you from antiquity to the present day and show you all kinds of fascinating artefacts related to perfume making and packaging, including raw materials, measuring instruments, steam distillation stills, apothecary jars, pomanders, perfume burners and perfumery-related objets d’art, as well as an interactive map designed to help you identify various plant aromas. Your journey continues in a recreation of an early 20th century perfume factory where the various stages of perfume making are shown. An olfaction room gives you a unique opportunity to test your nose!
The Musée du Parfum Fragonard also boasts a magnificent collection of ancient and rare perfume bottles. This display of sometimes curious containers testifies to the extraordinary history of perfume through the ages.
A fragrance workshop where you can create your own perfume
Take advantage of your visit to become a perfumer’s apprentice and create your own fragrance by mixing different essences. Please note that you need to book in advance to attend this workshop.
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