Marcel Proust's famous madeleine experience notwithstanding, our sense of smell is the one most closely tied to memory and emotion. Perhaps, then, you shouldn't be surprised if a few old, happy memories surface at the new museum dedicated to fragrance. Le Grand Musée du Parfum takes you on a multisensory journey, delivering intoxicating history and science lessons on olfaction, psychology and perfume itself, from its origins to the creation of contemporary elixirs. We wouldn't expect anything less from the country that's been at the center of the scent industry since the 17th century.


Le Grand Musée du Parfum is the first museum dedicated to perfume.
Fragrance is inextricably linked to Parisian culture, style and identity.
73 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris
Tues.-Thurs., Sat. & Sun., 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.