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Best perfume stores in Paris

From legacy fragrance houses to multi-label boutiques, here are the best perfume stores to visit the next time you’re in Paris

Beyond its beautiful architecture, impeccable fashion and infectious romance, the City of Lights has also been the home to old perfume houses that have been around for hundreds of years. Apart from the usual big names we are so familiar with, such as Chanel and Dior, Paris also has a rich history in perfumery, which makes it appealing to industry experts and discerning fans. From storied fragrance houses like Guerlain to small, niche brands like Ex Nihilo and everything in between, here are the best perfume stores in Paris to visit when you find yourself in the French capital. 

  • Serge Lutens

    Since it opened in 1992, fans of Serge Lutens’ fragrances have flocked to it to experience the vision of its founder in its totality. Strategically located amongst the shopping arcade of the Palais Royal, it is nestled between antique, vintage and art shops. All decked out in lavish hues of purple and black, this space is almost reminiscent of an oriental temple of sorts, and it is not only magical for fragrance fans, it’s also sheer fantasy for art and interior fans.

    You can discover the brand’s full range of product offerings, including the Section D’Or and even boutique exclusives you can’t find anywhere else in the world. If you feel like pampering yourself, pick up the Veilleur De Nuit Eau de Parfum.

    This exquisite blend is the culmination of rare and precious ingredients like tuberose, castoreum, musk and a touch of dark chocolate for a scent that’s sure to be unforgettable.

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