Paris, the most romantic city on earth, and considered by many the most beautiful, too. But if beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then what is in the nose…? The nose is a truth-teller – it knows beauty when it smells it and boy does it smell it at the newly re-opened Le Grand Musée du Parfum.
Paris is famous for doing things exceptionally well, for taking the small things and giving them a little, je ne sais quoi…
Le Grand Musée du Parfum is a perfect example of this and it is nothing short of magnificent. An ode to all things olfactory, this Parisian museum pays homage to all things perfume in the most subtly spectacular of ways.
Closed for four years for renovations and careful tinkering it has finally re-opened after an extensive re-design by architecture firm, Projectiles, and it is breathtakingly beautiful. Staged over three floors it exhibits work by several guest artists, all of whom have contributed to the exhibition with cutting edge perfume experiences.
From ‘Blossom’ by Violette Hout, an evocative design experience dedicated to six interpretations of the rose, to ‘Scents Garden’ by Projectiles, where presence detectors are used, to a digital ‘Perfumer’s Organ’ by Jason Bruges and the elegant hanging ‘Scent drops’ designed by Harvey and John, this is without doubt a museum experience not to miss.