Wednesday, 15 May 2013

La maison des parfums

When visiting the brand new 'cour des senteurs' or scents courtyard, the first building one enters is 'la maison des parfums' or 'house of perfumes' where important dates in the history of perfumery are presented from as far back as the 1st century and scents can be smelled via little spray machines!

Lorsque l'on visite la toute nouvelle cour des senteurs, le premier bâtiment dans lequel on entre est la maison des parfums. Y sont présentées les dates importantes de l'histoire de la parfumerie depuis le 1er siècle et des senteurs peuvent être senties grâce à des petits pulvérisateurs muraux !

17 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Fascinating! Would love to visit there!

Jack said...

It must be challenging to present different scents without having them all run together.

Barbara Farr said...

Interesting places. I don't have a 'good' nose though.

LONDONLULU said...

I love that first shot, I was trying to imagine how the repository might be structured and this is so fascinating. I love that you get little spray machines! (Also, Perfume of the Guillotine! Haha, I wonder if it outsells Chanel No. 5:)

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting museum, I want to visit there someday!
Léia

Alain said...

On dit qu'a Versailles, la Cour se lavait peu et se parfumait beaucoup. La tradition se serait-elle maintenue ?

llandudnopictures said...

My wife would love this place!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I wonder how the scents have changed over the ages? Interesting exhibition space, neat tile work.

Tanya Breese said...

i would love to visit there...i am so happy i am not allergic to scents!

JM said...

Patrick Süskind's book came immediately to my mind. I can only imagine the different scents in the air over there.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fascinating Ciel..I wonder if my L'Air du Temps is in there, I believe it's been around for longer than moi :)

VP said...

Can't go there with a cold...

Lowell said...

Some "allergic" folks would find this place a threat! :) Make scents to me!

We visited a perfumery in Paris. Lois loved it. I took pictures. Mostly outside. :)

All is well. Thanks!

Birdman said...

Perfume museum with real spray?????

James said...

Sounds interesting but unfortunately I'm allergic to certain parfums. I would take a chance and go in. :-)

Loree said...

Oh what fun. Now I want to visit this museum even more :)

Halcyon said...

Great idea! Do the old-timey perfumes smell good? I often wonder if the idea of what is "good" change with the times?