In this article, we introduce a family Perfume and Makeup shop, Parfumerie Burdin, established in 1937 and with two Parisian shops, one located Place Monge and the other one right in front of Gare du Nord. Offering a large choice of brands and products (Chanel, Dior, Guerlain, YSL, Lancôme, La Mer... ) the Parfumerie also provides unique and personalized advice to help you find your perfume.
"No elegance is possible without perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory” said Coco Chanel, and you might have heard that you are never fully dressed without perfume.
Well do not worry, you can still survive without perfume! However, finding a suitable perfume, that matches your personality and style, is a great achievement. If you haven’t found your favorite perfume yet, being in Paris can be a good occasion to do so, as the city of lights is also the capital of perfumes.
You can find perfume shops pretty much everywhere in Paris. However and sadly, it’s kind of hard to find a traditional “Parfumerie”, as most of the perfume sellers are now huge international or franchised shops, without unique services and with the same choices of perfume as any store elsewhere in the world. Some of the shops are also “one brand” shops which make it hard for your to discover new brands or perfumes and to really find the one you will love to wear. That's we suggest you shop Perfumes like Parisians, in traditional Parfumerie.
Parfumerie Burdin is the perfect “one-stop” traditional perfume shop. Traditional perfume shops are family businesses. Burdin was created in 1937 and today’s perfume shop is still owned by the grandsons and daughters of the founder and has kept a unique style.
The difference with a franchised store can be the quality of the service: as a family business, Parfumerie Burdin welcomes customers as guests. The team is there to give personal advice and guidance, and to help you choose the product that suits you the best. If you don’t know much about perfumes they will provide you with useful information and make you try different fragrances according to your preferences. The packages and gift wrappings are also handmade by the team.
In terms of choice, you will find all the iconic perfumes from the most famous perfume houses such as Dior, Chanel, YSL, Hermès, Burberry, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, Guerlain... But as well more niche brands, if you want to wear unique and distinctive perfumes. Last but not least, as a family business, Parfumerie Burdin has much fewer costs than big shops, and can apply more reasonable and discounted prices. You will get more information about their discount offers at the end of the article.
Parfumerie Burdin has a large choice of Perfumes, makeup, and beauty products. In terms of Makeup, there are a lot of options from prestigious brands such as Dior, Chanel, Yves Saint-Laurent (YSL), Shiseido... You will definitely find your dream lipsticks, foundations, blushes, mascaras, and eyeliners there!
Burdin perfume shop provides many beauty and skincare products from Lancôme, YSL, Clinique, Estée Lauder, Shiseido... Do not hesitate to seek advice from The perfume shop team: they will be able to suggest you the most relevant products according to your skin condition and needs.
But of course, it's above all a perfume shop! In terms of perfume, Burdin offers a very large choice of brands and prices. On the first floor, one section is dedicated to women and the other one to men, while the second floor offers a large choice of gift boxes at discounted prices. Among prestigious and famous brands, you can find at Burdin perfume shop a large number of Guerlain Paris perfumes, such as the iconic "La petite Robe noire". You will find a lot of Chanel perfumes, and of course the most iconic ones like Chanel n°5, Chance Chanel, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, Bleu de Chanel... For Dior, all the bestsellers are available (Dior Homme, Miss Dior, J'adore, Dior Addict, Diorissimo...) and many more. With all the choices in the Parfumerie and the personal advice from the team, you can't leave without finding your perfect perfume!
The perfume shop also has quite a few niche perfumes brands and among them the Parfums Burdin lines. Parfums Burdin (created in 1937) are confidential and unique creations (each perfume is only produced a few thousand times, which makes you wear a very unique and personal fragrance: you will not find easily someone wearing the same perfume like you!).
The new Parfumerie Burdin is located in The 5th arrondissement, also known as "Quartier Latin". It is a few minutes walk from the famous Rue Mouffetard, where Hemingway used to stay, and not far from Pantheon and Place de l'Estrapade, where most of the Emily in Paris scenes were shot. The perfume shop is located right in front of the famous Parpharmacie Monge, well known for its skincare and beauty products. With the opening of Parfumerie Burdin, Place Monge becomes an unmissable Parisian stop: you can find your favourite perfumes in Burdin and the skincare you need in Monge.
The first Parfumerie Burdin is perfectly located, 2 minutes away from Gare du Nord. Gare du Nord is a hub, not only for traveling to northern France, but also to go to the UK, Belgium, and the Netherlands. If you are planning to leave France by train to one of these countries, Parfumerie Burdin is the right "last-stop" before leaving to get souvenirs and presents to bring from France. You know that feeling when you are about to leave and you forgot to bring something for your Uncle / Cousin / Mom? No worries, Parfumerie Burdin is a two-minute walk away from the station: you still have time to quickly visit the shop and find a very Parisian present for your relatives before getting on your train!
Moreover, inside gare du Nord, it is possible for you to do tax refund, if you’re going to leave France (to the UK): Go to the 1st floor Eurostar Terminal, pass the ticket and baggage control stages, go through EU & UK Customs Immigration. The Tax Refund Custom Validation (Pablo & Officers) is located right before train after the EU and UK Immigration desk. Parfumerie Burdin helps you to fill the tax refund form and gives you all the documents to enjoy 12% tax refund if you spend more than 100€.
Parfumerie Burdin Monge: the perfume Sop place Monge is perfectly located in the heart of "Quartier Latin" (Latin Quarter) one of the most authentic area in Paris. You just need to reach Metro Station "Place Monge" and go to exit number 1, the Parfumerie will be right across the street.
The perfume shop is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00-13:30, 14:30-19:00
Parfumerie Burdin Gare du Nord: The closest metro station is Gare du Nord (lines 2, 4, and 5). You can get out from exit number 4 (boulevard de Denain), which is 1 minute walk from Burdin perfume shop.
The perfume shop is open Monday to Saturday, 10:00-19:00
In Parfumerie Burdin, you will find products for all kinds of budgets. Many products are discounted, or sold in gift boxes. Even though the prices are already reasonable, you can get extra discounts thanks to O’bon Paris Coupon! Download your coupon here to enjoy a 15% discount on Makeup, Beauty products, and on several Perfume brands (Chanel, Dior, Lancôme...). It does not apply on already discounted items, but you can still get free samples or a small gift for any purchase. So don’t forget to show this coupon to the cashier before payment! If you live in France but can’t visit the store, you can still shop most of Burdin’s beauty products and perfumes online on their website (click here).
Author: O'bon Paris Team
Photos: Thuy and Yuka
Parfumerie Burdin Monge
Address: 79 Rue Monge, 75005, Paris
Transport: Metro line 7, Place Monge
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10:00-13:30, 14:30-19:00
Parfumerie Burdin Gare du Nord
Address: 7 Boulevard de Denain, 75010, Paris
Transport: Metro line 2, 4, 5, Gare du Nord station
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-19:00