Le Musée du Parfum - Fragonard

Category: Perfume Museum

Address: 3-5, square de l'Opéra Louis Jouvet, 75009 Paris

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 18:00

Transportation: Metro Opéra Station (lines 3, 7 and 8)


Le Musée du Parfum - Fragonard

Situated in the heart of Paris, just a few minutes walkng from the Opera Garnier, the Fragonard perfumery is one of the oldest perfumeries in the city. Founded in 1926, the name pays tribute to Jean-Honoré Fragonard, an 18th century painter and son of a perfume-maker.


Grasse France widely known as the perfume capital of the world and this hilly French town  eventually become the center of the French perfume industry after it began manufacturing perfumed gloves in the 16th century.  This museum is a quick stop that gives you a basic understanding of the perfume world, The explanation on the history of perfume evolution is very informative and interesting. Very knowledgeable explanation on the arts of perfume making and choosing the right perfume for the right event.


Fragonard perfume museum is free to visit and the tour is free of charge, starts every 20 minutes and it's an interesting one. A wonderful little guided tour of the Fragonard Museum. The tour is about 30 - 45 minutes and are carried out in different languages. They give you a run down of the history of the building, the company, perfumes through the ages, perfume making past and present, and then test your sense of smell with trying to identify different scents.


To understand perfume, we would need to start at its inception, back in the time of the previous history. At the beginning of the visit, you will see the previous history of Fragonard, through photos and relics to understand more about their story.


A bounch of small glass bottles placed in different fragrance tune the perfume composition, a wooden tone, floral tone ... and so on, you can guide the interpretation of the pilot under the test.


Perfume fragrance comes from a variety of plants and even animal secretions.  Perfumes combine raw materials with different flavors and different notes

Used as working tool by the perfumer and perfume technicians for designing a new composition, each system is based on a choice of raw materials that reflects different eras and graphic fashions. Notes are classifications of natural raw materials of plant. To prepare a perfume, the perfumer chooses a basic scent and builds on it by mixing essential oils and fixatives that hold the perfume together, making the fragrance lasting.


Perfume past the production process, the women picking flowers in the fields, and then extracted with an ancient machine extracts the essence of flowers.


In ancient times to make perfume, they will collect fresh petals, the petals added to wash and heat the melted animal fat, fresh flowers daily change, repeated several times, the animal fat will be the flower aroma to be income and become Balm.


Through the video to understand the different regions of the world perfume materials, and commentators will tell you one by one with those perfume raw materials.


In ancient Europe, people would put perfume in small bottles to carry.


Because perfume storage needs to avoid damp, sunshine, high temperature, Frogonard has developed a metal perfume bottle which can let the perfume store longer. According to the proportion of fragrances, perfumes are divided into parfum essence (25-30%), eau de parfum essence (15%), eau de toilette eau de toilette (8-10%), eaux de Cologne (5%). In accordance with the different perfumes, the use of different methods, colognes and eau de toilette can spray the whole body and hair; and fragrance and perfume only need a few drops on the wrist and neck. Remember after spraying, don't rub to avoid friction heat generated that can lead to the  destruction of perfume molecules.


Visit the museum there is a small game to participate in, open the jar test smell, determine the perfume ingredients.


End the visit to the Perfume Museum. Visit the Fragonard Perfumery, where you will find lots of Fragonard perfumes, candles, fragrances, toiletries and cosmetics.


Many tourists choose their own favorite perfume, eau de toilette or cologne.   You can slowly smell different tastes and ask the service staff.


There are several series of fragrance portfolios that are suitable for home fragrance all day long.



Download the voucher for Le Musée du Parfum - Fragonard at the O'Bon Paris  and visit the Perfume Museum Fragonard, where you can enjoy: Free admission to the Perfume Museum and the English-language guide + Fragonard Perfumes and cosmetics.

Fragonard Perfume Museum's guide to supports many languages, English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish ... and so on. English and French is the most common tour guide. If you need to navigate in Chinese, it is suggested that you contact the museum one to two days prior to booking by e-mail to save waiting time.


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