what did paris smell like during the 18th century ?
And did Paris even have an odor... ? For some, "Paris smells like honey", "the queue of the RER B", "the gardens of Luxembourg" what is the smell of Paris for you?
Participate in an unique visit-experience presented by the olfactory scenery of Paris during the 18th century and today. The first "odorama" visit to smell and re-smell the air of the city with real essences of perfum.
The visit :
Did you love the novel from Patrick Süskind ? Then you will adore this perfumed and creative walk. It is said that the Parisians have a sixth sense. Become like the heroes of the book by Jean-Baptiste Grenouille and, discover the lively olfactory scenery and entice the largest reservoir if smells in the world : the city of Paris during the 18th century.
This visit proposes for you ro relive the intrigue of the famous novel in the center of the magical capital. You will follow the path of the genius from the popular quarter of the Halles to Paris Bourgeois of Saint-Germain-des-Près. Immerse yourself in the scents of the powered wig, the leather of the carriages, the tuberoses in the carriage doors... Smell the foul odors of the cemetery of the Innocents and the stench of the tanneries on the edge of the Seine. Finally, discover the blissful scents of Rococo perfumes...
"The thousands and thousands of odors form an invisible mix which filled the deep trenches of the streets"
Duration of the visit : 2 hours
This visit can be followed by a perfume studio at a Parisian perfumery : you create your own perfume.
The perfume studio :
"It's Jean-Baptiste Grenouille in the studio of Baldini !"
This visit will continue in the studio of a Parisian perfumer in a private apartment on Island Saint-Louis. Embark for an olfactory trip of an hour and and a half. You will discover the mysteries of the distillation of perfume then you will train your nose to new scents, you will choose those which you admire the most and you will create, like the genius of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille your own perfume, a unique perfume, one that is entirely you !