Musée du Parfum

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The Musée du Parfum, also known as the Fragonard Musée du Parfum, is a French private museum of perfume located at 9 rue Scribe, in the 9th arrondissement of Paris.

Location[edit]

The museum is located near the western side of Opéra Garnier.

Hours and admission[edit]

The musée is open daily; admission is free.

History[edit]

The museum was created in 1983 by the Fragonard perfume company within a Napoleon III town-house (built 1860). Its rooms contain period furnishings and perfume exhibits, including antique perfume bottles, containers, toiletry sets, stills for steam distillation of perfume extracts, etc. Displays show how perfumes are made today, and present the history of perfume manufacturing and packaging. Of particular interest is an orgue à parfum (perfume organ) with tiers of ingredient bottles arranged around a balance used to mix fragrances.

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Coordinates: 48°52′17″N 2°19′49″E / 48.87139°N 2.33028°E / 48.87139; 2.33028