Passion for Perfume: Private Perfume Tour in Paris

Paris History Tours

Float through inspiring and beautiful scents on this unique perfume tour.

Tour Description

This tour begins in the Marais with a 45-minute review of the history and evolution of perfume in France, in the salon of the charming Hôtel de Jobo, fashioned after the infamous coquette Josephine Bonaparte. You will learn how to recognize the scents of the 7 basic raw materials, which compose perfumes and the ‘families’ of perfume, becoming a connoisseur or ‘nose.’ You will then visit two or three boutiques in the nearby neighborhood of the Marais of independent perfumers who develop the scents for various French brands. [2-hour semi-private tour; no obligation to purchase perfume.] NOTE: In fine weather, the tour begins outdoors in a small park.]

Tour Length: 2 hours

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