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Perfume tour - all about fragrances

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 121 reviews.Paris, France

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Experience hosted by Sophie

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

Learn about perfumes and sharpen your sense of smell

***If there is no date suiting your availabilities, don't hesitate to write me ! When it's possible, a date can be open according to your schedule***

Paris has always been the international perfume showcase so there is no better place to learn about the Art of Perfumery, its history, and trends.
Guided by a perfume specialist, you will learn about the History of Perfume and discover a few "technics" to trigger & train your sense of smell while sniffing raw materials (ingredients), iconic perfumes, plus a great selection of the most creative perfume in Paris ! A playful moment, rich in olfactory discoveries!

The tour begins with an introduction to olfaction, to help you understand the world of fragrances, its history, and the structure of the market.
You will have the opportunity to smell raw materials, which are the ingredients used in the perfume formulas: orange blossom, bergamot, or musk ... So you can start to educate your sense of smell, and (re) discover the magical world of scents.
The ride continues in beautfil shops, and some are still very confidential ; the boutiques are chosen for their warm welcome and their remarkable fragrances.

*** you want a customized or private tour ? Everything is possible, please write me, I'll find a solution ***
Learn about perfumes and sharpen your sense of smell

***If there is no date suiting your availabilities, don't hesitate to write me ! When it's possible, a date can be open according to your schedule***

Paris has always been the international perfume showcase so there is no better place to learn about the Art of Perfumery, its history, and trends.
Guided by a perfume specialist, you will learn about the History of Perfume and discover a few "technics" to trigger & train your sense of smell while sniffing raw materials (ingredients), iconic perfumes, plus a great selection of the most creative per…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Scented blotters
From ₹5,929
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Sophie

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 121 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, I'm a perfume expert and I'm really passionate about Perfume, scents, fragrances...! I've been working along with perfumers on fragrance development for luxury brands (Burberry, Carven and Lancel, among others...)
My passion passion for Perfume led me to create of my own business : I propose events and tours to give opportunities to everyone to learn more about this magic world, and to trigger and educate their sense of smelling : www.rendezvousparfum.fr
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Where you'll be

I will wait inside the Park Rue Payenne. And then we will walk around the area Le Marais.

In Paris, you can find perfume shops at every corner, but only the connaisseurs know where you can smell the most creative perfumes, where you can hear the best perfume stories, where you might have a chance to meet the perfumer of a niche brand...

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 121 reviews.

Luigi
December 2019
This was one of our most favorite experiences during our stay in Paris. We met Sophie at a very stylish and warm café (as it was too cold and rainy outside) as she taught us about perfumery and introduced us to key scents to smell. We learned a bit about each other’s lives; Sophie has such a warm personality and we felt very comfortable with her. She then took us to smaller niche perfumery shops who experiment with bolder fragrances and we had the opportunity to immerse ourselves as we explored and discussed different scents. I would recommend this experience to anyone who is interested in or enjoys engaging in their senses, as I now pay very close attention to my senses of smell (and taste!) in my everyday life. Thank you Sophie for a wonderful experience, we hope to see you again in the future!
This was one of our most favorite experiences during our stay in Paris. We met Sophie at a very stylish and warm café (as it was too cold and rainy outside) as she taught us about…
Shelagh
November 2018
Sophie was great, knowledgeable, and was able to customize what we saw. She showed me quite a few niche perfume shops and tailored which parts of her wealth of information she shared with me. If you're into perfume, I highly recommend.
Takeshi
October 2018
Sophie, she has passion and knowledge for perfumes. We can have the activity with the histories and categories through having many samples and products. If you would like to meet the world of perfumes, I recommend you the activity. Merci beaucoup, Sophie !
Sophie, she has passion and knowledge for perfumes. We can have the activity with the histories and categories through having many samples and products. If you would like to meet…
Marjan
October 2018
Sophie was amazing. Her knowledge and her enthusiasm for scent was very enjoyable and walking around Marais and smelling unique scents was a magical experience. Loved it very much.
Qingqing
October 2018
The whole experience exceeds my expectation. I enjoyed every minute of it! Sophie designs the route well, it’s a good combination of learning the raw materials, the fragrance families and understanding them in the stores. If you are a perfume love, there is nothing better you can do than booking this experience with Sophie!
The whole experience exceeds my expectation. I enjoyed every minute of it! Sophie designs the route well, it’s a good combination of learning the raw materials, the fragrance famil…
Sally
October 2018
너무너무 좋았습니다. 향에 대해서 하나하나 설명해주고, 향수에 대해 기본적으로 알아가는 느낌이었습니다.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Please do not spray perfume before the tour, it might disrupt your sense of smell.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes

A little bottle of water