Discovering the historic neighbourhoods of Paris

L’Artisan Parfumeur is delighted to give you a tour of its favourite Parisian addresses all within sniffing distance of its boutiques. At the heart of each boutique is a miniature garden, a bite-sized slice of nature to allow a moment of relaxation during your journey of olfactive discovery. You can also explore L'Artisan Parfumeur’s boutiques and their surroundings from your home. Stroll through these storied streets to get you in the mood for the festive season. And please share your own favourite spots in these cherished neighbourhoods!

Francs Bourgeois

19 rue des Francs Bourgeois, 4eme Paris
Opening date:  2019

This narrow lane is one of the most popular streets in the Marais, connecting Rue Rambuteau to Place des Vosges. In the Middle Ages, part of this street was called Rue des Poulies because of the pulleys used here by the local weavers. Today, the squares tucked away in these charming streets make it a gallivanter’s paradise, while aficionados of perfume and beauty enjoy the flourishing selection of shops in the area.

Signature scent: Histoire d'Orangers. A shimmering, radiant fragrance pulsating with freshness — just like this neighbourhood vibrating to the collective pulse of its many visitors.

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Saint Honoré

Addresse : 209 rue Saint Honoré, 1er Paris
Opening date :  2020

In the 19th century just after the Revolution, this shop was the home and office of Doctor Joseph-Ignace Guillotin. A great humanist, Guillotin was one of the main drafters of the "Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen". He died there in 1814, having narrowly escaped the machine that unjustly bears his name.
This boutique, which is reminiscent of brand founder Jean Laporte’s original atelier, pays homage to his values.

Signature scent: L'Eau d'Ambre. Amber was a note that founder Jean Laporte adored. This perfume was one of his first creations, a sumptuous marriage of balmy notes with vanilla, patchouli, tonka beans, benzoin and incense.

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Marais

Addresse : 32 Rue du Bourg Tibourg, 4eme Paris
Opening date :  2002

This shop was a hairdressing salon in the 1940s, owned by a family who resided in the apartment above. One family member, a gentleman who last lived there when he was 5 years old, revisits regularly to share childhood photos of his time in the area. An intimate neighbourhood immersed in atmosphere; a maze of irresistible little streets that will enchant anyone susceptible to the allure of old Paris.

Signature scent: Noir Exquis. Rue Bourg Tibourg was a historic location for coffee, tea, chocolate and confectionery shops, established as early as the first half of the 19th century. Back then, the street would have been percolating with tantalising gourmand aromas — just like the one wafting from Noir Exquis.

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Saint Germain

Addresse : 167 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 6eme Paris
Opening date:  2016

Racine, Balzac, George Sand, Musset, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Anatole France, Delacroix, Manet — writers, poets, playwrights and painters have long settled in the legendary district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. It became the favoured meeting place of the artistic scene. Even during the curfews of the Second World War, its cafés were important hideaways for meetings and intrigue in the capital.

Signature scent: Patchouli Patch, the emblematic scent of bohemia, conjures the many artists who have lived, worked and loved in Saint Germain, bringing its provocative literary and artistic soul to life.

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Raspail

Addresse : 24 Boulevard Raspail, 7eme Paris
Opening date :  1985

One of the brand's first boutiques, near the place where house founder Jean Laporte opened his debut shop: Rue de Grenelle. From 1979 to (XX) Jean Laporte designed many scented creations there, including Műre et Musc, L’Artisan Parfumeur’s timeless icon.

Signature scent: Sur L'Herbe. Inspired by the painting Le Déjeuner sur L’Herbe by Renoir, this fragrance reflects the 19th century Impressionist movement, and its artists who settled in the district of Saint-Germain-des-Prčs.

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Vignon

Addresse : 22 rue Vignon, 9eme Paris
Opening date :  1989

Rue Vignon owes its name to Pierre Alexandre Vignon (1762-1846), the architect of the Madeleine church, an imposing monument which neighbours the brand's intimate boutique. This historic and world-famous district is home to Parisian department stores such as Les Galeries Lafayette and Le Printemps.

Signature scent: Műre et Musc has remained the brand's emblematic perfume since its creation. It possesses a sparkling freshness, a sensual softness, an enveloping and comforting aura.

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