A History of L’Artisan Parfumeur

L'Artisan Parfumeur Paris

Something I learnt pretty quickly in Paris is that attitudes to shopping are extremely different, even when you’re just picking up your favourite fragrance. Here in France, women don’t head to their local drugstore for aspirin, toothpaste and a 50ml bottle of Miss Dior. A French lady will turn her nose up at our beloved Boots stores, preferring instead to buy her perfume from one of the many independent parfumeries with an elegant hostess to hand should you find yourself lost between day and night scents.

Two of these legendary perfume houses stood out from the rest when I arrived in Paris, Dyptique and L’Artisan Parfumeur. Both reputable houses, I was instantly drawn to the colourful, elegant packaging of L’Artisan Parfumeur and their bestselling Mure et Musc soon became a firm favourite.

So when invited, last week, to visit the perfume atelier and meet some of the creators behind the brand, I couldn’t have said yes more enthusiastically.

Check out my pictures from the day which I hope will give you the feeling you’ve been behind the scenes yourself!

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My absolute favourite pieces from L’Artisan Parfumeur! These cooked earth balls have each been handmade in the north of France by a mother-daughter artist duo and are sold exclusively by L’Artisan Parfumeur. Each ball is filled with amber crystals which gently infuse in your home, they smell divine and should last a minimum of 2 years before you need to refill them with amber crystals.

L'Artisan Parfumeur Paris

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  1. I love this article by the way, but I had a question about the first picture. My mother has the black bottle with the gold lid and she loves the smell of the perfume but we can’t seem to find it anywhere. Do you know the name of the perfume found in that bottle? If so, it would be wonderful if you could let me know. Thank you

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