Outstanding perfumes and natural care
Parisian elegance has always gone hand in hand with the most exquisite perfume.
Withblack perfume bottles and enchanting essential oils, Kilian Hennessy has conquered his public with his brand By Kilian and its fragrances Oeuvres Noires or Arabian Nights.
Among the new French perfumes, Francis Kurkdjian presents an amazing world ofrefined scents. Historic perfumers each have a boutique: Guerlain, Serge Lutens and Annick Goutal.
In summer 2012, the Italian eau-de-cologne brand Acqua di Parma opened its first French boutique in rue des Francs Bourgeois.
At Corner du Labo, at Colette, veritable perfume laboratory assistants invite shoppers to take part in the creation of their own personal bespoke fragrance. And more delightful places to discover include: L’Artisan Parfumeur, Nicolaï, les Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, Diptyque (the famous Parisian candle and perfume house), and "olfactory libertinism" at the État Libre d’Orange boutique.
For natural well-being and beauty and body care, go to shops with natural beauty products.
Essential oils, soap, shampoo, organic sun products, plant-based products, and more.
Natural products for the hair and body win common approval and there are plenty of great shops.
Aesop, the Australian brand of plant-based body care products, already has four salespoints in Paris. Mademoiselle Bio has opened eight boutiques which offer a varied range of products for men, women and babies, including make-up, perfume and aromatherapy.
The Greek brand Korres can be found on rue des Ecoles, in the 5tharrondissement. To learn how to take care of yourself naturally, the boutique Souris Verte offers workshops for making bespoke organic cosmetics. Paris also has an organic beauty institute BiotyFace (in the 15th arrondissement) and an organic hair salon, Biocoiff (in the 13th). For a professional make-up session, go to Paris’s first make-upbar, Makeup Me, open since September 2012.