Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Fragonard Perfume Museum
Day 4 with neither my luggage...nor my perfume samples.....
As I was dolefully unpacking my meager carry-on bag which represented the sole remainder of my European luggage, I chanced upon five TSA-approved foil-wrapped eaux de toilette samples from Fragonard Parfumeur which had made their way into one of the bag's many hidden pockets. Joy! All was not lost! I tore open the first packet, Eau du Bonheur, and sniffed happily away. My mood noticeably brightened as I took in the cheerful essences of bergamot, orange blossom, mate leaf, sandalwood and cedar. These single-use towelettes are a wonderful way to try a new fragrance, and are perfect for travel.
I obtained these samples at the beautiful Fragonard Perfume Museum (Musee Du Parfum) in Paris. Located in a 19th-century town house near the Opera Garnier, this museum has displays depicting 3000 years of perfume history. It is a short, self-guided tour with some very interesting pieces. Here is a Perfume Organ:
This is a Perfume Coffret from the 19th century:
Tomorrow while awaiting my luggage, I will try my second Fragonard eau de toilette-towelette, "Capucine." Stay tuned!
Posted by christine at 2:11 PM