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An unforgettable experience

 Two weeks already!!  Some of us are beginning to feel home-sick, other student  like me wish that program will never come to an end. There are so many things to do in Paris within the 3 weeks. That is not enough to cover all of those wonderful attractive sites. Consequently, I tried  to cover most of the sites. Today most of the student went to Disneyland, the rest of the group  seeking to discover Paris went to Le Grand  Musee du Parfum,  located in the ritzy Rue Faubourg de Saint-Honoré. The museum housed in a beautiful old building in the 8th arrondisement. The entrance fee is 9.50 euro with a student ID but I thought it was worth every penny. There is a history of perfume through the ages with interesting pictures and an unusual way of sniffing the assorted ingredients that make a perfume. This museum uses the best of modern technology to explore the cultural history and science of perfume. From ancient perfumes through the explosion of perfumes as luxury goods to the technology behind replicating and combining fragrances.

My favorite part was the large boutique on the ground floor which had a large variety of mostly niche perfumes some of which are not available in New York. I sampled my way through a lot of the bottles and placed the scented strips in a book to see how long the sillage lasted.

If you are passionate about perfume, this is a must visit museum entirely for the senses.

The entrance



The front door of the museum



group picture at the entrance


the scent room

In the right picture It is kind of similar to wine you smell it and you associate what you smell to the picture on the left.The scent room is a great experience and has multilingual handheld balls that will dispense various aromas and then tell you about their origins, replications, and usages in perfume.
It could be citrus,floral,wood etc.. it will also tells you in which kind of perfume you will find that particular fragrance.

the secret room


we also went to St Jacques it is an old church. there is a lot of restaurants in this area If you are a food lover don’t be scared to give it a try.


Église Saint-Jacques-du-Haut-Pas,


we ended our journey with a flavorful meal