When it comes to choosing a perfume, personality, individual tastes and even cherished memories from the past play a part in the kinds of scents that end up winning us over. After all, the faculty of smell is the most primal and subconscious: a sweet whiff of vanilla might bring you back to childhood memories of cake baking in the oven; the sensual, woody scent of Moroccan oud might lead you to recall a first love, or an unforgettable trip from decades past. For this reason, personalised and high-quality scents are invariably preferable to mass-market fragrances. After all, who wants a perfume that everyone else is wearing?
In the domain of luxury and bespoke scent-making, Paris is a world capital. Harbouring many of the globe’s most talented noses– perfumers who are regarded as artisans or even artists for their incomparable creations– the glamorous city is the perfect place to find exclusive and bespoke fragrances. Without further ado, here are 6 of the best Paris perfume shops and luxury scent-makers: places where you are all but certain to find (or help create) a unique fragrance that suits you perfectly.