In the back room of the Regia perfumery sit some 5,000 scent bottles, cosmetic flasks and related objects. The collection is divided in two. One displays all manner of unguent vases and essence jars in chronological order, from a tube of black eye make-up from pre-dynastic Egypt to Edwardian atomisers and a prized double-flask pouch that belonged to Marie Antoinette. The second section exhibits perfumes from brands such as Guerlain and Dior; some are in rare bottles, among them a garish Dalí creation for Schiaparelli and a set of golliwog flasks by Vigny Paris. The museum's most recent additions include a collection of 19th-century perfumed powder bottles and boxes.
|Venue name:||Museu del Perfum||Contact:|
Pg. de Gràcia, 39
|Opening hours:||Mno-Fri 10.30am-8pm. Sat., 11am-2pm|
|Transport:||Passeig de Gràcia (M: L2,L3,L4)|