Perfume & cosmetics

Find your perfect make-up palette or spritz new life into your look with designer scents at these specialist boutiques



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Stéphanie Rivoal, Paris Info

Master perfumers and colourful nail bars rub shoulders on the streets of Paris; both can work miracles on your look. Some of our selection of great cosmetics and perfume stockists even let you mix your own personal scent for a true whiff of individuality.


Salons du Palais-Royal Shiseido

Under the arcades of the Palais-Royal, Shiseido's perfumer Serge Lutens practises his aromatic arts. A former photographer at Paris Vogue and artistic director of make-up at Christian Dior, Lutens is

  1. Jardins du Palais-Royal, 142 galerie de Valois 1st
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Culture of Color Nail Bar

The Culture of Color Nail Bar chain is a handy place for a quick manicure when you’re on the go, with 14 branches nestled across town. Nail varnish ranges are unimaginatively named after stars like

  1. 154 rue du Faubourg St Antoine, 12e
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In the magnificently appointed Printemps you'll find everything you didn't even know you wanted and English-speaking assistants to help you find it. But fashion and cosmetics is where it really

  1. 64 boulevard Haussmann, 9e
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L'Artisan Parfumeur

Among scented candles, potpourri and charms, you'll find the best vanilla perfume Paris can offer; and Mûres et Musc (a heady blackberry based perfume), a bestseller for two decades. For those

  1. 24 bd Raspail, 7th
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Galeries Lafayette

The store has been undergoing a massive renovation programme of late, with the opening of Espace Luxe on the first floor, featuring luxury prêt-à-porter and accessories and nine avant-garde

  1. 40 boulevard Haussmann, 9e
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