Fab 40: Musée International de la Parfumerie

Perfume may be ephemeral, but the fragrance industry endures, especially in Grasse, where it’s worth about 650 million euros a year. The city’s Musée de la Parfumerie has reopened following a four-year, 11.3 million euro renovation by architect Frédéric Jung.

It’s now nearly 3,500 sq metres in size and encompasses several existing structures, from an 18th-century townhouse to a medieval rampart. The contemporary-meets-industrial design includes rusted metal doorframes, transparent walkways and a blown-glass fountain by artist Jean-Michel Othoniel.

The collection features 50,000 objects from five continents, such an old organ, rows of bottles containing natural and synthetic scents, and a travel case believed to have been made for Marie-Antoinette while she was plotting to flee Paris.

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The Biscuit House by AU*M Architectes Urbanistes

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Pastries by Camille Lesecq

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Pastries by Camille Lesecq

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Lilas Animation Centre in Paris by Christian Biecher & Associes

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La Grand Place, Musée du Cristal Saint-Louis

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VW House by Franklin Azzi

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Ara dress by Heal Fashion

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Sleeveless Ara dress by Heal fashion

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Baby Horse dress by Ara fashion

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Odysee dress by Ara fashion

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Hotel Ville d'Hiver, Arachon

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Das Pop, from Le Mont St Michel

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Pap Femme, from Le Mont St Michel

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Pap Femme, from Le Mont St Michel

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Musée International de la Parfumerie, Grasse

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The debut collection by Moustache

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Nomiya Restaurant, Palais Tokyo, Paris

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The Hemera by PGO Automobiles

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Borrowed Treasures by Philippe Rahm at the Musee d'Orsay

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Les Thermes Marins de Cannes

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