Spain has opened a perfume museum inside a 17th century Renaissance palace
A unique museum dedicated to perfume has opened in Granada, Spain, housed inside a stunning 17th century Renaissance palace.
Located in central Andalusia, in a historic building constructed by the Marquis de Salar, the Patio De Los Perfumes offers visitors the chance to explore the history of perfume of the region, tracing the art of manufacturing fragrances from antiquity through to modern day practices. As well as offering guided tours every day from 10am to 8pm, the Patio De Los Perfumes will also hold artistic exhibitions and offers special cologne and aromatherapy workshops in English, Spanish and French.
The space also houses a range of unique and bespoke creations made in-house, with the palace specialising in ethical cosmetics composed of natural ingredients made in small batches. Displays in the museum feature ancient perfumery bottles as well as some of the rarest ingredients from around the world. The Patio De Los Perfumes also has a shop where guests can purchase creations to take away.
The 1500 square metre museum also houses a botanical square full of aromatic plants and fresh herbs as well as a special patio bar that offers a selection of teas, smoothies and natural fruit juices. The new venture was founded by Christian Pamies, an ethnobotanist and perfumer along with Valérie Sabini, a specialist in natural cosmetics. Tours start at €9 per person for 45-minutes, while the workshops start at €30 per person for an hour. More information on visiting the museum is available on the Patio De Los Perfumes website.
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