Nouveau Musée du Parfum

Museum in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

If the art of perfume-making entices, stop by Fragonard's Perfume Museum. One of a trio of Paris locations, it has 30-minute guided tours (in multiple languages) that walk visitors through the history of perfume making, the different layers of perfume composition and the ingenious processes of distilling a flower's fragrance. Tours finish in the shop, where you can test your nose on different scents.

Two other wings can be found at rue Scribe, an old townhouse with a collection of copper distillery vats and antique flacons, and the Théâtre-Musée des Capucines, which concentrates on the bottling and packaging side of perfume production.