French Perfumes in Paris

Aug 16th, 2012, 01:02 AM
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French Perfumes in Paris

Hi
I am in Paris. have heard a lot about French perfumes being good and all. Pls let me know a place or a shop where I can find a good collection of famous and good perfumes and also at an affordable price.

Thanks a lot.

Raj
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Aug 16th, 2012, 01:39 AM
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Cite Pharmacie corner of rue Beonaparte and Rue du Four
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Aug 16th, 2012, 01:47 AM
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Most people go to Séphora or Marionnaud.
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Aug 16th, 2012, 02:37 AM
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I like Sephora on the Champs-Élysées .
You can try also at Galeries Lafayette
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Aug 16th, 2012, 02:58 AM
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No need to go to the Champs Elysées just to go to Séphora -- there are 25 locations in Paris, in every area of the city. Same goes for Marionnaud.
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Aug 16th, 2012, 03:04 AM
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Aug 16th, 2012, 04:42 AM
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Thanks.... so Sephora and Marionnaud ... here I come
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Aug 16th, 2012, 04:56 AM
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go to the two big iconic department stores at Auber-Opera metro/RER station - Au Printemps and Galleries Lafayette and on their ground floors they have extensive perfume showcases with samples, etc.
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Aug 16th, 2012, 05:53 AM
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Galleries Layfette has the most amazing display of perfumes. It will boggle your mind and sense of smell. I loved the scent and packaging of Nina Ricci's--"Ricci, Ricci" perfume. That gorgeous dark rose bottle with the bow on top drew me in and the scent sealed the deal. I didn't buy it when I saw it, but it was in my mind for a few days. When I saw it at the airport on the way home I snapped it up.

It's just about gone now and when we return to Paris this fall I shall buy another.

Question? Is it wise to buy perfume at the airport or not?
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Aug 16th, 2012, 05:57 AM
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It's about the sa
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Aug 16th, 2012, 05:58 AM
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me as buying it in the city (my finger grazed the send button!).
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Aug 16th, 2012, 06:11 AM
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I thought prices were pretty fixed on French perfumes, but don't buy a lot so am not positive. I've just never seen any difference. So I don't think you get cheap prices anywhere. The prices at the airport aren't cheap, either, I can buy it cheaper at home in the US.

Good question about the airport, as to whether it makes sense because you automatically don't have to pay the VAT, as that is the only thing I can think of that would make that any deal. OF course, if they raise the price over what it is in the city, you aren't winning there.

I did buy some Annick Goutal once at Bon Marche, I like their perfumes and like that store's ambience, but any one is fine.
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Aug 16th, 2012, 08:41 AM
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Does Fragonard still sell the perfumes they make for famous brands at low prices under code names in generic bottles?
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Aug 16th, 2012, 09:31 AM
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Actually, when you are signed up at Séphora, there are quite a few periods where you get 20% off on anything you buy.
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Aug 18th, 2012, 12:01 PM
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Not sure if it "counts" as French but Creed has been in France for about 100 years now, so for me, it's French.

My husband and I love their fragrances. You can get smaller sizes and scents that we don't have in the US.
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