2020 . 07 . 14
Inside The World’s Only Perfume Conservatory In Versailles
This museum open to the public now includes around 4500 perfumes (some of which no longer exist anywhere else in the world) and hundreds of formulas.
The only one owned by Osmothèque is Napoleon's eau de cologne, which is why it is also the only perfume to be sold.
This collection includes many historical pieces, recreated by the perfumer Kerléo, including for example a perfume attributable to the Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder or the Eau de la Reine de Hongrie which The Sun King was obsessed with. But most of the perfumes in the collection date back to the 19th Century or later…