Fodor's Expert Review Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
This perfumery is based on a simple concept: take the most famous noses in France and have them edit singular perfumes. The result? Exceptional, highly concentrated fragrances. Le Parfum de Thérèse, for example, was created by famous Dior nose Edmond Roudnitska exclusively for his wife who entrusted the formula to Frédéric Malle after her husband's death. Other iconic scents include rose-infused Portrait of a Lady and ultrachic rose, saffron, and frankincense-infused The Night by Dominique Ropion. Monsieur Malle has devised high-tech ways to keep each smelling session here unadulterated: at the Rue de Grenelle store, individual scents are released in glass columns—just stick your head in and sniff.