Professional associations and federations, as well as International Flavors & Fragrances, a global giant in fragrance creation, have joined forces with Le Grand Musée du Parfum since its inception, serving in an advisory capacity and as creative participants, as well as providing practical skills transfer.
The Syndicat Français de la Parfumerie
Created in 1890, the Syndicat Français de la Parfumerie is the only professional trade union of perfume companies operating in France. Today, it brings together 65 members representing the industry’s diverse brands and products and handles almost all sales of fragrances marketed in France. Its members include perfume houses belonging to large conglomerates as well as niche perfumers ; they market everything from perfume icons to recent creations. Gérard Delcour is the SFP Chairman.
More information : www.febea.fr
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), creator of Fragrances and Emotions
IFF, a world leader in the creation of fragrances and flavors, is also the creator of sensory experiences that touch the entire world. With each day that passes, IFF perfumers, aromaticians, and researchers discover and explore new frontiers of smell and taste, thereby giving consumers around the world new experiences.
IFF is proud to have shaped the world of perfume with iconic creations for all the world’s major brands, from Paris to New York to São Paulo. There would be no Grand Musée du Parfum without smells, and these smells have been created by the perfumers and researchers of IFF.
For more information : www.iff.com
Le Grand Musée du Parfum is supported by the Ile de France Region.
The Museum has received the patronage of Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris.
The Osmothèque of Versailles
As a perfume archive and a library of ancient compositions, the Osmothèque is a treasured partner in the mission established by Le Grand Musée du Parfum to preserve and promote olfactory heritage.
Perfumes are among the most fragile and evanescent of man’s creations. The Osmothèque found its origins in a simple, yet brilliant, question : How can we find the perfumes that we wore or loved once they have vanished from all sales channels ?
The Osmothèque (from the Greek osmè, meaning smell, and thèkè, meaning storage) records and archives existing perfumes and searches for and reproduces lost perfumes whenever possible. Officially, it is French Association Loi 1901 nonprofit association formed on April 26, 1990, in Versailles. In practice, it is an archive unlike any other in the world, a place dedicated to the memory of smells and perfumes. Since its inception, it has been open to both the general public and professionals, making it possible for all people to rediscover the perfumes they have loved or that have interested them in the past. This conservatory, a veritable temple of perfumery, is the first of its kind in human history.
More information : www.osmotheque.fr
The Storp collection, named after the founder of drom fragrances, the perfume composition company, is the largest perfume bottle collection covering all periods in history. This assemblage is on display at the Drom Museum in Munich. This private museum, established in 1970 in Munich by Mrs. Ursula Storp, is reserved for professionals and houses more than 3,000 bottles, each a work of art all its own, and a portion of this collection will be on public display for the first time ever at Le Grand Musée du Parfum.
The Carnavalet Museum of Parisian History
The Carnavalet Museum, which is home to the genuine woodwork and furnishings of the Houbigant perfume enterprise originally located at 57 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré (presently located at No. 19), has loaned the 1855 Second-Empire furnishings of this historic perfumery to be displayed for the first time to the public. The Carnavalet Museum is the key history museum for the City of Paris. Its collections, composed of more than 600,000 works, make it one of France’s leading museums.
More information : www.carnavalet.paris.fr
International Perfume Museum in Grasse
Grasse’s International Perfume Museum is at once a museum of cultural heritage, of fine arts, and of technology. It is also an institution to which all perfume professionals may turn for expertise, inspiration, and dialogue, whether they reside in Grasse or have come from afar to explore the internationally recognized birthplace of modern perfumery.
Adding to the objects of the Storp collection are items from the International Perfume Museum in Grasse, which has loaned Le Grand Musée du Parfum a number of bottles, cosmetics pots, posters, advertisements, and other iconographic pieces from perfume’s inception to more recent eras.
For more information : www.museesdegrasse.com
Le Grand Musée du Parfum also counts on the support of experts in perfume diffusion techniques, bottling, and packaging.
Aptar is the world leader in distribution systems and is collaborating with Le Grand Musée du Parfum to share its expertise in perfume packaging and diffusion systems.
Aptar creates innovative packaging solutions to make consumers’ lives easier, safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable. It is divided into a trio of market-specific segments : Beauty + Home, Food + Beverage, and Pharmacy. With more than 50 years’ experience in the swiftly evolving world of packaging, Aptar is focused unswervingly on its customers and shareholders, giving this group unique character. Founded on expertise and technical know-how, Aptar has a wide range of products and 13,000 employees in 18 countries. Protecting the environment, preserving natural resources, and reducing waste are among the company’s seminal commitments.
More information : www.aptar.com
Agence Projectiles chose DuPont™ Corian® for use in Le Grand Musée du Parfum’s Garden of Scents. The Garden of Scents is where visitors can explore the world of smell through a number of sensory experiences : scents emanating from extraordinary objects, the pristine purity of Corian® Glacier White weaving a wonderland of light and shadow with Corian® Glacier Ice, the exquisite textures of these materials.
Originally designed as a high-end technical material for kitchen and bathroom counters, DuPont™ Corian® (www.corian.com) has a unique combination of functionality, versatility, and aesthetics which today makes it a world-renowned brand integrated into architecture and design projects. Masters in crafting with Corian®, Créa Diffusion created custom machinery, tools, and molds to create the atypical shapes of the floor and oversized flowers.
More information : www.corian.fr
Living heritage company, Prugent DIAM offers all its sophisticated know-how to the Grand Musée du Parfum. Prugent DIAM worked with expertise to develop the layout as well as valorize perfumes. The label « Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant » (Living Heritage Companies) is a trademark, set up to honor French companies with exceptional craft or industrial skills. Prugent DIAM has been recognized for its excellence and innovation in the high-end shopfitting and mostly its achievements with luxury brands from Perfume, Cosmetics, Jewelery and Watchmaking sectors.
« Maison Prugent », part of DIAM group, global leader of merchandising solutions for Perfumes and Cosmetics, designs, produces and installs retail and luxury boutiques. Prugent also collaborates with the greatest architects and designers to carry out the layout of museums and Prestige places. Applying customers’ creations to engineering solutions, Prugent DIAM combines arts and crafts with modern industrial tool mastery (woodworking, locksmithing, finishing workshops and painting) to meet the needs of renowned brands and architects. Located in France, Portugal and China, Prugent Diam can organize spaces around the world by providing its expertise and know-how.
More information : www.prugent.com
Scentys is an expert in fragrance air-diffusion systems and has generously provided its expertise and technology to Le Grand Musée du Perfume.
Scentys is an expert in fragrance air-diffusion systems, “fragrance on air.” For more than 10 years, this French industrial company has lent its unique savoir-faire to the biggest brand names, combining state-of-the-art technology and fine fragrance. It guarantees high-quality diffusion, technical and scent expertise, and security features that make it possible to bring scent into contexts not suited to the use of traditional systems (candles, liquid perfume, spray fragrance, etc.).
More information : www.scentys.com
Verescence is the global leader in glass bottle manufacturing for the perfume and cosmetic industries. It has joined forces with Le Grand Musée du Parfum to share its expertise in creating glass bottles for fine fragrances.
With glass savoir-faire honed over more than 120 years and exceptional geographical positioning (four glass production sites and five finishing sites around the world, three of which are in France), Verescence provides innovative, high-quality, eco-friendly product solutions for the leading perfume and cosmetics brand.
More information : www.verescence.com