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Anyone who’s seen the eponymous film will know of Paris’ long-standing connection with perfume, which was at its height in the 18th century but has continued to the present day – the city is considered the fragrance capital of the world and there are more boutiques devoted solely to smells than anywhere else. Perhaps one of the best-known scents associated with Paris (and indeed France as a whole) is the celebrated Chanel No.5; wander through the city streets and you’re likely to get wafts of it as you pass another belle dame française...

There are two distinct areas of Paris as far as perfume is concerned: the Latin Quarter, where modern and quirky perfumers have set up shop, and the Right Bank, where established names including Chanel and Guerlain attract visitors to their flagship stores. Paris’ Grand Musée de Parfum (External link) opened in December 2016 on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and gives visitors an amazing sensory experience – and if you feel like splashing out, there are several places you can go to have your own personal bespoke perfume created, including L’Artisan Parfumeur (External link) , Le Studio des Parfums (External link) and Parfum sur Mesure (External link) .