The immersive perfume museum “Le Grand Musée du Parfum” is the first scent-centric attraction of its kind in the world, located in a town house at the heart of the prestigious 8th district of Paris. The private museum was developed by historians, smell researchers, scientists, designers, and perfumers, and required two years of preparation time before the great opening mid- December 2016.
Le Grand Musée du Parfum is designed to be a “hymn to perfume”, focused on getting people to reconnect with their sense of smell. Visitors are part of a multi-sensory journey through the history and science of scent and perfume-making, featuring hi-tech graphic, video and sound installations.
The extensive historical part of the exhibition hosts impressive private collections of perfume objects such as flasks, perfume vases and small ancient containers. The vast majority is a selection of the most precious pieces of the unique Storp Collection – a private flacon collection that holds more than 3,000 rare pieces across all eras, from Antiquity to the present time, some of them almost 6,000 years old. The exhibits are an exceptional testimony to the fine art of perfumery throughout the centuries.
The Storp Collection was initiated in 1911 by drom founder Bruno Storp and his wife and kept secret within the rooms of the in- house flacon museum at the drom fragrances headquarters in Munich for 100 years. Since 2010, there have been three selected exhibitions that exposed an exquisite selection of the Storp Collection in Paris, New York and Venice – and there are many more to come!