Best perfumes to get in Paris

Perfect fragrance for autumn-winter

Autumn is already here. As you change your fashion from summer to autumn, why not change your perfume as well? Below, we will introduce the best perfumes from luxury brands to niche ones that perfectly suit cold weather. Let’s find a new scent for this season!

Luxury brands

Chanel N°5 - Chanel

chanel no.5

Chanel was founded by Gabrielle Chanel in 1910. In the field of perfume, Chanel's first perfume is Chanel No. 5 perfume. Since then, the brand Chanel has set off a trend revolution in the fashion industry.

Chanel N°5 could not be more mythical. It remains unstoppable in people's minds! Even today, it stays one of the best selling perfumes in the world. Created in 1921, it is today out of sync with the sweeter scents that flood the market. Will it be necessary to change its composition to bring it up to date? Not sure, because Chanel N ° 5 remains the most cult of perfumes. If you purchase it in the Galeries Lafayette, you can get a special gift thanks to O'bon Paris’ coupon. Click here to get the coupon.

Address : Galeries Lafayette Haussmann 40 Boulevard Haussmann , Paris 75009 
Transportation: RER line A - Auber / Metro line 7, 9 - Chaussée d'Antin - La Fayette
Opening hours : Mon-Sat 10:00-20:00 / Sun 11:00-20:00


Opium - Yves Saint Laurent 

Yves saint laurent Opium

As one of the most famous french marques, the history of Yves Saint Laurent perfume is punctuated by many successes. Since the creation of "Y" in 1964, more than 50 years ago, YSL Beauté has produced real olfactory sociological markers.

Opium perfume launched in 1977 by the house of Saint Laurent is one of the best-selling! With its spicy oriental notes and its tangerine, jasmine, and Myrrh notes, it seduces and spices seduction. Since its creation, there is today a version for men and also a revisited version of the classic "Opium": black opium. 


Address : Galeries Lafayette Haussmann 40 Boulevard Haussmann , Paris 75009 
Transportation : RER line A - Auber / Metro line 7, 9 - Chaussée d'Antin - La Fayette
Opening hours : Mon-Sat 10:00-20:00 / Sun 11:00-20:00 


Belle de Nuit - Fragonard


Fragonard is one of the oldest perfumeries in Grasse, a famous city known for its perfume in the South of France. One thing special about Fragonard is that its free museum presents rare objects that evoke the history of perfumery for over 5,000 years.

Belle de Nuit is one of the best selling perfumes of Fragonard. With top notes of mirabilis, ylang-ylang, and gardenia, an attractive scent is created. The scent is very original and rich with floral and fruity hints mixed with plum, rose, violet, woods, and musks. Also, there are eau de toilette, perfume, shower gel, body lotion, and soap with this scent.

Fragonard boutique is also connected with the perfume museum near Opera Garnier. You can register for a guided tour of the perfume museum for free, available in English and French. Also, get a 10% discount on every purchase when you present O'bon Paris' coupon at the boutique. Click here to get the coupon.

Address: 3-5 Square Louis Jouvet 75009 Paris
Transportation: Metro line 3, 7, 8 Opéra station 
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10:00- 19:00 / Closed on Sunday


Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic - Guerlain

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria

Guerlain is one of the oldest and most famous French perfume brands producing perfumes for members of the royal family since the 19th century and is often seen as a synonym of luxury and elegance. Opened in 1914, today Maison Guerlain on the Champs Elysees is the world's largest single-brand boutique of perfumery and cosmetics. In this magnificent palace of five floors with art nouveau-style facade, a protected historical monument itself, everything is dedicated to beauty and high-class aesthetics. Explore a full collection of legendary Guerlain perfumes and its crystal bottles, a beauty salon, jewelry, perfumed accessories, and even a restaurant.

One of the brand’s best sellers is the fragrance Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic. An unusual combination of the main notes of clementine and basil, underlines the freshness of this citrus aroma. The first notes are followed by a duo of chamomile and peony. The Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic is soft, filled with amber and notes of sandalwood. The composition is light and fresh. If the wintery heavy fragrance is not your cup of tea, this fragrance might be a perfect choice. Every time you put it on, it reminds you of a happy vacation. 

Address: 68 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris
Transportation: Metro line 1, Franklin D. Roosevelt station
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10:30-20:00 / Sun 12:00-20:00


Niche Fragrance

Vanille 44 - Le Labo

Le Labo Vanille 44

The international fragrance has a new brand, an ultra-luxury version: Le Labo. The vintage industrial style of the premises, the sophistication of the juice, the original concept of on-site manufacturing immediately won over local customers. Now, Le Labo has become a very popular marque among young people.

Vanille 44 Paris is woody and warm fragrance both for women and men. Vanille 44 Paris was launched in 2007. The nose behind this fragrance is Alberto Morillas. The fragrance is composed of Mandarin, Vanilla, Gaiac, Incense, Bergamot, and Aldehydes. It’s perfect for a cozy winter.


Address: Galeries Lafayette Haussmann 40 Boulevard Haussmann , Paris 75009 
Transportation: RER line A, Auber station / Metro line 7 or 9, Chaussée d'Antin - La Fayette station
Opening hours : Mon-Sat 10:00-20:00 / Sun 11:00-20:00


Rose Trocadéro- Le Jardin Retrouvé

Rose Trocadero - Best parfume in Paris

Le Jardin Retrouvé's perfume is a ticket to travel in your secret garden. The brand is a family-owned Haute Parfumerie House by acclaimed perfumer Yuri Gutsatz, founding father of the niche perfumery. In 2016, his son Michel and daughter-in-law Clara revived his unique formulae to create a new boutique-laboratory, and they welcome you very warmly. The multisensory experience is a must-try there. It guides you to your personal paradise and the most intimate memories with fragrance, poetry, and visual art.

If you want Paris’ fabulous vibes, Rose Trocadéro is the best among all beautiful perfumes from Jardin Retrouvé which are made of natural raw ingredients of the finest quality. The sweet floral aromas of rose petals, blackcurrant buds, and white musk will make you feel the sunshine in the Trocadéro Palace with plenty of bloomed flowers. The pure and delicate rose always brings you back to right in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Address : 55 rue Montmartre 75002 Paris, in the courtyard, codes: A4956 / 7532B / A8743
Transportation : Metro line 3, Sentier station/ line 4, Les Halles station 
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 12:00-20:00 / Closed on Monday and Sunday
Website : Click here


Philosykos - Diptyque

Philosykos Diptyque

One of the most beloved fragrance brands Diptyque has gained popularity all over the world. A passionate and visionary perfume brand, it has the flagship shop on Boulevard Saint Germain, a bohemian and sophisticated district of Paris. Unique combinations of scents make their fragrances an ultimate luxury.

One of the best sellers of Diptyque is Philosykos created with the perfumer's memory in Greece. The sweetness of figs and fresh green scent of fig leaves refresh you at the first note, then Deep cedarwood comes after. So it is light yet good all year long. It sends you to a deep relaxing fig orchard.

Address: 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75005 Paris
Transportation: Metro line 10 Maubert Mutualité station
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-19:00 / Closed on Sunday


Eau Triple Tubéreuse du Mexique - Officine Universelle Buly

 Paris - Buly recommended

If you prefer a natural scent, Officine Universelle Buly's perfume is perfect for you. Its perfumes are named Eau Triple and made without alcohol, so you can feel the odor that trapped the original scent of the material. The perfume is gently scented from the moment you put it on. It is gentle to your skin, and called "perfume for yourself".

Eau Triple Tubéreuse du Mexique is one of the best sellers of the House. The floral tuberose is scented with an accent of clove and vanilla. Its feminine and mature aroma makes you feel confident and relaxed like a Parisian woman.

Address: 6 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris
Transportation: Metro line 4 Saint Germain des Pres station
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10:30-19:00 / Closed on Sunday


Fleurs d’Oranger - Serge Lutens

serge lutens

Serge Lutens is incredibly popular among lovers of niche perfumes as it offers some of the most stunning and hypnotic fragrances. A designer, photographer and now a renowned perfumer, Serge Lutens founded his niche perfume house in 2000. Les Salons du Palais Royal is a boutique with a luxurious interior and 23 unique fragrances that also make beautiful souvenirs of Paris. 

Based on the flowers of the Seville orange tree, the sparkling and sunny scent of Fleurs d'Oranger is one of its best-selling female fragrances. The orange is enhanced by jasmine and Indian tuberose, while a white rose adds freshness. Sensual sweetness owes to hibiscus seeds, caraway seeds, and nutmeg. This sophisticated fragrance makes you feel fresh and elegant.

Address: 142 Galerie de Valois (Palais Royal), 75001 Paris
Transportation: Metro line 1, 7, Palais Royal Musée du Louvre station
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:00-19:00 / Closed on Sunday



Nose is a multi-brand concept-store of selective perfumes with an individual approach to the client. Here, no one will rush you with your choice and try to make you buy perfume as soon as possible. On the contrary, they will chat with you, treat you with a coffee, and offer a short questionnaire about your perfume preferences. You will be offered 5-7 fragrances based on your answers and provide you with samplers.

The questionnaire can be filled in the boutique or on the website. Have fun with it online to find the best autumn-winter fragrance.

Address: 20 Rue Bachaumont, 75002 Paris
Transportation: Metro line 3, Sentier station
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 13:00 - 19:30 / Closed on Sunday
Website: Click here 


Author - Olga, Ruihao, Yuka

Photographs - Yuka Ishihara