Located in Quartier Latin, Parfumerie Burdin Monge is a must-stop-by in Paris, which features a large variety of brands and products all in one spot. Perfectly located in the romantic "Quartier Latin", on the left bank, the perfume shop is 5 minutes walk from many intellectual and historical places such as: Sorbonne University, Pantheon, Mouffetard street and Contrescarpe (where Hemingway stayed in the 1920's), place de l'Estrapade (where most of Emily in Paris scenes were shot)... The perfume shop is right in front of the well-known Parapharmacie Monge, which makes this spot one of the best places in Paris to find beauty products and perfume at a reasonable price.
Parfumerie Burdin is well known for its fairest price for designer perfumes and make-up products, usually cheaper than franchised cosmetics stores like Sephora. With the discount from O'Bon Paris coupon (check our offer here) plus tax refund, oh dear, you might lose your mind here. But apart from the attractive prices, Parfumerie Burdin is also a great "all in one spot" place where you can find niche Perfumes, bestsellers from famous brands, make-up products as well as prestigious products from the luxury brand La Mer.
Perfume is invisible and yet an unforgettable accessory. Whether you prefer to apply your signature scent for a date night or for a work day in the office, fragrances help give us a certain aura and presence. But to choose it well, you need to know a bit more about choosing the perfume that is best for you. First of all, you must know the difference between Eau de Cologne, Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum, and Parfum. Eau de cologne has a low fragrance concentration (up to 4%) with high alcohol content: it generally lasts for up to two hours. Eau de toilette has a fragrance concentration of between 5% to 15% (It will normally last two to three hours) whereas Eau de Parfum oil concentration is between 15 to 20% and lasts 5 to 8 hours. Last but not least, "real" perfumes, with more than 20% oil concentration, can last from Morning to Evening. You can choose your fragrance according to how long you want it to last, and also according to your budget since the price is higher when there is more concentration.
Don't forget that scent is your own story, you choose how it is told: try as many as you need before choosing the one that fits the most your personality. But check carefully which are the perfume's notes (ingredients that make up a fragrance). A perfume’s notes can be separated into three basic categories: top notes, heart notes, and base notes. Top notes are the scents you detect first after spraying and shape a fragrance’s story. They evaporate faster (within 15min). Heart notes retain some of the top notes’ aroma while also introducing new scents to deepen the experience. Base notes are longer-lasting, they form the foundation of the fragrance, adding more depth and resonance. So to really know if you like a fragrance, you need to keep it for some times to discover the heat notes and base notes.
Last but not least, perfume is also a decorative object, that you might have to see for several months on your beauty desk: so even though the bottle look is not the main reason ton choose a perfume, it is better if you like it's design.
Parfumerie Burdin is a family business with a very long history: their first perfume shop was established in 1937, and the grandchildren of the founder are still owning it. For more than 80 years, their Perfume shops have been a must-visit shop for many Parisians, searching for authentic and quality French perfumes. As a consequence you can find there all the prestigious and well-known brands: Dior, Chanel; Hermès, Yves Saint Laurent, Guerlain, Givenchy, Lacoste, Cartier...
But the Perfume shop also displays many niche perfume brands, less famous, more uniques. Among them, the Parfumeroe
If you want to know more about Parfums Burdin, click here to see the article about the brand.
La Mer is a luxury skincare and makeup brand, part of the Estée Lauder Company. The brand La Mer is best known for Ultra-luxe, high-quality skincare products sourced with skin-healing ingredients from the sea.
Among all the products, one of the most famous ones is the serum "The concentrate", which helps reduce the appearance of visible signs of inflammation and helps visibly calm skin so it can focus on natural renewal.
If you have tricky combination skin, the moisturizing soft lotion will be the new favorite product in your arsenal. Infused with the brand's signature sea-sourced ingredients (as well as soothing Lime Tea), La Mer's Moisturizing Soft Lotion is a lightweight, gentle, and fast-absorbing—and the result is a healthy, balanced glow.
Another bestseller is the moisturizer "Crème de la Mer": this ultra-rich cream delivers healing moisture, daily protection, and energized natural repair. With daily uses, skin feels firmer, lines and wrinkles are visibly diminished, and a more uplifted, rejuvenated look emerges.
It is not that easy to find La Mer in Paris, especially at a decent price. Thanks to the coupon O'bon Paris, you can have a 15% discount on any La Mer product in Parfumerie Burdin Monge.
Besides numerous perfume brands, you can also find designer cosmetics at the cheapest price. The shop displays a large choice of make-up products: Primer, Foundation, Concealer, Setting Powder, BB Cream, Rouge or Blush, Contour Powder/ Cream, Highlighter, Eyeliner, Mascara, Eyeshadows, Eyebrow Pencil/Powder, Eyebrow Gel, Lip Colors, Lip Liner Pencil, Lip Gloss...
The choice is pretty huge from prestigious brands such as YSL, Lancôme, Dior... You can try different types of make-up on you, or ask for the help of the beauty advisors to help you choose the ones suiting your skin and style.
For make-up as well, you can enjoy a 15% off discount on any brand with O'bon Paris coupon.
When it comes to choosing gifts for male family members or boyfriends, men's products can sometimes be confusing. Among all the fine products you can find for your beloved ones, Parfumerie Burdin Monge staff will be there to help you choose the most suitable products. They have a large choice too of men-oriented perfume and skincare products.
Among the most trendy ones, we can of course mention Sauvage, Allure or Dior Homme from Dior. If you are looking for less mainstream ones, try "En Garde!" from Parfums Burdin.
You want to know more about the trendiest perfume? Have a look at our dedicated article here.
Author and Photos: O'bon Paris team
Parfumerie Burdin Monge
Address: 79 Rue Monge, 75005, Paris
Transport: Metro line 7, Place Monge station
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-13:30, 14:30-19:00