A unique place


  Perfume is certainly the most vulnerable and evanescent of all human creations. Yet it certainly has alasting impact on people’s memories. What do we do when perfumes are no longerfound for sale? How do we find them again?

  The Osmothèque, a French nonprofit organization, opened on 26 April 1990. The very first fragrancearchive in history, it preserves vulnerable, precious fragrances, keeping themsafe from the ravages of time and from being lost and forgotten. A livingcollection of existing fragrances and those that have disappeared, it protectsthe world’s fragrance heritage.

A living collection

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  Today, 2500 fragrances,including 400 no longer available.

  Some fragrances have been remade according to original formulas, while others have been entrusted to us by brands: Le Parfum royal (1st century); l'Eau de Cologne de Napoléon à Ste Hélène (1815); the famous fragrances of Paul Poiret (1911); the gems ofHoubigant, Coty, and Lubin; and the marvels of Guerlain, Chanel, and Lancôme...

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Our partners


The Osmotheque came into being thanks tothe confidence of its three partners:

  • the Société    Française des Parfumeurs (SFP)
  • the Comité    Français du Parfum (CFP-FEBEA)
  • The Chambre de    Commerce et d’Industrie de Versailles Val d’Oise-Yvelines (CCIV)

Others have joined in to give us theirsupport:

  • the Institut    Supérieur International du Parfum, de la Cosmétique et de l'Aromatique Alimentaire    (ISIPCA)
  • the Société des    Amis de l’Osmothèque (SAO)

All the fragrance BRANDS, the Musée International de la Parfumerie in Grasse (MIP) and the Tourist Office of Versailles (link).

Last update : 11/04/2013


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