Beyond its beautiful architecture, impeccable fashion and infectious romance, the City of Lights has also been the home to old perfume houses that have been around for hundreds of years. Apart from the usual big names we are so familiar with, such as Chanel and Dior, Paris also has a rich history in perfumery, which makes it appealing to industry experts and discerning fans. From storied fragrance houses like Guerlain to small, niche brands like Ex Nihilo and everything in between, here are the best perfume stores in Paris to visit when you find yourself in the French capital. 

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