Antidotes to fast beauty , these 2.0 pharmacies breathe a scent of nostalgia into our beauty wardrobes. Our top 5 most popular apothecaries in the capital.
The most aristocratic: Oriza L. Legrand
The spot: Near the Opéra Garnier , a confidential setting that cultivates its royal heritage with racy perfumes reserved for insiders. Going through the door invites you to travel through time. Creaky parquet floors, old chandeliers , gilding… everything here recalls the illustrious past of this mythical perfumer who had a shop in the Cour Carrée du Louvre since 1720.
The selection: Soaps with rice powder , toilet vinegar , home sprays and exceptional elixirs compete for the limelight. All the fragrances have been recreated by a nose from the original formulas loved by Marie-Antoinette and her friends. For the most chic unboxing , the bottles entitled Relique d'Amour , Royal Oeillet , Le Régent… are adorned with preppy pompoms and ribbons.
The cult product: Rêve d'Ossian, a smooth and captivating juice with notes of pine, sandalwood and incense , an icon of the house that hasn't aged a bit (€130 for 100 ml).
Maison Oriza L. Legrand perfumes 18 rue Saint-Augustin, Paris 2nd, open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Most Feminine Shade's Apothecary
The spot: A modern and refined neo-herbalist with a storefront in the heart of the Marais . The atmosphere is cosy , with a central island where you can sip an infusion while chatting with the owner before raiding green products for body and mind.
At the helm: A beautiful plant! Shade Mounirou (pronounced Shadé, like the singer), a self-made woman who worked for luxury beauty houses in London and Paris , pays homage here to her mixed origins. Big up to his healer grandmother: it was she who transmitted to him the passion for ancestral remedies from nature.
The selection: is sensory and ethical, with a range dedicated to female well-being: hydrosols , serums , charcoal soaps , honey , nigella (€14), bath salts (€28), clays (€19) selected for their precious botanical active ingredients … and a collection of herbal teas : La Belle Endormie (€12.50), La Invigorating (€10.50), Les Belles de jour (€10.50)… to relieve all the little ailments of everyday life: painful periods, insomnia, bloating...
The cult product: On its own, it is worth the trip: the African Black Soap, an artisanal soap with shea butter and roasted cocoa bean. Hyper versatile and very hydrating, it works wonders on the body, hair and face (€12).
Shade's apothecary , 20 rue du pont Louis-Philippe Paris 4th, open Tuesday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The most giftable: Granado
Spotlight: Founded in 1870 in Brazil, the famous apothecary supplier to the imperial family now has three boutiques in Paris. With its period decor, the Saint-Germain-des-Prés flagship propels you straight into the Rio of the Roaring Twenties. Colorful azulejos , large wooden bookcases, vintage bottles... it's like being there. Muito Instagrammable!
The selection: Out of gift inspiration? It's impossible not to hit the bull's eye as the sublime vials, flasks and retro ointments catch the eye on the shelves. And the smells are to die for. Special mention for the moisturizing cream ( €16), the bar soap ( €7) and the shower gel (€14 ) with murumuru butter from the Carioca collection .
The cult product: Boemia , the best-seller, a unique oriental and woody juice infused with black pepper, tobacco and addictive leather (€115 75ml).
Save the date: From December 5 to 18 at BHV Marais and from December 20 to January 8 at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées , the brand is organizing two pop-ups for the holidays: Secret Santa is going to make people happy this year.
Granado , 21 rue Bonaparte Paris 6th, open Monday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The most upscale: Officine Universelle Buly
The spot: We no longer need to introduce the legendary brand founded in 1803, relaunched by the power couple Ramdane Touhami and Victoire de Taillac and bought by LVMH in 2021. The latest Parisian boutique, rue Vieille-du-Temple is adorned with expensive codes to the brand: glass cabinets in precious wood , marble counter, old tiling...
The selection: A real Ali Baba 's cave good chic good style displaying more than 900 references : vegetable oils, hydrosols, flower powders... soon to be labeled Cosmos Organic, the famous Eaux Triples, water-based perfumes that have made the reputation of the brand, accessories: shaving brushes, razors and an impressive collection of acetate combs made in the latest European factory .
Cult products: The cult Concrete pomade with shea butter, a must for the bedside table ( €7) and the Baume des muses, a multi-use nourishing ointment that can be personalized with your initials ( €30).
Buly , 19 rue Vieille-du-Temple, Paris 4th, open Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The most feel good: Happy Nïne
The spot: A stone's throw from the Viaduc des arts , a well-stocked neighborhood herbalist that is teamed up with a concept store and a space for holistic treatments .
At the helm: Séverine Naffre , crazy about medicinal plants since her early childhood in Provence, trained at the Paris School of Plants.
The selection: addicted to your granny piss after the meal? The shop has more than 200 references, from simple plants: chamomile, thyme, nettle… to ready-to-infuse blends. Everything is organic , the plants harvested by hand are assembled in a Parisian workshop. We also find essential oils, teapots, cups and aromatic diffusers, dried flowers, decorative accessories... Bonus : the place hosts private yoga classes , energy massages , shiatsu treatments , acupuncture, sophrology ...
Cult products: The synergies of medicinal plants created by the hostess: Jolies Jambes, Inner Peace, Stomach Elixir ( €8) to infuse at the first symptoms.
Happy nine , 32 rue Traversière, Paris 12th, open Monday from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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