Museo del Perfume (Museum of Perfume)

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Museo del Perfume (Museum of Perfume)

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The Museum of Perfume was founded in 1961 in order to exhibit an evolution of perfume vessels throughout the ages. The Museum presents a wide collection of nearly 5000 essence and perfume vessels from different cultures and civilizations.
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Neighborhood: Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognizable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
How to get there
  • Passeig de Gràcia • 3 min walk
  • Catalunya • 8 min walk
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3.0
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MeemaJED
Henderson, NY49 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Many perfumes you've heard of from the 40's on up to present. Also bottles and other vessels for perfumes, ointments and incense from ancient Greece, ancient Egypt, Japan, etc. It's in the back of a perfume store, so if you're inspired you can buy some perfume of your own. I like small quirky museums and I like perfume and I was staying at a guesthouse across the street, so this was a very nice way to spend about 45 minutes. It's on Passeig de Gracia not far from the "Street of Discord" with the 3 moderniste buildings.
Written October 27, 2018
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Thank you very much for your rating. We're happy if you think about the visit "this was a very nice way to spend about 45 minutes". We hope you can come back someday.
Written November 4, 2019
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JaroTomik
Edinburgh, UK14 contributions
Sep 2013
I really enjoyed the perfume museum,as it takes you nicely through the history of perfumes. However,it is not the easiest to find (back of a perfume shop) and it would really be much better with more text explaining individual pieces. Otherwise worth a visit!
Written September 9, 2013
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Dear Jaroslav, thank you for your review and advices.
Written July 21, 2017
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mwanuk
London, UK61 contributions
Feb 2013 • Friends
We had trouble finding this 'museum' as we didn't realise it was a room at the back of a perfume shop, and had walked past the shop many times!
A member of staff must have seen our puzzled faces as we struggled to locate the museum, and she kindly led us to the office where we paid entry to a man in his office while she went to switch the light on!

A stunning collection of perfume bottles over the many many years. If you like your trinkets, you'll adore this collection and wish you could purchase bottles as if you were at the flea market. Unfortunately no information about how perfume is made, the history and even how/who can sell and represent it today. Just a battered folder of designers who have written to the museum to wish them well.

This would have worked better as a little gallery of perusal whilst shopping for perfume with a €2 donation or something. Lovely collection but don't expect much!
Written February 26, 2013
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Dear Mwanuk, the Museum of Perfum has a collection gathered during many decades. There is not any single piece for selling, every year we try to grow the collection.
Written July 21, 2017
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John B
4 contributions
This is a small exhibit not a museum. There are lots of bottles of perfume Throughout the ages in glass cases. All on one room you could walk around in 1 minute. Entrance is €5. You walk through the shop pay some guy €5 each and they open the door to the room. If we had seem how small the room/museum was we would not have bothered. The highlight would be the dozen perfumes that you can smell. Your better off just sampling the shop (which is also very over priced). Sad really as with some thought they could make the museum free to bring punters into the shop.
Written June 27, 2012
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We are sorry that you didn't enjoy the Museum and the value of all the expossed pieces. The collection has been gathered during decades, allways searching for the most unique and valuable pieces. The space is small, but the collection is vast.
Written July 21, 2017
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Fiona R
47 contributions
Sep 2013
You pay €5 to get in and there's no information, no real order to the bottles, no sense of organisation. The staff in the shop seemed to find us a hindrance. They do have a phenomenal collection of bottles but it's completely disorganised and underdeveloped. What little information they do have is in Catalan and even for someone fluent in French and Castilian, that's not easy.
Written September 10, 2013
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Thank you for your review, we are working to provide online resorces in order to offer more information to the visitors. The Museum has a vast collection (over 5000 pieces) and very limited space, we apologize if the organization of the collection it didn't make sense according with your expectations.
Written July 21, 2017
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Sally A
Guilford, VT48 contributions
Sep 2017
I am a perfume bottle collector so I loved this museum. You enter through a perfume shop. This little gem is located in the back. The clerk was friendly and turned on the lights, leaving us alone to explore at our leisure. They have a lovely collection spanning several centuries. I really wanted to see the bottle owned by Marie Antoinette. I was not disappointed. If you love perfume bottles, don't miss this one.
Written November 18, 2017
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Thanks a lot for your kind review.
Written July 13, 2018
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Chesh19
Perth, Australia60 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Cocopop25 summed it up nicely. I was really looking forward to this and we hunted it out but the whole experience was disappointing. We had to wait a while to buy a ticket to the museum which is located at the back of a store that is not welcoming at all. The lady took our 10 euro (it's 5 euro entry per person) and told us which perfumes we could smell. There are only a few available to smell which is understandable given most of them are old and locked behind glass. Expect to see lots of bottles and there is no information relating to the history. We managed to find a brochure on a stand but it was just a general overview. This has the potential to be a really cool place to visit but it needs a multi-lingual guide or audio guide to make it meaningful. You do get a discount in the shop afterwards if you choose to buy it but we didn't connect with the store at all. Staff were disinterested and avoided making eye contact with us as we left the museum. We did purchase from a fabulous perfumery called The Perfumery located at Baixada de Santa Eulàlia, 3, 08002 Barcelona, Spain so would recommend here if you are looking to buy a scent. Les Topettes, Carrer de Joaquín Costa, 33, 08001 Barcelona, also offered a different style of scents and great service
Written October 7, 2017
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Dear visitor, We are sorry that you didn't enjoy our museum. Nowadays we are working in online resources, in order to provide more information to the visitors. As you could appreciate, the collection is very extensive and the space is limited, we prefer not to interfere in the visual experience. We can provide private tours with guide, but it needs to be booked in advance. Also, we try to separate the Museum visit and the perfumery business, both are different entities. We don't like that when people come to visit the Museum, will feel that is in order to increase the perfumery business. Even though everybody is free to ask to the shop employers about perfumes. We will keep in mind your review, in order to improve our service.
Written October 23, 2017
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Gringombiano
Douglasville, GA133 contributions
Jun 2017
This was located very close to our hotel, so we stopped in to check it out. Although there is certainly an impressive array of perfumes and cosmetics inside, they are all things that are for sale...more like a store than a museum.
Written June 22, 2017
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Dear Sir, The Perfume Museum is in the backside of the store, in a big hall-room. Inside the Museum there are not objects for sale, unfortunatelly most probably you didn't reach the Museum. So we hope you will visit us again and in the perfumery the shopkeeper will be able to inform you how to enter the Museum.
Written July 21, 2017
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David V
Cheadle43 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
this exhibit shows perfume bottles from different cultures and civilisations dating back to ancient greek and egyptian times.
think of a make of perfume and you will find it here. there is a large collection of original perfume bottles, most of which still have the original perfume in from of major perfume house in the world.

all exhibits housed in glass showcases and with some authentic photographs of the designers themselves.

well worth the 3 euros entrance fee.
Written May 21, 2015
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Dear David, thank you for your review, we appreciate it.
Written July 21, 2017
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Audrey F
kirkcaldy,scotland412 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
Spent about an hour walking round looking for this place, which is inside the Perfumeria Regia shop, in a locked room. I wouldn't waste your time going here, we were charged 3 euros each for the privilege! Some of the bottles are of interest and you are supposed to get a 10 per cent discount on perfume at the shop, with the Barcelona Card, sadly we didn't see much fragrance we had heard of to get the discount.
Written March 11, 2015
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Dear Purplerain, we are sorry that you didn't enjoy the Museum. Althought the perfumery and the museum share same adress, both are different business. We will do our best that this kind of missunderstanding it will not repeat again.
Written July 21, 2017
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