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At Lily and Marcel's

Located along the Seine, Lily and Marcel's traditional Parisian brasserie welcomes you!

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Iris

Iris is one of the most expensive raw materials on the market in perfumery. Despite having over two hundred different species, only three are used to create perfumes.

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August 7, 1876: Mata Hari

Margaretha Geertruida Zelle was born in the Netherlands She was to draw her dancer and courtesan name, Mata Hari, meaning the eye of day in Malay, from her exotic travels. She was to draw her dancer and courtesan name, Mata Hari, meaning the eye of day in Malay, from her exotic origins.

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La Félicita

Welcome to La Félicità, which opened last year on the 26th of May. This new Parisian restaurant is the largest one in Europe at 4500 square meters, and 1000 table cloths. A gigantic space entirely dedicated to Italian cuisine, a new Parisian place inviting you to visit all its outrageousness.

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Lavender

Lavender, the emblematic plant of Provence (south-east region of France), recognized since antiquity for its aromatic and therapeutic qualities, has taken a long time to instill itself as a staple in the world of perfumery. It's only in the beginning of the XXth century, that we see the first lavender fields.

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July 5, 1946: the bikini

Paris, July 5, 1946, the famous Molitor hotel hosts a bathing suit show at their pool. Amongst all the styles presented, the French Louis Réard makes an anatomical impression: the bikini!

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July 1, 1804: Georges Sand

On the first of July of that year, at number 15, rue Meslay in the 3rd ardt of Paris, Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin, who was to become the baroness of Dudevant was born. She was to become renowned through her androgynous pen name, George Sand.

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Restaurant to be

Located in Haut-Marais, the restaurant "Mister T" is walking distance from the market of the red children and the carreau du temple. Shortly after it was opened to the public, it became a culinary spot to not be missed!

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Bergamot

In Perfumery, Bergamot belongs to the Hesperides family. Widely used in luxury fragrances, bergamot is a southern specialty from the Calabria region of Italy which produces 90% of the world's supply.

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June 8 1637: "I think, therefore I am"

René Descartes, one of the most renown French philosophers, publishes his "Discourse on Method", a text that will revolutionize philosophy.

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7- June 24 1520: The Field of the Cloth of Gold

At the beginning of the XVIIth century, in northern France, a historic encounter between two kings is still considered one of the most useless and costly diplomatic events.

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Le Moulin de Rosa

In the heart of Marais, at the corner of rue Turenne and rue du Foin, and walking distance to Place des Vosges, Le Moulin de Rosa is a Parisian bakery where everything from their baguettes to their pastries are made in the most traditional manner.

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Lily of the Valley

The flower of spring and of revival, beyond having a rich history, is a frequently used scent in perfumery. But the distillation process is a very delicate one, which is why, at the beginning of the XXth century, perfumers resort to chemically synthesizing the fragrance.

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Mother's Day

Mother's Day is celebrated across the globe on different days based on location, but usually during the month of May. While Mother's Day today has become commercialized, its origins date back to Greek and Roman eras.

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Labor Day

May 1st is celebrated in numerous countries as Labor Day. Labor Day was trademarked a holiday during the social struggles of the XIXth century, and is now celebrated with a day off from work.

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Plisson House

It's been three years that the Plisson House has opened its doors on the east side of Paris. Located on Boulevard Beaumarchais, this upscale supermarket hosts a restaurant, grocery store, and a general food market.

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International Art Day

Art has undoubtedly played a vital role in history and accompanied human evolution. Let us back track quickly on its significant periods.

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Carnations

There are over 300 types of carnations, which are all symbolic plants with a deep history. In perfumery, however, it is a little more complicated considering each perfumer must create his own carnation.

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April Fools

April Fools! We've all been played a trick on on April 1st. But why the fool, and why April 1st?

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Café of the arts and professions

Located in the Hotel National des Arts et Métiers, the Ristorante National quickly made its way to the spotlight in the city of lights. With its elegant and refined decor, the Ristorante National can accommodate you for brunch, lunch, dinner, or even simply a cocktail at the bar.

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Les petits choses se mettent au parfum

« Les petits choses se mettent au parfum »

Exhibition from 26th March thru May 26 2018
Galerie Histoires de Parfums, 11 rue du roi doré 75003 Paris

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