Inside The Scented Wardrobe

Paris, France

Experience hosted by Clara

90 mins, Hosted in French, English, and Chinese (Simplified)
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

You will be warmly welcomed and will discover a secret world nestled in the heart of a cupboard! In addition to being introduced to the backstage side of Perfumery ...

After a brief introduction, you wil enter the Laboratory where perfumes are still produced, where you will have fun guessing the ingredients that make them up.
Then, you'll move to the other side of the Wardrobe...in the dreamlike immersive place created by artist Clara Feder. You will discover 11 fragrances in a multi-sensory way, revealing your deepest olfactory emotions.
At the end of the trip, you will be able to talk about the experience and the fragrances over a drink and biscuits. Finally, we offer a 10 € voucher, to be used if you fall in love with a perfume from our collection.

Important: this is not a perfume creation workshop, but a unique moment where perfumery, art and self-discovery come together. You will leave soothed and refreshed.

"It was an unforgettable experience. I found myself in a real fairy tale and a house of unforgettable aromas. I've never been in such an atmospheric and creative place. I highly recommend!"
Diana, May 2019

"Many, many thanks to Clara for sharing this unique sensory experience with us! It was enriching, unsettling, intoxicating, an extremely magical moment... I can only highly recommend it! Bravo!!!!"
Diane, February 2020

Other things to note
Le Jardin Retrouvé is 3 minutes away from the Les Halles station in a very interesting and ancient part of Paris where you will find a typical market (rue Montorgueil) many restaurants and shops in a lively atmosphere
You will be warmly welcomed and will discover a secret world nestled in the heart of a cupboard! In addition to being introduced to the backstage side of Perfumery ...

After a brief introduction, you wil enter the Laboratory where perfumes are still produced, where you will have fun guessing the ingredients that make them up.
Then, you'll move to the other side of the Wardrobe...in the dreamlike immersive place created by artist…

What's included

  • Drinks
    A drink and typical french nibbles.
    A 10 euro voucher to be redeemed i...

Meet your Host, Clara

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 41 Reviews
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I am Clara, multimedia artist, writer and daughter-in-law of Yuri Gutsatz (1914-2005), who created Le Jardin Retrouvé in 1975 and referrred to the Haute Parfumerie Française as it existed in the 1930s. With my husband, Michel, we brought the House back to life in 2016. Thanks to our know-how, we have recreated the fragrances of yesteryear and I have invented an immersive artistic journey to make you experience an exceptional moment, centered around your emotions and your inner self, as well as the secrets of the world of perfume. If I am not available exceptionally, Bertille or Nuria, two specialists passionate about Perfumes, will replace me.
I am Clara, multimedia artist, writer and daughter-in-law of Yuri Gutsatz (1914-2005), who created Le Jardin Retrouvé in 1975 and referrred to the Haute Parfumerie Française as it existed in the 1930s. With my husband, Michel, we brought the House back to life in 2016. Thanks to our know-how, we have recreated the fragrances of yesteryear and I have invented an immersive artistic journey to make you experience an exceptional moment, centered around your emotions and your inner self, as well as t…
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Where you'll be

A whole journey inside a typically Parisian courtyard! We are nestled in a confidential place, almost invisible from the outside and you will experience our 4 multisensory spaces indoors.

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 41 reviews.

Basile
March 2020
L’expérience est incroyable totalement originale c’est une immersion dans une authentique maison de parfum parisienne avec son histoire et ses parfums expliqué avec passion par la famille du créateur. Je conseille vivement au amateur de parfumerie
Diane
February 2020
Un très très grand merci à Clara de nous avoir fait partagé cette expérience sensorielle unique ! Ce fut enrichissant, unique, déstabilisant, enivrant, un moment extrêmement magique.... je ne peux que vivement recommander cette expérience !!!!! Bravo !!!!
Mia Marcelina
December 2019
J'ai vécu cette expérience avec toute ma famille et ça a été un réel voyage des sens olfactifs, visuels ainsi que des mémoires . Dès le début Clara nous plonge dans le monde de Yuri et nous y restons jusqu'à la fin. Le jardin est magnifique et on se sent sur une autre planète. Les parfums sont très différents des génériques qui se vendent dans le monde entier. Je conseille vivement cette expérience.
Cath
November 2019
I would highly recommend this experience. Initially, we were interested in a "make your own perfume" workshop but this caught my eye as it seemed more personal and it was. We arrived at the Le Jardin Retrouvee , a niche perfumery established by a Russian emigre in the mid 20th century, and were greeted by Clara. Clara was unfortunately unwell but she had arranged the delightful Harriet to walk us through the experience which was firstly a little history of the perfume house and family, then attending a lab where she explained how perfume is created. Then the "experience" which was an art installation room where 10 different scents ranging from citrus to floral to woody to spices were laid out to experience while watching a video containing artistic inspirations for each perfume played accompanied by an audio script that explained the scent and inspiration. It helped identify the type of perfume range my daughter and I preferred. After, we enjoyed a cup of tea and brioche and were invited to purchase perfume if we liked, which I did. A tour quite outside the usual tourist tour.
Amber
November 2019
C'était magique et l'expérience m'a fait réfléchir ! J'apprenais beaucoup à propos les parfums. Harriet a répondu bien à mes questions bizarres.
Norrie
October 2019
A gentle and relaxing time spent in an immersive experience somewhere between a creative installation and a teach in. A lovely story beautifully told.

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 6 and up can attend, up to 5 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Better not to perfume oneself before the experience!

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.