Sillages Paris: a custom-made exceptional perfume

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Published on 30 September 2019 at 14h20 · Updated on 30 September 2019 at 15h01
Sillages Paris is the latest Parisian spot where you can awake your senses and be introduced to the art of perfumery and leave with a scent that is 100% you. We tried the experience for you and here’s what we thought.

The perfumery revolution is on its way! If you want to wear a perfume that will leave a unique memory behind, we invite you to discover Sillages Paris universe, the perfumer offering you to choose a 100% custom-made perfume.

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The first thing you should know about Sillages Paris is that thanks to their concept, you’re free to choose the perfume that is you with just one click on their website. You can be inspired by your favorite scents or target the notes you like if you already have some in mind.

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According to your choices, you’ll get a personalized package along with three samples: two of them are additional fragrances likely to please you and the third one with a sample of the creation you’ve ordered so that you can try it on your skin before inaugurating your bottle: if it’s a match, you keep it or you can send it back and change it or be refunded.

L'Atelier Sillages Paris

Even though this system is very handy, we offer you to go behind the experience and take it up a notch to create your perfume directly at Sillages Paris. Nestled in a Historical monument listed courtyard in Paris 11th arrondissement, this confidential address is only open by appointment. It invites you to know more about the universe of olfactive discoveries likely to await your senses.

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To do so, meet on Sillages Paris website and book a time slot for free and prior to your meeting don’t be surprised if you’re asked about your favorite music. When coming in, you’ll see two very touching attentions: a message on the wall to wish you welcome while a playlist suited to your taste is played.

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You’re warmly welcomed by the one who’ll be your guide through this olfactive universe. Knowing their subject, they explain you everything about the bases of perfumery, answer every question you may have, and they’ll walk you through a world of scents that may be familiar or totally unknown. If you want to, you can be accompanied if you want a relative to be with you.

In this lovely cocoon that is young and clean, you’ll have a hanging octophone (or perfume organ). Bottles seem to float in the air and while walking around these fragrances, you can see notes that can be surprising. Rose, jasmine, bergamot citrus, cardamom or even more curious cumin and milk. All in all, 64 smells are available, and you can guess that there are countless combinations possible.

EXCEPTIONAL RAW MATERIALS

The force of Sillages Paris concept is a thorough choice about the raw materials. No synthetic but only natural! Here, one is uncompromising when it comes to the quality of the fragrances that will create your perfume. And what does it change? A lot… Let us explain!

First, when you smell the different notes on the perfume organ, you’ll probably be surprised to discover extremely realistic fragrances. It may sound weird but, let’s take jasmine for instance. Here we smell both the perfume filling the petals as well as the greenery of the stem and we can immediately dream about Orient. The moss makes us feel like walking in the forest, the Tonka bean awakes our appetite… Here raw materials are selected in an exemplary way and we can smell it!

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Then, you’ll notice that when your fragrance leaves the studio, it’s particularly lively. First, put it on the paper and the top notes, middle notes and base notes will be clearly distinguishable and evolve to create a unique trail.
Then, when you try it on your skin, you’ll see that the perfume really changes according to the people wearing it (not, it’s no urban legend!). So, even though one person wears your perfume, the smell won’t be the same. Your olfactive signature is totally yours, this is the magic of hyper-customization.
Last but not least, the other advantage is that the perfume stays! And we know how hard it can be to find a perfume that really sticks to you on a long and hard day.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

It sounds all well and nice, but when we are no perfumer, how can we be certain to have a perfume that smells really good? Don’t panic, everything has been skillfully calculated. While your roam around the organ, carried by the smells filtering from the bottles, you select the fragrances you like the most and see on the tablet held by your guide that the list of fragrances grows shorter to only offer the notes that can pair those you’ve already selected.Sillages, la parfumerie sur-mesureSillages, la parfumerie sur-mesureSillages, la parfumerie sur-mesureSillages, la parfumerie sur-mesure

Once you’ve made up your mind, you’re left in a cozy lounge while the magic happens in the lab. Thanks to an algorithm fed by the creations of 4 Sillages Paris perfumers (among the 100 haute-parfumerie creators working in the world), a creation suiting the main notes you’ve selected is made. Your guide comes back to you with the signature bottle as well as three smaller sizes.

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Why? Well simply because as I wrote it previously, the perfume changes on the skin, and we have to make sure the fragrance suits you. By the way, here, you’re dealing with an honest team: if the fragrance doesn’t smell great on you, they told you so and eventually suggest you some alterations.

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And this is how we solve the mystery of the three additional bottles: one allows you to test the perfume because potentially buying it (remember, you don’t have to buy it). The other two contains other creations inspired by the first one and likely to please you. If you finally like one more than the original creation, no problem, the bottle is changed for another one with your favorite scent. If you like none of the options, no problem either, you can try again or simply lose nothing.

And if you find your favorite smell, this is great! You can choose between the lovely signature 1.60 oz.us bottle for €83) or the 0.50 oz.us bottle (€28) along with three samples matching your perfume and two other fragrances suggested so that you have time to make up your mind before going for a new one!

Practical information

Location

5 rue Charonne
75011 Paris 11

Access
Metro Ledru-Rollin (ligne 8)

Prices
Atelier de création: Free
15 ml: 28 €
50 ml: 83 €

Official website
sillagesparis.com

Booking
sillages-paris.reservio.com

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