L'Officine Universelle Buly 1803
Type: Perfume, Cosmetics, Specialty Shops
We are beauty from head-to-toe, is what the co-founder/resurrector of this beloved French brand will tell you when she talks about her beauty products. Victoire de Taillhac-Touhami and her husband,... Read More
We are beauty from head-to-toe, is what the co-founder/resurrector of this beloved French brand will tell you when she talks about her beauty products. Victoire de Taillhac-Touhami and her husband, who she swears is the "nose" of the family, researched this famous old brand that was first created by Jean-Vincent Bully in 1803. This is the character Balzac based his César Birotteau on in his celebrated novel about perfume. Entering into this shop full of pommades, beauty oils, perfumes and elixirs is like stepping into an Honoré de Balzac novel and a Paris of days-gone-by. The founders are convinced that this is a large part of the reason behind the shop and the brand's instant success. Parisians come in and are wont to remark how they remember their grandmother's vanity table elegantly displaying one of the cult products, such as the "Vinaigre de Bully," when they were a child.
- Christmas Shopping: "This is a head-to-toe shopping experience. For example, when you purchase a scented soap at this exquisite Left Bank boutique you will be asked to choose your packaging's label adornment. For gift-giving it's unequalled as they will handwrite, in calligraphy, your gift recipient's name on the bespoke packaging."
- Best for Christmas Shopping Because: The perfumes here are water-based so they appeal to even the most sensitive of skins and noses.