Tucked into a side street in the Haut Marais district, at the corner of the Hôtel de Sauroy and rue de Saintonge, Liquides is a unique place, a perfume “bar” imagined by David Frossard and designed by Philippe Di Méo. It’s a friendly and diverse place that lets you discover specially selected, hand-picked perfumes: audacious, rebellious, and of the utmost quality. The precious liquids are lined up on dazzling shelves, made up of golden brass and illuminated by neons, just like high-end spirits in a luxury bar. Clearly rebuffing traditional perfumery, Liquides is a totally new approach with a unique perspective.
Entering Liquides is about feeling free and leaving our preconceptions behind. You let yourself be immersed in unexpected floating essences in a space dedicated to sharing. You can be guided or not, by a Barman who, sharing confidences, invites you to explore. It’s about discovering and being intoxicated by perfumes that are off the beaten track. It’s about being taken over by the strange power of the most unexpected odors, or coming back to origins, feeling dizzy and living emotions over again. The visitor may lose themself a little, in order to better find themself, or simply lets themself be amazed by an odor, a story, a creator, a raw material, a bottle, a name…At Liquides, the visitor is told a story, transported, without clichés, by scents and designers who have been chosen for their strong identity, beyond the diktats of traditional perfumery. Liquides offers anyone who is blinded by the neon lights of common olfactory opinion, another outlook, bathed in a different light. Because perfume is above all a very personal story.
Lover and philosopher of beautiful perfumes, David Frossard founded Liquides with the desire to make a bygone perfumery great again. A style of perfumery he knew when he started at L’Artisan Parfumeur after Mûre et Musc set truly creative, independent, and poetic perfumery in motion, in opposition to flashy creations of that era. Independent (niche) perfumery was born, dedicated, and hand-crafted. Today it just needed to re-find its origins. Inspired by the idea of this small revolution and his travels in Africa, David ventured out to discover and nurture new olfactory designers with original stories to tell. A viewpoint David has been defending for 15 years.
List of brands you can find at Liquides:
Liquides Imaginaires, Byredo, BDK Parfums, Amouage, Parfums d’Empire, Frapin, Odin, Bast, Ella K, 19-69, LA Bruket, Fornasetti Profumi, Parfums de Marly, D.S. & DURGA, Vilhelm Parfumerie, Marcel Franck, Carner Barcelona, Coreterno, Gamine, Laboratory Perfumes, Arquiste.
Liquides, bar à parfums
9 rue de Normandie – 75003 Paris
Tuesday to Friday 11 – 7:30
Saturday 11 – 8
Tel : 09 66 94 77 06