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Perfume Museum (Barcelona)

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Perfume Museum
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Museum's Saloon
Perfume Museum (Barcelona) is located in Catalonia
Perfume Museum (Barcelona)
Location within Catalonia
Established1961 (1961)
LocationEixample, Barcelona
Coordinates41°23′29″N 2°09′54″E / 41.3913°N 2.1650°E / 41.3913; 2.1650
TypeCollection
WebsiteOfficial website (in Spanish)

The Perfume Museum of Barcelona, officially known in Catalan as Museu del Perfum, was founded in 1961 in order to exhibit an evolution of perfume vessels throughout the ages.[1]

Description[edit]

The museum presents a wide collection of nearly 5,000 essence and perfume vessels from different cultures and civilizations. The collection covers long historical periods ranging from Egyptian vases, Greek pottery, Roman and Punic glass, Arabic and Eastern recipients, to an interesting collection of essences jars made of porcelain, crystal and noble materials, from 17th to 19th centuries.

There is also an exhibition of industrialized perfumery, from its beginning to the present day.

Collection[edit]

Showcase of the Museum

The collection includes very special items such as a perfume box containing two essence recipients which belonged to Queen Marie Antoinette and a scent bottle called "Le Roi Soleil" designed by Salvador Dalí, as well as many other unique pieces in the world of perfumery.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Museu del Perfum - Fundació Planas Giralt (Spanish)".
  2. ^ "Museo del Perfume - Visit Barcelona (Spanish)".

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