A guide to Paris for lovers of beauty

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Buly

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Buly

Paris is for lovers… lovers of beauty, that is. The city abounds with world-class spas, one-of-a-kind perfume boutiques, and stellar facialists, not to mention those famous drugstores. Start with a de rigueur stop at City Pharma in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the metropolis’s popular discount beauty mecca, to stock up on Biafine and Bioderma essentials, and then keep going, because there’s much to explore. Whether you’re looking for a memorable massage or an unmissable scent, no visit to the City of Lights is complete without a little indulgence. Let this be your guide to places where the vie is especially beautiful.

Henry Jacques Flagship Boutique

Photo credit: BRYON

Photo credit: BRYON

From the perfumer’s outdoor garden to the Haute Parfumerie VIP room on the ground floor, the stately new headquarters of family-owned French fragrance house Henry Jacques elevates exclusive fragrance shopping to an art. Modern high-tech flourishes (scan a fragrance and get an instant note diagram on your phone) meet elegant old-world understatement in this jewel-like space, where you can easily spend a leisurely afternoon smelling the exquisite fragrances. , many of which – like our selection, Rose Snow – contain unprecedented amounts of pure and precious natural essences.

2 Montaigne Avenue, 75008; perfumeshenryjacques.com

Sofia Carbonari

Photo credit: Michel Figuet

Photo credit: Michel Figuet

She’s the talk of the town (actually, of all towns) for a reason: Sophie Carbonari’s facials they are simply transcendent. Its dexterity, delicacy and ease with lymphatic drainage will leave you sculpted, glowing and completely serene. Book it in Paris or London through their website. sophiecarbonari.com

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Dior Spa Cheval Blanc

Photo credit: courtesy of Dior

Photo credit: courtesy of Dior

Slip into a white quilted robe and succumb to sybaritic pleasures at Dior’s supremely elegant Cheval Blanc spa, featuring six exclusive private suites designed by Peter Marino (even the names of the treatments—Sensorial Choreography, Singular Interlude, Sublime Revelation)— They will make you dream. Then grab an exclusive Collection Privée candle to relive the magic at home, then walk around the corner to the incomparable Samaritaine department store, boasting Europe’s largest beauty retail space.

8 Quai du Louvre, 75001; chevalblanc.com

Office Universelle Buly

Photo credit: PIERRE MAHIEU

Photo credit: PIERRE MAHIEU

It’s easy to get mesmerized by the vintage apothecary-inspired treasures at any Buly boutique. With the debut of the Rive Droite location’s spa and treatment room, you now have an excuse to stay for hours. Reserve Mr. Ao’s enigmatically named Energetic Massage for a full-body renewal with shiatsu designed by Buly’s master massage therapist, or a facial that includes choreographed skin brushing, vitalizing gemstones, and nourishing vegetable oils.

45 Rue de Saintonge, 75003; buly1803.com

Christophe Robin Hall

Photo Credit: Courtesy CR

Photo Credit: Courtesy CR

Since then acclaimed colorist Christopher Robin left her old lodgings in Le Meurice to establish her own namesake salon a few years ago, it has become a must-see on the beauty circuit. The phenomenal, brilliant hair color one can acquire at the hands of their trained artists is certainly a draw (and worth walking around Paris with dingy roots until an appointment can be secured), but so is the store’s boutique. , which hosts popups. in the charming space around Robin’s eminently Instagrammable oversized clamshell sink.

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16 Rue Bachaumont, 75002; christophe-robin.salon

bristol spa

Photo Credit: Vincent Leroux

Photo Credit: Vincent Leroux

Everything about Le Bristol hotel is first class, from the sumptuous rooms to the iconic garden restaurant, and the spa is no exception. Indulge in a Spa Le Bristol de La Prairie facial, undergo a detox session at the Russian Banïya, or embark on a beautifying journey that engages all 5 senses with one of Tata Harper’s signature sensory resets, which are designed to cleanse and revitalize background. skin with the help of Harper’s first patented skin care machine, the Dermal Reset equipped with LEDs and radio frequency. Afterward, head to Le Bristol’s famous boat-shaped rooftop pool, which was designed by the yacht architect Aristotle Onassis, and enjoy views of the Eiffel Tower as you swim.

112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 1st floor, 75008; oetkercollection.com

A version of this story appears in the September 2022 issue of Country Town. SUBSCRIBE NOW

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