It was by chance that we came across this perfumery, which looks like a store from the 1800s. Its name? L’officine universelle Buly.
In 1803, this place held by Jean-Vincent Bully was known for its perfumes and toilet vinegars. A few years ago, this store was revived thanks to the efforts of Victoire de Taillac and Ramdane Touhami. First in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, in the very chic rue Bonaparte, then in the Marais, rue Saintonge. Let’s discover the store on the right bank.
Two boutiques in the heart of Paris
In 2014, almost one hundred years after the closure of Jean-Vincent Bully’s store, two enthusiasts wanted to bring this beauty case back to life. They then reopened the shop in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés while respecting the codes and values of this unusual place. Four years later, it was the Marais’ turn to welcome the second universal Buly dispensary.
Located on rue Saintonge, this timeless boutique offers unexpected products that cannot be found anywhere else: creams scented with Hinoki burnt wood, ancient oils, myrtle or peony powders, virginal milk or cocoa bean butter. All sold in a packaging that plays the retro card to the fullest, always in a very successful way.
Buly 1803 is a massage salon located in the 3rd district of Paris. Find this institute just a few steps away from the Filles du Calvaire metro station.
Welcome to this authentic and unique space that invites you to spend a moment of relaxation and ultimate pleasure. With its vintage and wooded decoration, this institute invites you to let go and enjoy a magical moment.
Take advantage of Kojiro and Keiko’s savoir-faire by choosing a complete fitness massage or a foot reflexology massage and enjoy a moment of pure relaxation!
All these little treasures are inspired by the beauty recipes of yesteryear and are made the old-fashioned way, in a French laboratory. But it’s not only the products that are worth it, but the place itself.
Old walnut furniture, marble counters, old tiles, portraits of Parisian women framed on the walls… When you enter this store, you could think you are in a Balzac novel. It is not a coincidence, since the Parisian distiller and perfumer inspired the author himself for his character of César Birotteau in the Comédie Humaine.
Adress : 45 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris, France