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    Default Best Chanel Boutique in Paris for Perfumes?

    I'll be going to Paris next month and I want to go to Chanel to get some extraits that aren't available elsewhere.

    Which is the best of the Chanel boutiques for perfumes? I meant to go to the Place Vendome boutique the last time I was there, but I didn't get around to it. Is one boutique likely to have a better selection than the others?

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    sean, have you thought of posting this to the men's forums? Many male BNers have done a lot of shopping in Paris and perhaps can give you advice.

    BTW, you simply must visit the Caron boutique and buy a bottle of perfume from one of their wonderful urns!
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Dear sean-dt, definitely you must go to the rue Cambon boutique for many reasons.
    First of all because it used to be Madamoiselle Coco headquarter, where she used to sit behind the mirror stairs and see through it the mannequins walking down. The mirror stairs are still there with all the style she taught to the world.
    There you can sample everything from their lines, both the commercial and the exclusifs in complete relax.

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    Having worked for Chanel for many years in New York and Paris, I agree with Magnifiscent that a trip to 31 Rue Cambon is your best bet. There's also a large Chanel Boutique at 42, avenue Montaigne. Here's a photo of me on the famous staircase circa 1992.

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    Default Re: Best Chanel Boutique in Paris for Perfumes?

    Thank you all so much. So it's the Rue Cambon for me -can't wait

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    Default Re: Best Chanel Boutique in Paris for Perfumes?

    This makes me want to visit 31 Rue Cambon too, so I can get a bottle of Cuir de Russie extrait...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tott View Post
    This makes me want to visit 31 Rue Cambon too, so I can get a bottle of Cuir de Russie extrait...
    I last ordered a bottle of this at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City. It is so hard to find in the U.S.

    Ruggles, is this is same staircase featured in the recent Coco movie?
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    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    Ruggles, is this is same staircase featured in the recent Coco movie?
    I didn't see the movie, but it's the famous mirrored staircase in the couture salon at Rue Cambon that all the models would walk down during the showings with Mme Chanel.
    I was just in Paris and attended the Chanel Fall '10 show at the Grande Palais, here's a photo I took. Karl had a giant section of an iceberg flown in from Sweden and used it as the set. It was amazing and so coooold!
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    Ruggles, those are very nice pictures. I love that staircase! Thank you.
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    Default Re: Best Chanel Boutique in Paris for Perfumes?

    Kevin, you remind me of the ending of the film starring Audrey Tautou, sitting there on that staircase. How handsome and elegant you look! Mlle Coco would approve.

    I found this thread because I was looking around for Chanel boutiques - unfortunately, I don't think I'll get to Paris this year (sigh! I wish!).

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