Paris is for lovers… beauty lovers, that is. The city is home to world-class spas, unique perfume boutiques and top-notch facial specialty stores, not to mention famous pharmacies. Stop by City Pharma in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the big city’s hottest discount beauty mecca, to stock up on his Biafine and his Bioderma must-haves for the frugal before heading off. Whether you’re looking for a memorable massage or needing to smell the scents, no visit to the City of Light is complete without a little indulgence. Let this be your guide to where La Vie is particularly beautiful.
Henry Jack Flagship Boutique
From the outdoor perfumer’s garden to the downstairs VIP Haute Perfumery Room, the majestic new headquarters of family-owned French fragrance house Henry Jacques transforms shopping for signature fragrances into an art form. High-tech modern glitz (scan fragrances and get instant note-drawings on your phone) meet elegant, old-world discretion in this jewel-like space.Our selection of Rose Snow Contains an unprecedented amount of pure and precious natural essences like
2 Avenue Montaigne, 75008. parfumshenryjackes.com
There’s a reason she’s the talk of the town (every town, really). Her dexterity, gentleness and lymphatic drainage methods leave you sculptural, radiant and utterly serene. Book her in Paris or London via her website. sophiecarbonari.com
dior spa cheval blanc
Clad in a pillowy white robe, succumb to the cyberic pleasures of Dior’s supremely elegant Cheval Blanc Spa, immersed in six unique private suites designed by Peter Marino (even the names of the treatments are Sensorial Choreography, Cingular Interlude, Sublime Revelation) invites you to a world of dreams. Then, experience the magic at home with his limited collection Privé candle in hand, and head around the corner to his unparalleled Samaritaine his department store, which boasts Europe’s largest beauty shopping his space.
8 Quai du Louvre, 75001; chevalblanc.com
Officine Universel Brie
At any of Buly’s boutiques, it’s easy to be charmed by vintage apothecary-inspired treasures. With the debut of Spa & Treatment Rooms at the Rive Droite location, I now have an excuse to stay for hours. If you prefer a full-body shiatsu rejuvenation designed by Breeze Master Masseurs, or a facial massage with skin brushing, energizing gemstones and nourishing botanical oils, the enigmatically named Mr. Ao’s Energe Book a tick massage.
45 Rue de Saintonge, 75003;
Christoph Robin Salon
Ever since acclaimed colorist Christophe Robin left his old bargain at Le Meurice a few years ago to establish his own eponymous salon, it’s become an essential visit on the beauty circuit. The astounding, lustrous hair colors available in the hands of his trained artist are certainly irresistible (and worth walking around Paris with dingy roots until a reservation is secured). But so are the in-store boutiques hosting pop-ups, in an inviting space around Robin’s oversized, Instagram-ready clamshell sink.
16 Rue Bachaumont, 75002; Christophe Robin Salon
Spa Le Bristol
Everything about Le Bristol Hotel is top-notch, from its luxurious rooms to its iconic garden restaurant. Spas are no exception. Indulge in a Spar Bristol Byra Prairie Facial, indulge in a detox session with a Russian Banya, or indulge your senses with his one of Tata Harper Sensorial Resets designed to completely cleanse and rejuvenate. Embark on a beauty journey. Prep your skin with the help of Harper’s first exclusive skin care machine, the Dermal Reset powered by LEDs and radio frequencies. Afterwards, you’ll get a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower as you swim in Le Bristol’s famous ship-shaped rooftop swimming pool, designed by the yacht architects of Aristotle Onassis.
112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 1er etage, 75008; oetkercollection.com
A version of this story appears in the September 2022 issue. Town & Country. Register now
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