Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris

Crédits : Charlène Campos. Translation: Jill Harry. Pictures: Olivier Saillant, DR.

Beauty in Paris

AIME

Beauty "indoors & out"

Mathilde Lacombe and François Morrier offer a new approach to skincare. This cosmetic brand care for the skin outdoors but, above all, indoors, with a line of food supplements comprised of plants, vitamins and probiotics. Formulas developed with Valérie Espinasse, a micronutritionist with a degree in pharmacy. A new "In & out" routine"!

  • 3 rue du Pont aux choux, IIIe
  • Metro: Saint-Sébastien Froissart
  • Phone: +33 (0)6 42 34 56 31
  • Time: Mon, 2-7 p.m; Tues-Sat, 11 a.m-7 p.m. 

LANCÔME CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES

3.0 beauty showcase

Lancôme's very first boutique is a 300 m2 digest of beauty and technology. Discover the magnificent "Joy of Now" entrance, the pink robot, exclusive leatherware, limited editions, plus collections of perfume, make-up and traditional skincare. Not forgetting the institute and sustainable initiatives (perfume refills, recycling station …). Flawless!

  • 52 avenue des Champs-Élysées, VIIIe
  • Metro: Franklin-Roosevelt
  • Phone: +33 (0)1 42 89 86 35
  • Time: Boutique daily, 10.30 a.m-9.30 p.m; institute  daily, 11 a.m-7 p.m.

L'OFFICINE UNIVERSELLE BULY

Vintage style

Founded by Victoire de Taillac and Ramdane Touhami, the Officine Universelle Buly proposes Made in France skincare based on natural ingredients. Combining yesterday's excellence with the best of today, these cosmetics with 21st-C. esthetics are on show in two boutiques like old dispensaries. Don't miss the new massage booth in the Right Bank address.

  • 6 rue Bonaparte, VIe
  • Metro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés
  • Phone: +33 (0)1 43 29 02 50
  • Time: Mon-Sat, 10.30 a.m-7 p.m. 

LA PETITE ÉPICERIE DE LA BEAUTÉ

Cosmetic market

A contemporary loft with brick walls, wood and steel furnishings, this "Beauty Grocery" of 300 m2 (1st floor of Bon Marché Rive Gauche) offers a thousand-and-one cosmetic gems. Completing the "Théâtre de la Beauté" on the ground floor, it also features a haircare bar and manicure corner. Beauty at your finger-tips…

  •  24 rue de Sèvres, VIIe
  • Metro: Sèvres-Babylone
  • Phone: +33 (0)1 44 39 80 00
  • Time: Mon-Sat, 10 a.m-8 p.m; Sun, 11 a.m-7.45 p.m. 

SEEMY COSMETICS

Apartment-institut

Founded by Élodie Raheria, this discreet beauty institute is in a Haussmann apartment close to Avenue Montaigne. With SeeMy Cils, SeeMy Brows, SeeMy Lips, SeeMy Skin and SeeMy Hair, the boudoir provides a 360° experience with ever more innovative treatments and technologies. Don't miss its speciality: extra-thick eyelash extensions.

  • 9 rue de la Trémoille, VIIIe
  • Metro: Franklin-Roosevelt, Alma-Marceau
  • Phone: +33 (0)1 45 53 03 90
  • Time: Mon-Sat, 9 a.m-7 p.m.  

SERGE LUTENS 

Fragrant boudoir 

Beneath the Palais Royal's historic arcades, this boutique reflects the fantasies of perfume and make-up expert Serge Lutens. Rather like a tea-room, it displays flacons, powder compacts, phials… like precious objects. Assertive, made of the noblest essences, wafting fragrances with evocative names (Bourreau des Fleurs, Tubéreuse criminelle, Vitriol d’œillet…) guarantee a lasting impact.  

  • 142 Galerie de Valois, Ier
  • Metro: Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre
  • Phone: +33 (0)1 49 27 09 09

CHANEL PARFUMS BEAUTÉ

French flair

A refined address for Chanel's world of beauty. Iconic perfumes - Chanel N°5, of course -, but also exclusive potions such as 1957, Beige, Coromandel, Gardenia, Cuir de Russie… Plus the entire range of make-up (face powder, mascara, lipstick, nail varnish) and cult treatments like Sublimage, Le Lift and Hydra Beauty. An historic fashion address, now a must for beauty addicts! 

  • 19 rue Cambon, Ier
  • Metro: Concorde, Madeleine
  • Phone: +33 (0)9 54 29 02 60
  • Time: Mon-Sat, 10 a.m-7 p.m; Sun, 11 a.m-7 p.m. 

CAROLE & BROWS

High-brow

Carole Pinto turned her passion into her work. Since 2013, this self-taught eyebrow expert has enhanced the look of Parisian "sourcilistas" with a technique she developed herself: Épilation 3D®. No pigmentation here: after a bespoke diagnosis, she works on eyebrows with tweezers for more homogeneity. Personal service, precious advice and make-up tips for faultless brows.

  • 56 avenue Ledru Rollin, XIIe
  • Metro: Ledru-Rollin
  • Time: Tues-Fri, 10 a.m-7 p.m (by appointment only) 

AWESOME

Organic, eco-chic & natural

Where to find 100 % natural products! Founded by Cécile Tall, thus boutique decorated with tribal artwork offers the best of green beauty care from all over the world. A hand-picked selection of insider brands such as Meeka, Ilia, Le Pure, Rasasara Skinfood, Orgaid, Guy Morgan, Shui Botanicals… doing the skin, and the planet, lots of good.  

  • 49 rue Saint-Georges, IXe
  • Metro: Saint-Georges
  • Time: Tues-Thurs, Sat, 11 a.m-7.30 p.m; Fri, 2-7.30 p.m. 

NOSE

Your very own fragrance

The mission here is to help you discover "your" perfume with a revolutionary tool developed by renowned perfumers and experts in artificial intelligence. After defining your olfactory portrait, a diagnosis based on a series of questions leads to recommendation of 5 fragrances from several hundred. After your evaluation, a new diagnosis, until you choose the perfume of a lifetime.

  • 20 rue Bachaumont, IIe
  • Metro: Sentier
  • Phone: +33 (0)1 40 26 46 03
  • Time: Mon-Sat, 10.30 a.m-7.30 p.m. 

Welcome to the City Guide of the Royal Monceau- Raffles Paris to visit the City of Light in another way.

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