Shopper's Diary: Odorantes, a Parisian Florist Where Flowers Are Arranged by Scent by

Issue 9 · Grand Gardens · March 3, 2014

Shopper's Diary: Odorantes, a Parisian Florist Where Flowers Are Arranged by Scent

Issue 9 · Grand Gardens · March 3, 2014

It's no wonder this discreet little florist in Saint-Germain-des-Prés is a favorite of Sofia Coppola. Walk inside the doorway, and prepare to be engulfed by a cloud storm of Paris' prettiest cut flowers:

Inside the Odorantes shop, chalkboard gray walls are a perfect foil for the riot of color that fills vases, covers tabletops, and overwhelms you in the best possible way: 

odorantes florist flower shop paris vase of peonies and roses

Above: Photograph by Liza Bliss via Flickr.

The shop's owners Christophe Hervé and Emmanuel Sammartino opened Odorantes, located near the Luxembourg Gardens, in 2003.

odorantes paris florist shop sign

Above: Photograph by Liza Bliss via Flickr.

A black awning hints at the color scheme that waits for you inside. 

bouquet of roses and freesias at odorantes florist paris

Above: Photograph via Odorantes.

A mass of roses and freesias, arranged together to heighten their complementary fragrances.

odorantes florist shop window

Above: Photograph by Liza Bliss via Flickr.

odorantes florist shop paris view through doorway

 Above: Photograph by Liza Bliss via Flickr.

Black furniture, black urns, black lampshades, black paper to wrap bouquets—the perfect foil for the flowers.

odorantes florist flower shop paris pink roses peonies

Above: Photograph by Liza Bliss via Flickr.

Scented roses and ridiculously irresistible pom pom peonies.

odorantes florist shop paris taxidermy bird

Above: Photographs via Paris Atelier.

Under glass (L), a porcelain flower in a dome. On a table (R), violets, roses, and peonies.


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Above: Odorantes is located at 9 Rue Madame.

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N.B.: This is an update of a post published June 4, 2013 during Alexa's week of Travels With an Editor: Remodelista in Paris.



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