Buly 1803, a universal dispensary of the beautiful
With its marble and walnut counter, venerable wood panelling, stone tiled floors, shelves full of intriguing-looking bottles containing all manner of beauty essentials, this Parisian atelier seems to offer a step back in time. Yet it provides the most marvellous water-based fragrances, milky cleansers, naturally-sourced soaps, moisturisers and more, produced by the cutting-edge craft of today. The past is reborn and combined with the present, thanks to Ramdane Touhami and Victoire de Taillac, apothecaries for our modern times. Buly is inspired by the spirit of Jean-Vincent Bully, a legendary Parisian perfumer of the 19th century. Known for his talents as a distiller, perfumer and cosmetician, in 1837 he inspired Honoré de Balzac to create the character of César Birotteau in his novel, Scenes of Parisian Life, one of the works in the author’s The Human Comedy story cycle. This very innovative, yet personal niche brand, offered with the panache of yesteryear, awaits your discovery today. JR.
Officine Universelle Buly 1803
6 Rue Bonaparte, Paris 6th
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00 and Monday from 11am
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