A new perfume museum, the Annette Green Perfume Museum opened in downtown Los Angeles on 17 October 2006. Its fund is made up of a collection of 1, 600 fragrance bottles collected by the emeritus president of the New York-based Fragrance Foundation. This new permanent collection succeeds to the Annette Green Museum at the Fragrance Foundation previously opened in 1999 which is considered to be the first fragrance museum in the US.
The originality of the new museum is that it looks at perfume history as closely interrelated with that of fashion. It is located at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising...
To accompany the inauguration of the Annette Green Perfume Museum, an exhibit called Fashion Makes Scents will run until the 2nd of December 2006. It closely associates fragrance flacons from the Annette Green collection with some of the 10, 000 archival items owned by FIDM.
FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising)
919 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90015
Gallery Hours: 10-4 p.m. daily, including Saturday. Closed Sundays & Mondays.
Parking: Under college building. Entrance on 9th Street
Admission: Free. Group tours can be arranged - 213-624-1200, ext. 2225
More Information: 213-624-1200, Ext. 2224Closed November 23 – 27, Thanksgiving Holidays.
You can read more about the new museum in the article by Lea Lion in LA Downtown News.com The Scent of a Museum.