The perfume bottle is honored in Barcelona, Spain, in the Museu del Perfum, which has collected 5,000 of them. Ruth and I were the only browsers in this really interesting and offbeat museum at the time. Maybe it was the weather that day. It had rained so hard all week that the Spanish storms made international news. It had been dismally cloudy and intermittently wet since we arrived, but on this particular day we were so drenched that it became funny. Even my Time Out Barcelona under four layers of clothing got soaked. The next day, of course our last, was beautiful.
Anyway, this museum is a hoot. Not only is the collection jaw-dropping and of museum quality, the place is infused with the timeless aroma of centuries of scents. Unforgettable. It’s not too well publicized but very much worth a visit. It’s behind an actual perfumery, Regia, at Passeig de Gracia 39 in the heart of Barcelona’s considerable action.
This city is one of the best travel destinations in the world.