Maison Valmont Debuts a Skin-Care Atelier at Le Meurice in Paris

Already ensconced in some of the world’s most glamorous hotels, including Hôtel Plaza Athénée in New York and Four Seasons in Tokyo, La Maison Valmont is expanding its reach with a new flagship store at Paris’s Le Meurice, the famous palace and resort for kings and queens, artists, intellectuals and customers from all over the world, just across from the Tuileries Gardens.

Nestled in the heart of the emblematic rue de Castiglione, within the hotel Le Meurice, the boutique covers an area of 52 m2 and presents the subtle cosmetics and perfumes created by Sophie Vann-Guillon for the Valmont group, in a space designed by Didier Guillon.

“We wanted to offer to the Valmont brand a Parisian cradle that reflects our inspirations. This is why we have chosen to strengthen our collaboration with the Hotel Le Meurice by opening La Maison Valmont pour Le Meurice”, says Didier Guillon, president and artistic director of the Valmont Group.

“The space is elegant with its minimalism, reflecting the sobriety and clean lines of these immaculate white spaces”, says Didier Guillon, The design was conceived with Martine Courtault, an interior designer and longtime friend of Guillon, who shares, “For me, it is the perfect tandem in complete harmony.”

The focal point of the jewel-box like boutique, which complements the brand’s existing spa in the hotel, is a sculptural spiral staircase that ferries guests to a lower-level VIP room. Additionally, the space is punctuated by colorful artworks by Christy Lee Rogers, Aristide Najean, and David Tremlett, an extension of the Valmont Foundation’s mission of art patronage. “The selection of artworks that I wanted to represent, such as the imposing Murano glass chandelier created by the artist Aristide Najean, and David Tremlett’s painting, reflect my aesthetics”, Didier says.

The flagship, opening September 1, when the hotel reopens, is the continuation of a longstanding relationship between the luxury skin-care brand and the palace hotel, which chose Valmont for its Spa in 2008. Today, it’s the only Valmont Spa in Paris and just one of 35 in the world.

Here, a number of sensuous new fragrances and skin-care products will make their debuts, joining an already distinctive array heralded by leading beauty connoisseurs. “La Maison Valmont pour Le Meurice stands as a laboratory to feature Sophie Vann Guillon’s creations”, Didier Guillon tells Galerie. “The boutique will be among the first to present Storie Veneziane’s latest perfume, Mica d’Oro I. For this oriental gourmand extract, Sophie played with addictive ingredients such as rum, whipped cream, and vanilla to compose a decadent fragrance”.

Also being unveiled at the new Le Meurice location will be a limited-edition candle, the sale of which will contribute to Publicolor, a New York–based education and mentorship program, as well as an artistic new fragrance Didier has dubbed Scarface. In the future, the space will also be the launchpad for a larger redesign of La Maison Valmont’s iconic Prime Renewing Pack’s look.

The new format is upgraded with golden geometric patterns – a tribute to minimalist art. La Maison Valmont pour Le Meurice is so exciting, so Paris!

Didier Guillon

The new Parisian boutique has direct street access and connects directly to its renowned and highly lauded Valmont Spa within Le Meurice. This allows guests of the boutique to be welcomed with a personalised skin diagnosis and olfactory advice before being taken directly to the Spa for professional treatments.

Offering an exceptional service worthy of its five-star surroundings, guests can expect a personalised concierge service for the delivery of purchases in-room at the hotel or at home, a delivery service for replenishments requested by phone or online, complimentary skin diagnosis, bespoke fragrance consultations, pre-launch product discoveries and education, special events and beauty workshops, personalised gifts for birthdays, and much more.

Valmont Majestic Skincare Treatment

Yakymour’s favorite: The Majestic Skincare Treatment is a unique service that nourishes, sculpts and remodels, with pride of place for massage treatments: the face and neck enjoy a voluptuous 45-minute massage. This exclusive treatment combines three different massage protocols, such as the youth massage inspired by the Japanese Kobido massage technique. Kobido was created in Japan in 1472 for the Empress, and went on to become a traditional art of rejuvenation for Japanese women.

Spa Valmont pour Le Meurice, 228 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, +33 (0) 1-44-58-10-77

For more information and to book a treatment, visit the Spa’s website. Come into the beautiful worlds of Le Meurice and Valmont.

Valmont Collezione Privata & Palazzo Nobile

In 2018, Sophie and Didier Guillon, founders of Swiss luxury cosmetics brand Valmont, launched Storie Veneziane (Venetian Stories), a collection of five perfumes inspired by Venice. They paid tribute to the Serenissima’s artistic flamboyance present throughout its various neighborhoods. Didier designed the perfumes, while Sophie oversaw the creation of five distinguished fragrances.

Today, Sophie and Didier are presenting the second chapter of their olfactory tale under the Storie Veneziane Collezione, now housed in an iconic Venetian palace, Palazzo Bonvicini, or as Didier prefers to call it, Palazzo Nobile. Sophie elaborated Collezione Privata, a collection of three new perfumes.

The collection of three Eau de Parfums are a tribute to a sophisticated, cosmopolitan woman, lively, candid and spontaneous, who shines ostentation. A lover of contrasting materials, she pursues her quest for harmony by juxtaposing warm and cool notes.

Valmont Collezione Privata Private Mind

Private Mind leads us into the secret garden of a woman whose inner balance is focused on spirituality and reflection. Her mysterious character and her unique magnetism fascinate any Casanova. The floral and leathery notes of this fragrance exalt the rose and the secrets of seduction it holds. In its initial attack, the fragrance celebrates the spicy warmth of saffron, magnifying the Damask rose in its heart. Amplified by notes of leather, the fragrant rose expresses singular opulence.

Valmont Collezione Privata Jazzy Twist

Jazzy Twist symbolizes a free and elusive woman. This floral gourmand scent presents a magnolia and tuberose chord. A lively lead-in of Madagascar black pepper warms up the senses while intensifying this rich yet graceful floral surge. To conclude, a whiff of chocolate mingled with an essence of patchouli, vanilla extract and Tonka beans confers an exhilarating gourmandise to the composition.

Valmont Collezione Privata Lady Code

Lady Code portrays cool seduction and French elegance. A sensual blend of hot and cold is based on essences of jasmine. The spell emerges with noble notes of delicately spicy pink berries. Immediately honed by the fruity sweetness of Arabian jasmine. Heightened by the candied almond scent chosen as a base note, this chypre gourmand reflects the spirit of French chic.

Valmont Palazzo Nobile Casanova 2161

Palazzo Nobile, a collection of five Eau de Toilettes of ethereal delicacy, is an olfactive Venetian adventure, the second opus of Valmont’s fragrance collection Storie Veneziane. The leading figure is Casanova, one of the most famous lovers in history, who loved and desired many women. His magnetic charm comes out in a new men’s fragrance that is at once timeless, elegant and stylish, while bearing the palazzo’s sestiere number: Casanova 2161.

Vetiver makes an appearance in a lot of men’s fragrances because someone once decided that this resinous grass with a smoky punch is masculine. But it’s really for anyone who appreciates a subtly mossy scent with a sharper greenish bite than patchouli.

Casanova 2161 is an aromatic woody essence, a modern interpretation of the mythical vetiver. Spicy juniper berries amplify its freshness, while its fragrant heart beats with the elegance of precious iris, an imperial blossom chosen for its floral and woody accents.

For a lasting final impression, vetiver extract rounds out the woody and faintly smoky facets of this subtle Eau de Toilette. Casanova 2161 easily transports you to the stone patio of a grand cliffside Mediterranean hotel for drinks as the sun slowly sets.

The Palazzo Nobile collections also features the Eau de Toilettes Secret Bamboo, Sea Bliss, Satin Musk, Blooming Ballet and Bright Poppy

Valmont Collezione Privata & Palazzo Nobile are available at Valmont Institutes and selected stores worlldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Valmont.