You remember me telling you about my friend Sylvie, whom I met almost 30 years ago when she worked as an au pair in New Jersey? Based in Paris, Sylvie flies all over the world for Air France. Over the years, she has become a true parisienne d’esprit, although her heart will always be in her native Provence. And, like a true parisienne, she can’t wait to get out of town from time to time.
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In between those two dates, Paris will be a total mob scene! You won’t be able to get into your favorite restaurants, and forget about getting an appointment at your favorite spa.
So, before Sylvie left for her home in Montpellier last week, she checked in for a day of beauty at her favorite Parisian spa, Free Persephone.
Located in the heart of Paris on boulevard Raspail in the 6th arrondissement, Free Persephone is the first Fragrance Day Spa in Paris. It’s decorated like a cozy, New England seaside cottage, and the moment you walk in you are immediately immersed in a sea of scents.
All their artisanal fragrances made in Grasse are available in their boutique,
And, in addition to their top-to-toe face and body treatments, they have an adorable little Salon de thé,
Which offers an assortment of delicious pastries. I can’t think of a lovelier way to spend the day with a special friend, can you?
In case you’re wondering where the name Persephone comes from, it comes from the Greek Goddess Persephone, who was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter the Harvest Goddess. Persephone is associated with spring and fertility. According to Sylvie, a day at Free Persephone is like a breath of spring, and you’ll leave feeling reborn.
Free Persephone is on our “Must Do Together” List for my next séjour in Paris. Merci beaucoup, Sylvie. I’m looking forward to spending the day with my special friend and to feeling like a new woman.