Aftel Archive of Curious Scents

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  • 1518-1/2 Walnut Street
  • Berkeley, California 94709
  • Phone: (510) 841-2111

Aftel Archive of Curious Scents

The Aftel Museum of Curious Scents is a small museum devoted to natural aromatics and artifacts. Smell more than 300 essences -- & take 3 samples home. Touch & smell raw botanical materials that become perfume essences, pore over turn-of-the-century perfume books, compare 100-year-old essences to their modern counterparts. Every item in the Archive is authentic & original, some dating back hundreds of years. Open Saturdays, 10 am to 6 pm. Advance tickets recommended!