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The Scented Herbarium of the Officine Universelle Buly

An illustrated and perfumed botanical book, The Scented Herbarium recounts the history, contours, colours and scents of the twelve ingredients found in Les Jardins Français collection of the Officine Universelle Buly.

Regular price 41,67 €
Sale price 41,67 € Regular price


The herbarium is more than just a book containing treasures of dried flowers and plants. It is the delicate gesture of a botanist, the nostalgic gesture of a traveller, the wise gesture of a collector and the contemplative gesture of a lover.
A beautiful object in itself The Scented Herbarium of the Officine Universelle Buly can be as contemplated, read as much as it can be breathed in.
Each page is transformed into an olfactory, historical and mythical tale. Various century-old epics and little-known legends on these fabulous vegetables and herbs are unveiled in the service of knowledge and curiosity.
A divinely synaesthetic work, it appeals to all the human senses: the eye rests on its elegant cover in bright green fabric, the hands discover the discreet embossing of the gold lettering, while the illustrated pages release their garden fragrances. Once scratched, they diffuse their olfactory elixir: the scents of the twelve ingredients used in Les Jardins Français collection, famous for their culinary delights but less so for their scent. Tomato, redcurrant, rhubarb, beetroot, watercress, parsley, cucumber, mint, verbena, basil, and lastly the audacious carrots and sweet potatoes reinvent their splendour in their fragrant form.

A book that borrows all the seriousness and aesthetic elegance from the finest works, and from childhood, the fond memories of scented papers that were collected, bartered or treasured like precious jewels with the greatest emotional value.

A sublime collection of illustrations, odysseys and perfumes to be gifted to a lucky recipient (or to yourself) for an escape through gardens, worlds and eras.
The Scented Herbarium has everything to please: its small size allows you to take it with you wherever you go, and it delivers its divine fragrant mist anywhere, open or closed, scratched or unscratched. A sumptuous handwritten prelude to Les Jardins Français collection.

Advice for Use & Care

L’Herbier Odoriférant de l’Officine Universelle Buly est un trésor. Il se manipule avec grand soin et délicatesse. Il s’admire, se tourne et se détourne avant de s’y plonger avec curiosité. Respirer les premières notes jardinières qui s’en échappent avant de commencer sa lecture. Page après page, gratter les illustrations des légumes et aromates pour en découvrir leur parfum et apprendre les légendes, vertus et autres mystères qui les composent.

Passer un chiffon sec avec douceur sur sa couverture lorsque nécessaire et conserver le livre dans une bibliothèque ou une table de chevet non trop ensoleillées pour préserver sa senteur et sa vive couleur.  


Printed in France and Italy


Consigne de tri applicable à la France



Shipping & Returns

No matter how far your parcel travels, the items it contains are protected with great care. Our shipping officers ensure that flasks, tubes, porcelain and marble arrive in a faultless state, as polished and refined as when placed on the shelves of the Officine.

The Officine Universelle Buly envisages in-store collection and delivery by courier for the city of Paris as well as delivery in France and internationally with the carrier DHL.


Delivery by courier in Paris: 1 working day
Delivery by DHL in France or Europe: 1 to 4 working days
Delivery by DHL Worldwide: 2 to 6 working days

Our team will edeavour to meet and exceed expectations and deadlines. However, Buly can not be held responsible for delays incumbent on: suspension of service of our carriers as well as customs procedures for shipments abroad.

Nota Bene: please note that our shipping costs do not include the customs fees sometimes required by some countries, which unfortunately we have no control over.

For health reasons, Officine Universelle Buly does not accept returns.


Inquiries? Questions?
We remain at your disposal for all demands.
To reach us, call +33 1 44 54 20 83 from Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm CET (UTC+2 ; except bank holidays) or send us an email to
You can also write to us on WhatsApp on +33 6 48 00 69 89

A book in your name

Nota bene: In order to assert its ownership of name (and not of land!), and to remember those childhood notebooks on which the student's surname was inscribed, the Officine has created a stamped book-plate to elegantly calligraphy the first name and surname duo on its first page. The calligraphy makes this book unique and amazing present for your relatives!


“By Chivalries as tiny,
A Blossom, or a Book,
The seeds of smiles are planted –
Which blossom in the dark.”
Emily Dickinson

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