Come have an incredible time visiting Mandy Aftel’s world-class collection of one-of-a-kind-antique artifacts, aromatic materials, and century-old books from the world of natural scents! At the Aftel Archive of Curious Scents you can choose from more than 200 natural essences derived from fruits, flowers, trees, grasses, and resins to take 6 samples home. Outside in our Garden Annex, smell 40 different essences including the historical animal scents, some 100-year-old essences, and the legendary oud oil.
Celebrated by the New York Times: “The Aftel Archive of Curious Scents is the first museum in the United States dedicated solely to the experience of natural fragrances.”
Learn and experience the history of natural fragrances. Immerse yourself in beauty, slip into a world apart, a lost past. Allow yourself to step outside of time.