A trip to Paris with Buly 1803 co-founder, Victoire de Taillac

In today’s episode of MECCA Talks, we’re transporting you to Paris – no passport necessary! Join us on Kate’s recent trip to the city of love, flowers, fragrance and pastries for a sit-down chat with L’Officine Universelle Buly 1803 (also known as just Buly) co-founder, Victoire de Taillac.

Get inspired by the eclectic, time-travelling worldliness of de Taillac and her partner, Ramdane Touhami, who reinvigorated and reinvented a 19th century apothecary that once flourished by way of its “vinegar with a thousand virtues.”

De Taillac also talks about her time at prolific Parisian fashion boutique, Colette, tells us what makes Buly’s unique water-based fragrances so good, and shares the tourist and patisserie-flecked joys of Paris post-pandemic. 

Products mentioned in this episode: 

Officine Universelle Buly Eau Triple Mexican Tuberose Perfume

Officine Universelle Buly Huile Antique Scottish Lichen Dry Body Oil

Officine Universelle Buly Huile Lait Virginal Berkane Orange Blossom Body Milk

Officine Universelle Buly Opiat Dentaire Mint Coriander Cucumber Toothpaste

Officine Universelle Buly Pommade Virginale Face Moisturiser

Officine Universelle Buly Scented Candle Sacre

Cosmetics 27 Baume 27 Bio-Energising Cell Repair Balm


Read more:

Alcohol-free perfumes are a thing: everything you need to know about the water-based alternative

Why this French apothecary brand is our new obsession

Hosts: Kate Blythe, Zara Wong

Guests: Victoire de Taillac

Producers: Kerri Gordon, Michael Liberale

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MECCA Talks wishes to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded elements of this episode at our studio in Naarm: the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay respect to Elders – past, present and emerging. We recognise their ongoing connection to this beautiful country, with knowledge and stories that have been handed down since time immemorial.


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