Enjoy a dozen high-quality roses from artisan small producers at Odorantes near the Eglise St.-Sulpice, a floral boutique patronized by a who's who of celebrities. (Catherine Deneuve, Sofia Coppola, and the houses of Chanel and Givenchy are all clients.) Not your average florists, proprietors Emmanuel Sammartino and Christophe Hervé craft bouquets of remarkable artistry and aroma (hence the shop's name), each wrapped stylishly in black paper. Odorantes' black roses, white lilies, and lavender sweet peas contrast with the floral boutique's matte grey interior.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.