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Louis Vuitton's Seven Perfumes And The Seven Places To Take Them Now

What perfume and where in the world to take it to

In 1858 Louis Vuitton, a box-maker and packer by trade, invented a nifty flat trunk that could be easily stacked on trains. It was a simple but brilliant idea that led to the creation of the fashion house we know today.

160 years on and that same spirit of innovation and adventure remains. Louis Vuitton have voyaged into the beauty world, releasing their first fragrances. Not one, but seven little little glass bottles.

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Master perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud worked for four years to develop the scents. He didn't just want to make great perfumes, he wanted to bottle the feelings associated with new experiences in far-off lands.

Here, we've matched the seven fragrances with the seven destinations to take them to now. Pack your perfume and book your tickets.

Turbulences to Tokyo

What to do there:

1. Take a wander along Nakameguro tree-lined Canal. In April the cherry blossoms are in full force.

2. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a chance for some tranquility in the midst of the city. The garden is split into a French formal garden, an English landscape garden and a Japanese garden with a teahouse.

3. Visit Senso-ji Temple and the nearby Asakusa-jinja Shrine.

The Scent: Walking in Grasse one August, Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud stopped at the garden gate to admire some white tuberose mixed with jasmine. The Master Perfumer spent several months selecting the right ingredients to recreate that moment in the garden. Included amongst the tuberose and jasmine grandiflorum are absolute of jasmine sambac—which the Chinese grow to flavor their rarest teas.

What to Pack: Palm Springs Mini Backpack

Rose De Vents to Cape Horn Patagonia

What to do there:

1.Trek the Torres del Paine national park

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2.Take a four-night cruise from Punta Arenas in Chilean Patagonia to the world's southernmost city, Ushuaia, in Argentina.

3. Try Ushuaia's Kalma restaurant, a tiny chef-owned place for inventive seafood.

The Scent: Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud wanted to create the impression of petals floating in the wind. He used a combination of three roses, Centifolia absolute,Turkish rose essence and Bulgarian rose and used a unique carbon dioxide extraction technique to capture the fresh flowers.

What to Pack: Neo Eole 55 Luggage Bag

Dans la Peau on the Trans-Siberian railway from Beijing to Saint Petersburg

What to do there:

1. Find Hidden House, a little speakeasy in the city. The entrance on Xindong Lu leads into a foyer. Press the 'light switch' next to a bookshelf to get into the 1920s style bar.

2. The train stops at Irkutsh where you can book in for some Siberian Dog sledding.

3. Spend a day immersed in Russia's Hermitage's huge collection of art, which includes masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso and Rembrandt.

The scent: Visiting Louis Vuitton's leather workshops inspired Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud to try and capture the smell. He used the natural leather, the light beige material used to cover the handles and straps of the Maison's trunks and handbags.

What to pack: City Steamer Mini Bag

Apogée to the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

What to do there: Kyoto's sprawling mass of bamboo trees are on one of the most unusual forests in the world. Immerse yourself in this other-worldly place.

The scent: This time the master perfumer wanted to make a fragrance that felt like getting away and out into wild nature. To do this he decided to use the lily-of-the-valley. He added Grasse jasmine, Chinese magnolia and May rose to give an impression of fresh flowers pressed into the skin.

What to pack: Emilie Wallet

Contre Moi to Zanzibar

What to do there:

1.Nungwi is a village located at Zanzibar's North West tip and is perfect for sunbathing beside turquoise waters.

2. Visit Stone Town, the cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar constructed from coral stone during the 19th and 20th century. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000.

3. Take a tour of the Jozani forest, one of the last remaining sanctuaries in the world of the red colubus monkey.

The Scent: Contre Moi was a challenge for Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud to explore his fascination with vanilla and make an oriental perfume that wasn't dull. He added orange blossom, rose and magnolia.

What to Pack: Rosalie Sunglasses

Matière Noire to Berlin

What to do there:

1. Eat everything at Markthalle Neun, an old market hall that now hosts produce vendors. Go on Thursday evenings for international street food.

2. Have a coffee and the best cheesecake in east Berlin's at Five Elephant cafe.

3. Visit The Store at Soho House for immediate interior envy and big brand shopping.

The Scent: Matière Noire is French for "dark matter" and this combination of patchouli, Laos agarwood, and blackcurrant is incredibly sensual.

What to pack: Berlin City Guide

Mille Feux to the Grand Canyon in Arizona

What to do there:

1. Hike, Walk, Trek and explore the Southern Rim

2. Take an overnight ride on a mule to the bottom of the canyon and stay at Phantom Ranch.

3. At Desert View Point, climb to the top of a 70 foot tall stone Watchtower for a view that extends for more than 100 miles on a clear day.

The Scent: Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud explored leather for a second time but after seeing one of Louis Vuitton's craftsman shaping berry-colored leather he added raspberry to his concoction.

What to pack: Palm Canyon Desert Boot

All travel images by Getty

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