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Burren Perfumery, Carron
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Engage your senses at Burren Perfumery, Ireland's oldest perfumery and soap-making center, set in a floral valley in Burren. This company has been family-owned and -operated since it opened in the 1970s. Since then, the staff has been making homemade perfumes, creams, balms, and soaps using organic ingredients. Visit this perfumery, view its audio-visual display, wander through the gardens, and watch the staff creating small-batch, handmade products in the workshop. The tearoom offers all-natural food and drinks. Before you head to Carron, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Carron vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Carron has to offer, including Burren Perfumery.
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We hired a local cabby to take us on a tour of the Burren as we wanted to look out the window rather than concentrating on the precarious driving. He took us to the perfumery which was closing when we... read more »
Great place to while away a few hours and a great place to have a tea and scone as well..................check before hand to see is the cafe open. Not only is the whole place, cafe, shop and gardens,... read more »
We visited in October and to our surprise found the perfumery to be open. So many places in Ireland shut up shop from October so this was a bonus. The shop and the herb garden was open however the caf... read more »
It was well worth the trek down seemingly endless country roads to find this gem! They have perfumes, lotions, creams, candles, etc. all made with plants and herbs found in The Burren. The staff was friendly and eager to share the ingredients and process that go into each product as well as offer samples of everything they make. The wonderful herb garden out back is a pleasant place to stroll and get up close with the plant life that makes all the wonderful scents and aromas in the products you've tested. The prices seemed reasonable and you can also shop online with free shipping for a minimum purchase amount. The perfumery was also very eco-friendly and seemed to take deep pride in this fact. I'm a 30-year old male who has zero interest in perfumes and whatnot and I was so glad we made the time to find this place, maybe even more than my wife. Give it a chance, gents!
I ended up in Burren Perfumery as an accident, as I got completely lost on the road. It was marvellous experience however. I got the lecture from them about scents and their perfumes (all free of charge), it was very interesting! Their shop has a very good selection of products (also available online, on their website). I must say the prices are very expensive in my opinion (their perfumes are similar price range of Chanel perfumes, they did say they use same perfume boxes as Chanel! :)), but I did buy some items (argan oil, day cream and few essential oils, such as spearmint and lavender) and I must say the quality is amazing. I have been collecting essential oils and their oils are the best (they are also organic). So, it was money well spent. If you are after very good quality (not a bargain) - you will appreciate the products in there. Their cafe is also nice with some outside seating, we enjoyed the tea and cakes in there. All in all, afternoon very well spent. It is a small business and I am about to place my first order online, since my essential oils have finished. Go there and support local little family business! They are working really hard to ensure best quality. I am happy to see there are still some small family businesses in an ocean of big corparations. This place has a soul.
Remote but beautiful and unique destination in The Burren. Great cafe and tea room, herb garden, and the Perfumery itself, where you can watch the staff making lotions and perfumes using local ingredients. And of course you can purchase their creations in site, or on their website. Their lip balm is superb.
Nice and well scented place. I love Man of Aran fragrance.
Make sure you walk through their herb and spice gardens. They grow everything there
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