Perfume shopping in Zagreb – Institut Parfumeur Flores

I think I shoud stop for a while with this feature. 🙂 You know, let my credit cards recover. Thankfully, there aren’t that many niche perfumeries in Zagreb. I do have to say though that Flores easily tops the list. The address is Dežmanov prolaz 2.

Yesterday when there, I felt like a kid in a candy shop. Later I reflected back and thought that the SA must have thought so herself, I didn’t know where to start and what to try and had a serious problem concentrating on perfumes she was handing me to smell. I tell you, kid in a candy shop. 🙂

There are soo many different brands on such large shelves that go up to the ceiling that you get lost just trying to figure out what they have. Then I made a mistake asking the SA to tell me what brands they carry (I already had some I knew of before written down) but in the end, I didn’t manage to write them all down and I felt bad asking her to repeat. It would even be a bit embarassing for me because I’ve never heard of some of them.

Since the last time I was there, they have enlarged their offer with, for example, By Kilian. And they have Back to Black (no Pure Oud yet). And Carol, if you’re reading this, I didn’t have enough time and wrist space to try it properly there, but I got a sample for home. I am so looking forward to trying it since hearing so many wonderful things about it (mostly by Carol). 🙂

Ok, on to the list of (almost) every brand of perfume Flores carries:

– By Kilian

– Parfum d’Empire

– Santa Maria Novella

– Amouage

– L’Artisan Parfumeur

– The Different Company

– Washington Tremlett

– Mona di Orio

– Mark Buxton

– Bond no. 9

– Frapin

– Villoresi

– Profumum Roma

– Clive Christian

– Nobile 1942.

– Miller Harris

– Les Parfums de Rosine

– Teo Cabanel

– Juliette has a gun

– Nasomatto

– Sud Pacifique

– Demeter

– Robert Piguet

– Carthusia

– Morgane le Fay

– Truefitt and Hill

– Comptoir Sud Pacifique

– Ortigia

– Czech and Speake

– Profumi del Forte

– Jovoy Paris

– Eau d’Italie

These are all I managed to gather, I probably missed some. It’s just wonderful in there and you’ll excuse me for getting a bit lost.

Although I did get lost among all these wonders, in the end I managed to come out with Clove Absolute (again something that qualifies as a more masculine scent) and Wazamba. I know. I have no control over my spending. 🙂

But that wasn’t the end. They also have a little part of their space dedicated to delicacies – I concentrated on tea this time (olive oil, cakes and jams didn’t interest me). I still haven’t tried the tea I bought by Mariage Freres but will soon. I bought Pharaon because I fell in love with the way it smells.

Btw, they also have a small coffee (more like tea) shop where you can enjoy most of the delicacies they sell.

Going to Flores might be a bit problematic for the credit card but it’s a world of pleasure for the nose and the palate.

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4 thoughts on “Perfume shopping in Zagreb – Institut Parfumeur Flores

  1. waftbyCarol November 18, 2009 at 22:09 Reply

    How exciting !!Clove Absolute-just got a sample , love it !!


  2. Ines November 20, 2009 at 11:11 Reply

    I'm a total clove fan, I love it in anything (perfume, wine…). :)Btw, I completely forgot I ordered a sample of Back to Black from Luckyscent, now I can enjoy for several wearings. Yeey! 🙂


  3. Tom Bailey November 20, 2009 at 17:38 Reply

    WOW I had no idea there were people that were hardcore into perfume. Are there men out there into cologne too? I have to say I have never bot a bottle of cologne a woman has always bot them for me. When it comes to perfume buying I have only bot perfumes when given exact details. When do you think blogger can add a scratch and sniff function for you?


  4. Ines November 21, 2009 at 15:13 Reply

    Tom, I was surprised as well when I discovered this whole new world of perfume just outside my door. 🙂 And now I'm on a road of discovery for life.I think that it is such a guy thing that you never bought cologne but a woman did it for you (my bf is the same). :)There are men out there who are as interested in perfume as women (not exclusively cologne as well) – you can always check the male perspective at only blogger would add a scratch and sniff function is all I can say… 😉


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