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
– L’Artisan Parfumeur
– The Different Company
– Washington Tremlett
– Mona di Orio
– Mark Buxton
– Bond no. 9
– Profumum Roma
– Clive Christian
– Nobile 1942.
– Miller Harris
– Les Parfums de Rosine
– Teo Cabanel
– Juliette has a gun
– Sud Pacifique
– Robert Piguet
– Morgane le Fay
– Truefitt and Hill
– Comptoir Sud Pacifique
– 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.
Picture by: www.flores-group.com
Tagged: Institut Parfumeur Flores, Mariage Freres, Zagreb
How exciting !!Clove Absolute-just got a sample , love it !!
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! 🙂
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?
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 http://www.peredepierre.com/If only blogger would add a scratch and sniff function is all I can say… 😉