The one and only – Parfumarija

I’m saying one and only as it’s not only Dublin’s sole niche perfumery, it’s also Ireland’s only niche perfumery as I’ve been told when I was there.

Personally, I love the name as it’s a play on words, perfumery is called “parfumerija” in Croatian (and most of ex-Yugoslav countries) and the owner’s name is Marija (she’s Macedonian) so there it is – Parfumarija.

I didn’t spend nearly enough time in there as my group was waiting for me, but the little time I did spend there was great.

I was greeted by a fellow perfumista/blogger Freddie who also has a youtube channel where he reviews perfumes. It was quite a lot of fun discussing perfumes with him. ๐Ÿ™‚


Freddie talking me through perfumes

He talked me through the novelties they have and through some perfumes I haven’t had the chance to try yet, as they aren’t available in Croatia.

He also gave me the new F. Malle to try – I can’t remember the name, but it isย Carlos Benaรฏmโ€™s new scent by F. Malle.

*Eau de Magnolia* by Lucas’ comment

It’s a magnolia perfume and honestly, the beginning didn’t really wow me due to my idea of magnolia watery-green scent smelling like botanical garden, but its development gets more and more interesting and I want to smell it again and give it more time and thought.

I tried the two MDCI I haven’t yet had the chance to try,ย Nuit Andalouse andย Vรชpres Siciliennes. I should’ve known a white creamy floral would win my heart in an instant, but realistically speaking, I really don’t need another one (even though that Nuit Andalouse has my name written all over it). ๐Ÿ˜‰DSC_0186

For the first time, I got to try Ys Uzac line and I must say I was rather impressed. There were only 4 perfumes in the line, Pohadka, Monodie, Metaboles and Immortal Beloved. And in all the hurry I remember liking Pohadka and Monodie rather a lot, but I would need to re-smell the whole line again for a better memory.

It seems I was there only for the experience of a new perfumery but even so, I loved it.DSC_0184

I finished my quick smelling escapades by smelling Aqua Sextius by Jul et Mad which Freddie said reminded him of Womanity (luckily for me it didn’t). But I understand why he would say it.

I read Lucas’ take on Aqua Sextius and for some reason thought it would be too watery/ozonic for my taste. But no, it’s actually quite lovely and very easy to like and wear. Unfortunately, it’s also 230 Euros for 50ml of edp…

*Lucas informed me it’s actually extrait de parfum*

Parfumarija is also on Facebook if you want to follow them. And if in Dublin, go and visit them for a little bit of perfume fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

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10 thoughts on “The one and only – Parfumarija

  1. lucasai May 25, 2014 at 15:48 Reply

    That new F. Malle is just named Eau de Magnolia ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Glad you liked my take on Aqua Sextius, good you didn’t find it aquatic or ozonic, I don’t find it that way at all.
    And allow me to make a short straightening: Aqua Sextius is a perfume extrait, not EdP.


    • Ines May 25, 2014 at 15:58 Reply

      Thank you for the tip. ๐Ÿ™‚ I could always say “e” stands for extrait. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ll remedy that.
      That’s what I though Freddie said, but I wasn’t sure so I just skipped the name. Although it certainly fits the perfume.


  2. Asali May 25, 2014 at 18:39 Reply

    Oh, I so want to smell the new MDCIs, I love that line. The new Malle though, well magnolia is nice but I’m not sure it will be for me. I do need to try the other jul et mad, I was quite impressed with ‘palazzo’. Do I understand you right, you didn’t buy anything? ๐Ÿ˜‰


    • Ines May 25, 2014 at 18:55 Reply

      Yes, you are right. ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t have time to properly smell them and then I was a bit worried about taking them on plane even though I know that would have been fine.


  3. Undina May 25, 2014 at 20:08 Reply

    I haven’t smelled any of the new perfumes you’ve mentioned: I’m chronically behind new releases (and not really worried by that any longer though I want to try all of those you tried, especially Jul et Mad).
    You showed a good restraint by not buying a new perfume. Do you have any regrets? ; -)


    • Ines May 26, 2014 at 11:07 Reply

      Undina, I’m chronically behind as well so this served as a quick introduction to some of them.
      Hmm, regret? Possibly that Nuit Andalouse, but I would rather spend the money in the MDCI online shop and choose several smaller bottles…


  4. Tara May 25, 2014 at 20:23 Reply

    Love hearing about perfumeries. This will be a good one to add to Perfume Shopping Around the World, especially if it’s the only one in Ireland.


    • Ines May 26, 2014 at 11:15 Reply

      That’s what I thought as well! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I guess Undina will have to send us all an updated list – there are probably some other perfumeries that need adding to the list.


  5. Vanessa June 7, 2014 at 22:53 Reply

    Oh, Freddie looks awfully like my friend’s husband Pat – if you can imagine him being from Omagh up north, in his late 50s and a tax inspector. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I must confess I was as intrigued by the tiles used in the shop as the brands carried, on account of my current obsession with all things bathroom related. Looks like a well stocked perfumery – it’s got Carner Barcelona, I see. I wish more places would stock Ramon Monegal, though – there is such a dearth in Europe.


    • Ines June 8, 2014 at 13:03 Reply

      So long as you found something interesting in the photos. ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Yes, Monegal should consider expanding their stock places. The way I heard it here from a shop owner, it’s actually difficult communicating with them and getting them to export to other countries…


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