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Burren Perfumery

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Address: Off of R480 (into Carran), Carron, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 708 9102
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Free Admission. Open daily all year. Working factory. Free Film....

Free Admission. Open daily all year. Working factory. Free Film. Gardens. Shop.

The Burren Perfumery is located in the heart of the Burren in County Clare and is Ireland's longest-established perfume house. Since opening its doors 43 years ago, the Perfumery has drawn inspiration from the flora and beauty of the Burren landscape to create its signature scents, which are hand-blended and bottled on the Perfumery's premises. Today, the Burren Perfumery creates its artisan range, which includes hand-crafted soaps, certified organic creams and candles, using the very best natural and organic ingredients sourced from all around the world.

Visitors are welcome to come along and experience the Burren Perfumery first-hand. A busy working factory, visitors are welcome free-of-charge and all-year-round to check out its home and hub in Carron, County Clare. Open from 9am to 7pm in the Summer and from 10am to 5pm in the Winter, visitors can observe the Perfumery team members as they go about their daily work in the Manufacturing Workshops and browse the Perfumery's products and offerings in its Gift Shop.

For visitors interested in gaining some insight into just how special and spectacular the Burren's natural offerings are, a beautiful, locally-shot short film (free of charge) featuring the unique local flora and landscape of the Burren truly sets the scene. The Perfumery's Tea Rooms, which are open Summer-long, offer an opportunity to relax and unwind over a selection of freshly baked organic cakes, garden soups, tea, herbal teas and coffee, while visitors can also meander through and enjoy the Perfumery's organic show Garden.

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I loved my visit to the Burren Perfumery & Floral Center. An amazing short film was an introduction to the area, flowers, herbs and what they do. The pharmacy had fabulous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I loved my visit to the Burren Perfumery & Floral Center. An amazing short film was an introduction to the area, flowers, herbs and what they do. The pharmacy had fabulous perfumes, soaps, teas, lotions, potions and aroma therapies for sale. It was lovely to walk the grounds, smell the herbs and take photographs in a leisurely fashion. The tearoom... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Wonderful place to visit. beautiful and whimsical garden, the best lunch in all of Ireland, and great products. spent several hours just sitting and soaking it in.

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Thank CynthiaL75
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Off the beaten path but definitely worth the effort to find........check directions before leaving and be prepared for some one lane winding roads......using gps I found it without any problems. I was greeted by very friendly staff who were most helpful. The wide array of products is amazing and you are sure to find a favorite amongst all the fragrant... More 

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Thank Jack-1618
Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

There is an absolutely divine, stunning, beautiful smell on entering the Burren Perfumery. Hand on heart, I was genuinely blown away, and can't wait to experience that fragrance again, seriously I haven't stopped thinking about it since my visit. To me, the aromas were so gorgeous, it switched the must-buy button in my brain! Two different members of staff spoke... More 

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Tipperary, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

we went to the Burren Perfumery this year,to get the you have to travel down very narrow and winding roads but it is worth the visit. There is a great variety of natural perfumes as well a lot of natural ointments to help cure skin problems etc all at good prices. They have their own web site and you buy... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Loved this place! The scents of their perfumes capture all the seasons of Ireland to perfection. It is amazing the things you can remember when you smell their winter perfume. Staff was great and super friendly. You will not regret visiting the Burren Perfumery!

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Its miles from nowhere up skinny scary roads. Finally found it but as I walked toward the 'perfumery' the lady saw me and pulled a chain across the door as if to say go away we don't want your kind here. So i tried the cafe but it was full of school kids carrying on and not a seat to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

After a few difficulties finding the place we were happy that we made the detour to the Burren Perfumery. The place has such a lovely atmosphere to it that it would have been a pity to miss it. Next to a little cafe is a shop where you can buy natural products ranging from herbal teas to body lotion and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The hand mixed perfumes and classes are well worth a visit. You may have to run around a bit to find it, but it's a great find! Once you get done choosing your scents, you should most certainly stop in their tea room for awesome scones and fresh herb tea. Wonderful!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Certainly, there are some lovely perfumes. I was delighted by the short video - which prompted me to seek those flowers they described whilst out and about in the Burren. Turns out, when you look for them, there are many, many, flowers. From afar, it appears almost as a lunar landscape - devoid of any living thing - but the... More 

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