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Burren Perfumery

Address: Off of R480 (into Carran), Carron, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 708 9102
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Carron
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Owner description: 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Visited the perfumery in Nov 2014 and was so impressed. Fantastic video on the history and fauna of the burren. The products are beautiful and I plan on putting an order in for xmas gifts. They are all hand made and smell amazing. The price point is similar to The Body Shop HOWEVER ITS NOT MASS PRODUCED! I can't wait... More

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Los Angeles, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We still talk about the lunch here. I still have products from the store that I use--beautiful lovely smells. the food was terrific and we sat outside to eat in the garden. Worth the visit!

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Buffalo, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Way out of the way but glad we went. Down a couple of side roads but eventually it was marked. Need a gps to find. Again, as in so many we saw, this appeared to be another "cottage industry". Had a great film that we watched. Bought some soap but could have stayed longer and bought more if we hadn't... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great café for lunch, our favorite tea/tea room of all the places we toured in Europe- a definite hidden gem!

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Shannon, Clare, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is one of my favourite places in the very heart of the Burren. A Tea Rooms is part of the complex (if that is the right word) serving different herbal teas and coffee, also a selection of vegetarian foods or homemade soup of the day. Visit the shop and treat yourself from a wide selection of creams, balms and... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here and enjoyed a free seminar titled "One on one with the perfumer." The seminar included the perfumer letting the audience smell multiple scents. She talked about how perfumes are combinations of many scents to make a certain type of perfume. I bought some handmade soap to use in my bathroom and it was reasonably priced. Take a walk... More

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Damascus, Maryland, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great scents to sample. Wonderful informational film. We LOVE the tea room. Delicious and homemade baked goods.

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South Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The Perfumery is located in a beautiful setting. We had coffee and cake at the cafe (delicious and cute) before going into the small perfumery. The people behind the counter were very helpful about answering questions. We were given time to browse and linger while we decided on the right perfume. We're very happy with the 2 bottles we purchased... More

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

After a long and dont-know-where-it-will-lead-you drive, this was a lovely detour or a stopover. My two girls loved the perfume making and the garden. Such a treat for the senses. The tea rooms are just divine. Had a great cup of tea and this place just recharges you for the long drive back.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Loved our trip to the perfumery. Quiet oasis with beautiful aroma from plants and oils. Loved our lunch with homemade produce. Very clean with helpful and friend ly staff. Video on the Burren well worth a viewing. Would recommend a visit and combine with lunch to make a memorable day.

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