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Perfumes of Rarotonga

Address: Perfume shop - Cook's Corner | Factory - Panama, before airport, Avarua, Cook Islands
Phone Number: 682 25238
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Ranked #11 of 19 Attractions in Avarua
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
Owner description: Rarotonga is so lucky to be surrounded by the most beautiful flowers in the world. The scents...
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
Owner description: Rarotonga is so lucky to be surrounded by the most beautiful flowers in the world. The scents, starting at sunrise, and never ending have to be smelt to be believed. We make here the most delicate of perfumes, complimentary body cosmetics, candles. Finally our local fruit liqueurs bring flavor as well as scents to the palate.Our Factory in Panama welcomes you and shows you how our various products are made, whilst in the Cook's Corner we have our famous Fudge Factory! Try an ice cream with chocolate fudge sauce!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The fragrances alone are inviting. A magical wee store to visit. Lovely gifts, beautiful ice creams with home made cones, fudges, oh so tempting, i wanted more..... Lovely staff, a must do when visiting Rarotonga, you won't be disappointed, promise you!!!

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PerfumeRarotonga, Owner at Perfumes of Rarotonga, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We're glad that you left with some of our happiness. See you again soon! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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166 reviews 166 reviews
86 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The little shop right next to the main start/stopping point for the clockwise and anti-clockwise buses. They sell perfumes, lotions, creams, souvenirs as well as lovely ice creams and locally produced fudge. Samples are available to try before you buy. Just the thing before getting on you bus back to your accommodation.

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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visited the store and found the wonderful sweet smelling frangipani mist, disappointing I got the last bottle and would have liked more. Also enjoyed some delicious fudge

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North Shore City, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

It may seem like a strange combination but they make gorgeous fragrances and body lotions from local flowers and fruit and they also have a great range of very rich home made fudges.

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PerfumeRarotonga, Owner at Perfumes of Rarotonga, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit! We try to delight the senses - smell, taste, visual and touch! And hopefully you managed to take some of these experiences home with you. Many thanks. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

While the scents here are very rich, I came away with the Vanilla Coconut Perfume which I love! I also bought some Coconut Oil which doesn't seem to like the NZ climate, not hot enough here!

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PerfumeRarotonga, Owner at Perfumes of Rarotonga, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Sorry New Zealand is so cold! Just pop your coconut oil bottle in some warm water and it will come back to the clear liquid you were expecting. It solidifies at about 16C I'm afraid! More 

Tinonee, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I had come across the Perfumes of Rarotonga when researching things to do on my upcoming trip. I was really excited to visit because I have been after some natural perfumes. I had the intention of buying quite a few perfumes to take home. I first went to the factory. I wandered around and checked it all out but the... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

If you are looking for black pearl jewelry, this is the place to go. Very large selection with great variety of designs and wide range of prices.

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Seattle, WA
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9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I visited 7 years ago and at the time was very impressed, buying multiple items to bring home as gifts as well as pampering for myself. Maybe it was the fact that I visited the factory outlet this go-round, but like others felt, the prices are quite high. Also, the selection hasn't changed, nor has the packaging/hard to read labeling... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Items were much higher priced than other places. One of the sales people was VERY rude. Got fudge there a few times and she totally ripped us off twice!! The other sales girl was very nice, very friendly and much more honest. Pros - the fudge is VERY good!!

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PerfumeRarotonga, Owner at Perfumes of Rarotonga, responded to this review

I'm terribly sad that you feel "ripped off" by one of our staff and will investigate further. Please contact me personally on colin@perfumes.co.ck with more information. All of our product is weighed in view of the shop so there is no reason why this should have occured. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Glad you liked the fudge! More 

North Bethesda, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We went into the store looking for island fragrances and perfumes, and were pleasantly disappointed. The prices were steep, and we felt the quality of the products were not up to standards seen in other pacific island locations (e.g. Tahiti). The CITC down the street had better selection and pricing.

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PerfumeRarotonga, Owner at Perfumes of Rarotonga, responded to this review

We try very hard to make everybody's experience in our store and our factory an enjoyable one and are so upset that you did not enjoy yoruself. All of our island fragrances, body care and coconut soap and oil products are made by hand in our small local factory - and you would have been most welcome to visit there.... More 

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