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Habana 1791

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Cute shop

A definite must if you’re a fan of collecting scents from your travels. The shop is lovely and... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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Local Perfumes

We stopped into this store after hearing about it before our trip. It is located along the tour... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2018
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156 Calle Mercaderes, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you love perfume, or know someone on your souvenir list who love perfume, you have to go to this shop while in Havana! I purchased Cubano Elegante and Choco-Sandalwood. The are packed on site, and the scents can be mixed for a unique custom...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nikholes
Reviewed November 30, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this store. it is located in an old building and the perfume bottles and perfume vats are interesting even if you do not buy anything. The perfume smelled much better than I was expecting and make great gifts. For those traveling by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Old fashioned shop, beautiful scents, vintage atmosphere..a really nice shop. I bought Verano scent and I feel happy whenever I use it.Go there Just only for a visit. 😄

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank kiaralava
Reviewed August 11, 2018

This is a must-see stop during your Havana visit. The large perfumery has old-world charm, excellent customer service, and very reasonably priced. The store is filled with large jars of various scents and fragrant oils that are poured out into bottles of your choice. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sunita V
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Great Place in Havana to get one of a kind gifts, Each scent is custom blended to your desired aroma.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John C M
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

I recently visited this shop while on vacation and purchased the soap and Noche Havana perfume. I am in love! Contemplating how will I get another bottle. The smell is amazing! So many scents to choose from. I recommend adding this shop to your must...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Sunshine R
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

A definite must if you’re a fan of collecting scents from your travels. The shop is lovely and there are several fragrances to choose from. You can also choose the bottle. The only caveat I have is that the bottles aren’t always sealed tightly enough....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 1travlgirl
Reviewed March 6, 2018

We stopped into this store after hearing about it before our trip. It is located along the tour walk between Plaza Vieja and Plaza des Armas. The perfumes are all made locally and they have testers available to smell and put on your skin to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank skmelsie
Reviewed December 31, 2017

This is the loveliest little shop in L'Habana Vieja. It sells locally made scent products - you just choose or create the scent you would like and it is bottled for you in a quantity of your choosing, on the spot. The shop is beautifully...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed December 11, 2017

Lovely range of teasonably priced ,handmade perfume...and a good choice of containers. Some reviewers have stated that the perfumes leaked in transit...I bought 5 bottles and didn't have a problem. They were very well wrapped

Date of experience: December 2017
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Renee S
June 27, 2016|
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Response from Dalila T | Reviewed this property |
The bottles range in prices, however the least expensive one was about $12 dollars.
Travel Forum Posts
What do you buy in Cuba? (4 Replies)
Many people write about what they take as gifts to Cuba. But I want to ask what do you buy from the Cubans? On my last trip, I bought the following: 1. perfume and makeup - This may be hard to believe but Cuba has 2 outstanding perfume companies. One is called Suchel-Comache and the other is La Habana 1791. (I think there are 2 others but I didn't visit them) I bought the perfumes called Mariposa, Alicia (named after a famous Cuban ballerina), Varisia, and Tobaco. I also bought some...More
February 22, 2009|
Response fromMartian24|
Rum, cigars, music, art, photos and old books. Cheers, Terry