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“Mostly very good”
Review of Burren Perfumery

Burren Perfumery
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Carran
Certificate of Excellence
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Mostly very good”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Have been a few times now and I love the shop and the quality products. The gardens are small but lovely to look around. The Cafe is in a lovely building with outdoor tables for fine days but I do feel there is a problem with the pricing - €6 for a bowl of carrot and coriander soup - one of the easiest and cheapest soups possible to make so how it can justifiably cost €6? The coffee comes in a cafetiere with stone cold mugs, not good at all. I love really good cafe lunches and will travel for miles to go to one, this place should and could be a really good one but it needs more thought around pricing and the basics like coffee.
The Burren is spectacular and should not be missed and I would definitely recommend going to the Perfumery if you are in the area.

Visited September 2012
Thank ingalway
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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Loved it”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Went here as a way to kill some time and were so happy about it! Found lots of good gifts for people back home and really enjoyed walking through the garden. Definitely worth the stop!

Visited August 2012
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best homebaking ever!!!”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Spent a very enjoyable morning in the perfumery, their gardens and the cafe. Truly the best brownies a and carrot cake we have ever had. Well worth a visit. Set in the burren the journey to it is beautiful. Enjoy!!!

Thank Athgarvan
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
“Completely worth the stop!!”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

We stopped at this attraction on a complete whim. I couldn't have been more pleased as it turned out to be a highlight on our drive through the Burren. They have an extensive line of organic and healthy body products and perfume. In addition there is the most lovely garden and charming little cafe. We had packed a picnic lunch but had I known about it I would have definitely planned for lunch here. Plan your day around lunch (or at least afternoon tea) here as once you arrive you will want to stay awhile!!!

Visited August 2012
1 Thank BLBTraveler
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful Experience”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Even if you are not in the market to buy any of their products, this is worth a stop. Their shop has a variety of soaps and body care products made from botanical extracts and organic ingredients. The video about the Burrens is very interesting. A stroll through the gardens is a must. The drive to the perfumery is an experience in itself; narrow, unpaved one lane road.

Visited August 2012
Thank jmtjbt
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