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“Unimpressed” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Perfumes of Rarotonga

Perfumes of Rarotonga
Ranked #2 of 11 Shopping in Avarua
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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!
Thunder Bay, Canada
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Unimpressed”
2 of 5 bubbles 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!!

Visited February 2013
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2 Thank jenvieve
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PerfumeRarotonga, Owner at Perfumes of Rarotonga, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
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!
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North Bethesda, Maryland
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“Not what I thought”
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited January 2013
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PerfumeRarotonga, Owner at Perfumes of Rarotonga, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
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. Our shop in town caters for a whole range of customers - including the confectionery side of the business. Hopefully on your next visit you would get a chance to visit the factory.
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great gifts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

A trip to Rarotonga wouldn't be complete without going to Perfumes of Rarotonga to purchase gifts to take home with me. A lovely store with lovely things.

Visited August 2012
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Napier, New Zealand
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54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“Save 10% with your arrival card tear off coupon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

Located at the bus terminus in the centre of town, this is an air conditioned paradise! Your sense of smell is pleasantly assaulted upon entering with a wide variety of perfumes. The kitchen at the rear is the fudge factory where individual pieces or assorted gift boxes can be purchased. Ask for a sample before you decide, the fresh fruit flavours are the best. Remember to bring along the other half of the arrival card you filled out on the plane as it has a 10% off coupon!

Visited April 2012
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Thank AWoodbury
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Hamilton New Zealand
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“YUM!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2011

LOVED this shop-beautiful smells and yum fudge! Came away with 2 perfumes and a box of YUM as fudge! Cant wait to go back there..... x

Visited November 2010
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