I found a new (to me, anyway) shop that sells perfumes: Petite Boutique
on Rt. 10 in Avon. (phone 860-678-1922)
This is located in the lower level of the shops (just underneath Carmen Anthony Fishhouse.)
This was out last stop before hurrying home and initially I didn't think it was a perfume shop at all-- with the name it sounded more like a children's clothing store.
The owner, Susan, is a friendly lady who loves perfumes as much as we do! She has brands one does not see everywhere, including a whole wall of Coté Bastide edt and bath products: Rose, Fleur d'Oranger, Lilas, Linden, Mimosa, Pamplemousse and a huge bottle of Iris edt.
There are no testers but you can have a whiff from the opened splash bottles (the Coté Bastide are splash)-- well, she did let me test the Lilas
, which I then bought, as it was so nice (100ml, $35-- great price, who can complain??)
She also carries (some) Thymes and a number of lavender products. Also some Provence Santé edt (Vetyver, Rose) Shelly Kyle, some Zents, certain Comptoire Sud Pacifique (50% off), Lafco soaps and Gianna Rose Gardenia. She plans to get Crazy Sticks (also sold at Sephora, solid roll-up perfume sticks.)Edit:
She now has a small line of the Crazy Sticks solid fragrances in a push-up tube.
In addition there are a number of handmade jewelry items.
Next time there I plan to do more sniffing!