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    Zurich

    Shops on Bahnhofstrasse:


    When you arrive in town by public transport, you will most likely find yourself at Bahhofplatz. With the railroad building in your back, you are facing the first and major shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse. Uneven house numbers are to your right, the even ones to the left side of this street. Following the house numbers downwards you are heading towards Buerkliplatz and the lake, an easy walk along the shops if you are not wearing your newest shoes. After two thirds of the way (half an hour stroll, or three tram stops with any tram except No 10, which just turns there) you are at Paradeplatz and within smelling distance of Parfuemerie Osswald, the best cosmetics and perfume house in Switzerland (I dare say) and a major attraction also for weekend shoppers from across the borders. They are prepared for the right number of SAs during each hour of the day, your waiting time is minimal, but once you are being helped, they give you all the time you need (no self service, no bargains). - More on this shop later:
    *****Osswald Parfumerie AG, Bahnhofstrasse 17 (Paradeplatz) http://www.osswald.ch/
    open: Mo-Fr: 9.00 - 18.30 Uhr; Sa: 9.00 - 16.00 Uhr

    What follows below is just a list of addresses of all perfume shops on Bahnhofstrasse:
    It includes major department stores like Globus, Manor and Jelmoli. Later I may add the design house boutiques of Chanel, Dior etc....Calvin Klein, which perhaps carry fragrances that are not sold in other stores (Cuir de Russie for example).


    - *Yves Rocher SA, Bahnhofstrasse 100. Selling their own products. I cannot get enthused.
    - *Import Parfumerien AG, Bahnhofstrasse 81, an affiliate of COOP, discounts / average stock, no scent, you wouldn't find at home, except perhaps Swiss Army which they all offer.
    - **Magazine zum Globus, Schweizergasse 12, a little to your right from Bahnhofstr. 81, (Importparfuemerie)
    Open: Mo-Fr: 09.00 – 20.00 Uhr; Sa: 09.00 – 17.00 Uhr, www.globus.ch
    Perfumes on first floor, the usual designers representatives and a wider regular stock than some small stores have. The ladies counter has some nice niche scents and unisex is found mostly there. If you're lucky you can just reach for your Creed and spray it on...

    - **Manor AG, Bahnhofstrasse 75 www.manor.ch ; thomas.bretscher@manor.ch
    Similar to Globus, but smaller, on the ground floor, they leave you pretty much alone to test as you please, occasionally bargains. Summer sale starts around June 15. Not the whole export line of Lutens, but they carry Boucheron.

    - **Jelmoli SA Grands Magasins, a little to your right, Seidengasse 1 (you’ll see it at the intersection with Uraniastrasse (Manor) www.jelmoli.ch They don't like you to test on your own. Go on Saturdays or when they are busy, and do as you like! Otherwise similar to Globus. The designers' representatives in Dptmt. stores do not always know all their products, just the latest ones.

    - *Coop City St. Annahof Zürich, Bahnhofstrasse 57 - either that one or Importparfumerie - same products, same ownership.

    - *Douglas Parfumerie SA, Bahnhofstrasse 32 European chain store. A little better than Marionnaud, I think. I hardly ever go. The girls look pretty and know little, but everything in their limited offer is behind the counter, very time consuming to get sniffing at things.

    - *Marionnaud Parfumeries, Bahnhofstrasse 26, am Paradeplatz, just across the street from Osswald.
    Also on #35 and # 79; www.marionnaud.ch European chain store. - No comment

    -**The Body Shop, Bahnhofstrasse 38 & # 93 (taken over by a giant enterprise recently, selling their own products)


    Shops off Bahnhofstrasse:


    In the historical part of Zurich, you may want to visit: ***Hannes Bühler, Designer / men's wear / EDT 'HannesB one'. The baroque building where his shop is located is still unchanged and worth seeing. Bühler also has a shop in the Alpine resorts Gstaad and St. Moritz. The cologne is also sold in Parfumerie
    Stemmler, Storchengasse 11 (speciality - wet shaving accessories)

    **Medieval art & vie, the book shop of Andy Tauers friend, Pascal Wehrle, Spiegelgasse 29 (across the river, and up the hill to the old 'village'. You need to consult your map, or ask. The shop is not easily found. Tram 3 would bring you near. http://lemaroc.webstores.ch All current Tauer perfumes can be tested and purchased there. Perfume shops do not carry them.

    You may take a chance to visit one of the smaller boutiques mainly frequented by Zurich citizens (two are favorites of mine). I cannot possibly list them all, but there will be shopping guides in your hotel. Several fashion designers have a boutique in the center of town. Dior and Chanel, both on Bahnhofstrasse, sell their exclusive fragrances there. Whether D&G, C.Klein, Armani, and some of the others sell their colognes also, I do not know. Be warned that my comments and recommendations are based on personal preferences. My aim is to be fair to all traders.
    I am devoted to fragrances mainly, their makers and traders of course have the respect they deserve.
    Farfalla in Seefeldstrasse: fragrant natural oils, including rose from Anatolia and oudh from Kambodia, one of their most precious: 1ml (15 drops) at 50 CHF

    If you leave Zurich by train, and have extra time, and more money to spend before you go: L'Occitane have a shop in the main hall of the Railroad Staion. Any shop there is open until 20.00h, and also on sundays.

    On Bahnhofstrasse, near the lake. (last update: Sep 12-07)
    Last edited by narcus; 12th September 2007 at 07:48 AM.
    'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

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    Kiehl's new shop in Zurich, Rennweg
    next below: Pascal's shop Spiegelgasse, books, records, and.....

    ... Tauer Perfumes :

    Le Maroc in Front of a Moroccan Tea pot

    The jar on top of the shelf: Honey from Armenia for sale.

    Lonestar Memories, 50 ml, come in a big box.
    I forgot to ask if that includes a tie.
    Last edited by narcus; 12th September 2007 at 07:44 AM.
    'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

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    Globus Magasins, Bahnhofstrasse
    On first floor they offer unusual things, like those Armani Privées, etc....
    Last edited by narcus; 12th September 2007 at 07:42 AM.
    'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

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    ZURICH - Map / pix



    Storchengasse Zurich




    At Osswald, Paradeplatz: Portraits of Editions Malle Perfumers (above the Malle Perfume Cooler).





    Last edited by narcus; 12th September 2007 at 07:38 AM.
    'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

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    Last edited by narcus; 19th August 2006 at 06:44 PM.
    'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

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    What an extensive and thoughtful guide.
    I'm relocating to Switzerland soon and am delighted to read about the wonderful shopping potential. I am now planning to sniff my way around the city with your help.
    Thanks so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbird
    What an extensive and thoughtful guide.
    I'm relocating to Switzerland soon and am delighted to read about the wonderful shopping potential. I am now planning to sniff my way around the city with your help.
    Thanks so much.
    Thank you! Feel free to contact me once you are getting settled.
    'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

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    HI, do you know where we can get Geir here in Switzerland?

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    Geir: not sure but I hope you'll find it in Osswald, first shop metioned in my write-up (link). Timothy has listed their telephone number too. Otherwise, don't look further in Zurich. Unfortunately I do not know the stores in Geneva, Gstaad, or St. Moritz, deluxe tourist places. Montale had their (first?) boutique outside Paris in Geneva.
    Last edited by narcus; 11th April 2010 at 12:11 PM.
    'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

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    Armani sells its private collection there. Guys there are friendly and English speaking. I had an imrpession that staff their is Italian.

    Hermes is accross Douglas is also selling its collection. Friendly SA.

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    You can find Il Profumo range at Douglas Parfumerie at Centrum Glatt though it's quite far away from Bahnhoffstrasse.
    Last edited by jivena; 15th July 2008 at 08:00 PM.

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    Ah, more places to visit and smell loveliness. Hoorah!
    I am already a massive afficionado of Oswalds thanks to Narcus. My husband knows that's the place to take me to sniff as a treat. Other women get romantic dinners, I prefer an hour on my own smelling things I've only ever read about.

    The photo is of the amazing collection wall at Oswalds.
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    "A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel

    I'm streamlining my collection http://community.basenotes.net/showt...29#post1219729

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    ..ok, it's 2014 and here's another shop that shouldn't be missed, when you come to Zurich:
    Sueskind, Scheitergasse 10, 8001 Zuerich
    They have a large amount of Niche, next to the usual suspects like L'Artisan Parfumeur, Histoires de Parfumes, or Montale, you can find really rare stuff like Christopher Brosius' I Hate Parfume, Kerosene, Heeley, Liquides Imaginaires, or swiss-based perfumers like Sentifique, Wilhelm or the irresistibly great Vero Kern (Vero Profumo). The good thing is, they really know what they sell - and the owner is really cute!
    It's a stop-by for sure when I'm in Zurich!
    They can be found on the web also, but I really prefer to stick my nose in and spend a few hours with the bottles and the owner;-)

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    Thank you for the alert! I can't wait to go there.

    For anyone who is not familiar with the city: the shop is about three minutes away from the biggest Cathedral of Zurich, called 'Grossmünster', or ten minutes walking from the lake's end.
    'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

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