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    Default Perfume shopping in Istanbul, Turkey?

    Hi guys. I'm leaving to Istanbul in four hours I'll be there for about two weeks. Are there any good places to shop for perfume? Niche, discount, department, boutique...all suggestions are welcomed

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    Default Re: Perfume shopping in Istanbul, Turkey?

    I was in Istanbul but that was BBN -- before Basenotes. All I can recommend is to go to the souk (bazaar) and be on the look-out for blends and essential oils of good quality. See if you can find some Aleppo soap (popular pine scented soap). You might find some interesting ouds if you have some familiarity with that sort of thing.

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    Another added benefit of shopping is that one similar product has a wide variety of brands available at different price levels.
    Last edited by Gabriellabase; 9th February 2015 at 08:56 AM.

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    Will be there briefly in July. Will see what can be had at a good price.
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    Default Re: Perfume shopping in Istanbul, Turkey?

    I have heard that Duty Free is particularly good.
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