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    Question Going to Spain: One perfume that is a must purchase?

    Hi everyone!

    Hope you all are doing well. My wife and I are heading to Spain. We'll be visiting a few cities, Barcelona, Madrid, Cordoba etc....

    I will be very limited on time but will be able to take out enough time to visit one perfume shop. I wanted to know
    1) Which is the one shop to see
    2) A perfume brand that is local to Spain.I would like to purchase a perfume of a brand that you can not find any where else or very hard to find outside of Spain.

    Your suggestions will be appreciated. Thank you!

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    Default Re: Going to Spain: One perfume that is a must purchase?

    Ramon monegal!

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    Default Re: Going to Spain: One perfume that is a must purchase?

    Quote Originally Posted by colourblind View Post
    Ramon monegal!
    If the OP lives in the States (not sure) Ramon Monegal can be purchased at Luckyscent in L.A. and Twisted Lily in NYC.
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    Daniel Josier ( Ambre Tabac)
    Ramon Molvizar
    Oliver & Co
    Rosendo Mateu
    Santi Burgas
    Ricardo Ramos Perfumes de Autor
    Perfumes Hedoné
    Jesus del Pozo

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    Default Re: Going to Spain: One perfume that is a must purchase?

    Varon Dandy is an inexpensive, old school Spanish cologne that is worth giving a sniff--it is the Old Spice of Spain.
    Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics

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    Default Re: Going to Spain: One perfume that is a must purchase?

    Quote Originally Posted by Descartes View Post
    Daniel Josier ( Ambre Tabac)
    Ramon Molvizar
    Oliver & Co
    Rosendo Mateu
    Santi Burgas
    Ricardo Ramos Perfumes de Autor
    Perfumes Hedoné
    Jesus del Pozo
    Quote Originally Posted by Oviatt View Post
    Varon Dandy is an inexpensive, old school Spanish cologne that is worth giving a sniff--it is the Old Spice of Spain.
    Wish I had known this before my trip there! I grabbed a Loewe at the time, but wanted some more obscure ones.
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    Default Re: Going to Spain: One perfume that is a must purchase?

    Would also add and recommend anything by Loewe, especially Para Hombre, Esencia Loewe, Solo and Solo Loewe Intense, Agua de Loewe, Solo Loewe Cedro, Loewe 7

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    Default Re: Going to Spain: One perfume that is a must purchase?

    Have tried Ramon Molvizar at Osswald in NYC. Very interesting scents.
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    Thank you everyone for your responses! This helps a lot!

    I do live in the USA. Chicago to be exact. I'll do some research on the suggestions.

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    Default Re: Going to Spain: One perfume that is a must purchase?

    There's Carner Barcelona as well...
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    You won't be able to say this, soon.
    Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics

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    LOL.

    Is there a store I can visit to check out these perfumes? Or are they carried by their own line of boutiques? Thank you!

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    Barcelona Perfume's Museum in the city centre: http://www.museudelperfum.com/
    27 87 perfumes and colognes
    Nazari Essences ( they have an Attar oil version of Lágrimas de la Alhambra)
    Teresa Helbig
    Simimi
    Scent on Canvas

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    Whilst in Spain do look out for two lines of cleaning products (Soaps, shower gels etc.), one called "Hero de Pravia", the other "Maja". If they haven't been reformulated too much they are two of the best traditional Fougeres you can find.

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    There's an obscure line of fragrance boutiques called Tertia Sensu, and their Suspiros de la Madriga fragrance is one of the best incense fragrances I've had the pleasure to experience so far.

    Here's the link:

    http://3sensu.com

    I've also been to a lot of places in Andalusia, so if you want some info just PM me. Cordoba is wonderful.

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    Default Re: Going to Spain: One perfume that is a must purchase?

    Thank you everyone! Heading to the airport shortly. This is great info! I forgot about soaps and shower gels. I love getting scented soaps too. Will let you know what I got once I get back. Thanks again! This will be a much smaller haul than my Paris one,

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    I'll be visiting Loewe tomorrow and Ramon Monegal the day after. I saw fragrancenet selling them as well. Are those legit?

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    And then in Madrid I'll visit Oliver & Co.
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    Default Re: Going to Spain: One perfume that is a must purchase?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberAthlete View Post

    I'll be visiting Loewe tomorrow and Ramon Monegal the day after. I saw fragrancenet selling them as well. Are those legit?
    They're legit.
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    Default Re: Going to Spain: One perfume that is a must purchase?

    "Wonderfully wild, eminently civilized" - Derby by Guerlain

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    Default Re: Going to Spain: One perfume that is a must purchase?

    Thank you for the listing of all the perfume shops!!!

    Picked up Loewe Pour Homme Esencia and Solo so far.

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    Default Re: Going to Spain: One perfume that is a must purchase?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberAthlete View Post
    Picked up Loewe Pour Homme Esencia and Solo so far.
    Way to go!
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    HAVE TO go to the Basilica Galleria in Barcelona. It's incredible

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    I'm going to be back tomorrow. Will post pics of my visit and haul in the general discussion forum. Stay tuned.

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    Default Re: Going to Spain: One perfume that is a must purchase?

    Unfortunately, I'm chiming in too late for the OP, but another Barcelona retail shrine for any fragrance lover would be Santa Eulalia, a very upscale clothing boutique that's been in business for more than 150+ years.

    I realize that their house line of fragrances can be found stateside at NM etc. but they are significantly less expensive at the namesake boutique.

    Link to website

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nouveau Nez View Post
    Unfortunately, I'm chiming in too late for the OP, but another Barcelona retail shrine for any fragrance lover would be Santa Eulalia, a very upscale clothing boutique that's been in business for more than 150+ years.

    I realize that their house line of fragrances can be found stateside at NM etc. but they are significantly less expensive at the namesake boutique.

    Link to website
    Thank you Nouveau. I'll keep them in mind for next time. And yes, although almost all the perfumes we buy abroad can be had state side, they're significantly less expensive there. State side I just can't bring myself to spend $400 a bottle. That's just too much even as hard core as I am about my fragrances.

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    Default Re: Going to Spain: One perfume that is a must purchase?

    Here's one that I shopped online and did well.

    The name is Perfumeria Benegas
    Location San Sebastian

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    I had very good communications with the store owner.
    This is a link to more information in regards to the shop
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    Ratings and Reviews, etc.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=perf...hrome&ie=UTF-8

    Hope you have the very best of time.
    BTW I enjoy Ramon Monegal's work.
    Not dry woods some much, but a number of the others.

    BTW again.
    For online and for those who live in the US,
    AUD to USD is in favor, for now at least.
    The Dixie bounced of of .91 and found support at the .92.
    FED with DEC possible hikes.
    .96 might have resistance.
    Have to wait and see with Dhragi.
    That said, a litte Aussie shopping I will be a doing.
    Have the best of weekend
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    Default Re: Going to Spain: One perfume that is a must purchase?

    Rosendo Mateu
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    My current top 10:

    I. Ambre Nuit ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀VI. Bois Doré
    II. Bouquet Ideale⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ VII. Secret Amber
    III. Rosendo Mateu 5 ⠀ ⠀ VIII. Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    IV. Rehab⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ IX. Fève Délicieuse
    V. Dama Bianca ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀X. Ivory Route
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