The Perfume Museum: Scents in Havana (+Photos)
The Perfume Museum or Havana Perfume Store 1791 was founded in 2000. It is a store where the perfumes are hand-made through a distilation process of scented plants.
30 de marzo de 2017 - By Victor Guirola Rodríguez
The Perfume Museum or Havana Perfume Store 1791 was founded in 2000. It is located in an old building from the 18th century, in Mercaders street, No. 156, between Obra Pía and Lamparilla, in Old Havana. It is a store where the perfumes are hand-made through a distilation process of scented plants.
There are twelve scents that distinguish the Perfume Museum. They are: rose, violet, jazmine, ilhang, azhar, tobacco, lily, lavender, citric, vetiver, patchouli and sandalwood. You may create different combinations with them up to achieving your own formula.
The perfumes are made in accordance with the client's likes. Prior to the perfume, the person is interviewed, in order to know his/her features and habits. Then, s/he evaluates it, and, if s/he agrees, the product is wrapped and sealed. Also, a label containing a verse, is added.
The perfumes are packed in funny bottles. Its diverse scents may freshen up the house, while the vegetal essences help to ease or heal physical and spiritual pains.
This beautiful colonial house where the Perfume Museum is located is surrounded by a nice and exquisite atmosphere that draws the attention of the visitor and urges him/her to know its secrets.