The Burren Perfumery & Tea Room

Handmade skin treats and delicious eats from the majestic green isle

After a four mile hike along the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren Perfumery was a welcome respite for all my senses.  This was the second day of my two week holiday in Ireland and turned out to be one of my favorites of the trip.  Beautiful scenery, good food, lovely scents and skincare products are all surefire ways to my heart…especially when all in one awesome package.

The Burren Perfumery is Ireland’s oldest working perfumery.  It’s a family run business that prides itself on local connections to the land and its customers.  They have no aspirations of becoming a mainstream brand as it would alter who they are at heart.  Along with perfume they also make soaps, creams, balms and candles.  All are handmade in small batches from organic and natural ingredients.  And all are unique as they are inspired by the natural landscape and diverse flora of the Burren.  The perfumes remind me of Bond no. 9 in a way, as they try to capture a season or locale like the NYC brand does. Continue reading