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Perfume Studio

832 Off the a | Aultbea, Mellon Charles IV22 2JL, Scotland
+44 1445 731618
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Too Expensive

We stopped here for a morning coffee we couldn't believe how much we paid for a latte. A very small... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
marionwatters
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St Andrews, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit, lovely gift shop selling some lovely items

We visited twice and bought some gifts for friends. Among other things, I bought a lovely bar of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Feorag
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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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The Perfume Studio is probably more aptly described as a Visitor Centre. We have plenty to do on a rainy day: whilst we are situated on the shores of Loch Ewe, you can also see amazing views out towards the Torridan Mountains and the Minch. The views can be a real 'weather theatre'. We have a wonderful cafe, serving coffees, teas and cakes, as well as lunches. All of our baking is homemade by ourselves. All food served in the cafe is made fresh to order, so no 'fast food' here! The shop offers not only our own Perfume Studio products, made on site such as soaps, cremes, body washes, body oils and perfumes, but small gift items too, including locally made jewellery and woollens, ceramics, themed gifts, cushions and a multitude of chutneys and pickles! We also have the Image Studio and whilst this comes to life during the winter months when the light is at its best in the Highlands for photographers, during the summer it is a peaceful area where people can watch our on-screen photography display, peruse books and magazines and have a debate about the photographs on the large display board. Visit Scotland accredit us with a 5* rating.
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832 Off the a | Aultbea, Mellon Charles IV22 2JL, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped here for a morning coffee we couldn't believe how much we paid for a latte. A very small latte mostly froth. Also we had pancake and jam and couldn't believe that we were only given one pancake each for the price we paid....More

Thank marionwatters
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I see you are an avid reviewer and that you have travelled to some remote places of Scotland- it surprises me therefore that you consider our position, three miles off the A835, as far! I also see that you refer to froth in your latte...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited twice and bought some gifts for friends. Among other things, I bought a lovely bar of soap made from Linden flowers for my friend Linden and she was delighted. Not only because it was made with her name flowers, but because she absolutely...More

Thank Feorag
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Feorag - thank you for your reviews of both the Perfume Studio and the Aroma Cafe. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and that your friend liked her soap. Thank you for visiting us. Kind regards Katie Hollister

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had seen this advertised in local magazines during our stay and thought we would pay a visit. If you were not visiting the cafe there is only a shop to visit, selling a range of soaps, skincare and candles all scented, as well as...More

Thank MissH81
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear MissH81 - thank you for taking the time to post your review. There is much more on offer down the end of our road than only a cafe and a shop. Travelling the 3 miles (only) from Aultbea to the Perfume Studio, you will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Soaps lovely gifts. Coffee ok. Polite service - plenty of parking - we return each year. It is not open on a Monday so make sure you don't make this mistake as we did.More

Thank Natalie T
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Natalie - thank you very much for your repeat visit to our establishment- we really appreciate it. You are right to point out we close on Mondays. This has always been the case for the past twelve years and for visitors needing to know...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place is well worth a visit. We had a delicious lunch of high quality ingredients followed by a look around the perfumery shop. There were lots of very nice products to spoil oneself with which would make lovely gifts too. I especially liked the...More

Thank contravellers
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear contravellers- thank you taking the time to post this lovely review. I hope we can welcome you back when you are next in the area. Kind regards - Katie Hollister

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy and well-managed cafe linked to the perfumery - not particularly impressed by the gift and perfume side but some might appreciate it and endeavour to support the efforts of local business to regenerate the area. Food, drink and service all great. We particularly enjoyed...More

Thank MurrayM
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear MurrayM - thank you for your kind review of our cafe. Sorry our gift shop wasn't for you but as you can see from the many positive reviews, many of our customers enjoy what we have on offer. Do come again - it would...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great lunch! Probably the best Smoked salmon, salmon mousse and prawn salad I've ever had and the oatcakes were to die for. My wife had the open beef sandwich which again was excellent - can't wait till we're next back.

Thank Steve M
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Steve M - we look forward to your return visit and hope you will enjoy eating with us again. Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review. Kind regards - Katie Hollister

Reviewed 15 August 2017

We have visited the perfume studio many times now and always make a point of going back when up in the area. I would heartily recommend going even if you have to drive out of your way, it is the lovliest place to visit for...More

Thank holibobin
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Holibobin - thank you for your very kind review and your repeat business. The team really enjoy catching up with our 'regular' visitors and we look forward to welcoming you again the next time you're over. With best wishes - Katie Hollister

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We drove for 3 hours from Loch Ness to visit and we weren't disappointed! Firstly the staff, really friendly, polite and helpful, a great start! Now let's talk about the food, home made, quality produce, incredibly tasty, filling and beautifully presented, we arrived with huge...More

Thank Mike T
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mike T - firstly thank you so much for travelling all the way from Inverness to visit us. We really appreciate that you made that effort. Secondly, we are thrilled that you enjoyed what we had on offer and appreciate, very much, the kind...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here, lots of interesting choices on the menu and took me a while to decide between them! The food I chose was lovely and very nicely presented and good value to money. Enjoyed a wander round the shop too looking at...More

Thank Morag M
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Morag M - thank you for the very kind review of our establishment and the helpful suggestion of adding soap dishes to our gift selection. When we have had them in the past they have sold over a period of time and I shall...More

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