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Perfume Studio

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Address: 832 Off the a | Aultbea, Mellon Charles IV22 2JL, Scotland
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+44 1445 731618
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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The Perfume Studio is probably more aptly described as a Visitor Centre. We...

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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Great cafe, shop and studio!

This was one of the few places still open for food in October. Sandwiches were freshly made and delicious. The perfume shop had a fabulous range of soaps, room frangrances and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Nicole L
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Kingsley, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having driven 50 miles (granted stunning beautiful ones) to get here we pulled into the car park and soaked in the stunning vista of Loch Ewe. A defending-its-territory king Charles spaniel barked our arrival followed by its,and presumably the Studios owner. I'm sorry were not open yet - we are just getting things ready he said in a perfunctory and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A firm favourite of mine when up in Mellon Udrigle! No matter the weather this coffee shop is warm and welcoming! The views are gorgeous! Soup and cakes are delicious and hot chocolate is tasty! A little over priced and the gift shop sometimes needs a few new things! However I always enjoy a browse! Defiantly worth a visit if... More 

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Kingsley, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was one of the few places still open for food in October. Sandwiches were freshly made and delicious. The perfume shop had a fabulous range of soaps, room frangrances and perfumes, as well as other good quality gifts. The owner was very friendly and runs photography courses throughout the year as well. Well worth visiting!

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Thank Nicole L
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this review

Dear Nicole L. What a lovely review. Exactly what visitors need to read. Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your comments and for visiting us. We hope you will visit again when you are next in the area. Best wishes - Katie Hollister More 

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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We have just spent two weeks in Mellon Charles and surrounding area,the only thing I can say about this place is it is the most beautiful , friendly, warmest place we have ever been and our daily trip to the Aroma cafe and Perfumery for morning coffee or lunch was made even more amazing by meeting Anna & Dave who... More 

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Thank Graham L
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this review

Dear Graham L. Thank you for your wonderful review. As well as your valued and correct comments about David and Anna, they were also delighted to welcome you each day - you were a pleasure to have as customers. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Wester Ross and you will be pleased to know that... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Had seen details about the perfume studio in a leaflet so especially wanted to visit whilst in the area, lovely welcoming and friendly staff, stunning views from the cafe - wow!! Great gift shop too - don't miss this place, well worth the drive to go. Glorious, gorgeous coastline, hope to have an office with these views at some point!

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Thank Liz S
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this review

Dear Liz S. Thank you for picking up on the details of our Perfume Studio and paying us a visit. We appreciate the lovely comments in your view and hope you find the office with the views! Best wishes - Katie Hollister More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Off the beaten track hardly does justice to the Perfume Studio, but it's well worth a detour. We had an excellent lunch of generous bowls of a delicious homemade soup accompanied by an ample basket of bread, also homemade. The lemon cake and coffee to follow were equally good. The Studio is superbly located on the shore, service is good,... More 

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k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this review

Dear Richard S. Thank you for visiting us "at the end of the road". We really appreciate your very concise review, which is so helpful to other travellers. Thank you for that and we hope to see you again one day. Best wishes - Katie Hollister More 

Yorkshire
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stayed for a week In this area in September (2016) and visited the studio twice. Well worth the effort of turning off the main road and driving a few miles down single lane road. The staff in the cafe area were very friendly and the food on offer was varied and very good. The perfume shop had some interesting... More 

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k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this review

Dear GeordieYorkshire. Thank you for your two visits to the Perfume Studio and we are pleased that you enjoyed our food, staff and shop. The staff in the cafe will also help you if you have a query in the shop. It is not cost-effective for us to employ someone to purely stand around in the shop. I apologise that... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Follow the signs and enjoy the outstanding scenery as you wind your way to The Perfume Studio / The Aroma Cafe. Definitely worth a visit, sit outside and enjoy very good food as you look in the views or sit inside in bright and airy surroundings. Very prompt and efficient service. Home cooked food and cakes, reasonable prices. One waitress... More 

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k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this review

Dear 97Review97. Thank you for your recent visit and your subsequent lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Yes, Anna has been with us, together with her partner, Dave, for four years now and we are delighted to say that they will be returning again next year. They are a pleasure to work alongside and work tirelessly... More 

London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We had a tasty lunch at the Aroma Cafe adjoining the perfume studio. It overlooks a bay where otters have been spotted & out-of-season we had no problem getting a window seat. The Perfume Studio shop sells some lovely soaps - a good place to start my Christmas shopping!

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k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this review

Dear lizahc. Thank you for your lovely review of our Perfume Studio. Thank you for your visit and I hope we can welcome you again in the future. Best wishes - Katie Hollister More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This place is approximately 6 miles off the main road but definitely worth a visit. It is a bright and airy café with a good selection of sandwiches, salad, fish and cheese platters. They also have some nice cakes (unfortunately lunch filled me up too much to try one). There is a shop attached selling a wide selection of hand... More 

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k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this review

Dear AM7772013. Thank you for your lovely review and I hope that next time you will visit us for lunch. As well as the platters you mentioned, we also do lovely fish platters, using locally smoked salmon and mackerel. Definitely worth a try! Just a small point - we are actually only three miles off the main road and it... More 

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