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Perfume Studio

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7 of us bikers stopped in for lunch earlier this month. Food was first class, very friendly and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Neil M
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Falkirk
Lovely but felt unwelcoming

I've often seen the attractive brochure for the Perfume Studio when travelling in Scotland, so on... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Anon_Bristol_12
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Bristol
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“aroma cafe”(24 reviews)
“gift shop”(18 reviews)
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The Perfume Studio has been likened to a visitor centre and situated in a wonderful location on the shores of Loch Ewe, just three miles from the turn-off to Aultbea. We are multi-functional, manufacture our own perfumes, cremes and soaps, running a...more
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832 Off the a | Aultbea, Mellon Charles IV22 2JL, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last year and thought the price for 2 small coffees and cake was expensive then, but this year it had exceeded the £10 mark. Lovely coffee, etc, but we paid far less for same thing in rest of northern Scotland. Sad to say,...More

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k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

OUR PRICES HAVE NOT INCREASED. Your review is wrong – our prices on coffee and cakes have not changed between 2017 and 2018. This is despite the prices of all ingredients increasing. I’m sure if you shop around you can find cheaper coffee and cakes,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

7 of us bikers stopped in for lunch earlier this month. Food was first class, very friendly and we'll be back again next year.

Thank Neil M
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Neil M - thank you all for stopping by and for writing us this positive review. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards - Katie Hollister

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Very salty soup that two of us couldn’t eat, that met with the comment: “I’ve served this to eight people today, have you put salt on it?” - thus implying that both of our company were wrong. They were offered another type of soup which...More

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k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

This is not a review, just you reflecting your personal taste in soup upon the whole establishment and the fact that you would give us a review based on that says more about you than us. I have spoken with the staff. When you came...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018

I've often seen the attractive brochure for the Perfume Studio when travelling in Scotland, so on this occasion I made sure to visit. The location is stunning and I much enjoyed strolling to the waterside and also sitting outside with a cup of tea enjoying...More

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k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Anon_Bristol_12 I have updated my previous response to your review in light of new information I have received. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for the lovely comments and observations and also for taking the time to come and see...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018

Spectacular location. The restaurant is high quality with excellent service and high quality food with outstanding views. The shop has a wide variety of items including some amazing perfumed soap products. Well worth a visit.

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k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Geomac1 - thank you for your lovely review and also for taking the time to visit us. We appreciate it and hope you enjoyed your stay in Wester Ross. Kind regards - Katie Hollister

Reviewed 14 July 2018

I recently took a photography course with well known photographer Adrian Hollister at the Perfume Studio. It was an amazing week with guidance and tuition from two incredible photographers (both of whom contribute to B&W Photography Journal - how awesome is that?) and a local...More

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k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Dear champagneguzzler - thank you for this lovely review of the workshops offered by Open Studio Workshops, together with a review of the Perfume Studio. We are delighted to have welcomed you on the workshops during last winter and also to the Perfume Studio and...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We went for a drive to the perfume studio as it had such a good write up. I think we were expecting talks on perfumes and demonstrations of how they are made. While the gift shop was ok there was nothing to make it stand...More

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k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

The Perfume Studio has a good write up because, as well as being a 5* Visit Scotland attraction, it is completely unique, being Scotland's only working perfumery. You obviously had a pre-conceived idea of what you would find but there is absolutely nothing in any...More

Reviewed 15 June 2018

Very disappointing range. Formulations mostly regulation-issue detergent and surfactants and emulsifiers with very little essential oil content, and as a result, very unimpressive fragrances. Which, for a perfume studio, is unforgivable really. And, for the price, you're far better with other ranges, such as Highlight...More

Thank David L
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

I wonder if you have any idea what you are talking about - what does 'regulation-issue' mean in relation to soap products? Our products are designed by one of the top smell-scientists in the world, use very expensive essential oils carefully sourced from the best...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018

Super place to visit, some beautiful gifts, perfumes and creams to buy. Very interesting place and history and well worth a visit if in the area.

Thank SonnyandCher1
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

SonnyandCher1 - thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review- we really appreciate it. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Kind regards Katie Hollister

Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

The aroma cafe is a highlight of every holiday for us. The food is filling and delicious. Their haggis panini is one of the most delightful brunches ever. The views over Loch Ewe are simply breathtaking. The hosts and efficiency personified and incredibly friendly.More

Thank Iain A
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Iain A - thank you for posting this lovely review. We are really happy that you enjoy your visits to the Perfume Studio and Aroma Cafe and we thank you for you continued support. We look forward to welcoming you when you are next...More

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