Exotic Fragrances in the Heart of Vilnius

Vilnius old town smells of niche perfumes.

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Tucked away in one of the numerous old town courtyards, there’s a small and inviting Aromatų sodas boutique , with its welcoming owner ready to tell you everything you want to know about the exotic fragrance combinations coming out of luxurious perfume bottles.

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Here the smells and the whole atmosphere seems to suggest mystery, intrigue and almost danger, leaving the brightly-lit main stream perfume shops and their scents feel like a collection of cheaply glittering trinkets.

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Apparently these niche perfumes are made in small quantities and have some unusual fragrance combinations.

Each time we were sampling a perfume, my friend seemed to recognise the smells the owner was talking about, but I, on the other hand, smelled something completely different from what I was supposed to… there you go, it’s yet another proof (to me) that choice of perfume and the impression it leaves is a completely personal matter.

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Some of those perfumes,  frankly, I would not like to smell again though, despite their posh labels and opulence suggesting price tags….

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It’s a beautiful little boutique to visit. Even if you have no intensions of spending a substantial amount on a 50ml bottle of perfume, you can simply explore new horizons in the world of fragrance and refine your sense of smell for future scented adventures.


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