Le Flacon : Kyiv’s Perfume Gem

I have long held that the owners of perfume boutiques all over the world have more similarities than differences–artistic dispositions, creative personalities and a boundless passion for fragrance. It’s not enough to be a good manager and sales person to run such a specialized enterprise. One needs to inspire visitors to learn new things, to expand their horizons and to step outside their comfort zone. For this, energy and knowledge are essential, but so is passion.

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Walk past the fanciful House with Chimaeras, whose dolphins and monsters look as if they are about to tumble down on the guards patrolling the Ukrainian President’s office. Then continue past the former residence of  the ballet dancer Serge Lifar and the pale blue Ivan Franko Theater that looks like a Ladurée pastry. Tucked away nearby is Le Flacon, a boutique run by a team of perfume lovers.

Just a short distance from the beating heart of Kyiv’s center, Le Flacon is an oasis of calm. The walls are white, lined with simple shelves to display more than 40 artisanal brands, from Annick Goutal to Le Galion, from Parfums de Nicolaï to Parfums de Rosine. The decor is elegant and minimalist but inviting, a perfect place to smell delicious things at leisure.

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The owners Artem Kryvosheyev and Denys Lukinov are a dynamic duo. Artem focuses on selecting scents that will appeal to Ukrainian customers, and he travels all over Europe in search of the best products–Kyivans love perfume, but they are a demanding lot. Denys styles the boutique and offers consultations. With numerous fragrances boutiques throughout the city, they have much competition, but their reputation for quality draws loyal clientele.

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Why perfume, I ask? “The main attraction for me was that perfumery is artistic,” says Denys. “Like paintings or music, it has its own language. It’s another way to experience culture. It holds its own message. ” He picks up a bottle of fragrance by Ukrainian perfumer Bogdan Zubchenko that smells of iris and ashes. I imagine an autumnal evening, a hint of distant bonfires in the crisp, cold air.

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Bogdan himself joins us later. Along with Eugenii Lazarchouk, he is one of two Ukrainian perfumers showcasing their work at Le Flacon. Bogdan’s energy makes the air around him electric as he talks about fragrance. Originally from Poltava, Bogdan has been interested in perfumery since he was a child. As a 4th grade student, he set up his own lab on the balcony, making tinctures and distillations from everything aromatic, with the help of a Latvian chemistry set for children.  “Mom’s vanillin diluted in alcohol. Cloves tinctured in pure alcohol. Why not? They smelled great and make nice accords,” he laughs. Today Bogdan sources ingredients from Grasse and other essence producers and instead focuses on creation. His fragrances have a sense of proportion and grace, ranging from rich balsamic blends to elegant chypres.

That Artem and Denys could bring together brands from all over the world–they’re the exclusive distributors for Paul Emilien, Ego Facto, and Le Galion–and create an enclave of beauty in this part of Kyiv is an achievement. Natives of Donetsk, Artem and Denys were forced to leave their hometown by the Russian-Ukrainian war. They had to re-establish their business in Kyiv, get acquainted with a new city and overcome their recent experiences. The economic problems exacerbated by the conflict didn’t smooth the transition. Yet, the partners managed to put the boutique on the map once again.

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“The events of the past year changed my opinion on everything. On material values, on what’s important,” says Artem. We are smelling Eugenii Lazarchouk’s Tulip, a fragrance redolent of wet leaves and crushed petals, and talking perfume, politics and life in general. Like Denys, Artem wears a neatly trimmed beard and his clothes have a studied casualness. He’s thoughtful and calm, and when we talk about his hometown, I sense profound sadness.

While niche perfumery can easily be made rarefied and inaccessible–a special world for the connoisseurs, this is not at all the case here. On my subsequent visits to Kyiv, I return to Le Flacon for its ambiance, selection and the warm welcome of its owners. As Denys puts it, “Our boutique is our home, in which there are no clients–only guests and friends.”

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Le Flacon Salon
Architect Gorodetsky Street, 17/1 (entrance from Olginska Street)
Kyiv, Ukraine
+380 66 888 9094
Le Flacon Facebook Page
http://leflacon.com.ua

Photography by Bois de Jasmin

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81 Comments

  • limegreen: This is just the kind of place I love spending time in, just smelling. Love the aesthetic of the space, and so much space to really appreciate the shelves of perfume. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing this with us. February 22, 2016 at 8:53am Reply

    • limegreen: Can I ask if you have smelled Le Galion Iris? Impressions? February 22, 2016 at 8:54am Reply

      • Victoria: I haven’t yet smelled any of the new Le Galions. February 22, 2016 at 3:22pm Reply

    • Nick: Exactly. These owners seem passionate about it. I like this kind of perfume shops, where you feel no pressure browsing and revisiting as many times as you need 🙂 February 22, 2016 at 9:33am Reply

      • Victoria: I also don’t feel comfortable in places where the staff hovers over you and keeps asking before you even had a chance to spray something on you, “so, what do you think?” My favorite boutiques are like Le Flacon–relaxed and calm. February 22, 2016 at 3:27pm Reply

        • Nick: If you ever have the chance to be in Zurich, I would love to show you the friendly shops like these that happily decant for you! By the way, PM you with excitement and anxiety! February 23, 2016 at 8:05am Reply

          • Victoria: Thank you, Nick. I hope it will happen, and I will, of course, let you know.

            Keeping my fingers crossed. February 24, 2016 at 5:47pm Reply

    • Victoria: I also love that it’s spacious and full of light. Those wide windowsills are so comfortable too, and you have a gorgeous view over the parks. February 22, 2016 at 3:22pm Reply

  • brenda: That is a beautiful destination! I love the greenery seen through the window – the soft, white walls and simple shelving. Yes, this is a shop I would love….I can picture myself entering – and inhaling – and then, just, enjoying. Lovely photographs, as usual. February 22, 2016 at 9:13am Reply

    • Victoria: Kyiv is very green in general, but that part of the city is on a hill, so you can see beautiful parks.

      Thank you very much. February 22, 2016 at 3:24pm Reply

  • Michaela: Beautiful! These men are doing a great job!
    Sorry they had to face war. Good luck in Kyiv!
    I love the experiments of child Bogdan. Talent shows early 🙂 February 22, 2016 at 9:40am Reply

    • Victoria: I loved Bogdan’s stories of making essences with a help of kiddo chemistry set. 🙂 February 22, 2016 at 3:28pm Reply

  • Jillie: What a wonderful enterprise. I feel calm just looking at those pictures. It is life-affirming to learn of enthusiasm and beauty in such a dark world and I wish I could visit these lovely people and smell some of those Ukrainian perfumes. February 22, 2016 at 9:56am Reply

    • Victoria: To make it happen after such a difficult experience is an achievement in itself. February 22, 2016 at 3:29pm Reply

  • Bonnie: I honestly cannot think of any shop like this in Toronto. (Torontonians, let me know if there is). I can’t imagine a boutique where you can take your time discussing fragrances and choosing the perfect fit. Compare the typical Toronto experience, i.e. entering the perfume department at Hudson’s Bay department store (Sephora is a gentler experience but they only sell the most popular perfumes, the ones I don’t necessarily care for). So, at the Bay, five clerks descend on you at once, each wondering how much money they can get from you. If you so much as look at a bottle of perfume they immediately want to sell it to you. They pick it up and take it to the cash, expecting you to follow!! In Toronto, buying perfume is a rough game, you need nerves of steel and you have to know how to deal with the arrogance and aggression of the perfume department hacks. Not fun! February 22, 2016 at 10:02am Reply

    • Victoria: Specialty perfume boutiques are few and far between, and even here in Belgium, while there are many perfume stores, the best one is not even in Brussels. It’s about an hour away in a small town, and sometimes I made a trip just to visit it, because the ambiance is special. February 22, 2016 at 3:32pm Reply

    • brenda: Yes, I totally agree with you! I live in Canada – and our perfume boutique choices are few and far between. When the Bay, our major department store, anticipates a perfume sale – it can become very unpleasant, indeed. I usually feel watched, analyzed, pressured…and, eventually, discouraged. This is sad – as this kind of purchase is a creative one – and should be a relaxing and pleasant experience. I find I, generally, try to purchase perfume in another country – or duty free shops….which can sometimes be blind buys. Unfortunate, but I DO love my country! February 22, 2016 at 4:06pm Reply

      • Lindaloo: Bonnie and Brenda,

        Is the experience the same in the perfume department of Holt Renfrew? At Holt’s in Vancouver there didn’t seem to be the same mentality. At least not in the Hermes and Malle area. Perhaps they didn’t see me as a likely buyer 🙂 .

        I didn’t check out any brands such as Guerlain or Dior etc. I think the issue is having to meet sales targets. Foolish because I think they end up losing more sales that way. February 22, 2016 at 4:53pm Reply

        • brenda: Yes, I definately agree that pressure selling rarely reaps dividends – perhaps, only more returns. I do not live in a large Canadian city- we don’t have a Holt Renfew (anymore). It just seems to me that the size, stature of a store should not determine the buyers degree of enjoyment….and pressure selling is always uncomfortable. I have always found Sephora quite pleasant and helpful. February 22, 2016 at 11:08pm Reply

          • Lindaloo: It was only after I posted the comment that I realized you might live anywhere in Canada.
            Here in Vancouver we are spoiled for choices. I do agree that Sephora is helpful, and great about making perfume samples. February 22, 2016 at 11:20pm Reply

        • Bonnie: Lindaloo, yes Holt Renfrew is very sales-oriented, the sales staff are snooty and if you pick up a bottle to sample it they expect a purchase from you within the next minute or so! They do have a nice range of perfumes but you’re interrogated after each sample, so I rarely go in there to sample perfumes (or buy clothing, for that matter!) February 23, 2016 at 7:55am Reply

    • Susan: Bonnie, I wonder if you have visited Niche Essences, on north Yonge Street? A small and elegant shop with some exquisite fragrance lines, including Ex Idolo, MDCI, Amouage. Ask for Linn, she is a very passionate and knowledgeable about perfume. A very pleasant experience. February 23, 2016 at 3:47am Reply

      • Bonnie: Never heard of Niche Essences but I’ll make a note. Sounds like a great place to visit! February 23, 2016 at 7:55am Reply

    • Jackie: Don’t know if you’ll still see this, Bonnie, but in Vancouver, as another Vancouverite said below, we are spoiled for choice. Do you not have Nordstrom in Toronto? So fun to shop for perfume there. So generous with guilt-free samples! … It’s like pulling teeth to get a sample from the Bay, and then they think you’re beholden to them! ! I’ve not been back since Nordstrom opened. I have even written letters to their head office about their aggressive pressure sales, to no avail! And Nordstrom carries more interesting lines anyway: Byredo, Le Labo, special Guerlains, etc. Also, have you checked all your Sephoras? One of our big ones here (Robson) has a bigger-than-normal selection, including some of the more niche lines:, Serge Lutens, Atelier, L’Artisan, Etat Libre D’orange, etc. Maybe one of yours does too! …Holt’s here can be very snooty. They snub you if you don’t look rich. Though their selection is amazing. ….. I often dream of opening a perfume shop. I think there’s a niche, with The Perfume Shop being in such a bad location. What do you think, fellow Vancouverites? Maybe there’d be a place for some competition! A relaxed, friendly place, like the two Ukrainian guys’, an accessible place with lots of testing and talking. … The problem with Vancouver is all the anti-perfume sentiment! February 28, 2016 at 2:57am Reply

      • Bonnie: Hi Jackie : Nordstrom is coming to Toronto so I will happily wait for them. None of the Toronto Sephoras I have visited vary widely in their fragrance range. I have given up for the time being, because shopping for perfume is just such a disappointing process. Meanwhile I’ve stocked up on tons of tried and true favourites that will get me by until I can discover a treasure trove of new scents! February 28, 2016 at 3:40pm Reply

        • Jackie: Hi Bonnie! Ah, a whole new world will open up for you when Nordstrom arrives! They actually have baskets scattered throughout the fragrance dept piled with the little sample vials, which you can fill yourself!!! ….Hopefully, the Bay will learn something about customer service from them. 🙂 February 29, 2016 at 12:13pm Reply

  • spe: There used to be a nice Guerlain boutique in Toronto. I had a lovely experience there.

    What an inspiring story of Artem and Denys! Congratulations on rebuilding their business. That is a place I’d be visiting constantly if I lived in Kyiv.

    Victoria – what typed of perfumes appeal to Ukranians, as referred to in this piece?

    Very enjoyable story and photos. Thank you! February 22, 2016 at 10:17am Reply

    • Victoria: Glad that you liked it.

      Denys said that Fougere Royale is selling well in his boutique. Also, Histoires de Parfums 1740, Le Galion Sortilege, Lorenzo Villoresi Mare Nostrum. February 22, 2016 at 3:36pm Reply

  • IPhyllis Iervello: There are no perfume shops at all in my City. The closest are in New York City–a four hour drive for me. February 22, 2016 at 11:02am Reply

    • Victoria: When I lived in a university town, that was the same for me. The nearest was Macy’s, but they hardly had anything interesting, not even in the classical lines. February 22, 2016 at 3:37pm Reply

  • Phyllis Iervello: This shop is very serene and beautifully appointed. February 22, 2016 at 11:03am Reply

    • Victoria: They’ve done a great job keeping the decor understated, so that the whole focus can be on perfumes. February 22, 2016 at 3:37pm Reply

      • Phyllis Iervello: It is truly lovely. I wish I could visit it. February 22, 2016 at 3:46pm Reply

        • Victoria: I really hope that one day you will. I’ll happily make a list of favorite places to visit for anyone planning a trip. February 22, 2016 at 3:52pm Reply

          • Jirina: That would be great Victoria.
            I´m planning a trip around Europe next year.
            My grand father was born in Cesky Krumlov at Czech Republic. I want visit that and many other places.
            And beautiful perfumes shops like Le Flacon of course!!!! February 22, 2016 at 5:48pm Reply

            • Ida: Oh yes, do visit Cesky Krumlov. I drove around Czech Republic last summer. There are so many lovely castles and small towns to see. Unfortunately, it was unbearably hot (a serious heatwave in this part of Europe last August, 38C at some point), so I was too exhausted to visit most of the perfume shops I had on my list (just a couple in the Karlovy Vary area, nothing to write home about). February 24, 2016 at 6:01am Reply

            • Victoria: It will be very much worth it, Jirina. I wish you a great trip and many discoveries. February 24, 2016 at 5:20pm Reply

  • Karen (A): Very inspiring article! Their shop sounds like a perfect place to explore fragrances, and it’s impressive that they carry such a great variety of lines. Looks like a beautiful place to spend an afternoon.

    I, too, am curious about which perfumes are popular there. February 22, 2016 at 11:07am Reply

    • Victoria: I just responded to spe with some specific favorites about Le Flacon’s clients, but in general, Ukrainian women like orientals, aldehydes and florals. There is less focus on specific brands and more on scents themselves, a very different pattern from the US market, for instance. February 22, 2016 at 3:39pm Reply

      • Lindaloo: So true about the brand focus in North America. You can ask someone what they’re wearing and often get the answer, “Chanel.”
        Umm…. I guess they mean Coco Mademoiselle or one of the Chances. February 22, 2016 at 4:58pm Reply

        • Victoria: In Ukraine the preference is for perfumes made in France, but the brand is not as relevant. Of course, big name brands like Chanel, Hermes, Dior are well-known too and I smelled plenty of Angel and La Vie est Belle around. February 24, 2016 at 5:14pm Reply

  • Nora Szekely: Hi Victoria and perfume lovers,

    This article makes me want to travel to Kyiv right now (my country is a neighbor anyway 🙂 ).
    I love how these gentlemen are dedicated to the art of perfumery and adore the décor too.
    I know 3 great shops in Budapest, Hungary dedicated to niche perfumery. They are all excellent in their range and interiors. My current favourite is Madison Perfumery (a Romanian company present in Bucharest as well, if I’m correct) simply because they carry Frederic Malle line that I’m in love with. (I could buy all the creations in a whim and wear them all.) The shop is beside the Opera House on Andrassy boulevard and it was opened on the same place that used to be a pharmacy/perfumery at the beginning of the XXth century. They actually have a small bottle of Patou’s Joy on display as decoration in the window. I came close to become a criminal by contemplating of stealing it even though the juice may be coloured water for all I know. Anyway, the shop assistants are very kind and helpful ladies giving away samples with your purchase and being patient with perfumistas sampling for looong time. February 22, 2016 at 11:37am Reply

    • Victoria: I have a couple of friends in Budapest who are obsessed with perfume, and they post pictures of some boutiques. Might be the same places you’re talking about. 🙂

      I highly recommend visiting Kyiv. It’s beautiful and there is so much to see. My husband visited for the first time last year, and he can’t wait to return again. February 22, 2016 at 3:43pm Reply

    • Karen (A): Sentimental memories of Madison as its where I purchased Portrait of a Lady (on an overcast autumn afternoon, our first day there). The woman who helped me was so terrific.

      The opera house is stunning, like sitting in a little golden jewel box! Saw a very good production of Tosca, and appreciated that all singers appeared (by name) to be Hungarian. February 22, 2016 at 6:46pm Reply

      • elvie: What a delightful place to sniff a day away! I would also love to visit.
        I also immediately thought of our Budapest perfume shops, one of them has a very similar aesthetics to Le Flacon. I love shopping them all, the staff is so kind and patient with fragonerds like us:). One day I was shopping with my (then small) daughter and a sales lady was entertaining her all along so I can take my time choosing:). Isn’t that excellent customer service?
        The perfumers got me extremely interested- I have to look them up. And one of them is from Poltava, that’s great! Thank You for pointing this jewelry box out for us.

        P.S. How COOL that you have perfume friends here in Budapest, Victoria!:) Do you visit often? February 23, 2016 at 6:17am Reply

        • Victoria: Thank you, Elvie. 🙂

          I also have family in Hungary, but the last time I visited was already several years ago. I need to make a trip back. February 24, 2016 at 5:44pm Reply

          • elvie: Oh, that’s great! By all means make a visit soon:), and while at that, be sure to visit our three gems as well. You’ll love them. February 25, 2016 at 9:10am Reply

            • Victoria: I will do! And eat my beloved almás pite. No better apple cake has been invented! February 25, 2016 at 11:50am Reply

              • elvie: So true!! I wish I could send you some, we make a pie almost every weekend:). My godmother’s recipe is the best, lots of cinnamon. Let me share with you in the next scent diary.
                Have a nice weekend! February 25, 2016 at 2:52pm Reply

                • Victoria: Oh, I’d love your godmother’s recipe, Elvie. I have a few kilos of apples that need to be used, so it would be perfect. February 25, 2016 at 5:23pm Reply

  • Linda: I would love to have such a shop nearby. My heartfelt wishes to Le Flacon and its owners! February 22, 2016 at 11:50am Reply

    • Victoria: I would love Le Flacon some place in Brussels too. February 22, 2016 at 3:44pm Reply

  • Marianna: Lovely!

    I also would love to know what perfumes Ukrainian women wear. February 22, 2016 at 12:16pm Reply

    • Victoria: In general, they love orientals, aldehydes, floral. Cacharel Amor Amor sell well, I recall. February 22, 2016 at 3:47pm Reply

  • Marianna: Men too! Sorry, I wanted to say both. February 22, 2016 at 12:17pm Reply

    • Victoria: I’m not sure, to be honest, but I’ll check the best selling lists for Ukraine to see what I might find. February 22, 2016 at 3:48pm Reply

  • Tara C: What a beautiful haven of peace and warmth that shop must be! I wonder if BZ perfumes are available anywhere outside Ukraine? February 22, 2016 at 2:02pm Reply

    • Victoria: I don’t think that they’re sold outside of Ukraine yet. It’s a very nice line, and I bought an amber-rose perfume the last time I visited. February 22, 2016 at 3:49pm Reply

  • Aurora: What a perfect space to hang out and smell at leisure with such helpful duo. I’m so glad they carry Paul Emilien and I recognize his bottle on the table in the 6th photo. Is it Une Belle Journee? That’s the only one I own, and I adore it. In fact it will be my scent of the evening. Thank you, Victoria, for making us travel to a wonderful place. February 22, 2016 at 2:28pm Reply

    • Victoria: That’s it. Paul Emilien’s Pure Addiction of the top sellers at the store. I haven’t tried the line properly until I was at Le Flacon, but I really ended up liking it a lot, especially Une Belle Journee. February 22, 2016 at 3:51pm Reply

  • Tiamaria: Lovely article Victoria, thank you. What a beautiful shop and inspiring duo. It is hard enough getting a business off the ground but having to leave and start all over again takes real courage. The only shop like this in Ireland that I know of is 140 miles away from me in Dublin and is what most look forward to when I go to Dublin. It’s run by Marija who is a classically trained perfumer who also creates bespoke perfumes but any time I’ve been in there I’ve been looked after by the lovely Freddie who is extremely knowledgeable and generous and passionate about perfume and I always leave feeling good whether I buy something or not. It is one of those shops that make you realise what’s missing from most shops these days, wonderful customer service and a genuine interest in what they’re selling.A real gem that I wish I could visit more often. February 22, 2016 at 3:25pm Reply

  • Austenfan: This looks lovely, and such a triumph of hope and sheer dedication. It must have been a wonderful discovery. February 22, 2016 at 3:40pm Reply

    • Victoria: Absolutely. A triumph of resilience, too. And of course, lots of passion. February 22, 2016 at 3:52pm Reply

  • Bettina: I had a vague plan to go to our local lovely perfumery this week – now I will definitely have to spend some time there. A real perfumery run by people who love perfumes is a special place. February 22, 2016 at 4:02pm Reply

    • Victoria: I agree. If they share your passion and like to talk about their favorite scents, it’s very special. February 24, 2016 at 5:07pm Reply

  • laraffinee: Thank you so much for bringing this boutique to my attention! I am so happy to know such a place exists in Kyiv! I haven’t been there in a while, and everyone tells me so much has changed these past years. I like to see what is going on in Ukrainian Fashion Week and now in the world of perfumery! Very happy to hear it is alive and well! February 22, 2016 at 10:55pm Reply

  • Surbhi: Barney’s on Madison is interesting in that respect. I walked in their fragrance area and it was a chaos. Somehow I found my way to Serge Lutens section but still totally chaotic. Then I asked about TC and then a girl walked me to a separate section and a different sales person. The experience of trying perfume definitely changed after that. It was a separate room / lounge. Very quiet. Decorated with perfume bottles only though. February 22, 2016 at 11:12pm Reply

    • Victoria: Yes, I can see what you mean. When I was there not long ago, I was amazed by how many brands they offered in that relatively small space. February 24, 2016 at 5:26pm Reply

  • Neva: I’m so happy for Artem and Denys that they had the courage and strength to build a new life and pursue their dreams. I suppose it helped them to overcome the sadness after they had to leave their hometown. It’s not easy to start up a new business in a new place and their business requires quite an investment in the beginning. The shop looks lovely and it has a wide choice of brands. I wish them all the best.
    I’m lucky because here in my hometown we have a few perfumeries where you can walk in and feel at home. Mostly it’s because the owners are always there, as you said, they are passionate about perfume and they appreciate people who share their passion and like to talk to them. February 23, 2016 at 3:17am Reply

    • Victoria: They have such strong spirits and are very inspiring! February 24, 2016 at 5:30pm Reply

  • mayfly: What an inspiring duo, I wish that I could visit, I’m hoping that that my parents in law will look after our 2 small ones for wknd so that we can take a trip to the Bosch exhibition at the Prado over the summer in Madrid, I read about it here. Hopefully it will go well and maybe we will do a Kiev weekend next year!
    Les Sentaur’s in London is always such a wonderful experience, and also relaxing. The sales assistants are knowledgeable and very generous with giving out free samples, without or with purchases. Liberty are quite tight with samples, but always such a pleasurable experience!
    Victoria, you’re writing & this blog are one of my favourite small pleasures, and never fails to brighten a grey day, thank you. February 23, 2016 at 6:40am Reply

    • Victoria: London has many great places for perfume shopping, from small boutiques to the well-stocked department store counters. A great city in general.

      Thank you for such a nice compliment. I’m so happy to hear it. February 24, 2016 at 5:46pm Reply

  • Katy: How I wish we could all meet at this wonderful shop! February 23, 2016 at 11:48am Reply

    • mayfly: THat would be wonderful,what fun we would have!, no one I know in ‘real life’ is interested in perfume. February 23, 2016 at 12:03pm Reply

      • Katy McReynolds: I know what you mean. Good conversation for the perfume obsessed can be hard to find. February 23, 2016 at 2:13pm Reply

    • Victoria: Oh, so would I! That would be like a fun way to meet. February 24, 2016 at 5:47pm Reply

  • Ariadne: You had me at Iris and Ashes. February 23, 2016 at 6:51pm Reply

    • Victoria: It was my favorite, but unfortunately it was not available the last time I visited. February 24, 2016 at 5:52pm Reply

  • Glannys: I was there! Bogdan Zubchenko arranged a presentation for a small group of local perfumistas and I was lucky to be among them. We had a chat with Bogdan (although I was too shy to ask any questions) and sampled his perfumes.
    This is really a very charming place, and Bogdan is an interesting person. Unforgettable experience. February 29, 2016 at 6:13pm Reply

    • Victoria: I hear that they organize perfume events on regular basis, and it all sounds like fun. Bogdan was very interesting and charming, and I loved his stories of putting together perfumes from his mother’s spice box. March 1, 2016 at 10:24am Reply

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