The Perfume Shoppe (Sinclair Centre)

The Perfume Shoppe I think that, for all the hype about the business that the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games are supposed to bring to Vancouver, not many new customers have been dropping by Sinclair Centre, located literally half a block away from the IBC. It always amazes me that Vancouver has so many gems and people keep not knowing about them.

Sinclair Centre in downtown Vancouver (at 757 West Hastings) is the home to a gazillion fantastic little shops. The Perfume Shoppe is one of those gems. Located at the top of the second floor of Sinclair Centre, The Perfume Shoppe is owned by Nazrin, a lovely lady who took the time to show me a variety of very non-standard, rare fragrances. Her shop reminded me of Paris, and its parfumeries. I tried a couple of scents and we discussed the notes of what I like wearing, and I was positively impressed with Nazrin’s vast knowledge of the perfume world.

The Perfume Shoppe You won’t find your run-of-the-mill Carolina Herrera or Gucci fragrances here, but you may not want to, anyway. The Perfume Shoppe is a place where I would come to do what it took me 4 years of my undergraduate chemical engineering career to do – to find my perfect cologne. Right now, after having tested a variety of Kenzo, Calvin Klein and Issey Miyake’s, I have decided to go back to my Carolina Herrera for Men. But once I have the kind of cash you’d need to buy these rare, exotic and fantastic perfumes, I will go back to The Perfume Shoppe and ask Nazrin to find me the right scent for my skin.

I would recommend a visit, most of her customers are international and she has a website, but the parfumerie is absolutely exquisite.

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Comments (3)

SusanFebruary 19th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Yum. I will have to check this place out with my son, who once collected a bunch of samples from the Holt Renfrew mens fragrance department. I’m sure we would have lots of questions for Nazrin!

raincoasterFebruary 25th, 2010 at 12:34 am

Do they mix them onsite? or are they imported blends?

RaulFebruary 25th, 2010 at 11:46 am

I think she mostly does imported blends. We should TOTALLY go!

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