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Perfume Studio

832 Off the a | Aultbea, Mellon Charles IV22 2JL, Scotland
+44 1445 731618
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What a stunning location, to sit outside and admire that view whilst enjoying a lovely coffee is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
FizzBonnieScotland
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Bonnie Scotland
Amazing place

On visiting friends at Mellon Charles we were taken to the perfume studio where we were given a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol C
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“aroma cafe” (21 reviews)
“gift shop” (17 reviews)
“lovely gifts” (6 reviews)
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832 Off the a | Aultbea, Mellon Charles IV22 2JL, Scotland
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+44 1445 731618
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a stunning location, to sit outside and admire that view whilst enjoying a lovely coffee is truly fabulous. We have been going to the Gairloch area for many years. Our holiday would not be complete without at least 3 or 4 trips to the...More

Thank FizzBonnieScotland
Reviewed 1 week ago

On visiting friends at Mellon Charles we were taken to the perfume studio where we were given a warm welcome from Dave and Anna and were served amazing food.Would highly recommend a visit

1  Thank Carol C
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Carol C - thank you very much for visiting us at the Perfume Studio recently and for your recommendation. Thank you for appreciating Dave and Anna who, together with the rest of the team, do a wonderful job all season-long. Kind regards - Katie Hollister

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found a flyer for the Perfume Studio and decided to visit, as it sounded interesting. We weren't disappointed. First, the perfumes - a wide range of soaps, oils, creams and, yes, perfumes, genuinely unique to the Perfume Studio - we bought some for us...More

Thank Meike S
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Meike S - thank you for your review of our establishment and for your much-appreciated visit to us. I am pleased that you enjoyed what we had on offer and were able to purchase some items as gifts. Some of our products such as Linden...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful location for a cafe ! Stunning views. Positives : a light, bright decor serving tasty food. Very clean. Good menu selection for our group of fussy eaters. We had a variety of sandwiches and tarts and all were good (and served speedily). It...More

Thank KJG75017
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The review from 4th October is from a member of the same party as this review. This party put a total of four reviews on our site. I have no idea why. I have answered the review from 4th October which, in my opinion, is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not bad. Stopped to eat at the cafe. Looked around. Nice gifts but didn’t buy anything, as quite expensive.

Thank Karen M
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The review before this and the review after it are all written by the same group. I have answered one review from one member of the group.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Driving from Ullapool to Torridon we saw your sign and thought we’d pop in for lunch. Let’s start with the good things. The shop and perfume are fabulous. Obviously fantastic views. The food is locally sourced and delicious. The chef and the young lady who...More

Thank stewart162
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear stewart162 - thank you for your review and the kind comments about our business and location. We appreciate your visit - thank you for coming. I can only apologise that you felt you should have booked in advance - of course there is no...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for a morning coffee we couldn't believe how much we paid for a latte. A very small latte mostly froth. Also we had pancake and jam and couldn't believe that we were only given one pancake each for the price we paid....More

Thank marionwatters
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I see you are an avid reviewer and that you have travelled to some remote places of Scotland- it surprises me therefore that you consider our position, three miles off the A835, as far! I also see that you refer to froth in your latte...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

We visited twice and bought some gifts for friends. Among other things, I bought a lovely bar of soap made from Linden flowers for my friend Linden and she was delighted. Not only because it was made with her name flowers, but because she absolutely...More

Thank Feorag
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Feorag - thank you for your reviews of both the Perfume Studio and the Aroma Cafe. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and that your friend liked her soap. Thank you for visiting us. Kind regards Katie Hollister

Reviewed 5 September 2017

We had seen this advertised in local magazines during our stay and thought we would pay a visit. If you were not visiting the cafe there is only a shop to visit, selling a range of soaps, skincare and candles all scented, as well as...More

Thank MissH81
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Dear MissH81 - thank you for taking the time to post your review. There is much more on offer down the end of our road than only a cafe and a shop. Travelling the 3 miles (only) from Aultbea to the Perfume Studio, you will...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Soaps lovely gifts. Coffee ok. Polite service - plenty of parking - we return each year. It is not open on a Monday so make sure you don't make this mistake as we did.More

Thank Natalie T
k80H, Owner at Perfume Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Dear Natalie - thank you very much for your repeat visit to our establishment- we really appreciate it. You are right to point out we close on Mondays. This has always been the case for the past twelve years and for visitors needing to know...More

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