Burren Perfumery
Burren Perfumery
4.5
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
About
Free Admission. Open daily all year. Working factory. Free Film. Gardens. Shop. The Burren Perfumery is located in the heart of the Burren in County Clare and is Ireland's longest-established perfume house. Since opening its doors 43 years ago, the Perfumery has drawn inspiration from the flora and beauty of the Burren landscape to create its signature scents, which are hand-blended and bottled on the Perfumery's premises. Today, the Burren Perfumery creates its artisan range, which includes hand-crafted soaps, certified organic creams and candles, using the very best natural and organic ingredients sourced from all around the world. Visitors are welcome to come along and experience the Burren Perfumery first-hand. A busy working factory, visitors are welcome free-of-charge and all-year-round to check out its home and hub in Carron, County Clare. Open from 9am to 7pm in the Summer and from 10am to 5pm in the Winter, visitors can observe the Perfumery team members as they go about their daily work in the Manufacturing Workshops and browse the Perfumery's products and offerings in its Gift Shop. For visitors interested in gaining some insight into just how special and spectacular the Burren's natural offerings are, a beautiful, locally-shot short film (free of charge) featuring the unique local flora and landscape of the Burren truly sets the scene. The Perfumery's Tea Rooms, which are open Summer-long, offer an opportunity to relax and unwind over a selection of freshly baked organic cakes, garden soups, tea, herbal teas and coffee, while visitors can also meander through and enjoy the Perfumery's organic show Garden.
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  • Anne M.
    Quin, Ireland3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cake worth driving a good distance for!!!!
    The carrot cake served here, in their ever delightful cafe, is delicious. Really! I love cakes, I eat them much too often, and occasionally I will succumb to the temptation of driving to the Burren Perfumery for some cake! And the place is just lovely beyond that.....
    Visited July 2023
    Written 25 July 2023
  • emdybrunette
    11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great learning experience about perfumes
    Great experience that included a mini tour with talks about perfumery. There was also available video to watch about plants & flowers being made into perfumes, located inside the shop. There was also organic soap making. Quaint little shop, perfumes are on the upmarket price because of its exclusivity. They smell divine & last longer apparently.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Andromeda
    22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shouldn't corner customers for tips
    Beautiful place and lovely food and surroundings. The only thing that I did not like was being asked if I wished to pay a tip at the cash till in the café, while paying for my food; four choices appeared from 12% and upwards on the screen, as I took out my cash card. I had not even tasted my food at this point. Very unclassy, very vulgar. A tip is something you willingly contribute on completion of your meal if you wish to do so. It made me feel uncomfortable and cornered but I coughed up anyway as I felt uncomfortable and cornered. Also the beautiful seeded brown homemade bread I got last time, was replaced with thin mediocre white bread. Wouldn't be rushing back, a shame.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 August 2023
  • BajanGirl68
    44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love the Burren Perfumery
    I've visited several times - both alone and with family members. The facility is beautiful, and the products smell amazing and are handmade with the highest regard to quality. They offer very interesting free 20 minute tours a couple of times a day. Also, there is a cafe on site with delicious light meals and cakes/pastries. Highly recommend!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 October 2023
  • maeve
    Ballina, Ireland7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely afternoon!
    We would recommend this as a great day out. The garden is glorious particularly in summer. We went in winter this latest trip but thoroughly enjoyed the perfumery experience, browsing the shop, and particularly the food, the food in the restaurant is simple, wholesome and delicious. Adults and kids enjoyed every bite. They were kind enough the share the gorgeous brown bread recipe too!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 November 2023
  • Christy C
    49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely gorgeous
    This place is just stunning and we loved it from start to finish. I wasn’t sure from the drive if it would be worth it be it sure was. We had the best food in their cafe and enjoyed trying the perfumes and creams in the shop. I have since ordered their products to be sent to the uk on our return home. Loved this place. 10/10
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 November 2023
  • Departure41803571189
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfume making Worksop
    Took part in the"Introduction to Perfume making Worksop" .fantastic, really enjoyable and delivered by a very knowledgeable lady who made us feel at ease from the off. Really friendly staff in the café also. One of the best days ever. Can't wait to visit again soon
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 February 2024
  • Jill H
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing hidden gem!
    This is a must do! It is definitely off the beaten path but so glad we found it because it was one of the highlights of our entire trip! We were not sure what to expect but were wowed by this hidden gem 🤩. First off Joan in the perfumery was an absolute doll! So friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. After picking out a bunch of stuff to be shipped home (free shipping over 75 euro I believe) she told us about all the other amenities here. From the incredibly delicious pistachio rose water cake in the cafe (they have lunch type items as well) to the 2 beautiful gardens, and the soap making room, and the mixing/bottling (?) room I was awe struck at how someone could create such an oasis in a most unexpected place. Not to mention the burren itself was beyond beautiful. Plan some time to check that out as well. Can’t wait for my package to arrive when I get home!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 May 2024
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Jill H
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is a must do! It is definitely off the beaten path but so glad we found it because it was one of the highlights of our entire trip! We were not sure what to expect but were wowed by this hidden gem 🤩. First off Joan in the perfumery was an absolute doll! So friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. After picking out a bunch of stuff to be shipped home (free shipping over 75 euro I believe) she told us about all the other amenities here. From the incredibly delicious pistachio rose water cake in the cafe (they have lunch type items as well) to the 2 beautiful gardens, and the soap making room, and the mixing/bottling (?) room I was awe struck at how someone could create such an oasis in a most unexpected place. Not to mention the burren itself was beyond beautiful. Plan some time to check that out as well. Can’t wait for my package to arrive when I get home!
Written 4 May 2024
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Bertie F
Galway, Ireland770 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Good service with advice & attention to detail. Guided tour offered aswell as a video presentation regarding the Burren
Written 26 April 2024
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Departure41803571189
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Took part in the"Introduction to Perfume making Worksop" .fantastic, really enjoyable and delivered by a very knowledgeable lady who made us feel at ease from the off. Really friendly staff in the café also. One of the best days ever. Can't wait to visit again soon
Written 17 February 2024
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Christy C
49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This place is just stunning and we loved it from start to finish. I wasn’t sure from the drive if it would be worth it be it sure was. We had the best food in their cafe and enjoyed trying the perfumes and creams in the shop. I have since ordered their products to be sent to the uk on our return home. Loved this place. 10/10
Written 27 November 2023
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maeve
Ballina, Ireland7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We would recommend this as a great day out. The garden is glorious particularly in summer. We went in winter this latest trip but thoroughly enjoyed the perfumery experience, browsing the shop, and particularly the food, the food in the restaurant is simple, wholesome and delicious. Adults and kids enjoyed every bite. They were kind enough the share the gorgeous brown bread recipe too!
Written 3 November 2023
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BajanGirl68
Houston, Texas44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
I've visited several times - both alone and with family members. The facility is beautiful, and the products smell amazing and are handmade with the highest regard to quality. They offer very interesting free 20 minute tours a couple of times a day. Also, there is a cafe on site with delicious light meals and cakes/pastries. Highly recommend!
Written 20 October 2023
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ianbeavis
Los Angeles, CA1,150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
It was an oasis of beauty that uses only nature from the area to create its products. A side benefit is the really good tea room and their wonderful cakes
Written 15 October 2023
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Ellen
Bristol, CT28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
After a cold rainy day strolling around the Burren, we visited the Burren Perfumery and Tea Room on our way back to town. One word of caution , the GPS took us on a road by Ballydoora Cross that was basically a cart road barely wide enough for a horse-drawn cart, let alone a vehicle. My advice is to take the L1014 to the Perfumery. That being said, once at the perfumery, it was a wonderful sensory experience. They give tours explaining the process of making their products using locally sourced plants.

We finished our visit with a visit to the Tea Room. All food is freshly prepared onsite. I enjoyed a delightful GF pistachio cake with tea. They serve homemade herbal teas as well. My fellow travelers enjoyed a hearty vegetable soup with homemade bread.
It was a great side trip in the heart of the Burren.
Written 3 October 2023
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jools69
Ireland28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Maybe the Burren Perfumery should look at Ireland's 2023 guide to Tipping, which states as follows; "Tipping in restaurants in Ireland (and in cafes/pubs where you've had a sit-down meal) is one of the more common situations where a tip is expected. Once the service has been good and once there is no service charge included, then of course, tip. A 10% tip is more than acceptable".

This cafe establishment however asked me for a tip at the cash desk on simply ordering my food & drinks. I was taken aback, but I still said "No". Why on earth would I tip an establishment before I've even availed off their service? There wasn't even waiter service and and they asked for a minimum of a twelve percent tip!!! You don't ask a customer for a tip before they've even sat down. You don't ask, full stop. Maybe put a bucket outside and request voluntary contributions instead. Don't pounce on customers like that.

They also asked if i wanted to tap my tip contribution with my visa on payment for soup and coffee! Never experienced this before. Other than that, was a lovely cafe and shop.
Written 24 August 2023
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Andromeda
Ireland22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Beautiful place and lovely food and surroundings. The only thing that I did not like was being asked if I wished to pay a tip at the cash till in the café, while paying for my food; four choices appeared from 12% and upwards on the screen, as I took out my cash card. I had not even tasted my food at this point. Very unclassy, very vulgar. A tip is something you willingly contribute on completion of your meal if you wish to do so. It made me feel
uncomfortable and cornered but I coughed up anyway as I felt uncomfortable and cornered. Also the beautiful seeded brown homemade bread I got last time, was replaced with thin mediocre white bread. Wouldn't be rushing back, a shame.
Written 22 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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