We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Perfume Factory

Cairo, Egypt
Review Highlights
Compared Factory & Market oils...not much difference except the price

Another "government-approved" stop most guides will take you to after the Giza pyramids...we were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elisabeth T
Big Fraud

The guys at this shop will give you a very good sales talk and free drink. The oil perfumes tested... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Marlon O
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Read all 67 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible45%
Travellers talk about
Cairo, Egypt
Write a Review
Reviews (67)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another "government-approved" stop most guides will take you to after the Giza pyramids...we were told very clearly that we did not HAVE to buy anything. You get a complimentary drink and a very interesting demo and explanation of different essential oils. I truly feel that...More

Thank Elisabeth T
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The guys at this shop will give you a very good sales talk and free drink. The oil perfumes tested were great with very good smell. We bought 2 bottles for $100 with one free burner. When we reached back home in Jeddah, we opened...More

2  Thank Marlon O
Reviewed 13 April 2017

After visiting the papyrus institute the local guide should convince you to visit the essential oil factory. The well mannered and speech ed person explain how can they make these and from which things and it's usefulness. they will trap you to buy some oil...More

Thank Saifur T
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We stayed at he Great pyramid hotel in Giza across from the Pryamids. Hey set us up for a few tours that we thought would be mostly history and learning. He first day we were taken to this Siwa perfume and essential oil store in...More

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Don't buy - these guys are a con! They show you one product and give you a watered down product! All a scam. Not sure what other visitors saw here but they obviously don't know when they have been missed sold pure to a watered...More

2  Thank Rukib U
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We bought 10 bottles for £100, despite making a firm agreement not to buy before entering. The whole place is fake, they use the hospitality trick with drinks to soften the buying mood. The contents of the bottle are not the same as those tested...More

4  Thank mrfoy
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

They will give you a history of essential oils and let you try as many as you want plus they offer you coffee, tea, or hibiscus juice (ask for it with a little sugar...its awesome). They will go lower on the price if you haggle...More

1  Thank Foodie8621
Reviewed 1 January 2017

You do no come to this place by yourself. There are deals between tourist guides and shop owners, after some tourist attractions to bring you to some "government approved" shops. Probably you will visit Souvenir shop, Papyrus shop and Perfume shop. I like the perfume...More

3  Thank LonerangerMK
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel has the best staff I've ever come across. They're incredibly polite but friendly and always willing to help: from the reception staff to the bell captain and the waiters (during breakfast). We arrived really early in the morning and our room was made...More

Thank Soliman E
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Taken by my tour guide to this perfumery ,we smelled scents but found that a lot tourists get taken here and perfume is not that great

Thank Flitz8
Nearby Restaurants
.37 km away
D.Cappuccino Cafe
5 reviews
.52 km away
Ziko Pizza
.60 km away
Kababgy Abou Omar
.60 km away
Nearby Attractions
Genena Mall
11 reviews
.93 km away
The House of Cooking
62 reviews
.57 km away
Nile Valley Travel - Day Tours
48 reviews
1.34 km away
Luxor Excursions - Private Day Tours
15 reviews
.79 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
21 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Foodie8621 | Reviewed this property |
It's used for aromatherapy, perfume, to treat rashes, sunburn, and as an anti-fungal/anti-bacterial. I've heard it can also be used as a toner for younger looking skin.