A discovery of Covent Garden through its fragrances of past and present.Detailed description:
Covent Garden is best known as a theatre quarter of London with a lovely covered market and cozy restaurants. But did you know that in recent years it has become one of the main destinations for perfume lovers, offering vast choice of fragrances made in Great Britain and France?
We will start our perfume walk at Miller Harris’ boutique in Seven Dials and try their fragrance created for Jane Birkin or inspired by popular books.
I will help you to discover latest perfume trends at Experimental Perfume Club after which we will dive into the exciting history of Covent Garden uncovering its darkest pages. We’ll talk about theatre stars like Nell Gwyn and David Garrick, orange girls and ladies from Harris’s List, Charles Dickens and, yes, a fragrant ghost of Drury Lane theatre!
The tour takes about three hours during which we will visit French and English perfume boutiques, like Diptyque, Jo Malone, Parfums de Marly, Guerlain, to finish in an iconic Penhaligon’s boutique in Wellington Street.
Our partners prepared treats and gifts for all our guests. EVERY GUEST RECEIVES A GOODY BAG.
Please check the weather forecast for London and dress accordingly on the day of the walk.
Hello! My name is Olga. I am a London guide passionate about perfumes, the history of perfumery and the history of London. I've been perfumewalking since 2018 and it is always a pleasure to meet people sharing the same interest into fragrances. I am a member of The Perfume Society and The Fragrance Foundation UK, and can share fun and surprising facts about London, perfume, perfumers and their customers. Let's perfumewalk together!
Covent garden – the very heart of London, theatre district, shopping and dining destination.
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We will be smelling many perfumes during the walk. If you have a sensible nose or headaches related to fragrances, you can choose to smell as many perfumes as you feel comfortable or none at all, and please inform the guide about your preferences before the beginning of the perfume walk.