One of the best souvenirs you can buy during your trip abroad is always a perfume. The certain scents always bring back memories so if you buy a new fragrance while on a vacation, it will bring nice memories back if you wear it at home. This is one of the reasons why we decided to list the best perfume shops in Tbilisi.
Here is the most important spoiler for you: You are not going to find Sephora stores in the capital of Georgia. So, if you were hoping to visit beauty shops during your visit, you might be wondering about where to go for buying perfumes. The good news is that Tbilisi has lots of boutiques that sell fragrances and other beauty products.
One of the biggest cosmetics chains in the city is Lutecia – you will find their stores all around the city. Lutecia has the biggest selection in the city – starting from budget friendly brands to very expensive ones. If you are interested in luxury and mass perfumery it is the right place for you. Thierry Mugler, Estee Lauder and Lalique along with Britney Spears and Naomi Campbell can be found here. If you feel like you want something more exclusive, than you should pay attention to Tom Ford’s private line. Some niche brands like L’Artisan Parfumeur, Annick Goutal, Casamorati 1888 collection, Sospiro and Penhaligon’s are also presented in Lutecia stores.
And then, there is Ici Paris – their offers of fragrance would satisfy an average tourist’s interest in luxury brands, such are Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, Burberry, Dior, Dolce&Gabbana, Carolina Herrera and others. Its concept is similar to Sephora’s – you will find most of the new fragrance releases from luxury brands here. Ici Paris stores can be found in the famous districts of the city (including Rustaveli avenue, Old Tbilisi Area, Chavchavadze avenue).
Another famous chain of perfume shops in Tbilisi is Voulez-Vous. Their stores are not too different from Ici Paris ones. They also offer some niche brands – you might want to try new scents from Montale, Mancera and Amouage their. Voulez-Vous offer more affordable brands too – Guess, Jimmy Choo, Trussardi and Hugo Boss to name a few. Their stores are easy to find not only in Tbilisi, but in Batumi and Kutaisi as well.
If you feel like niche and want to smell unique you can not miss Aromateque – a new perfume boutique located on the first floor of the 5 star hotel of Ambassadori. Aromateque’s selection leans toward niche perfumery only and includes: By Kilian, Creed, Julette Has a Gun, Casamorati, Xerjoff, Penhalgon’s, Diptyque, Amouage, Memo, Tiziana Terenzi, Amouroud, Comme des Garcons and Olfactive Studio. These brands can not be found in many beauty stores around the world, therefore Aromateque is a good place for perfume aficionados to discover new scents.
There is another small yet very elegant niche boutique on Aghmashenebeli avenue – it’s called L’Arome Boutique. It is one of the best perfume shops in Tbilisi for sure. It offers real treasures from Etat Libre d’Orange, Olivier Durbano, Franck Boclet, Hayari Parfums, Carner Barcelona, Teo Cabanel, Majda Bekkali, Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger, Rance 1975, Korloff Paris. The selection of brands is not too large but it’s quite eclectic, so there is a big chance that you will find a perfume that suits you and your personality.