It has been about 7 years since I went to Burren Perfumery so I headed out that direction on Friday. I must say that I don’t remember it being as remote as it is. I was driving along the road and never have I been so grateful to see another car behind me. It is literally tucked away in the middle of nowhere outside the village of Carron. The perfumery is very well signposted so just stay going and you’ll find it.
The first thing that struck me when I arrived was how peaceful it is. It is so calm and quiet and no one seems to be in any rush. They immediately got 5 stars for the cleanliness of the area. There is not one piece of litter anywhere and the bathrooms are beautiful. I headed into the main building and there is a great video on the plants in the Burren and the materials they use in their products. The staff were all really friendly and the shop is so well presented that you do want to buy something. Every product comes with a tester and an explanation that is quite thorough and the staff seem to want to help you out.
When I was finished there, I headed out to the herb garden and again it was so well presented.
People were walking around, discussing the plants and taking their time. There is also a workshop of some sort and a tea room. The tea rooms seemed to be quite popular with everyone choosing to enjoy their refreshments outside in the sunshine.
I cannot recommend the perfumery enough. It makes a great trip for an hour or two if you’re in the area. It does all the small things right and I’ll definitely be back there when I run out of moisturizer. You can find out more about them by checking out their website here.