The Burren Perfumery
The Burren Perfumery was founded 40 years ago at the centre of a quiet valley in the heart of the Burren.
The Burren is a limestone plateau on the West Coast of Ireland, famous for its wildness and the diversity of its plant life. There are more than 700 species of flowering plants here, roughly three-quarters or Ireland’s native flora.
The flowers of the Burren inspired the original Perfumery fragrances: Man of Aran, Ilaun, Frond and Fraoch.
The Perfumery is now owned and run by Sadie Chowen. Her philosophy is to continue the Perfumery tradition of creating products inspired by the landscape and environment that surrounds it and to increase the simplicity and purity of the formulae.
In 2005 she designed the Burren Botanicals, a range of contemporary floral waters that evoke the scents and moods of being outside at different seasons of the year. They are free from parabens and sodium lauryl sulphate, ingredients that are suspected of being harmful and are present in many of today's perfume products.
The Tea Rooms
Relax in the rose-covered Tea Rooms, which serve a mouth-watering selection of organic cakes, scones and pies. Homemade soups with freshly baked bread, selections of local cheeses and salads all made with organic vegetables.
The Blending Room
In the Blending Room Rose and Cate make our range of organic creams and balms. The products are made in small batches, usually 30 to 50 units at a time. We never hold large stocks of our products, choosing instead to manufacture only as needed.
The Herb Garden
The Burren Perfumery Organic Herb Garden was planted in 1999. Our intention is to provide our visitors with examples of the native herbs and information on their traditional uses.