Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Lili Bermuda Perfumery while on Bermuda.
It's a unique experience and a great "free" thing to do (unless you buy a fragrance- and you probably will, hehe) The owner gave us a tour of the perfumery where everything is bottled and packaged by hand!!
It was interesting to learn a little bit about the process and it felt really special to smell each scent in the show room.
Lili Bermuda fragrances have been handcrafted in Bermuda since 1928! They aim to capture the essence of the island in each bottle. It makes a great souvenir if you like a scent because you can only purchase Lili Bermuda fragrances on Bermuda or on the Lili Bermuda website! It's also a souvenir that will last for a long time, and won't clutter up your house and collect impossible-to-remove dust like a manufactured seashell knick-knack. (Just saying'..)
South Water - My Pick!
With a number of fragrances for men and women, you will likely find something you love! I went home with South Water. Here's the description from the Lili Bermuda website:
"South Water is an original, modern and unisex fragrance, which breaks the codes of traditional perfumery. South Water is summer in a bottle; an afternoon spent on your own private beach, reading your favorite book and drinking your favorite cocktail. The scent is sweet, and sultry, transporting you to a faraway place where the sun shines on your skin and the waves break swiftly on the shore."
Ahh... doesn't that sound perfect?
Top Notes: guava, mandarin, sea salt (sparkling, citrus)
Heart Notes: coconut milk, vanilla, mimosa (exotic, sweet, fruity)
Base Notes: white amber, white musk (smooth, musk, amber)
Side Note: I was completely amused that thescent quiz on the website recommended South Water to me - the one that I had indeed chosen! It takes about 2 minutes to take it, if you want to amuse yourself also.
Create Your Own Scent or Enjoy Afternoon High Tea!
The perfumery has workshops where you can actually create your own signature scent. How cool is that?!
It's a 4 hour session 1-5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Nov-April). You must make an appointment.
The cost is $275 and you get 5 formula trials to create a 50ml fragrance.
If it is in your budget, I think this would be such a neat thing to do!
Or if that's not in your budget, but you would like to spend more time at the quaint Lili Bermuda Perfumery, on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4pm you can enjoy afternoon tea for $28/per person including "a selection of fine teas, finger sandwiches and petit fours." And scones "served with local honey, jam and chantilly cream."
Yum! I would love to do tea next time I am in Bermuda!