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Habana 1791 perfume shop?

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Habana 1791 perfume shop?

Moon and Lonely Planet books mention Habana 1791 on Calle Mercaderes in Habana Vieja and it sounds quite interesting. Apparently it sells perfumes made by hand from tropical flowers and "retains the air of a working museum". I found one rather scathing review on a blog but no other mention found online yet. Has anyone from Tripadvisor been there and would recommend visiting? Sounds like it might be an interesting place to buy a gift to take home.

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1. Re: Habana 1791 perfume shop?

It's nice for breif visit , I pass by it all the time...

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2. Re: Habana 1791 perfume shop?

Thanks! What do you think of the perfume quality?

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From what my wife has told me it's quite good, Definitely recommended for a gift.

Edited: 17 September 2011, 22:49
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4. Re: Habana 1791 perfume shop?

Great! Thank you so much!

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5. Re: Habana 1791 perfume shop?

You can buy parfime by small bottles. They have various shapes and sizes for the different (about 10 kind) parfumes. They have a small parfume laboratory exposition, too.

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Cae10: Check out this article on this shop you might find it interesting...

cubaabsolutely.com/articles/…

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7. Re: Habana 1791 perfume shop?

Thank you, that is an interesting article! Great photos too.

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Your Welcome!

Glad You liked it!

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Hi,

I've been reading that the stoppers on these perfume bottles are not very secure and tend to leak. Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to prevent this happening? I usually put bottles containing liquids into ziploc bags but am afraid of ending up with a half empty bottles sloshing around in the bags by the time we get home. Am even wondering if melting candle wax around the stopper to create a seal would help. Do you think this is a good idea?

Thank you.

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Beautiful bottles! Does anyone know the cost? Thank you!

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