A unique sensory experience. The Perfumery Exhibition includes origins of perfume as well as a cinema with "smells", Perfume Quiz and Perfume Garden.
The Cotswold Perfumery - that has been blending perfumes now for over forty years. To call it a factory is probably misleading. No steel structures or lorries here, and the only chimney to be seen is from a gently crackling log fire in the shop.
The Company is based in a magnificent 300-year old Grade II Listed building where oak beams and crooked floors are the norm. But behind this idyllic facade is in fact a thriving company that that has grown steadily over since the 1960's and now manufactures fragrances for some of the most famous perfume houses in the world.
John Stephen is the perfumer and owner of the Cotswold Perfumery. It was John’s father who in 1965 decided to turn what was up until then just a hobby into a family business.
In the mid 70's John’s mother died leaving him in sole control of the business. Soon other products came - Talcum Powder, Soap, Bath Salts etc - and fragrances for men too. Then other perfumeries wanted fragrances made that they could sell under their own name, and this led to fragrances being produced for a wide range of applications.
The Cotswold Perfumery
Bourton on water
Telephone: 01451 820698
The shop is open 7 days a week all year, including Bank Holidays.
Normal opening hours are shown below.
Mon – Sat: 9:30am - 5pm
Sun + Bank Holidays 10:30am – 5pm