The elegant interior of this scarlet weatherboard shop is reminiscent of a Parisian boudoir and fittingly so. For this is no ordinary perfumery but one modelled on the traditional European boutique perfume house, where customers are encouraged to experiment and learn before they buy.
Similarly the perfumes stocked are hard to find in Australia – brands such as Creed (Grace Kelly, Cary Grant and Jackie Onassis) Annick Goutal, Fragonard, and Carthusia to name a few.
But the real treasures to be found in Libertine include an exotic Frankincense-based perfume range by the Sultan of Oman, exquisite antique painted perfume bottles and the range of ten candles from the world’s oldest surviving wax maker, the 1643 established Maison de Cire Trudon.
With scents that derive inspiration from French history such as the Dada movement and the Napoleonic era, embossing by the oldest champagne maker in France and a paraffin-free purity that makes them candles for our pollution conscious times they are the only candles to receive the environmental nod by Greenpeace.
Also with a shop front at 181 Robertson St New Farm, with the same Mon-Sat opening times and an additional Sunday session from 10am-3pm.