As Charlie and I were walking along the Prado in Havana, I spied a Guerlain perfume store similar to the one we had visited in Paris on the Champs Elysee.
When we went in and looked around we discovered it was nothing like the one in Paris, really just a glorified perfume shop of all fragrance brands.
As our walk took us to Habana Vieja (old Havana) we found a very special perfume store called Habana 1791, there is only one store in the world.
I strolled through the beautiful store which has fountains and stained glass transoms.
We took time to smell all the different fragrances.
After a few minutes Charlie chose Romantica, a masculine scent, and I chose Princesa, a citrus and spice scent.
Our perfumes were decanted into bottles.
Tags with the name of each perfume were tied to the bottles.
Our sales lady Alexandra (whose husband’s name is also Carlito, more about that later) wrapped each bottle tightly in plastic and tape so the perfume would not leak in the airplane on the trip home.
Because I enjoy fragrance in a spray bottle, when I got home I put Princesa in an old Shalimar atomizer.
I can have a whiff of Cuba with just a touch of spray any time I want.
Do you have a favorite fragrance?