The world's first permanent Guerilla Perfume store

"Our shop in Islington, London (the first and only permanent shop selling the full, current Gorilla Perfume range) is a cosy haven away from the hustle and bustle of London high streets. As well as personal perfume consultations (because perfume is personal), we invite people to come in for a chat - take a seat, read a book (we have many, as a lot of our perfumes are inspired by literature), or sit in our listening booth and listen to vinyls (we have lots of them too, as a lot of our perfumes are inspired by music). We love to hold scented events - like our fortnightly Scented Songs (where we work with musicians to pair their songs with perfume) - and if the mood takes us, we'll just mix up some perfumed bubbles and blow them around the street outside. We're pretty passionate about what we do.

We say  that just as music is art for the ear and painting art for the eye, perfume is art for the nose. The perfumers, Mark Constantine OBE (co-founder of Lush Cosmetics) and his son, Simon aimed to create some GUERILLA style perfume events to unleash their creations on an unsuspecting public.This inspired the name of our brand. Because apparently, they look more like GORILLA perfumers than Guerilla perfumers!

Our inspiration comes from music, poetry, art, the English countryside, and deeply personal experiences (such as bereavement). Our ingredients are pure and unadulterated - and unlike a lot of perfumers and buyers, ours can frequently be found in the fields where the ingredients grow, that they will play with back in their labs. Every single perfume has a story behind it, every note a reason, which in turn creates a new story for the person who wears it.."- Gorilla Perfumes Islington

Everything has meaning...

Location 

 

Mon: 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

3 Camden Passage, London N1 8EA, United Kingdom


 

Stories

 

Bottled moments of life

 

In September, Gorilla Perfume crossed the Atlantic and took New York by storm. We scaled the dizzy heights of perfumery, got into an Empire state of mind and had a big bite of the Big Apple. This video, filmed by Kevin MacAllister, captures the event beautifully.


Created to be beautiful

On July 17th 2014, Gorilla Perfume launched a Gallery, entitled Death, Decay and Renewal, showcasing its third volume of fragrances at the Vinyl Factory in Soho, London. If you didn't manage to join us in person at the Gallery, here's a retrospective film looking around the Gallery and at the beautiful new fragrances on show.


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