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TEN MUST-SEES IN BARCELONA ACCORDING TO 27 87 PERFUMES

Founder Romy shares her favourite spots in the brand's home base.

If you're visiting the vibrant city of Barcelona this summer, you're in for a treat. Romy, the founder of 27 87 Perfumes, shares her insider tips on unique places, trendy hotspots, and hidden gems in the brand's home base. Each must-see is paired with a perfume from the 27 87 Perfumes collection, allowing you to create olfactory memories that will last a lifetime.

TEN MUST-SEES IN BARCELONA ACCORDING TO 27 87 PERFUMES

Founder Romy shares her favourite spots in the brand's home base.

If you're visiting the vibrant city of Barcelona this summer, you're in for a treat. Romy, the founder of 27 87 Perfumes, shares her insider tips on unique places, trendy hotspots, and hidden gems in the brand's home base. Each must-see is paired with a perfume from the 27 87 Perfumes collection, allowing you to create olfactory memories that will last a lifetime.

What would you say is a hidden gem in your city that perfume lovers should absolutely visit? And which fragrance from your collection matches that place?

Barcelona is a vibrant city filled with culture and art, offering countless places to explore. I’m happy to share a few insights with you. If you’re curious for more, feel free to drop us a line on Instagram.

The Olympic outdoor swimming pools on Montjuïc hill, also known as the Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc, are definitely worth a visit. However, what most people don’t know is about the little terrace bar called Salts near the entrance. It offers casual cuisine and is by far the best spot to enjoy a beautiful sunset with spectacular views of Barcelona, including the distinctive shapes of Tibidabo, the Sagrada Família basilica, and the Torre Agbar.

You can get a little glimpse of the view in our recent campaign“How Long is Now” for our perfume Per Sē. We recorded the stunning images at the Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc.

What would you say is a hidden gem in your city that perfume lovers should absolutely visit? And which fragrance from your collection matches that place?

Barcelona is a vibrant city filled with culture and art, offering countless places to explore. I’m happy to share a few insights with you. If you’re curious for more, feel free to drop us a line on Instagram.

The Olympic outdoor swimming pools on Montjuïc hill, also known as the Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc, are definitely worth a visit. However, what most people don’t know is about the little terrace bar called Salts near the entrance. It offers casual cuisine and is by far the best spot to enjoy a beautiful sunset with spectacular views of Barcelona, including the distinctive shapes of Tibidabo, the Sagrada Família basilica, and the Torre Agbar.

You can get a little glimpse of the view in our recent campaign“How Long is Now” for our perfume Per Sē. We recorded the stunning images at the Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc.

What's your favourite spot in Barcelona to relax or find inspiration? Which fragrance would you recommend wearing to this place?

Here I would differentiate between summer and winter. During summer, the best place to disconnect is at the beach. Barcelona is one of the few international cities with direct access to the Mediterranean Sea. I prefer to go a little outside the city to a small fishing village called Garraf. It’s a 20-minute drive from Barcelona's centre, but absolutely worth it. The small, charming beach is still quite unexplored by tourists, making it a perfect place to read a book, enjoy the sea, and take a nap lying in the sand next to a cute fisher's house or in a hammock at the Soho Little Beach House. My scent of the day would be Hamaca.

During colder months, I very much enjoy strolling through the city. My favourite place is a square hidden among the alleys of the Gothic Quarter, evoking emotion with its serene beauty and its history. The Plaza de Sant Felip Neri stands out for its humility and is a true gem that is difficult to access but rewards all who find it. Dominated by its captivating fountain and a Baroque church, the square is a lively place where the stones speak. It is one of the most special corners of the city, a place of calm where one can escape the daily hustle and bustle. My scent of the day would be #Hashtag.

What's your favourite spot in Barcelona to relax or find inspiration? Which fragrance would you recommend wearing to this place?

Here I would differentiate between summer and winter. During summer, the best place to disconnect is at the beach. Barcelona is one of the few international cities with direct access to the Mediterranean Sea. I prefer to go a little outside the city to a small fishing village called Garraf. It’s a 20-minute drive from Barcelona's centre, but absolutely worth it. The small, charming beach is still quite unexplored by tourists, making it a perfect place to read a book, enjoy the sea, and take a nap lying in the sand next to a cute fisher's house or in a hammock at the Soho Little Beach House. My scent of the day would be Hamaca.

During colder months, I very much enjoy strolling through the city. My favourite place is a square hidden among the alleys of the Gothic Quarter, evoking emotion with its serene beauty and its history. The Plaza de Sant Felip Neri stands out for its humility and is a true gem that is difficult to access but rewards all who find it. Dominated by its captivating fountain and a Baroque church, the square is a lively place where the stones speak. It is one of the most special corners of the city, a place of calm where one can escape the daily hustle and bustle. My scent of the day would be #Hashtag.

Which hotspot would you recommend for someone looking to experience the city's local flavour? And which fragrance would be a perfect fit for this hotspot?

Being sensitive to exotic hints in Barcelona, I discovered a seemingly unspectacular bar in the Raval Quarter. However, upon entering, I discovered a whole different side to it, a taste of the city's authenticity. It is one of Barcelona’s longest-operating bars, founded in 1820 – an absinthe bar – where the who's who of the art world in the twentieth century, such as Hemingway, Salvador Dalí, and Pablo Picasso, found the inspiration that brought them to worldwide fame. Absinthe is the bohemian’s favourite beverage, hyped in the last century due to its unique and dizzying effect. Soon, its consumption was prohibited almost worldwide. Spain was one of the few countries where absinthe could still be enjoyed. This makes Bar Marsella one of the oldest absinthe bars in history and inspired this unusual ingredient to become the main component of our perfume, Flâneur.

Which shop or market is worth visiting while you're in town? And which fragrance would you like to wear yourself if you were to go there?

The most famous market to visit would be La Boqueria. It’s at the heart of Barcelona's city centre and offers the most exotic spices and a wide variety of vegetables, fish, and meat.

However, just a 5-minute walk away from La Boqueria is a little square called La Plaça del Pi. It’s full of iconic shops, and a weekend craft food market is held there every first and third weekend, which is an absolute must-visit. The area is frequented by bohemian artists, particularly painters, who display their paintings in the square off to the side, Plaça Sant Josep Oriol, also known as the bohemian square.

After spending some time observing the artists and grabbing a delicious piece of cheese from the market, I love to take a rest in a little hidden restaurant with only six tables called Salterio. They have their own speciality plate called Sardo and the best Moroccan mint tea in town. In summer, they serve it ice-cold (super refreshing), and in winter, warm. It’s the best nana-mint tea I’ve ever tried, and it inspired me to create the first perfume with nana-mint as the main ingredient, our perfume Wandervogel. Now it’s out of the question that I always wear Wandervogel when I'm in this area.

Which shop or market is worth visiting while you're in town? And which fragrance would you like to wear yourself if you were to go there?

The most famous market to visit would be La Boqueria. It’s at the heart of Barcelona's city centre and offers the most exotic spices and a wide variety of vegetables, fish, and meat.

However, just a 5-minute walk away from La Boqueria is a little square called La Plaça del Pi. It’s full of iconic shops, and a weekend craft food market is held there every first and third weekend, which is an absolute must-visit. The area is frequented by bohemian artists, particularly painters, who display their paintings in the square off to the side, Plaça Sant Josep Oriol, also known as the bohemian square.

After spending some time observing the artists and grabbing a delicious piece of cheese from the market, I love to take a rest in a little hidden restaurant with only six tables called Salterio. They have their own speciality plate called Sardo and the best Moroccan mint tea in town. In summer, they serve it ice-cold (super refreshing), and in winter, warm. It’s the best nana-mint tea I’ve ever tried, and it inspired me to create the first perfume with nana-mint as the main ingredient, our perfume Wandervogel. Now it’s out of the question that I always wear Wandervogel when I'm in this area.

Which fragrance from your collection would you recommend as an olfactory memory or a scented souvenir of your city?

I would say Mosaïque. Intrigued by the clash between tradition and newness, our perfume Mosaïque looks beyond a single image. Just like pieces of a mosaic come together when seen as a whole, our Mosaïque is a sum of fragmented moments. It captures the raw and the sensitive, the intense and the delicate, and the lustre of bygone eras merged into a newfound paradise.

The inspiration behind Mosaïque could also describe Barcelona itself. Every neighbourhood has its own particular charm, and together they create the unique flair of Barcelona. Mosaics are omnipresent throughout the city, a signature of the most talented architect here, Antoni Gaudí. His art plays a significant role in Barcelona's architectural landscape.

However, if your visit to Barcelona is not primarily for its cultural heritage but for its "fiesta" lifestyle, then I would recommend our perfume Sónar. From Razzmatazz to Sunday's electronic brunch and open-air festivals, Barcelona offers a vibrant array of options for music enthusiasts. Our perfume Sónar delves deep into the scent of community and sound, combining metallic wood and amber with bright Mediterranean bergamot. Subtle beer and burnt rubber accords add a unique twist to a note of tuberose—usually quite sweet—making this a scent to stimulate all the senses.

Discover more about 27 87 Perfumes

Would you like to learn more about this Barcelona-based brandor need help finding a summer perfume that suits you? Please don’t hesitate to contact our online Skins Experts.

Which fragrance from your collection would you recommend as an olfactory memory or a scented souvenir of your city?

I would say Mosaïque. Intrigued by the clash between tradition and newness, our perfume Mosaïque looks beyond a single image. Just like pieces of a mosaic come together when seen as a whole, our Mosaïque is a sum of fragmented moments. It captures the raw and the sensitive, the intense and the delicate, and the lustre of bygone eras merged into a newfound paradise.

The inspiration behind Mosaïque could also describe Barcelona itself. Every neighbourhood has its own particular charm, and together they create the unique flair of Barcelona. Mosaics are omnipresent throughout the city, a signature of the most talented architect here, Antoni Gaudí. His art plays a significant role in Barcelona's architectural landscape.

However, if your visit to Barcelona is not primarily for its cultural heritage but for its "fiesta" lifestyle, then I would recommend our perfume Sónar. From Razzmatazz to Sunday's electronic brunch and open-air festivals, Barcelona offers a vibrant array of options for music enthusiasts. Our perfume Sónar delves deep into the scent of community and sound, combining metallic wood and amber with bright Mediterranean bergamot. Subtle beer and burnt rubber accords add a unique twist to a note of tuberose—usually quite sweet—making this a scent to stimulate all the senses.

Discover more about 27 87 Perfumes

Would you like to learn more about this Barcelona-based brandor need help finding a summer perfume that suits you? Please don’t hesitate to contact our online Skins Experts.