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Taken by my tour guide to this perfumery ,we smelled scents but found that a lot tourists get taken here and perfume is not that great

Reviewed 21 April 2016
Flitz8
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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73 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting the papyrus institute the local guide should convince you to visit the essential oil factory. The well mannered and speech ed person explain how can they make these and from which things and it's usefulness. they will trap you to buy some oil with their superb speech. The oil price is so expensive. Please try to avoid this... More 

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Thank Saifur T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at he Great pyramid hotel in Giza across from the Pryamids. Hey set us up for a few tours that we thought would be mostly history and learning. He first day we were taken to this Siwa perfume and essential oil store in Giza. At the time we got free tea and we're brought into a comfortable office... More 

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Thank Jason H
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Don't buy - these guys are a con! They show you one product and give you a watered down product! All a scam. Not sure what other visitors saw here but they obviously don't know when they have been missed sold pure to a watered down product.

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2 Thank Rukib U
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We bought 10 bottles for £100, despite making a firm agreement not to buy before entering. The whole place is fake, they use the hospitality trick with drinks to soften the buying mood. The contents of the bottle are not the same as those tested and smelled at the shop.

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4 Thank mrfoy
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109 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

They will give you a history of essential oils and let you try as many as you want plus they offer you coffee, tea, or hibiscus juice (ask for it with a little sugar...its awesome). They will go lower on the price if you haggle and they may give you a free perfume bottle. My favorites were the gardenia and... More 

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1 Thank Foodie8621
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

You do no come to this place by yourself. There are deals between tourist guides and shop owners, after some tourist attractions to bring you to some "government approved" shops. Probably you will visit Souvenir shop, Papyrus shop and Perfume shop. I like the perfume shop the most of all. I was several time in "Cleopatra Perfume shop" in Giza.... More 

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2 Thank LonerangerMK
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel has the best staff I've ever come across. They're incredibly polite but friendly and always willing to help: from the reception staff to the bell captain and the waiters (during breakfast). We arrived really early in the morning and our room was made available before 9 am! Although my children enjoyed the Aqua Park from morning till sunset,... More 

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Thank Soliman E
Johannesburg, South Africa
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394 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Taken by my tour guide to this perfumery ,we smelled scents but found that a lot tourists get taken here and perfume is not that great

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Thank Flitz8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

i visited here after the pyramids - i was taken by my tour guide. i think he called himself egypt tours - seemed like a nice guy and wanted me to call him brother. i spent too much money here for scents that were not representative of what i looked at in the shop - days after my return the... More 

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4 Thank Martin K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Have been living in Cairo for a while now and went to this shop on a tour with a friend. Oils are better quality than any I've seen in the Middle East or abroad in Canada where I'm from. Sorry others had a bad experience but I certainly don't think it's accurate and hope others will go and see for... More 

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5 Thank Arezu R

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