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Metro Perfume

1177B Broadway, New York, NY 10001 40.745065 -73.988915
nr. 28th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-448-9222 Send to Phone

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Little distinguishes this wholesale fragrance shop from the other two dozen or so that make up the so-called Perfume District along the crowded and unattractive stretch of Broadway just south of Herald Square. Outside are the area's now-ubiquitous neon signs; inside, the lilting accent of the South Asian subcontinent. Narrow enough that customers often have to excuse themselves when squeezing past one another, the space looks more like a stockroom than a store. The floor-to-ceiling wall of perfume includes almost every brand-name men's and women's fragrance out there, from memory-inducing classics like Versace Jeans to the most recent celebrity releases. It's best to know what you want before you go in, as there aren't the handy scent strips you get at department stores; trying them out on yourself means you're likely to walk out smelling like an overzealous tart. Savings, which are pretty consistent down the strip, hover around forty to fifty percent off the regular retail price. For some reason, in this neck of the woods, watches, perfumes, and other glittery accessories are often sold side by side, so Metro's patrons can purchase their favorite scent, turn to the right, and pick up a new Seiko—or head a little further back for a rhinestone-encrusted belt buckle.

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