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Aedes de Venustas
Mon-Sat, noon-8pm; Sun, 1pm-7pm
Nearby Subway Stops
1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.; A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.
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Fragrance buffs will rejoice upon stepping inside Aedes des Venustas luxe burgundy and gold walls. Located off the beaten path, this intimate shop is noted not only for its opulent old-world décor (velvet curtains, antique furniture, huge bouquets in ornate vases), but for its curated selection of hard-to-find perfume, skin, and home products from around the world. In addition to aromatic offerings from best sellers Cire Trudon and Frédéric Malle, as well as the lesser-known Arquiste and Fornasetti, the well-regarded fragrance boutique now carries its own in-house line. If walking out with your purchase in Aedes's signature black bag isn’t enough, they also offer beautiful gift-wrapping topped with an assortment of fresh flowers.