Before that, though, since I often get email from my male Kenyan readers asking me for fragrance recommendations, I decided to put a list together for all those who might be interested.
I will keep this list updated over time. Enjoy!
10 Best Male Perfumes in Kenya
- Eros by Versace
- Eau Fraîche by Versace
- Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche
- Cool Water by Davidoff
- The One by Dolce & Gabbana
- Chrome by Azzaro
- Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana
- Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren
- Wanted by Azzaro
- Dylan Blue by Versace
And not to leave out my female readers, or for you my male readers who might want to surprise a special lady in your life with perfume, here are the…
10 Best Female Perfumes in Kenya
- Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana
- Fantasy by Britney Spears
- Cool Water Woman by Davidoff
- Princess by Vera Wang
- Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker
- White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor
- Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden
- Pleasures by Estée Lauder
- Beautiful by Estée Lauder
- Yellow Diamond by Versace
And now on to the main post…
That’s in reference to how fast I use up each of these items.
Let’s leave the first item alone for now and focus on the second, perfume.
Buying Perfume at Duty Free Shops
Buying Perfume in Nairobi
Without going into too many details, a company I was working for, at the time, needed to purchase a bottle of Cool Water, the man’s fragrance, on a very strict budget but were having a hard time finding it.
In the spirit of team work, I decided to pitch in and check for it at a perfume shop or two even though it was my day off.
I was in luck! They did, but unfortunately, not at the price I was looking for.
There, too, I found what I was looking for, though still not at the price required.
I left The Village Market and decided to make my way back towards town.
Again, I found the same situation: they stocked the product, but it was above my budget.
One Last Perfume Shop
Not about to spend my entire day off performing work-related activities, I called the office and told them that I was unable to find the item at the required price.
Although the item was readily available, I hadn’t been able to find it within the required budget.
My colleagues thanked me for my efforts and continued looking for the item elsewhere.
I, on the other hand, proceeded with my day as I had originally planned.
One of my next stops was Nakumatt Ngong Road, where I needed to purchase some things.
As I stood in the checkout line at Nakumatt, it occurred to me to check out Sensations, the perfume shop at Nakumatt.
I wasn’t very hopeful, but I thought, since I was already there, I really had very little to loose.
Believe it or not, Sensations stocked Cool Water at exactly the price I was looking to pay!
After conferring with the office, I quickly purchased the cologne and off I went on my merry way!
I had never paid much attention to Sensations before then but with retail prices being 500-1,000 Ksh below anywhere else I had looked that day, I made a mental note of it.
Again, I was not disappointed. I purchased this perfume at only a little more than I would expect to pay at a duty free counter.
Do you, my reader, know of any other that you would like to recommend? (The perfume shop at Westgate Center seems to also stock a wide variety of perfumes for OK prices, though I’ve not paid that close attention to their pricing so please don’t quote me. Also, you can get a wide selection of perfumes online here at Jumia Kenya.)
As always, I look forward to hearing what you have to say.
For now, I wish you a great weekend!
Until the next time,