Kleins Perfumery is a Fitzroy institution. Since 1993 the small store has housed an extensive collection of fragrances and other products. The luxury beauty hub stocks more than 80 different brands, sourced locally and internationally. Its range is vast, varying between niche international brands such as Nasomatto from the Netherlands, to Aesop skincare products, to its own collection of soaps and creams.

Although this immense collection of products may seem overwhelming, the staff is trained to help you navigate it, even offering phone consultations for Aesop products. In store you’re welcome to try before you buy.

The candy-stripe wallpaper is vintage, and the low-hanging chandeliers keep the venue feeling warm and inviting. It uses its modest size to its advantage – Kleins seems to be bursting at the seams with beautiful tidbits and smells, its atmosphere palpable from the street. If you’re lucky, you might run into Top Cat, the in-house feline who’s roamed the shop floor for more than a decade.

Updated: August 7th, 2018

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