Suitably located in the Baltic region’s most expensive (and award-winning) Panorama shopping mall; Crème de la Crème is an alternative beauty boutique with a difference. Only the best in fragrances and cosmetics have been selected for this über cool beauty lounge in the capital Vilnius and is the ideal first stop in the hunt for those hard to find fragrances.
Opened late last year, the store’s physical concept by Lithuanian architects Plazma creates a feeling of weightlessness. The excellent use of space and simplified wall units ensure only the luxurious aromas occupy the air space.
Decorated in elegant and calming tones with blond wood fixtures, the store’s interior is undeniably Scandinavian inspired. Clean, minimalistic lines without being too sterile or clinical – on the contrary in fact, the setting is warm and inviting and actually a little intoxicating. Certainly not from an overwhelming scent but from the sheer array of perfumes and rare beauty finds on offer.
The boutique carries many advanced hair and skincare products using natural ingredients from Dr Sebagh, NY’s Malin+Goetz and check out Korres, whose new Black Tea and Verbena Anti-Cellulite Cream-Gel has already received rave reviews on its smoothing capabilities and dimple minimising effects.
Sophisticated fragrance lines from brands such as Mona di Orio, Etro, Annick Goutal, Acqua di Parma and Miller Harris are all here, alongside the leaders of niche; Escentric Molecules, Comme des Garçons, Nasomatto and unisex perfumes from interior designer Andrèe Putman. Oh and also a couple of my personal favourites; 10 Corso Como’s unique range of oils and scents and Juliette Has A Gun‘s incredible perfumes.Crème de la Crème Panorama Shopping Centre Saltoniškių g. 9, LT-08105 Vilnius Lithuania