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Information on shopping for perfumes, skin care and beauty products in Calais, France – Day-tripper.net, the web magazine which saves you money when crossing the channel to Calais, to buy wine, beer, spirits and food, travelling by ferry or Eurotunnel.
We have now completed our first survey of some perfumes and skin care products in France. Many thanks to Rebecca for her help and advice.
Overall, we have found that perfumes are about 15% cheaper in France. Skin care products offer better value with prices up to 26% lower, but that depends on which range. Clarins offers the best value overall.
The ferry companies range was surprisingly good value, although the skin care range was limited and not as cheap as in French shops. We found staff in all the main perfume shops in Calais helpful and knowledgable.
For more information on prices, best buys, specific tips and links to perfume companies, click here
CREDIT CARDS – we suggest you ring your credit card company before shopping in France – increased fraud means they are turning down shoppers cards if their spending deviates from the norm. Take your mobile – you can often sort the problem out over the phone.
Centre Commercial (Auchan)
Beauty Success Perfume shop. Tel: 0033 321 96 31 31.
Centre Commercial Continent (now Carrefour Mi-voix).
– NOCIBÉ Parfums and Beauté, 1000, Bd. du Kent, 62902. Tel: 0033 321 36 81 38. www.nocibe.fr
Marionaude (perfume). Tel: 0033 321 36 49 49.
Coiffeurs Plus. Tel: 0033 321 36 99 99.
Jean-Claude Biguine. Tel: 0033 321 35 74 14.
Solaris. Tel: 0033 321 35 03 51.
Yves Rocher. Tel: 0033 321 85 99 31.
NOCIBÉ Parfums and Beauté, 100, Bd. Jacquarde, Calais. Tel: 0033 321 96 70 90. Open: Monday 10.00am – 7.00pm, Tuesday – Saturday 9.00am – 7.00pm.
YVES ROCHER, 23, Bd. Jacquard. Tel: 0033 321 34 34 80.
NOCIBÉ Parfums and Beauté, 50, Bld Alexandre III. 59140. Dunkirk. Tel: 0033 328 66 89 00. Open: Monday 10.00am – 7.00pm, Tuesday – Saturday 9.00am – 7.00pm.
NOCIBÉ Parfums and Beauté, Centre Commercial Auchan, St Martin Les Boulognes. 62200. Boulogne. Tel: 0033 321 80 30 40. Open: Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 8.00pm.
If any of our visitors have experience (good or bad) in buying perfume in France please let us know and we will publish your advice.
– L'Occitane en Provence beauty products. www.loccitane.com
We really liked the cosmetics from this spa. www.cosmetique-thermesmarins.fr
– Traditional French perfume maker. www.galimard.com