Atelier Rebul is one of my favorite shops in Istanbul to buy cologne due to its wide range of high quality products. Whenever I pass by one of their boutiques, the wonderful and irresistible smell coming from the shop draws me in like a magnet.
Founded in 1895 in Beyoglu as Grande Pharmacie Parisienne, Rebul is actually Turkey’s first pharmacy. After 120 years on Istiklal Caddesi, the deep-rooted company had to move to another building in the same neighborhood because of a shopping mall project and high rents. Meanwhile, their Atelier Rebul boutiques selling cologne and beauty products are opened in five shopping malls and Bagdat Caddesi.
I am a huge fan of Atelier Rebul’s reed diffusers with six different aromas: lavender, green tea, mandarine, jasmine, and verbena and ginger. Their Eau de Cologne Collection is widely known for the lavender essential oil coming from Grasse which was very popular among Istanbul gentlemen in the past. Atelier Rebul also sells hair and body care products as well as scented candles, home perfumes and luxury soaps. I think all of them make great gifts with their high quality, beautiful scents and pastel-colored packages.