Amid the caravansary of the Raj Bhawan Road, you'll come across a temple to the rich man's supremacy - La Galleria, the perfumery. La Galleria is a one-stop arcade for all your redolent needs. In all its rich and fragrant setting, the chance that you'll feel elevated to the ranks of some exotic Arabian princess, is curbed only by the fact that there is nothing Asiatic about the place.
The store is a kaleidoscope of different colored bottles set in elegant glass shelves, the effect enhanced by strategic lighting and the inevitable smells from across the globe. Here you find bottled fragrances, distilled from the finest ingredients that nature has to offer. French brands like Morgan Detoi, Balman (for men), Balmaya (for women), Sal Odor Dale and Sonia Riceland have a place of honor at the perfumery. Others, like Bibles from Italy, Jessica Mcclintock from San Francisco and Lowe from Spain, reveal the growing taste and reach of Hyderabadis.
La Galleria is also graced by designer brands like Carrera, Chevrolet, Rockford, Still, J Lo, Roberto Cavalla, Keno, the Japer Collection and Hummer. In addition to these, you'll also come across brands like Carrion, Gay Malodor, Ice Effusion and Liscleborne.
La Galleria's patrons include the not-so-rich-and-famous-around-town too, namely college students. The shop comes up with innovative sales schemes during fests like the Valentine's Day and the New Year. The regulars are few and far apart in time, but they are hungry enough to satiate the coffers of the store.
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