|Venue name:||Colonial Drug|
49 Brattle Street
at Harvard Square
|Opening hours:||Open 8am-7pm Mon-Fri; 8am-6pm Sat.|
|Transport:||Harvard T .|
A unique, family-run business, this dispensing chemist hasn't changed in appearance for decades. These days, though, the emphasis is more on luxurious scents and unguents than bromide and hot-water bottles. In particular, it specialises in hard-to-find perfumes (stocking more than 1,000 fragrances, including Guerlain and Patou), and beautifully packaged scented soaps.