Bioaroma Museum & Experience Store in Crete features fragrances and natural cosmetics. The architecture is committed to the triple methodology of sustainable design, relying on the balance between economic sustainability, environmental efficiency and social responsibility. In that spirit, Bioaroma is a vertically integrated production unit that follows sustainability principles, both in its production, processing and product standardization, as well as in its retail distribution network; plastic packaging components are made of sugar cane from fair management plantations, while all paper is recycled. The final product, distributed globally, is 100% natural, without any added water, and it is showcased in the museum of fragrances and natural cosmetics as well as in the 240m² Bioaroma Experience Store.
The architectural design highlights and promotes the culture of Crete in natural cosmetics, essential oils and herbs, integrating the local building tradition with contemporary industrial construction methods. In the first case, coarse natural stone was selected for the museum background and natural wood with oak veneer for interior furnishings. In the second case, the double pivoting doors at the entrance, the museum display cabinets, the canopy and the store roof are clad in metal sheet, while the exhibition surfaces are covered in plexiglass.