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Sniff out the perfect scent at Lore Perfumery.

Tell us a bit about the Lore Perfumery story. When did things first kick off and what was the inspiration behind the company?

The store itself has been here for over 26 years, previously named Kleins Perfumery. Jessica, Teagan and I took over the store in 2017 and Lore was born. We love all things fragrance and want to continue the legacy the store has always had.

It’s the eclecticism of your range that really stands out. How does Lore Perfumery separate itself from other perfumeries or retailers?

We are Australia’s premier perfumery. With a curated collection of over 500 fragrances and a focus on niche brands, we have something for everyone. Customers come to Lore to find something unique and special. The vibe instore is warm and friendly; we love telling stories through fragrance and finding customers their new signature scent.

What’s the ultimate Father’s Day purchase at Lore Perfumery?

This year, gift dad the fragrance with a history: Eight & Bob the Original – JFK’s fragrance. We just love how elegant this scent is – fresh and light with hints of sweetness and woods. This is the ultimate gentleman’s fragrance.

Have you got anything else special in store for the big day?

After breaky with dad, bring him in for his very own fragrance consultation. It is a complimentary service we provide and is what we are known for. We will go through his likes and dislikes, tell stories, have a bit of fun and find him his new signature scent.

On your website, you mention that Lore has big plans for the future. So, what’s next?

The future is very exciting for us at Lore. Many wheels are in motion, but for the near future keep your eyes peeled for a perfume subscription box… Maybe.

Find Lore Perfumery at 313 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy or

Find your dad’s favourite record at Dutch Vinyl

When Tam Patton and Netherlands expat Mark Reuten devised Dutch Vinyl, they wanted to bring a consummate edge to vinyl collection. With a professional record cleaner in store and vinyl sources that stretch across Europe, there are no shortcuts here – it’s all quality.

Every year, Patton and Reuten travel to Holland to source Dutch and European pressings that are known for their superior quality. Some crate-digging later and the two are back with an eclectic and diverse selection that would stump even the most music wise.

With a slate of second-hand records spanning everything from Aerosmith to Aleke Kanonu to Brian Eno having just arrived, there’s something for everyone in the lead-up to Father’s Day. Has Dad been hunting that rare ZZ Top record? Or maybe he’s just eager to add to that Yes collection of his. Whatever the poison, Dutch Vinyl has you sorted.

If you haven’t got a wish list or are a bit behind the times on old and new vinyl arrivals, don’t stress, the guys at Dutch Vinyl are just as good at cultivating ideas as they are at consolidating them.

On top of their deep diving second-hand collection, Dutch Vinyl also pride themselves on their new releases, with which there are plenty. The Saboteurs, Maribou State and Flying Lotus are just a few of the more contemporary names with representation at DV.

In a bit of a hurry for Sunday September 1? An online purchase can fix that. Yes, that’s right – Dutch Vinyl have shifted things online to make it easier on you. There’s plenty sold out but plenty still available, so dive in.

Dutch Vinyl is located at 269 Johnston Street, Abbotsford. Make vinyl purchases and find out more about DV online at

Grab a bite to eat at Mukka

What started as a passion project to bring authentic, genuine Indian cuisine to one of the most famous streets in Melbourne has become a true culinary experience and stands as a great choice for your celebrations this Father’s Day.

With respectable curries and cocktails, Mukka is a fixture in Brunswick Street started by Prateek Dhawan and his brother Aditya, who came here as students to study hospitality.

Not satisfied with the range of cheap takeaway venues offering Indian cuisine, the Dhawan brothers saw a gap in the market.

“We felt like Indian restaurants were lagging behind,” says Dhawan. “We didn’t see restaurants of quality, cheap takeaway joints only, but though we’ve seen an evolution of restaurants happen, just not in Indian restaurants.

Get ready for your palette to start dancing, because this Father’s Day Mukka will have some very special drinks on offer to complement their fantastic meals.

“King Fisher is an iconic beer for every father in India,” says Dhawan. “We’ll have two-for-one beers. For fathers that love whiskey, we have two-for-one on a whiskey cocktail, a whiskey sour, using a very popular single malt Indian whiskey called Amrut.

“It’s a great whiskey for whiskey sour, but if you want it on the rocks, we can do that too!”

Check out Mukka this Father’s Day at 365 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Find the menu, opening hours and more at