Forum by Dufry. What’s the buzz all about?

Forum by Dufry is an innovative and dynamic platform aimed at an exclusive, glamorous and high-end audience of travellers. It connects this community with your favourite brands in a unique way being the main reference point for fashion and shopping when planning your journey:

  • A place where celebrities and influencers provide recommendations and share brand stories through their own voice
  • Special services, including apps such as Reserve & Collect, loyalty programmes such as RED by Dufry
  • A space to get to know each brand’s story in an engaging and dynamic way
  • A unique showcase where the best brands present exclusive and new products that can be found only at duty free stores
  • An ecosystem of like-minded individuals, brought together to experience fashion, luxury, travel and beauty in a modern and interactive manner

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With Forum by Dufry we are reinventing the travel retail industry because together we make the airport shopping a special and engaging experience.

Watch this video to learn more

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Gifting Solutions this Diwali

With Diwali celebrations just a few days away, preparations must be underway and excitement levels soaring in most households. It is a busy time of the year and with no time left to shop, we end up overspending on a box of mithai or chocolates when visiting friends and family.

For your ease, we have jotted down some really fabulous Diwali gifting solutions for you so you don’t have to run around last minute for gifts. And as a Diwali special gesture, everything is on offer!

  1.   Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch


Everyone loves a bottle of one of the finest Scotch blends there is – Johnnie Walker Black Label. Whether it’s the smooth texture or the fact that it is created using Whiskies from all four corners of Scotland, it is a splendid gifting option for any occasion. We say what better time than Diwali to present someone with the fabulous Black Label? Get it here:

  1.   Ron Zacapa Centenario XO Rum


This happens to be one of the rarest premium spirits that exist. This blend by Ron Zacapa not only has a lot of flavour packed into a bottle, we feel the bottle itself deserves a special mention because that’s how magnificent it actually is. This dark Rum offers a smooth aftertaste and is a great way to say “Happy Diwali” to anyone who enjoys an incredible drink. Buy it here:

  1.   Chivas Regal Extra


As the name states, this Blended Whisky by Chivas Regal is extra special. Why you wonder? Mainly because of the higher proportion of Sherry cask-matured with a phenomenal blend of dark fruits, rich chocolate and a hint of spice. The result is brilliant to say the least and makes it an extra remarkable gift this Diwali! Order beforehand:

  1.   Toblerone Tiny Bag


When you combine the chewy sensation of Almond nougat with the rich chocolatey goodness and sprinkle it with love and honey, you get Toblerone. These iconic prism shaped chocolates are one of the best gifts to give this Diwali and the tiny bag means they get shared, so win win. Preorder:

  1.   Daim Mini Bag


This chocolate stands out due to its smoky flavour. Yes, that’s right, smoky due to the caramel which tastes so distinctly amazing. Daim is a thin, flat layered hard and crunchy caramel covered in milk chocolates and has tiny flakes of almonds embedded inside. A great gift to sweeten Diwali celebrations that can be shared in its mini version. Buy it here:

  1.  Issey Miyake Nuit Dissey

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A woody-spicy composition with a leather backbone, perfectly rounded off with a hint of sweetness, this is the ideal gift for all men! These familiar notes with fresh and citrusy base notes are perhaps what every mans needs to feel revitalized. This long-lasting scent is something every man would desire. It makes an exceptional present this Diwali. Get it now:

  1. Roberto Cavalli Nero Assoluto


This perfume strikes all the right chords between elegance and boldness. The uniqueness of this scent is brought out by the orchid accord and comprises of heart notes by black vanilla. This perfume is encased in a gorgeous black bottle and accentuates every bit of beauty that this scent is. It’s definitely an exotic gift for your loved ones this Diwali. Buy now:

Your ‘must have’ list of our top selling cosmetics

The one downside to vanity is that it requires many attempts to be orchestrated perfectly. It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female, there’s a lot of time and effort that goes into looking spot-on. Moreover, there is a lot of trial and error that goes into every perfume you use, every night cream or eye liner you buy. Whether it’s using certain moisturisers or spraying ourselves with delightful fragrances, we can’t know for sure which one to use till we have used it.

Here we have a list of best-selling go-to cosmetics and perfumes for you to make decisions easier. Let’s have a look at what sets these apart and why you need to pre-order these now:

  1. Davidoff Coolwater Woman EDT 100ml


With a calming scent, this fragrance is adorned with aquatic hints reminiscent of the oceanic breeze accompanied with luscious and fuller notes such as Citrus, Honeydew Melon, Quince, Pineapple, Lotus and Lily making it the perfect fragrance for a summer afternoon. The heart notes consist of gentler fragrances such as May Rose, Jasmine and Muguet and the base notes are musk, peach, sandalwood, vanilla, orris and vetiver which add to its coolness. Satiate your senses with the fruity and cool aroma of Davidoff Coolwater. Pre-order from here:

      2. Burberry My Burberry EDP 90ml


Sweet peas and citrusy notes of bergamot leading to geranium, freesia flowers and golden quince are rounded up with patchouli, Damascus and Centifolia rose which give it a subtle scent! For that spice and vibrancy, roses, freesia and geranium leaves give it a minty flavour. Backed with the beauty of patchouli leaves and quince (notable characteristics between a pear and an apple), this perfume lands somewhere on the horizon of the fruity-floral fragrances and is our favourite for all these reasons and more. It could be yours too, just click here::

3. Issey Miyake Nuit DIssey EDT 125ml


A woody-spicy composition with a leather backbone made sharper with an ode to wood, this one will make you feel like a real man. Top notes include zesty citruses of bergamot and grapefruit. Heart notes consist of a mysterious trail of spices, black pepper, vetiver and woods. This delight of a potion is completed with base notes made up of rick dark woods, patchouli and incense with tonka beans. So add some more spice into your life and get it now:

4. CK Sheer Beauty EDT 100ml


This is one of our top-selling products and we can’t say for sure whether it’s the floral-fruity composition opening with the notes of bergamot, red berries and peach Bellini or if it’s the perfume’s core. The core is made up of flowers of peony, pink lily and jasmine with a velvety base due to accords of sandalwood, musk and vanilla blossom and transports you with its floral magic. This eau-de-toilette as the name suggests is just sheer beauty. You have to buy it to believe it. Order here:

       5. Maybelline Master Precise Liner, BLACK


You can experience the new generation of liquid liner with this eye liner that uses Ink technology to keep pigments super-saturated. The spring cap keeps the formula fresh and ensures a long-lasting effect with precise and bold lines. Embrace the boldness and purchase it now, here:

        6. OPI Rapidry Spray 60ml


For all of you who prefer not using nail polish because of the various cons (read: smudging, yellowing of the nail, chipping), this is the solution to adding life to your nails. Not only does this provide a neat coating instantly but it also lasts long and comes with a high-gloss formula for that extra gloss. Also, it eliminates any smears and smudges that occur with the usual nail polish. To embrace the benefit of this Rapidry Spray, make it yours by logging on to: 

7. Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Cube


If you have ever had a hard time deciding on what lipstick to wear (you probably face this dilemma every day), then this lustrous lip cube infused with silk and vitamins is your answer to enticing lips. With nine fabulous trendy shades such as Rose and Shine, Cherry Blossom, Icy Violet, Caramel Glace, Plum Baby, for a smooth and conditioning effect, this lip cube helps you redefine yourself every day, one lip colour at a time. Get this wonderful lip cube now, here:

The psychology of an airport shopper

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When you think about airports in the most basic sense, it is a port that allows you to board planes for travel from one destination to another. But over the years, airports have become much more than that. They have transformed into a tourist destination in themselves and act as a recreational centre in many ways based on the long list of amenities they provide. One such revolutionary recreational activity that airports have created is duty free shopping.

Every day, thousands of travellers in airports all over the world engage in airport shopping. Yes that’s right, shopping at airports has almost become a norm when it comes to travelling. Why has airport shopping become such a phenomenon? Well, there are psychological reasons behind it. Read ahead to find out.

Break free from monotony

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One of the main reasons for shopping while travelling is to gain a break from the monotony of normal day-to-day sights. Shopping activities that are exaggerated in terms of themes, designs, look, feel and location act as a good source of change. Engaging in the shopping process in lavish and visually appealing airport duty free shops acts as an experience by itself for many people.

Price. Convenience. Assortment. Quality. Service.

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Airport duty free shops offer shoppers the benefit of great prices, a wide variety of products, trusted quality brands and the general convenience of everything being at one place. With such positives, there is no surprise that thousands of travellers are attracted to the aura of an airport shop. Another important plus point is the service provided by the staff at these shops. They are highly professional, efficient, multilingual, friendly and quick in processes, which makes the whole shopping experience very comfortable and stress-free for travellers.

Social motivations

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Airport shopping satisfies the need to meet and interact with new people, develop a sense of comfort in new places and generally get acquainted with people who share similar interests. Additionally, travellers also get to interact with the salespeople who make an effort to ensure the comfort of all travellers, giving one the feeling that they are in familiar and relaxing surroundings.


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Some travellers use airport shopping as a way to express themselves to people around them. The kind of shops one enters and the things they buy becomes a symbol of how they would like the world to perceive them. Airport shopping becomes a mode of self-representation that helps travellers project their personalities to other travellers. Many a times, the shopping experience is simply used by people to fit into the modern and attractive commercial way of life.

Travel experience

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Travel itself is a major factor that motivates airport shopping, as being in a new place incites tourists to purchase something that represents that place, such as souvenirs. In other cases, travellers usually end up having a lot of time between flights, which leads them to do something to distract themselves from a sense of monotony or boredom. Using the last of their foreign currency before leaving the airport is also a motivator for travellers when it comes to airport shopping. Yet another major factor is gifting, and duty free shops have excellent options in every category from the best international brands. Loved ones eagerly look forward to the returning international traveller, with his/her arms laden with gifts, and the airport is a perfect place to satisfy every whim.

Now you know some of the reasons that explain the worldwide craze for airport shopping. So the next time you find yourself waiting at the Arrivals/Departures lounge of the Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore, don’t be surprised if you find yourself automatically walking towards Bengaluru Duty Free, looking forward to an enjoyable shopping experience. Make your duty free shopping a comfortable and leisurely experience by visiting Bengaluru Duty Free’s website, and browsing our extensive collection of liquors, chocolates, perfumes, cosmetics, and travel and fashion accessories and pre-ordering your favourites. You can collect your purchases conveniently at the Arrivals/Departures lounge of the Kempegowda International Airport. Happy shopping!



Shop duty free online – Get convenience with value


Have you checked out Bengaluru’s hippest online shopping destination yet? Visit Bengaluru Duty Free’s website today.

For all you frequent fliers, this website makes duty free shopping hassle free.

The website has a very sleek design and an extremely easy user interface. It displays a wide range of the store’s best offers just for you. It is hassle free because you can find all your favourite products at incredible discounts, along with great freebie offers. But here comes the best part: you can place your orders online and just pick up your products from the store when you travel, into or out of the country.

With Bengaluru Duty Free, it’s fast, easy and as genuine as it gets! See this video:

How does this work? It’s very simple, users just have to register on the website, place their orders and pay when picking them up at the store. Sit in the comfort of your home, hotel room or airport lounge to place your order up to 24 hours before your flight. And the best part is you get an additional 5% off on offer prices, plus you can avail of existing monthly offers even if you are travelling at a future date.

So go ahead and enjoy ordering your favourite liquors, chocolates, perfumes, tobacco products and electronic gadgets.

My best shopping experience so far


It’s always a happy achievement for us when we are able to satisfy our customers. We are happy to share with you a review from one of our many satisfied customers.

As a frequent traveler, one of the things I look forward to is duty free shopping of good branded products for me and my close ones. Duty Free shops are one of the best places for gaining access to international brands of products like liquor, cosmetics, fragrances, gadgets and much more. A customer gets truly satisfied when value for money is also added to the whole duty free experience and that is what Bengaluru Duty Free does.

Shopping at Bangalore Duty Free has saved me a lot of money in comparison to the other duty free shops I have bought from earlier. Whether it is alcohol, cosmetic products, perfumes or tech gadgets, you can expect the price to be less than even Dubai. Not only do they have lower prices, they also have great offers on the products they sell. Their pre-ordering facility is also of a great help when it comes to saving time and money.

I think all people traveling to and from Bengaluru in the future should consider this shopping option. I had a good experience and I am sure you will have one too.

– Palash K,
A happy duty free shopper

Whisky that can last you a lifetime… literally!!

Ever seen a Whisky bottle so big it can last your whole life? The world is a big, weird place and we often hear about astonishing records being broken, but this definitely takes gold. We bet you won’t want to share this larger than life size bottle of ‘The Famous Grouse’ touted as the world’s largest bottle of Whisky by the Guinness Book of World Records so that you can spend your whole life treasuring its contents. 228 litres of blended Whisky standing at five feet five inches tall, an equivalent of 9,120 drams of Whisky, this is BIG!

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Come gawk at the bottle, currently set up at our store at Kempegowda International Airport.

Take a selfie or two, perhaps!