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The scents and smells of Tahiti are something you'll want to bottle up and bring home with you. Thankfully, you can. If you love to cook, Forbes Travel Guide’s editors recommend buying a supply of Tahitian vanilla beans to spice up your kitchen. You'll be so inspired by the cuisine in Tahiti that you'll want to add this rich island flavor to everything you prepare at home.
Be sure to stock up on the island's signature beauty product, monoï oil. This naturally scented perfume consists of coconut oil infused with the fragrant Tiare flower, or Tahitian gardenia, and is used in almost every spa in Tahiti.You can find these products and more at Tahiti's local marketplace, Le Marché, located in downtown Papeete. Other must-have items include black pearls, wooden tiki statues, woven hats and colorful Tahitian wraps, or pareos.