There are two types of perfume: niche and mainstream. The difference? Not as many bottles of niche perfume are available. You may have never smelt anything like it which is exactly why these fragrances are worth your time and money.
1. FOR THE CHYPRE-LOVING LADY
This spicy, oriental perfume from renowned Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta evokes the sensuality of the house’s leather goods. Belonging to the woody, mossy chypre family of fragrances, it oozes sophistication.
Shop Bottega Veneta EDP 50ml £70
2. FOR THE BOLD, CONFIDENT MAN
A cult favourite of ours, this fragrance for men can only be described as a tiny bottle of energy. If Creed was good enough for Victorian aristocracy, it’s good enough for us.
Shop Creed Aventus EDP 50ml £170
3. FOR THE BORN LEADER
When a young JFK noticed the scent of a Parisian perfume connoisseur, he later requested eight samples, and if your production allows, another for Bob. Zesty top notes and a sandalwood and amber base make Eight & Bob truly unique.
Shop Eight & Bob Original EDP 100ml £135
4. FOR THE DARING SOCIALITE
Besides embodying a luxurious, youthful sense of femininity, this perfume sits on your dressing table like a rare ornament just asking to be touched.
Shop Annick Goutal Tenue de Soirée EDP 50ml £85
5. FOR THE LUXURY GLOBE TROTTER
With notes of amber and Indonesian patchouli, Byzantium Saffron draws inspiration from the Greek legend of Crocus and Smilax, whereby Crocus is turned by the gods into the crocus plant, producer of saffron.
Shop The Merchant Of Venice Byzantium Saffron EDP 100ml £120
6. FOR THE UPPER-CLASS GENTLEMAN
Topped with the head of a stag, this men’s fragrance works with notes of brandy, shaving soap and tonka bean to portray the wealth and nobility of Penhaligon’s fictional aristocrat Lord George.
Penhaligon’s Portraits The Tragedy of Lord George 75ml £178 COMING SOON
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7. FOR THE CALIFORNIA DREAMER
Fresh yet spicy, one spritz of this fragrance and you’ll feel like walking sunshine. The sweetness of Californian clémentines is perfectly balanced with notes of Sichuan pepper and Egyptian basil on a sandalwood and Haitian vetiver base.
Atelier Cologne Clémentine California Cologne Absolue 100ml £90 COMING SOON
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8. FOR THE CHARISMATIC BACHELOR
This woody scent combines base notes of Italian leather, vetiver and tonka bean for a dynamic masculine outcome. It’s an ideal choice for the modern man.
Shop Trussardi Riflesso EDT 100ml £77