April 14, 2022
Finding a personal scent is hard. There’s all the testing, the smelling, the trialling, the hoping you don’t get sick of it after a week. A lot of it is just picking one and hoping for the best… unless someone else with excellent taste can recommend one to you. Well, it just so happens that we know thousands of people with great taste – our customers – and these are the fragrances they keep adding to cart again and again. Tried, tested and loved by them, you know these fragrance best-sellers are sure to be winners.
The Perfume Oil Company Santal, $34.95: Inspired by the cult fragrance, Santal 33, The Perfume Oil Company have managed to make a scent as beautifully earthy, unisex and with as much depth – but without the hefty price tag – and in a handbag-friendly roll on too.
Key notes: Cedar, Cardamom, Violet, Leather, Amber, Iris and Sandalwood.
Tokyo Milk Dark Bulletproof EDP, $85: Sexy, smouldering and alluring but without being obvious, Tokyo Milk has created a unique, handcrafted fragrance that feels as luxe as Tom Ford, but won’t send you broke.
Key notes: Smoked Tea, Coconut Milk, Crushed Cedar, Ebony Woods.
Demeter Fragrance Library Petrichor Cologne, $32.95: Masters at the single-note scent , Demeter Fragrance Library has managed to capture – and bottle – the smell of rain falling on dry soil. Earthy, yet delicate and beautiful familiar, it’s a unisex scent with a difference.
Key notes: Earthy, Aquatic, Fresh.
Demeter Fragrance Libary Thunderstorm Cologne, $32.95: While we’re on the rain bandwagon, another Demeter bestseller is Thunderstorm. Capturing the olfactory experience of the wet, fresh moodiness of a storm it’s a subtle hard-to-put-your-finger-on scent that makes for an excellent signature personal scent.
Key notes: Earthy, Aquatic, Fresh.
Tokyo Milk Dark Tainted Love No.62, EDP, $85: A big, bold scent that’s perfect for winter. It's rich, warm and complex - just like the many stages of love. Wear it when you want to feel confident and own the room.
Key notes: Dark Vanilla Bean, Orchid, White Tea, Sandalwood
The Perfume Oil Company Gypsy Perfume Oil, $34.95: Inspired by the cult Byredo fragrance, Gypsy Water, it’s a ultra feminine fragrance that isn’t predictably filled with florals. Instead it blends delicate vanilla with bergamot grounded in woods for a sheer, but lasting essential-oil-based roll that turns all the heads.
Key notes: Bergamot, Lemon Incense, Orris, Amber, Sandalwood Vanilla
A decadent fragrance that dances between beautiful and sexy, the woods anchor it while the orchid adds an untouchable allure and vanilla gives it a playful edge.
Key notes: Deep Vanilla, Exotic Wood, White Orchid, Ebony
The Perfume Oil Company Rouge, $34.95: The Perfume Oil Company have done it again with this scent, a dead ringer for the achingly expensive Baccarat Rouge 540 by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. A grown-up, sophisticated floral with an oriental bent, it's a powerful, bold scent for a woman who knows what she wants.
Key notes: Saffron, Jasmine, Amberwood, Fir Resin and Cedar
Demeter Fragrance Library Baby Powder Cologne, $32.95: The smell of childhood wrapped in a scent, this literally smells like the talcum powder your parents sprinkled on you as a kid. Sweet, clean, fresh, innocent.
Key notes: Powder, musk
Demeter Fragrance Library Paperback Cologne, $32.95: There are some smells that are just universally accepted as great: and the smell of a good book is one of them. Demeter captured that specific, incredible ink-on-paper smell with this unisex beauty with a hint of violets and potpourri, as you’d find in a second hand bookstore.
Key notes: Paper, violets