Online beauty buys… fragrances

19 May

There are other options to buying beauty proucts other than Sephora. Sephora is a great place for research and making wishlists and then scouring ebay, but there are a lot of boutique sites that cater to a more discerning clientele. Some recent finds are:

Sure the site isn’t spiffy, or pretty, or stylish. It looks like one of those default sites that you end up at when you mistype the url. But I was presently surprised that this site offered some premium beauty brands:

  • Anthousia
  • Antica Farmacista
  • Calypso
  • Esteban
  • Jalaine fragrances
  • Keiko Mecheri
  • Lothantique
  • Miller et Bertaux
  • Mor
  • Nyakio
  • Perfume d’Empire
  • Sage Perfumes

Never underestimate a site by its design.

Fragrances galore!

Absolument Absinthe
Acqua di Parma
Anné Pliska Parfums
Antica Farmacista
Bond No. 9
Coquette Tropique
Costume National
Fifi Chachnil
Keiko Mecheri – Les Parfums
L’Artisan Parfumeur
Lea St. Barth
Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
Miller et Bertaux
Minnie Wilde by Yosh Han
Monyette Paris
People of The Labyrinths (The)
Pilar and Lucy
Sage Machado
Santa Maria Novella
Tocca Beauty

If you know me, you know I’m very discerning about fragrances. It either inspires my day, emphasizes my mood, or makes me feel better when I’m down. I constantly sniff and research for new stuff.

Other high end fragrance sites especially good for research (not for prices) are Luckyscent (best selection, lots of new stuff, rare!) and Aedes de Venustas (very high end).

Where to buy in person is at Barneys (good sales online) and in Vancouver no doubt it’s The Perfume Shoppe. Talk to Naz and she’ll tell you what you’ll like. One of the only places to get Serge Lutens, Parfumerie Generale, Montale and more. Holt Renfrew apres renovations has a very large counter – not too exciting (anything fragrance from a department store is not too exciting) however, some notables are Absolute Absinthe, Juliette Has A Gun, Escentric Molecules, Etat Libre d’Orange.

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