Luxury and niche perfumes have a different and unique concept from the rest. The best perfume masters have put the most exceptional expertise into these reminiscent stunners to make an appealing aroma. Niche fragrances are the babies of those perfumers who have a “nose” too keen to find an inspiration to transform emotions into fragrance.
Niche fragrances are feature three main characters that the artists pour into them to make them never forgettable: Continuity, Coherence, and Uniqueness. These characters stand far away from other consumer perspectives and make perfumery a work of art.
Here are the best niche perfumes where you can look to find your unique fragrance:
Editions de Parfum Frédéric Malle: Founded in 2000, this perfume house has generations dedicated to perfumery. Malle is an editor collaborating with world-renowned perfumers to craft artisanal fragrances. The Gallery of creators is one of his USPs and offers some of the best niche fragrances. Portrait of a Lady, Carnal Flower, Lipstick Rose is a must-try.
Nasomatto: Italian perfumer, Alessandro Gualtieri, is the famous name behind this original brand. He has credits of creating scents for Versace, Helmut Lang, Valentino, Fendi, Diesel, and many more. He established his brand in 2007 and named it Nasomatto, which means ‘crazy nose’ in Italian. The fragrances are perfect for maintaining and flaunting the secrets of one’s personality. Hindu Grass, Black Afghano, Narcotic Venus are a must-try.
Clive Christian: This is believed to be the most expensive perfume in the world. The brand’s predecessor, ‘Crown Perfumery Company,’ is the only known house to use Queen Victoria’s crown on its bottles. Green Floral and Woody Leather are a must-try.
Le Labo: Every bottle of Le Labo scent is freshly hand-blended. This niche excellent fragrance company is best known for its impudent scents. Each perfume name consists of the most prominent note, and the number next to it is the total number of notes it has. The brand is famous for its high sustainability, eco-friendly, cruelty-free, and vegan approach. The customers can bring in empty bottles to get it refilled and use! Rose 31, Santal 33, Oud 27 are the favorites.
Diptyque: The brand is famous for its fresh and lively unisex fragrances and unique handmade candles. The aromas are a perfect blend of exceptionally high quality, rare and precious raw ingredients. Volutes, Tam Dao, and Philosykos are a must-try.
Amouroud: Each composition is dipped in sensual hints of oud immersed in earthy notes of flowers, roots, and herbs. Amouroud is out of a few luxury brands that offer custom-blended scents at Bloomingdales. The packaging is royal enough to narrate the story behind the fragrance. Agarwood Noir, Midnight Rose, and Safran Rare is a must-try.
Byredo: The perfumer draws inspiration from his mother’s Indian roots. The scents are a perfect fusion of the East with the West. The ingredients sourced from across the globe are assembled by hand in Sweden. Ben Gorham partners with the most prestigious perfume house to give a touch of completion to his unique ideas. Ben is not formally trained as a perfumer. Byredo’s Gypsy Water is the most famous niche perfume and must-have in the luxury wardrobe.
DS & Durga: In 2018, the brand was initially a collaboration between a musician and an architect David Sath Moltz (DS) and Kavi Moltz. The founders started with making small handmade batches of aftershaves for friends out of contents like flowers, spices, and herbs. Later, the duo began blending oils and plant extracts and pitched them to high-end boutiques in New York and California. Today they are a big brand with handmade scents, unisex, and made in-house fragrances. Their ‘My Indian Childhood’ and Siberian Snow are fragrances that must be tried once in life!