The lavish interiors of Fragrance du Bois

Imagine this: you’re going about on your day, minding your own business until some random stranger passes you on the street. You catch a whiff of the scent he/she is wearing, which happens to be so amazing, it literally stops you in your tracks so you can turn your head to try to find out who it was. If this exact scenario has happened to you before, we know just the place for you to get your fix on the most unique scents.

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With some of the world’s most exclusive and niche brands (like its signature Fragrance Du Bois line, Jovoy, Xerjoff and Parfums de Marly) under their stable, Fragrance Du Bois’ new location at Scotts Square is a haven for perfume lovers. From the moment you enter, the store’s bold black walls and gold-accented furniture instantly transports you into a decadent world of ultra-luxe European perfumery. And the exquisitely packaged fragrances are delightfully displayed on open shelves to encourage a hands-on experience when shopping for your next signature scent. Here are some of our favourites to check out the next time you’re in the area:

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1) Sahraa Oud EDP
Concocted to evoke the untamed wilderness of the Sahara desert, Fragrance du Bois’ Sahraa Oud features the bold use of warm, enveloping notes like black pepper, sandalwood, saffron, vanilla, amber and oud at the base for a lingering and sophisticated scent.

Fragrance du Bois
Sahraa Oud EDP, $595 for 50ml, Fragrance du Bois

2) Ambre Premier, Jovoy 
With a delectable blend of spices, rose and amber, this leaves a soft, sensual trail on the skin. Perfect for our tropical climate.

Ambre Premier, $185 for 100ml, Jovoy

3) Casamorati 1888 Bouquet Ideal, Xerjoff
Inspired by the Mediterranean islands, this warm and seductive scent contains cashmere accords, vanilla, papyrus, cinnamon, tobacco flowers, coumarin and musk for an intoxicating olfactory take on a passionate summer night.

Casamorati 1888 Bouquet Ideal, $385 for 100ml, Xerjoff

4) Kuhuyan, Parfums de Marly
Named after one of the oldest Arabian horses bred for war, Kuhuyan represents glory and nobility. To capture this, prized ingredients like jasmine, leather, amber and oud are used to create an exquisite and refined scent.

Parfums de Marly
Kuhuyan, $295 for 125ml, Parfums de Marly


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By Joyce Cheo