"Niche" shopping directory

    "Niche" shopping directory

    post #1 of 19
    Thread Starter 
    Let's list the "niche" brands all in one place for easier reference. Please add on if I miss out anything.
    post #2 of 19
    Thread Starter 
    Escentials
    Tangs, Paragon, MBS

    Annick Goutal
    L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Comme des Garcons
    Creed
    The Different Company
    Diptyque
    Le Labo
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    Memo
    Penhaligons
    Serge Lutens
    Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire

    Oblique/Hide & Seek
    Telok Ayer St

    Etat Libre D’Orange
    Histoires De Parfums
    Humiecki & Graef
    Huitieme Art Parfums
    Mona Di Orio
    Nobile 1942
    Tauer
    Yosh

    Blackmarket
    Orchard Central

    Etat Libre D’Orange
    Tauer

    Perfumes & Cosmetics (Nuance-Watson)
    Changi Airport Duty-Free

    Amouage
    Annick Goutal
    Rance
    Serge Lutens

    Sephora
    Bond No. 9
    Juliette Has a Gun

    Uomo Collezioni
    MBS

    Lorenzo Villoresi
    Washington Tremlett

    Aesop
    Ngee Ann City, Millenia Walk

    Armani Prive La Collection
    Giorgio Armani ION

    Chanel Les Exclusifs
    Beaute Shop @ ION, MBS

    Comme des Garcons
    Hilton Shopping Gallery, The Pocket Shop

    Etro
    Paragon

    Frederic Malle
    The Hour Glass Knightsbridge

    Hermessence
    Hermes @ Takashimaya, Liat Tower, MBS

    Jo Malone
    Ngee Ann City

    Penhaligons
    ION

    Six Scents
    Asylum, Club 21
    post #3 of 19
    wow thanks for this post! never knew so many of them existed in singapore, though of course there could be more! would you happen to know where in ngee ann city aesop is stocked? really want to try marrakech and mystra!

    now, if only guerlain's exclusives (or even l'heure bleue, for heaven's sake) could make their way here...
    post #4 of 19
    Thread Starter 
    At the backside of Cedele (used to be Delifrance). Where Camper was located in the past.

    The Millenia Walk store is much more interesting looking though
    post #5 of 19
    Hi group! I just want to comment on the fantastic directory that's been started here and thank Rafflesia for putting it together.

    There is a section on the forum for local shopping guides. If it was posted there as well, more people who are looking for places to shop there will be able to read it, and editing it will be easier.

    Adding: Stuigi added a sticky post to the local shopping guide area for Singapore in case anyone would like to add information there as well. http://www.basenotes.net/threads/283...08#post2277608
    post #6 of 19
    Just want to add on:
    Takashimaya has a small collection of Creed, Penhaligon's, AG, AdP as well
    post #7 of 19
    yep takashimaya is where you can try a full day wearing of creeds.. =)
    post #8 of 19
    Thread Starter 
    Hey Joshua I think you should put up bits and pieces of your famous factory outlet directory on the sticky post! Pleaaaaase!
    post #9 of 19
    Joshua,
    I think I met u at Tangs many mths ago, vivacity serge lutens corner.

    Anyway to add, I bought a perfume oil fr johari
    Bonus: he has Mysore sandalwood.. So rare n precious I m previledged to hv sniffed it.

    M a crazy niche collector myself n don't buy my perfumes in Sg though.. Too exp for the serge n dipytiques. Always bought mine from us or Europe , online
    Can Anyone reccomend me some outlet shopping for perfumes?
    post #10 of 19
    @rafflesia: Oh dear I really want to but I'm so busy now with packing for a trip to Thailand this weekend and then flying for my studies to UK next Saturday! Will do so once I find a nice pocket of time!

    @gingerdip: Yes indeed, Vivocity Tangs most people don't usually hang out at the Serge Lutens corner. I went to Johari's yesterday but he was having an appointment with some other customer so I was attended to by this other guy instead... who was kinda aloof and not very warm/pleasant at all. Hence I spent only 5 min there. HOWEVER, the service at Jamal Kazura was super fantastic - even though it was crowded (lots of tourists), I was well-attended to and much delightful conversation was exchanged there. Bought a bottle of 'Violet' perfume oil too!
    post #11 of 19
    Second what rafflesia said! Joshua your guide is amazing.
    post #12 of 19
    Airport transit area: Amouage, Rance 1795, Parfums Rosine, Serge Lutens, AG
    post #13 of 19
    Joshua
    In uk u would be able to visit the many niche perfume stores
    Do share ur loot n stories then
    post #14 of 19
    Joshua .
    Sent u a pm for the guide of outlet shopping perfumes n niche.
    post #15 of 19
    @rafflesia: will you be uploading your niche perfumes guide on that thread as well? If so then I'll edit to make sure I don't overlap.
    @wongwlb: Glad it was useful to you! Hope you have fun and save money! (ok, more like spend money, but I always think of it as saving money)
    post #16 of 19
    Thank you for this comprehensive list

    Junkfood: Rosines at the airport? Really! How many scents? (I'm assuming they don't have the full range)

    Rafflesia: Where is Mona di Oro going to be housed?
    post #17 of 19
    Thread Starter 
    List has been updated to include the duty-free at airport. While I was there a few days ago, I didn't see any Rosine leh... But there were Estee Lauders you can't find on department store counters (e.g. Private Collection, Youth Dew), and newish things like Untitled from Maison Martin Margiela... The number of scents from Amouage, SL and AG is rather meager though.

    @Pamplelune: MdO should be available at Oblique/Hide and Seek right about now. I'm still out of town so I can't vouch for this, hehe.
    @Joshua: I've copied and pasted my list on the Singapore sticky so you just supplement accordingly, hor?
    post #18 of 19
    Hi Rafflesia, I also saw the Martin Margiela Untitleds but didn't think it was niche (designer, mah), so didn't include. The SLs are pretty poor but hey, available right? (and they have Ambre Sultan which is great)

    Thanks for the Mona di Oro headsup! Actually I am subscribed to Oblique's Facebook fan page class="

    9/5/11 at 10:55pm

    rafflesia said:



    Let's list the "niche" brands all in one place for easier reference. Please add on if I miss out anything.

    9/5/11 at 10:58pm

    rafflesia said:



    Escentials
    Tangs, Paragon, MBS

    Annick Goutal
    L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Comme des Garcons
    Creed
    The Different Company
    Diptyque
    Le Labo
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    Memo
    Penhaligons
    Serge Lutens
    Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire

    Oblique/Hide & Seek
    Telok Ayer St

    Etat Libre D’Orange
    Histoires De Parfums
    Humiecki & Graef
    Huitieme Art Parfums
    Mona Di Orio
    Nobile 1942
    Tauer
    Yosh

    Blackmarket
    Orchard Central

    Etat Libre D’Orange
    Tauer

    Perfumes & Cosmetics (Nuance-Watson)
    Changi Airport Duty-Free

    Amouage
    Annick Goutal
    Rance
    Serge Lutens

    Sephora
    Bond No. 9
    Juliette Has a Gun

    Uomo Collezioni
    MBS

    Lorenzo Villoresi
    Washington Tremlett

    Aesop
    Ngee Ann City, Millenia Walk

    Armani Prive La Collection
    Giorgio Armani ION

    Chanel Les Exclusifs
    Beaute Shop @ ION, MBS

    Comme des Garcons
    Hilton Shopping Gallery, The Pocket Shop

    Etro
    Paragon

    Frederic Malle
    The Hour Glass Knightsbridge

    Hermessence
    Hermes @ Takashimaya, Liat Tower, MBS

    Jo Malone
    Ngee Ann City

    Penhaligons
    ION

    Six Scents
    Asylum, Club 21

    9/6/11 at 5:00am

    joshuaang said:



    wow thanks for this post! never knew so many of them existed in singapore, though of course there could be more! would you happen to know where in ngee ann city aesop is stocked? really want to try marrakech and mystra!

    now, if only guerlain's exclusives (or even l'heure bleue, for heaven's sake) could make their way here...

    9/6/11 at 10:13am

    rafflesia said:



    At the backside of Cedele (used to be Delifrance). Where Camper was located in the past.

    The Millenia Walk store is much more interesting looking though

    9/8/11 at 7:52am

    socalwoman said:



    Hi group! I just want to comment on the fantastic directory that's been started here and thank Rafflesia for putting it together.

    There is a section on the forum for local shopping guides. If it was posted there as well, more people who are looking for places to shop there will be able to read it, and editing it will be easier.

    Adding: Stuigi added a sticky post to the local shopping guide area for Singapore in case anyone would like to add information there as well. http://www.basenotes.net/threads/283...08#post2277608

    9/8/11 at 9:33am

    junkfood said:



    Just want to add on:
    Takashimaya has a small collection of Creed, Penhaligon's, AG, AdP as well

    9/8/11 at 10:51am

    subutex said:



    yep takashimaya is where you can try a full day wearing of creeds.. =)

    9/8/11 at 11:53pm

    rafflesia said:



    Hey Joshua I think you should put up bits and pieces of your famous factory outlet directory on the sticky post! Pleaaaaase!

    9/9/11 at 7:48am

    gingerdip said:



    Joshua,
    I think I met u at Tangs many mths ago, vivacity serge lutens corner.

    Anyway to add, I bought a perfume oil fr johari
    Bonus: he has Mysore sandalwood.. So rare n precious I m previledged to hv sniffed it.

    M a crazy niche collector myself n don't buy my perfumes in Sg though.. Too exp for the serge n dipytiques. Always bought mine from us or Europe , online
    Can Anyone reccomend me some outlet shopping for perfumes?

    9/9/11 at 8:57am

    joshuaang said:



    @rafflesia: Oh dear I really want to but I'm so busy now with packing for a trip to Thailand this weekend and then flying for my studies to UK next Saturday! Will do so once I find a nice pocket of time!

    @gingerdip: Yes indeed, Vivocity Tangs most people don't usually hang out at the Serge Lutens corner. I went to Johari's yesterday but he was having an appointment with some other customer so I was attended to by this other guy instead... who was kinda aloof and not very warm/pleasant at all. Hence I spent only 5 min there. HOWEVER, the service at Jamal Kazura was super fantastic - even though it was crowded (lots of tourists), I was well-attended to and much delightful conversation was exchanged there. Bought a bottle of 'Violet' perfume oil too!

    9/9/11 at 9:15am

    wongwlb said:



    Second what rafflesia said! Joshua your guide is amazing.

    9/9/11 at 10:35am

    junkfood said:



    Airport transit area: Amouage, Rance 1795, Parfums Rosine, Serge Lutens, AG

    9/9/11 at 5:36pm

    gingerdip said:



    Joshua
    In uk u would be able to visit the many niche perfume stores
    Do share ur loot n stories then

    9/9/11 at 5:40pm

    gingerdip said:



    Joshua .
    Sent u a pm for the guide of outlet shopping perfumes n niche.

    9/9/11 at 8:54pm

    joshuaang said:



    @rafflesia: will you be uploading your niche perfumes guide on that thread as well? If so then I'll edit to make sure I don't overlap.
    @wongwlb: Glad it was useful to you! Hope you have fun and save money! (ok, more like spend money, but I always think of it as saving money)

    9/24/11 at 8:05am

    Pamplelune said:



    Thank you for this comprehensive list

    Junkfood: Rosines at the airport? Really! How many scents? (I'm assuming they don't have the full range)

    Rafflesia: Where is Mona di Oro going to be housed?

    9/24/11 at 11:05am

    rafflesia said:



    List has been updated to include the duty-free at airport. While I was there a few days ago, I didn't see any Rosine leh... But there were Estee Lauders you can't find on department store counters (e.g. Private Collection, Youth Dew), and newish things like Untitled from Maison Martin Margiela... The number of scents from Amouage, SL and AG is rather meager though.

    @Pamplelune: MdO should be available at Oblique/Hide and Seek right about now. I'm still out of town so I can't vouch for this, hehe.
    @Joshua: I've copied and pasted my list on the Singapore sticky so you just supplement accordingly, hor?

    9/24/11 at 10:50pm

    Pamplelune said:



    Hi Rafflesia, I also saw the Martin Margiela Untitleds but didn't think it was niche (designer, mah), so didn't include. The SLs are pretty poor but hey, available right? (and they have Ambre Sultan which is great)

    Thanks for the Mona di Oro headsup! Actually I am subscribed to Oblique's Facebook fan page class="





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