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    I want to share that my experiences with Niche Essence boutique have been exceptional. It's a beautiful, modern and chic store with extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff. What I like the most is that I could talk about this hobby with the staff there for hours as they share the same passion, and they are fragrance enthusiasts like us.

    If you're looking for a great fragrance getaway in Toronto I recommend visiting the boutique and enjoy the luxurious lines of fragrances along with first class service.

    Current brands:

    -AMOUAGE
    -CREED
    -DESIGNER SHAIK
    -DUSITA
    -EX-IDOLO
    -FRANCK BOCLET
    -GROSSMITH
    -HORS LA MONDE
    -INITIO PARFUMS
    -JARDIN DE VERSIAILLES
    -KAJAL PERFUMES
    -MANCERA
    -MONTALE
    -OLIBERE PARFUMS
    -PARFUMS DE MARLY
    -PARFUMS MDCI
    -PROFUMI DEL FORTE
    -PUREDISTANCE
    -RANCE 1795
    -SERGE LUTENS (Including Section D'Or Collection)
    -SOSPIRO
    -STEPHANE HUMBERT LUCAS 777
    -TEO-CABANEL
    -WIDIAN/AJ ARABIA
    -XERJOFF (1861, Shooting Stars, Oud, Casamorati, Join the Club)
    -ZOOLOGIST



    Niche Essence Boutique
    2651 Yonge St.
    Toronto
    416-792-8450
    www.nicheessence.com
    (You can also order anything from their online boutique, free shipping in US and Canada for orders over $75)

    Here's a tour of the lovely boutique:
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    Default Re: Niche Essence (Toronto)

    Some news:

    1. Puredistance (full line) is now launched in the boutique.

    2. Xerjoff Shooting Stars collection will have a limited number of release (possibly starting 4 or 5 from the collection) in April.

    3. New Amouage Sunshine is now in the boutique, smells fantastic! New Parfums de Marly and new Rance are also coming very shortly.

    4. The full MDCI collection is now available!

    I will update any news and any new launches in this thread.
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    Thanks!!! Will definitely pay a visit in the near future...
    Currently wearing: Cedrat Boise by Mancera

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    Oh well thank you for asking in regards to Roja Dove HackerX I really appreciate your efforts. The good news is that Puredistance M was created by Roja himself cant wait to try that one.

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    No promises on Roja Dove, but they might import a few to start in the near future, any news on it i will for sure make it known on this thread.

    But yes, you need to experience M, it has been one of my top 5 for the past few years.

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    Zoologist Perfumes are now available in Niche Essence.

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    More salivating news folks! Xerjoff Shooting Stars collection is now available in Niche Essence. Starting with 5 fragrances in this collection for now, they are Ibitira, Lua, Nio, Oesel and Uden!
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    Thanks for the info HackerX sounds very exciting. Can't wait to get my nose on these.

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    Default Re: Niche Essence (Toronto)

    Ladies and gents. The following new launches are now available in Niche essence:

    Puredistance White
    Amouage Opus IX
    Xerjoff Gran Ballo
    Parfums de Marly Sedbury
    Creed Aventus (No, it's not a joke!)

    Also, there is a Opus IX launch party today at Niche Essence from 4:00pm - 7:00pm for anyone who is interested in joining.
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    Visited today. Can't say enough good things about the store. Purchased Jubilation XXV and had incredible service and a nice chat about fragrances. Well worth the trek north from Eglinton station and I will definitely be returning.
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    Default Re: Niche Essence (Toronto)

    -2 new Rances: Heroique and Hortense will be launched this week
    -Amouage Sunshine Man will be launched Sep 22nd!! (can't wait to try this one!!!)

    And more big news coming, stay tuned!

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    Xerjoff 1861 collection is now available.

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    Good news folks! The much anticipated Initio Parfums Prives line is now launched in Niche Essence.

    This line currently consists of 4 from the Absolutes collection and 3 from the Magnetic Blend collection, they are meant to be worn on their own or layered with one another.

    I tested the collection and I was blown away, extremely good fragrances that'd provoke your inner emotions, very creative and mysterious!

    Get your nose on these!
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    Default Re: Niche Essence (Toronto)

    Serge Lutens is now available in Niche Essence - including the current export collection, L'Eau collection and Section d'Or collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HackerX View Post
    Serge Lutens is now available in Niche Essence - including the current export collection, L'Eau collection and Section d'Or collection.
    I missed this...great news!

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    Amazing party at Niche Essence last night! Lots of new things for us:

    Now Available:

    Xerjoff Join the Club - 40 Knots, Comandante, Fatal Charm, Marquee, More Than Words, new Casamorati La Tosca, 1861 Renaissance
    Parfums de Marly - Nisean, Athalia
    Initio - Addictive Vibrations
    Amouage - Opux X, this is a North American premiere. A very unique rose/geranium fragrance, was really impressed with this one.

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    I actually stopped by earlier in the afternoon to pick up some Ex Idolo...I don't do well in social gatherings, but was thrilled to see the entire Lutens line, and many more Xerjoff's than before (although the oud line is still missing).

    Unfortunately I asked for a MDCI sample, which they gladly provided...only to realize it was empty when I got home. Oops! No one's fault of course.

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    That sux Dane. I guess you didn't get a chance to talk to the Serge Lutens reps.....Danny Ventura and another gentleman (can't remember his name)? They told us lots of interesting stories about Serge Lutens and the perfumes, I thouroughly enjoyed L'incendiere (I think you sent me a sample of this last year in one of our trades) and Sidi Bel-Abbes.

    Mary Gooding of Puredistance was also there and told us there will be a very exciting release coming later this year, Puredistance's first offering in the oriental family!

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    I've mentioned how I am with people (ie - not good), but I'm glad you got some good stories out of them! I did send you L'Incendiaire, and it remains one of my absolute favourites. Other others in the fancy line didn't impress me.

    I know Pure Distance gets a lot of praise around here, but I found them all to be incredibly synthetic and overpriced for what they are. Great packaging though.

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    Default Re: Niche Essence (Toronto)

    Good news folks:

    -Xerjoff Oud Stars collection is now available at NE
    -Designer Shaik is also available.


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    Default Re: Niche Essence (Toronto)

    Exciting new stuff now available in Niche Essence:

    -Amouage Bracken Man and Lilac Love
    -Kajal Perfumes
    -Parfums de Marly Layton
    -MDCI Fetes Persanes
    -Xerjoff 1861 Renaissance
    -Zoologist Nightingale and Macaque

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    Quote Originally Posted by HackerX View Post
    I want to share that my experiences with Niche Essence boutique have been exceptional. It's a beautiful, modern and chic store with extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff.
    I enjoyed several visits to Niche Essence in 2014 and was able to expand my knowledge and interest in fragrances with their assistance. One by one several Amouage full bottles left their inventory and joined my collection. I took a nearly two year long break from niche purchases and returned to Niche Essence this fall. Same great service from enthusiastic staff but the shop now has a greater range of products and samples. The discipline of purchasing one bottle at a time has grown to three at a time.

    I can not overstate the jewel this shop is for Canadian fragrance lovers. They are tops in our market, My recent purchases include:

    Amouage Tribute attar
    Xerjoff Oud Stars GAO
    Xerjoff Oud Stars ZAFAR
    Puredistance Black
    Puredistance M
    Zoologist Bat.. with more to follow as many samples are being evaluated.

    Thank you to HackerX for your many informative posts regarding our local market and your fragrance experiences in general.
    Currently wearing: Opus IX by Amouage

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    Niche Essence now carries Stephane Humbert 777 line and also Franck Boclet and Sospiro!!
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    AJ Arabia/Widian and Olibere Parfums are now available in Niche Essence!

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    Amouage Figment Man and Woman are now available!

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    Dusita is now available at Niche Essence, wow!

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    December is a great time of year to visit Niche Essence with many new products in the shop. Last year my December visits resulted in an Amouage attar, several Xerjoffs and a couple of Puredistance. This year was much the same with Oud Stars Ceylon, Alexandria II, and Malesia, along with XJ Richwood being added to my collection. Ceylon and Richwood are both numbered editions. Puredistance Warszawa and Zoologist Camel are in shop but remain on my wish list.

    Times are good for fragrance fans in the GTA with new items and Boxing day pricing already in effect.

    HackerX has been less active of late and this thread is a little slow. Any other locals visiting Niche Essence this holiday season? Any favourite purchases to share? Recommendations?
    Currently wearing: Opus IX by Amouage

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    Definitely a little slow on the board these days, but I did visit the store a few times. I picked up Alexandria II and Malesia, both are absolutely spectacular! Ceylon didn't do much for me and I've never been a fan of Richwood, but I'm sure that one will be a hit with a community.

    The new Shooting stars Cruz del Sur I and II are also good, I particularly enjoy I as it's darker and smokier, II is a good gourmand.

    I also thoroughly enjoyed the 2 new Sospiro perfumes - Ensemble and Diapason, really impressed with this line so far!

    By the way, I really love the new packaging, as in the new Oud Stars packaging, just wow! And I do also like the round bottles a little bit more also.

    Anyway, lots of new stuff in store, definitely recommend a visit, especially with the 15% off until boxing day.




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