You stand by the aisle, pondering on the next perfume bottle to get. Before you know it, the only thing you’ve spent in Sephora is your time and you leave the shop with nothing in hand. Well, the fact is, buying a bottle of fragrance can be a little daunting for most of us, whether we’re getting it as a gift for our loved ones or even if we’re just stocking up on our own essentials. Forking out more than $100 (or more) for a single perfume, fearing that you might get bored of the scent in the near future will have us doubting about our choices.
We understand your hesitation and thankfully enough, instead of fully committing yourself to a single scent, we’ve rounded up some of the must-have vial sets for you to try before making that big purchase.
BYREDO La Sèlection Valentine
The biggest romantic holiday is coming ’round the corner and the hunt for the perfect gift to impress your significant other is on. If your partner has been hinting on getting a new bottle of fragrance for herself, and you may (or may not) know the kind of scents she’s into, well your safest bet would be this set by BYREDO. Inside this sleek, minimalistic box, you’ll find exclusive limited-edition sets featuring six iconic scents: Blanche, Gypsy Water, Mojave Ghost, Bal D’Afrique, Rose Of No Man’s Land and Black Saffron — a wide assortment of scents for her to choose from to wear all year round.
BYREDO’s La Sélection Valentine, $250. Available from 3 January 2018 at escentials Paragon and escentials.com.
Maison Margiela Replica Memory Box
A box full of evocative fragrances will leave you head over heels if you’re one who’s new to Maison Margiela’s range of scents. The collection features 10 different fragrances in travel-friendly packaging and evokes fond memories of places like At The Barber’s, By The Fireplace and its bestselling scent — Lazy Sunday Morning.
Maison Margiela Replica Memory Box. Available at selected departmental stores.
Diptyque 5 Eau de Parfums Discovery Set
Diptyque EDPs have always been categorised as one of the most luxe fragrances in the market, along with their candles that have gained cult status amongst the crowd. So when we saw that they had these luxe fragrances in vial sets, we went nuts! Packed in a sleek box that’s perfect for gifting, this set would make a perfect present for anyone — whether it’s for your friends or family.
Diptyque 5 Eau de Parfums Discovery Set, $160. Available at escentials Paragon and escentials.com.
Scent By Six
Haven’t heard of the brand SIX yet? Despite not having a large range of scents to choose from, the local artisanal fragrance brand offers unique scents that will take you by surprise — for instance, their TRIBECA perfume that’s reminiscent of the Big Apple and their PUKA perfume which encapsulates the “essence of foreplay”. Hmmm…
Scent by SIX Collectible Gift Set, $26. Available online at Scent by SIX.
Jo Malone Luxury Cologne Set
Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean we have to stop gifting! Recently, Jo Malone London released their All That Sparkles Christmas collection and it featured a plethora of new releases to their ever-growing collection of scents. If you’re finding a gift for that one friend who’s obsessed about perfumes, look no further. With a huge set like this, it’s probably impossible to go wrong with any of ’em.
Jo Malone London Luxury Cologne Limited Edition Set, $940.