Thursday, February 18, 2010

Perfume Shopping

I love going perfume shopping even though I get the allergies after a while of doing it. Usually I prefer to go to places that have independent brands or smaller companies than the more commercial brands.

 Perfume display at Anthropologie

Currently for everyday I'm in love with the fragrances from a small store in New York called Sabon located in Soho and have another from Athropologie which has many brands to chose from.

 Window display at Sabon

Below there are some links about tips on choosing the perfect scent for you and a couple of places I really like.


Remember to bring your coffee beans to your shopping trip...

15 comments:

  1. Some of the best fragrances that I have ever owned have been the cheaper ones.. I used to have a Barbie perfume of all things, it smelt like heaven :)

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  2. I miss Soho...wish I could be there right now shopping.

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  3. i love perfume shopping...i just don't like the aggressive sales people in the department stores.
    my favorite is Bond St. for Saks 5th Ave.
    xox alison

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  4. Thanks so much for the links for perfume, I seem to get into perfume ruts and need to experiment a little more. A few years ago my husband bought me Champs Elysee by Guerlain and I've been using it ever since. I bought some more when we were in Paris visiting our daughter.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Kat :)

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  5. i love love love perfume, i kind of collect it; after working for domino and getting a bunch of freebies i've amassed about 70 bottles! thank you so much for the sweet comment over at urban flea, it really made my day! i love your blog as well, consider me a regular.

    xo urban flea :)
    http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

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  6. Everytime I go to Anthropologie, I buy a new fragrance there. I think I'm just a sucker for all those pretty bottles!

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  7. Oooh, I just love perfume. And I am always looking for lovely little perfume shops. Your photos are beautiful.

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  8. Great inspiration. I hardly ever use perfume, but I love the pretty bottles and how they are being presnted, esp. during Christmas time. I could have a shelf in the bathroom (if there was space) for perfumes only. :)

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  9. Oh yes, you've got my favorite perfume in your Anthropologie picture.

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  10. Mmmm, I love to do this too, partially just to look at all of the pretty little bottles! I never think to grab some coffee beans though, and then I can't smell anything by the time I'm through.

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  11. I tend to pick perfume based on the bottles (shameful, I know!), and boy does Anthropologie have some pretty ones!

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  12. kiwi and i saw so many custom perfume shops in paris... they were just darling!

    i always wear marc jacobs... it smells like gardenias.

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  13. I had no idea Anthropologie carried perfume. What a great find!

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  14. Theres this shop called L'Occitane here that's all about scented stuff (i'm not sure it has any outlets in the States), anyway they have the most amazing perfume displays and packaging.

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  15. i love perfume and thabks for the coffee bean tip, great post :)

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