Takashimaya is upping their game against Tangs as the place to go for perfumes.

Puredistance, Ormonde Jayne, Le Galion, The Different Company, Acca Kappa, Nasomatto, Etat Libre d’Orange, Unum, Mirko Buffini, Carner Barcelona at Level 3 by Maven. The elusive Frederic Malle & By Kilian at Level 1, they were at a popup space, then in some hidden casket area and now they are just nowhere to be seen.

They have their own Escentials with the major brands except for Byredo and Le Labo …

And 4 exclusive collection.

Cartier Les Heures, Dolce & Gabbana Velvet, Prada Olfactories and Chopard Haute Parfumerie Collection.

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Annick Goutal in new packaging.

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For those who know me, I will be taking a very long break from indiscriminate perfume buying. My last few purchases all ended up with the same fate, one spray and off it shelf it goes. I bought them because they were discontinued, hard to find and on good discounts, I liked them but I don’t necessarily love to wear them.

However, I am enamoured with Parfum d’Empire Le Cri de la Lumière lately, from a small (and often dangerous) sample..

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Free intl shipping for purchases above €140

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Chanel les eaux de chanel collection : Paris – deauville, Paris – Venise, Paris – Biarritz

Only available in boutiques

ION, MBS, Raffles City

Christian Dior Privee line is confusing, and overwhelming.
Fragrantica’s list, sorted according to years.

Previously La Collection Privée

Bois d’Argent, Cologne Blanche, Eau Noire
Ambre Nuit
Cologne Royale, Granville, Leather Oud, Milly-la-Foret, Mitzah, New Look 1947, Vetiver

Patchouli Imperial
2012 Grand Bal, Oud Ispahan
Gris Montaigne
2014 Cuir Cannage
2015 Fève Délicieuse
La Colle Noire

Strike : Discontinued..

Currently Maison Christian Dior Collection

2018 Ambre Nuit, Balade Sauvage, Belle De Jour, Bois D’Argent, Dioramour, Diorissima, Fève Délicieuse, Grand Bal, Gris Dior*, Happy Hour, Jasmin Des Anges, La Colle Noire, Leather Oud, Lucky, New Look 1947, Oud Ispahan, Patchouli Imperial, Purple Oud, Rose Gipsy, Rose Kabuki, Sakura, Santal Noir, Souffle De Soie, Terra Bella, The Cachemire

BOLD : New in 2018 (3 is a good number, 15 is something else..)
*Gris Montaigne renamed Gris Dior

Not Available in Singapore :
Fève Délicieuse
Leather Oud
New Look 1947
Patchouli Imperial
Purple Oud (Middle East Exclusive)
Rose Kabuki (Japan Exclusive)
Santal Noir (Middle East Exclusive)


New from Louis Vuitton

L’immensite, Nouveau Monde, ORage, Sur La Route & Au Hasard.
now available at Marina Bay Sands, ION and Ngee Ann City. SGD370

GUCCI Bloom Acqua di Flori – scrubber
I love crisp green perfumes (think Diptyque Lierre, Guerlain Herba Fresca, Chanel Cristalle), not so much love with white creamy florals. The combination of green and white doesn’t work with me. Gucci Bloom Acqua di Flori is slightly better than Gucci Bloom in the same plasticky bottle in a shade of millennium pink pantone.

MUGLER Aura – to sniff again
Thierry Mugler has some of the best unusual bottles, I had high expectations of this on first sight, scent’s unusual. Something I would grab for the flacon alone, it’s a piece of art and I have many of these art which are just sitting around.

GUERLAIN Quand Vient La Pluie – love
Brussels exclusive 2017 Bee Bottle reissue, it won’t be easy to get this. I can make do with the more accessible Guerlain Apres l’Ondee.



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Aura by Thierry Mugler was release for a while, just saw it at Tangs today.



I came across a new brand from a popup booth at Suntec over the weekend.
Perfumes in 30/50/100mls, rollerball oil perfumes, essential oil blends and scented candles, coined by Taylan Torin.


The LAB Fragrances can also be found at
#02-19/20 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247933
6A Shenton Way Downtown Gallery (Threadbare & Squirrel) Singapore 068815

Personal Recommendations
– Earl Grey
– Amber & Saffron
– Rose Oud