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The Best Places to Buy Fragrances in the Philippines

In the market for a new scent? Here's where to start your search.
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The days of searching far and wide for a good fragrance—and still not finding the right one—are gone. These days, you can have your pick from a remarkable selection—and it's all thanks to the multi-brand stores that have brought niche scents and more classic fragrances in the country. (Though there are still plenty of brands we'd like to see available here.)

Sure, you can have different fragrances shipped from all over the world, but nothing beats properly smelling and testing out a scent in real life. Not to mention, the right way to see if a fragrance works for you is to spray it on your skin and live with it for a day. So, here, we've put together a list of the best places to buy fragrances in the Philippines.

From classic scents to hard-to-find bottles, here's where to buy perfume in the Philippines.

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Adora

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Adora is known for bringing in clothing and accessory labels that are modern and contemporary, and its selection of fragrance brands are no different. We're talking Bungalow No. 9, Diptyque, Maison Francis Kurkdijan, and Malin+Goetz, to name a few. Check it out if you want to switch up your collection of scents with a more unique and sophisticated option.

SHOP ADORA

Art of Scent

If you're a niche brand fan, then Art of Scent should be on your radar. The boutique positions itself as the first luxury fragrance concept of its kind in the Philippines. And the brands it carries speaks for themselves—Alexandre.J, Amouage, Boucheron, Carner, Commodity, Etat Libre d'Orange, Jean Patou, Juliette Has a Gun, Lalique, Mugler, Nasomatto, NEST, Ormonde Jayne, Orto Parisi, Parfums de Marly, Robert Piguet, Roja, Van Cleef & Arpels, Widian, and Xerjoff. There's definitely a lot to explore with Art of Scent. (FYI: the boutique goes on sale both in-store and online from time to time.)

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Fresh Fragrance Bar

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Fresh is the place to go to if you want something familiar. The Ralph Lauren scent of your teenage years? They've got the full line. The store's extensive selection of brands also includes Abercrombie & Fitch, Azzaro, Carolina Herrera, Jean Paul Gaultier, Paco Rabanne, Paul Smith, Prada, Swiss Army, and Tous, to name a few.

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Rustan's

It's a widely known fact that Rustan's is a one-stop shop for the best brands in the world—and that includes fragrances, too. We're not even exaggerating as the department store has everything, including luxury brand fragrance lines, lesser-known premium scents, and more affordable options. It's also got that classic experience that you only get from perfume counters and helpful sales associates.

SHOP RUSTAN'S

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The SM Store

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If cost is your primary concern, The SM Store is your place. Here you'll find the best deals for your favorite scents. From Alfred Dunhill to Versace, the department store stocks virtually every popular fragrance brand out there.

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Univers

Multi-brand concept Univers offers only the coolest labels, and under its scent offerings, you'll find equally cool, under-the-radar brands like Comme des Garçons and Heeley, and Monocle (as well as other brands like Astier de Villatte, Cire Trudon, and L:A BRUKET in the home fragrance category).

SHOP UNIVERS

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Paolo Chua is the Associate Style Editor of Esquire Philippines.
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