The 5 perfume houses you need to know for your niche fragrance fix

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By Redzhanna Jazmin

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The 5 perfume houses you need to know for your niche fragrance fix

Find ‘The One’ (read: your new custom-made signature scent) with these local and international perfume houses…

Sick of smelling your signature scent on everyone else? If you’re looking for a fragrance that will help you stand out from the crowd, going bespoke is guaranteed to get heads turning (in the best way possible, of course).

From consultations with some of the world’s top perfumers to private perfumery workshops, these custom brands are here to excite your olfactory senses in the most immersive and creative ways. Ahead, find five niche perfumers that will help you capture your unique blueprint through your new go-to scent:


Le Labo

One of the most sought-after perfumers in the industry at the moment, Le Labo’s standalone boutique in Suria KLCC is a must-visit for fragrance enthusiasts. Each of their signature scents such as Santal 33, Rose 31 and Tonka 25 are made-to-order right before your very eyes, giving you a fresh bottle of fragrance every time.

Find it online or in-store at Level 1, Lot 150, Suria KLCC.




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The Malaysian-owned luxury perfumer has their own repertoire of signature scents, but also offers the unique experience of bespoke perfume creation, where individuals can create their very own scent with the brand’s Chief Fragrance Designer, Aien Mokhtar. Custom-made fragrances begin at RM800, and you can even explore the option of a private perfume workshop if you’d like to learn more about the basics of perfume-making.

Order online or check out the store, located at 1-13 Level 1 GM Bukit Bintang (GMBB).


Fragrance du Bois


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The luxury French perfume house boasts the use of their own pure and natural signature oud and with a completely traceable supply train, making it ethical and sustainable. Apart from their regular stock of fragrances, the perfume house offers bespoke consultation sessions with one of their French perfume artists, allowing you to create your own unique, tailor-made scent.

Find their signature scents online or in store at F6 Explore Floor, Starhill Gallery.


Malay Perfumerie


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Another Malaysian-owned artisan brand, Malay Perfumerie is run by Fazzillah Noordin whose mission is to revive the once-rich fragrance culture of the Malay people using traditional French perfumery techniques. The brand further prides itself on its sustainable business model, with a special focus on supporting local farmers and reducing their environmental impact by ensuring they only buy in small quantities when raw materials are in season.

Find it online.


Henry Jacques


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One of the few family-owned perfume houses left in the world, Henry Jacques was dedicated to creating bespoke fragrances for their clients before opening their realm to the public. This house is well-known for incorporating the rarest of ingredients in its fragrances, including Bulgarian rose, iris, and oud. At the Henry Jacques boutique in Pavilion KL, you can choose any of the essences they offer to include in your very own custom-made fragrance.

Henry Jacques is located at Lot 2.54.00, Level 2, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.


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