Niche Fragrance Guide
If you’re looking for a new fragrance but want something different then you may want to start looking at niche fragrances. The world of niche fragrances can be slightly overwhelming with names you may not have heard of and mysterious-looking bottles. We’ve made this handy guide for those of you who wish to dabble into the world of niche perfumery but are not sure where to start. This guide contains some of our very favourites and some are very season-appropriate so there’s sure to be something you will be itching to try.
Parfum de Marly Cassili
If you enjoy a fruity perfume then Cassili would be the perfect choice for your first niche fragrance. Notes include Red Currant, Bulgarian Rose, White Flowers, Plum, Mimosa, Sandalwood, Tonka Beans, Vanilla which all create a beautiful blend that is sophisticated but still summer appropriate.
Laboratorio Olfattivo Tonkade
Tonkade is a lovely rich vanilla aroma which is unlike any vanilla scent you may have smelt before. What I would describe as a cozy fragrance best used during those colder days, or to be used in the evening for whichever social occasion may arrise. Tonka Bean and Vanilla take centre stage in this fragrance, but are complimented by an array of other notes such as Dried Fruit, Patchouli and Ambery Woods which add to the mysterious nature.
This Eau de Parfum is available in 100ml.
Atkinsons 24 Old Bond Street
If you like masculine fragrances, you may want to try 24 Old Bond Street by Atkinsons. This particular fragrance from the British perfumery is a lovely fresh scent with warmer notes in the heart. Juniper and Cardamom open whilst whiskey and rose are at the heart adding warmth and depth. At the base Ambergris, Musk, Black Tea and Cedarwood tie the fragrance together creating the perfect all-rounder scent.
This Eau de Cologne is available in 50ml & 100ml.
Parfums de Marly Delina
If you’re looking for a safe niche fragrance Delina is one that wins over the hearts of many and just so happens to be one of my personal favourites. Delina is pure femininity in a bottle with the most predominant notes being Turkish Rose and Lychee creating a soft, delicate scent that leaves a trail you can smell for hours. Vanilla, Cashmeran and Woods add a lovely warmth to the fragrance which compliments the delicate florals and sweet fruity notes.
Everyone wants to find the perfect summer fragrance and Soleil by Lalique is the hidden gem of summer scents. A beautiful blend of Mandarin, Cardamom and Bitter Almond opens this fragrance before moving on to a sweet-scented heart of Caffè Latte, Pear Granita and Jasmine. This warm scent would be great for those summer evening strolls by the beach and will take you back to those sunnier days whenever it’s sprayed.
This Eau de Parfum is available in 50ml & 100ml.
Initio Parfums Prives Oud For Happiness
Oud For Happiness is an energizing and addictive fragrance ideal for those who want something a little different from what they usually wear. As the name suggests Oud For Happiness is an oud-based fragrance which creates a deep and alluring scent giving the wearer a mysterious aura. Indian Oud takes centre stage in this fragrance which is complimented by Fresh Bergamot and Ginger. Sweet Licorice and Vanilla add an edge whilst Cedar Wood adds some warmth whilst Musk adds an alluring dry down.
This Eau de Parfum is available in 90ml.
Parfum de Marly Greenley
If none of our choices so far have taken your fancy and you want something truly fresh then Greenley by Parfum de Marly may tick all of your boxes. Opening with Sicilian Bergamot, Mandarin, Green Apple and Cashmere Wood Greenley is like taking a breath of fresh air. Greenley also boasts some woodier notes on the dry down such as Amberwood and Cedarwood which add some warmth as the fragrance settles making it a good day to night scent.
This Eau de Toilette is available in 75ml & 125ml.
If this has been your first introduction to the world of niche fragrance then we hope this has been of some help. Of course you’re always welcome to check our website or pop into store for more variety and to give some of these beautiful fragrances a smell.
Written by Claire