There are fragrances that are mainstream that everyone has heard of either through word of mouth or adverts and then there are fragrances that are not mainstream. These not so mainstream fragrances are one of a kind and sold by brands that are passed on through word of mouth. These fragrances are long lasting as they are eau de parfum or parfum, at a higher price point, different to most mainstream smells and of good quality.
Le Labo Santal
Le Labo’s Santal 33 eau de parfum is born from the memory of an old Marlboro advert – its defining image of the spirit of the American West and all its implied ideals of masculinity and personal freedom. In olfactory form, this unisex scent opens with cardamom, iris, violet and ambrox, while spicy, leathery and musky notes bring an addictive comfort.
- Notes: cardamom, iris, violet, ambrox, Australian sandalwood, papyrus, cedarwood
- Available in: 50ml, 100ml
Dedicated to the pearl of the gulf – the sheikhdom of Qatar – this fragrance fromRoja proves fresh, sweet and spicy. Featuring opening notes of citrus, before transcending into a heart of rose de mai, jasmin de grasse, violet, pear and peach, the fragrance ends of a bewitching base of clove, saffron, patchouli, cedarwood, casmir wood, sandalwood and oud.
- Top notes: Citrus notes
- Heart notes: Rose de mai, jasmin de grasse, violet, pear, peach
- Base notes: Clove, saffron, patchouli, cedarwood, casmir wood, sandalwood, aoud, candyfloss accord, benzoin, vanilla, orris sur c?dre, orris, styrax, birch, labdanum, ambergris, musk
Parfum De Marly
Created exclusively for the French monarchy of the 18th century, Parisian perfumer house Parfum de Marly continues to create fine fragrances fit for royalty today. A white floral velvet composition, Athalia is based around a dominant amber heart and softened with gentle notes of orange blossom and musk. Youthful and captivating, this precious fragrance leaves a mesmerising, unforgettable trail.
- Notes: Amber, orange blossom, musk
Diptyque’s ‘L’Ombre dans l’Eau’ is inspired by an “idyllic and rural escapade” through English gardens. Opening with green top notes, this crisp and floral scent develops with sweet floral Petitgrain, Bulgarian rose petals and warm notes of Blackcurrant. A single splash of this is enough to have heads turning where ever you go.
JO MALONE LONDON Amber & Lavender Cologne
“Along with style, poison of choice and sense of humour, the way we smell says a lot about us,” writes Mr Cillian O’Connor. A good taste in scent like Jo Malone’s ‘Amber & Lavender’ cologne will make all the right impressions and have you feeling like a million bucks. Described by the brand as classically masculine, it also contains notes of Petitgrain for freshness.