3 Niche Fragrance Must-Haves for Beginner Collectors

3 Niche Fragrance Must-Haves for Beginner Collectors

So, you’ve used scents all your life and consider yourself something of an enthusiast. You’ve amassed quite the impressive collection, and fervently patronize creations from well-known designers and brands.

After a certain point, all would-be aficionados—like you—want more. That’s what got you here, isn’t it? You’re finally ready to delve into the world of niche fragrances and are looking for a place to start.

However, scents from these houses tend to run on the costly side, and it’s difficult to commit when you don’t really know what you’re in for. Reading the description for a scent is one thing, but how it performs and behaves on your skin differs from person to person.

Here at Scent Split, we’ve got you covered. Our recommendations below are tried-and-true hits among members of the niche fragrance community. They’re all also available for purchase from our extensive catalog, so you can try out a few samples before splurging on a full-size bottle. Skip the blind buy and read on:

Santal 33 – Le Labo

In 2015, the NYT Magazine wrote a feature on Santal 33, calling it “that perfume you smell everywhere”. Launched to little fanfare in 2011, this woody aromatic fragrance started slowly but surely gaining traction, its name passed around in whispers like a secret to be closely guarded.

You get the word out enough, though, and a scent that was once only known to few now has a fanatical, nearly cult-like following. Even the founders of Le Labo are astounded by Santal 33’s success, but to us, it’s really no surprise. Santal 33’s universal appeal is apparent from the first sniff.

The boutique fragrance carries a strong sandalwood note, bolstered by sweet cardamom, iris, and violet. There’s also a distinct smoke to the fragrance, bringing burning cedar to mind. It’s spicy and leathery, yet soft and sensual, making it an excellent choice for both men and women. 

Try Santal 33 today by purchasing a sample from us. We offer this popular fragrance in travel-friendly 1mL, 2mL, 5mL and 9mL sizes that are great for carrying in your purse.

Love, don’t be shy – By Kilian 

Love, don’t be shy is by no means a new fragrance. It turns 15 this year, having been part of founder Kilian Hennessy’s original collection that was launched in 2007. The fact that it continues to be one of By Kilian’s best-selling scents is testament to its popularity. The celebrity endorsement probably helps, too: Love, don’t be shy is reportedly the favorite perfume of multi-award performer and cosmetics mogul, Rihanna.

If you identify with the Greek goddess of love and beauty, then Love, don’t be shy is the fragrance for you. It’s been described as Aphrodite in a bottle—an exquisite amber fragrance that also happens to smell like heaven for those who love gourmand scents. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar in 2021, Hennessy claims that he created the fragrance with the intention of making the wearer smell like “something you just wanted to take a bite out of”.

It prominently features notes of neroli and orange blossom, brought together by the sheer sweetness of marshmallow sugar.

Bring Love, don’t be shy everywhere with you in one of our decant sizes. Like Santal 33, we offer this luscious scent in 1mL, 2mL, 5mL, and 9mL sizes.

Delina – Parfums de Marly

Anyone who’s ever stumbled into Perfumetok (the perfume enthusiast side of TikTok) already knows about Delina. That baby pink bottle is unlike anything most of us have ever seen, at least in recent years.

Most fragrances come in clear glass to show off the color of the liquid contained within, but Delina—as well as most of the selections from Parfums de Marly—comes in an opaque flask that looks like it’s been plucked right off the set of Bridgerton, tassels and all.

We also imagine it smells like Bridgerton—or at least, the way season 1 heroine Daphne Bridgerton does. Delina feels like something the Duchess of Hastings would wear: a floral fragrance that’s just the right amount of sweet.

It opens with zesty bergamot and juicy lychee before revealing a nuanced heart composed of Turkish rose, peony, and vanilla. The base notes include warm cashmeran and musk, balancing out the blooms and bringing it firmly into the 21st century.

Ready to live the historical romance fantasy? We offer Delina in the same sample sizes as mentioned above, as well as brand-new in the manufacturer’s original packaging.

Buying decants is a smart and cost-effective way to try any fragrances you’ve had an eye on without having to clean out your bank account. Here at Scent Split, that’s our specialty. Add our recommendations to your cart today, or browse our complete collection to find your new favorites.

October 30, 2023 — Blog Admin
5 Niche Fragrances That Female Celebrities Actually Wear

5 Niche Fragrances That Female Celebrities Actually Wear

Have you ever wondered what captivating scents grace the pulse points of your favorite celebrities? Sure, they might dazzle us on the silver screen or the red carpet, but what about the secret accessory they wear that's invisible yet unforgettable? Enter niche fragrances – the luxurious, often exclusive perfumes that are carefully crafted to tell a unique olfactory story.

Let's dive into the enchanting world of 5 niche fragrances that celebrities swear by, turning heads and leaving a trail of captivating aroma wherever they go

Love by Kilian

Beyonce: Angels’ Share - by Kilian

Beyonce is an artist who needs no introduction–everyone knows who she is! She’s been recognized as one of the greatest performers of our generation and is a bona fide 21st century pop culture icon.

According to reports, she visited the Harrods beauty hall in London during the UK leg of her Renaissance tour to stock up on a few favorites, one of them being by Kilian’s Angels’ Share.

Part of the brand’s liquor-themed The Liquors collection, Angel’s Share is an Amber Vanilla fragrance that features a distinct note of cognac off the top–a nod to founder Kilian Hennessy’s family business (yes, that Hennessy). The heart of the fragrance is composed of cinnamon, tonka bean, and oak, while its base notes include praline, sandalwood, and vanilla. The nose behind this fragrance is Benoist Lapouza, who also developed Cool Water Pure Pacific for Her for Davidoff, Santorini Sunrise from Escada, and L’Acquarossa for Fendi.

Rihanna: Love (don’t be shy) - by Kilian

Just like Beyonce, Rihanna is known for her artistry and influence in fashion and music. In addition to being a multi-award winning performer, she is also the founder and CEO of cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty, which revolutionized the beauty industry when it launched in 2017.

Her love affair with Love by Kilian is a well-documented one. Multiple reports point to it being Rihanna’s signature scent, and we can certainly see why.

Part of the brand’s The Narcotics family, Love by Kilian–also known as Love don’t be shy–is classified as an Amber fragrance that includes bergamot, coriander, neroli, and pink pepper among its top notes. The heart is a floral bouquet composed of honeysuckle, iris, jasmine, orange blossom, and rose, while the base notes include sugar, caramel, and vanilla blended with civet, musk, and labdanum.

At first sniff, Love by Kilian is said to smell like sweet marshmallow, and you’ll surely smell just as delectable wearing it. The nose behind this fragrance is Calice Becker, who also developed many other by Kilian fragrances including A Taste of Heaven, Back to Black, Killing Me Slowly, as well as all other scents from the Love family including Love by Kilian Amber and Oud Special Blend 2023, Love by Kilian Rose and Oud, Love don’t be shy Extreme, and Love Eau Fraîche.

Elizabeth Olsen: Philosykos - Diptyque

Best known for her portrayal of Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Elizabeth Olsen is the younger sister of the Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, and is a decorated actress in her own right.

An interview with Harper’s Bazaar reveals that she’s a tad sensitive to perfumes, and tends to stick to subtler scents. In the same interview, she then revealed that she’s a fan of Diptyque’s Philosykos, a Woody Aromatic unisex fragrance. Its top notes include fig and fig leaves, while the middle notes are composed of coconut and green notes. At the base of Philosykos is cedar, fig tree, and woody notes. The nose behind this fragrance is Olivia Giacobeti, who is also behind the creation of Ofresia from the same brand, as well as Ambre Romain from Fendi, En Passant from Frederic Malle, and Hiris from Hermes.

Jodie Comer: Santal 33 - Le Labo

Up-and-coming English actress Jodie Comer made a name for herself after starring as Elizabeth of York in the Starz adaptation of “The White Princess”, and then as Villanelle in the BBC drama “Killing Eve”, opposite Sandra Oh. Since then, she has gained worldwide recognition, especially after appearing in the hit movie “Free Guy” with Ryan Reynolds.

In an interview with the New York Times, she stated that she was influenced into buying and wearing Santal 33 from Le Labo by a fellow actress. Santal 33 has quite the reputation among fragrance enthusiasts: a New York Times Magazine article from 2015 named it “That Perfume You Smell Everywhere” all the way back in 2015, a title that it still holds to this day.

A Woody Aromatic fragrance, its notes include sandalwood, leather, papyrus, Virginia cedar, cardamom, violet, iris, and amber. The nose behind Santal 33 is Frank Voelkl, who also created Mod Blush from Ariana Grande, Roses on Ice from by Kilian, and My Euphoria from Calvin Klein.

Victoria Beckham: Room Service - Vilhelm Parfumerie

After making a splash as part of the pop British supergroup Spice Girls, Victoria Beckham a.k.a. Posh Spice herself went on to become a world-renowned fashion designer with her own eponymous label. Today, she’s considered a style icon.

Fittingly, her signature scent is as chic and fresh as her creations. Victoria adores Room Service from Vilhelm Parfumerie, and has sung its praises on her personal Instagram account. Classified as an Amber Floral fragrance, its top notes include blackberry and mandarin orange.

From this juicy opening, it opens up to a balanced heart of orchid, violet, and bamboo. The foundation notes of this scent include comforting musk and sandalwood blended with mysterious black amber. The nose behind this fragrance is Jérôme Epinette, who also created God Is A Woman and Thank U, Next for Ariana Grande, Bal d’Afrique and Sundazed for Byredo, and Signorina Libera for Salvatore Ferragamo. 

Love by Kilian

Unlike mainstream scents, these perfumes are like hidden treasures, waiting to be discovered by those with a discerning nose. Niche fragrances are meticulously curated, often using rare and exquisite ingredients that create an intimate connection between the wearer and the scent. It’s no wonder celebrities swear by them!

Scent Split makes it easier to smell like your favorite female celebrities by offering all of the above selections–as well as hundreds of others–in decants.

After you pick the scent and size, we decant from original bottles into brand new sterile glass ones using medical measuring devices. It’s the best way to try a fragrance out before committing to a purchase of a full bottle! Browse our full catalog today!

October 28, 2023 — Blog Admin
How to Choose the Perfume for You: Using Perfume Samples

How to Choose the Perfume for You: Using Perfume Samples

Have you ever stood in front of a display of perfumes, feeling overwhelmed and unsure about which one to choose?

With so many different fragrances and notes, it can be challenging to pick the right perfume that suits you. However, with the help of perfume samples, you can try out different fragrances without committing to a full-size bottle.

You can find the perfect perfume that suits your personality, style, and preferences when you understand what matters when reviewing perfume samples.

What are Perfume Samples?

Perfume samples, also known as decants, are small vials or bottles of fragrances that allow you to try a scent before committing to a full bottle. These samples are available from perfume brands and retailers and are a great way to explore and discover new scents without spending much.

Why Use Perfume Samples?

One of the most significant advantages of using perfume samples is that you can test different fragrances without committing to a full-size bottle. This is especially useful when you are trying to find the perfect perfume for you.

Perfume samples allow you to experience the different notes and see how they evolve over time on your skin. You can also try out different perfumes in different settings and see how they react with your body chemistry.

Understanding Perfume Notes

Perfumes are typically composed of multiple "notes" that come together to create a complex scent. The three main types of perfume notes are top notes, middle notes, and base notes.

Top notes are the initial, fleeting scents that you smell when you first apply a perfume. Top notes usually last for about 15-20 minutes. They tend to be light and refreshing, and usually consist of citrus, floral, or herbal scents. Examples of top notes include bergamot, lemon, lavender, and peppermint.

Middle notes, also known as heart notes, emerge once the top notes have dissipated. They are the main body of the perfume and tend to be more robust and long-lasting than top notes. Middle notes are often floral or spicy, and can include scents such as rose, jasmine, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Base notes are the final and longest-lasting scents in a perfume. They provide depth and richness to the fragrance and are usually made up of woodsy, musky, or earthy scents. Examples of base notes include sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli, and musk.

Together, these three types of notes create the unique fragrance of a perfume. The combination of notes can vary widely between perfumes, leading to a range of different scents and experiences.

Understanding the different notes is essential when choosing a perfume, as it can help you find the scent that best suits you.

Body Chemistry and the Environment Matters Too

Perfume notes can also react with body chemistry and the environment in a number of ways.

When a perfume is sprayed onto the skin, the scent can mix with the natural oils and bacteria on the skin, which can alter the fragrance. This is why the same perfume can smell different on different people.

The pH level of an individual's skin can also influence how a perfume smells. A perfume that smells great on one person may not smell as good on another person due to differences in skin pH.

The temperature and humidity of the environment can also affect how a perfume smells. Heat can intensify the fragrance, while cold can make it more subtle. Humidity can cause a perfume to evaporate more quickly, reducing its longevity.

Additionally, the types of fabrics and materials that come into contact with the perfume can also impact its fragrance. Some materials, such as wool and silk, can absorb and hold onto scents longer than others.

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Get Perfume Samples and Try Them Properly

When it comes to selecting a fragrance, it can be difficult to choose the right one for you. That’s why perfume samples are a great way to find the perfect scent. At Scent Split, we offer a wide range of sample sizes that allow you to try before you buy.

Here’s how to use perfume samples to find the perfect fragrance for you.

Narrow down your choices.

Think about what type of scent you’re looking for—whether it’s a light, floral scent or a woody, musky scent. You can also consider the season—are you looking for a light, summery scent or something more suited to the winter months? Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, it’s time to start sampling.

Choose your samples.

When it comes to sampling, one of the best ways to do so is with a sample set. These sets include a variety of different fragrances, allowing you to try a few different ones at once. You can also purchase individual samples if you’re looking for a specific scent.

Once you have your samples, it’s time to start testing them out. Start by spraying a small amount of each sample onto a piece of paper or a scent strip. Take a few moments to smell each one, and take note of the different notes and aromas.

Sniff the scent from a distance.

When testing a fragrance, don't sniff it too closely. Instead, hold the sample a few inches away from your nose and take a deep breath to get a better sense of the scent.

Spray on your skin.

Spray the perfume sample on your skin instead of testing it on a paper strip. Perfumes can smell different on paper and your skin, and your skin's natural oils can affect the scent.

Wait for the dry down.

A perfume's scent can change over time, so it's important to wait for the dry down period. This is when the perfume's top notes have evaporated, and the middle and base notes are more prominent.

After a few minutes, compare the scent to the one you placed on a piece of paper. You could then see how much your body chemistry changed the notes of the scent, and see if it suits you.

Think about which scents resonated with you the most. Which ones did you find yourself drawn to? Which ones made you feel the best? Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, it’s time to make a decision.

Where to Get Perfume Samples? You’re in the Right Place

Here at Scent Split, we have many perfume brand samples, and you can easily order them online. We also feature perfume sample subscription services that send you a variety of samples each month.

When choosing where to get your perfume samples, make sure you get them from a reliable source in order to ensure that they are authentic and find the right perfume for you.

August 07, 2023 — Blog Admin
8 Excellent Reasons to Go for Decants of Niche Perfumes

8 Excellent Reasons to Go for Decants of Niche Perfumes

Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer number of exquisite niche perfumes available in the market? With so many captivating scents to choose from, it can be quite challenging to commit to a full bottle of one fragrance. That's where decants come to the rescue! In this article, we'll explore the wonderful world of niche perfume decants and uncover eight excellent reasons why they're the perfect solution for all fragrance enthusiasts.

What are Niche Perfume Decants?

Before we dive into the reasons, let's understand what niche perfume decants are. Essentially, a decant is a smaller, sample-sized amount of perfume taken from a larger original bottle. These samples usually come in vials, atomizers, or glass bottles, offering a more affordable way to experience luxurious niche fragrances without the commitment of buying a full bottle.

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Reason #1: Affordability without Sacrificing Quality

Niche perfumes often come with a hefty price tag, making it a significant investment for anyone looking to explore a wide range of scents. Decants, on the other hand, are a cost-effective solution. By opting for a smaller sample size, you get to experience the same high-quality and luxurious fragrance without burning a hole in your pocket. It's a win-win situation!

Reason #2: Versatility in Fragrance Wardrobe

Imagine having a full-sized bottle of every mesmerizing fragrance you love. Not only would that be expensive, but also impractical due to limited space. Decants offer an excellent way to expand your fragrance wardrobe without cluttering your vanity. You can have a diverse collection of scents for various occasions, moods, and seasons, all neatly organized with these compact perfume samples.

Reason #3: Test Before Committing

Have you ever fallen in love with a perfume at the store, only to find it doesn't blend well with your body chemistry? It's a common dilemma many fragrance enthusiasts face. Decants come to your rescue, allowing you to test the scent on your skin over a few days without committing to a full bottle. This way, you can make sure the perfume truly suits you and brings out the best in your unique personality.

Reason #4: Experience Rare and Limited Edition Scents

Niche perfumes often include rare and limited edition scents that are not easily available in stores. These exclusive fragrances may be hard to come by, but with decants, you can get a taste of their uniqueness. By opting for decants, you open the door to a world of delightful and elusive scents that are cherished by perfume connoisseurs worldwide.

Reason #5: Convenient for Travel and On-the-Go

Traveling with full-sized perfume bottles can be a hassle. They're bulky, prone to leaks, and not travel-friendly. Decants, on the other hand, are compact and easy to carry, making them perfect companions for your adventures. Slip them into your purse or pocket, and you'll always have your favorite scents at hand to freshen up during the day or before a special evening out.

Reason #6: Share and Spread the Joy of Fragrance

Do you have friends or family who are as passionate about perfumes as you are? Decants make delightful gifts for fragrance enthusiasts. You can share the joy of discovering new scents with your loved ones, introducing them to the wonderful world of niche perfumes without having to give away your prized full-sized bottles.

Reason #7: Reduce Perfume Waste

One of the challenges with full-sized perfume bottles is that they often remain unused for extended periods, leading to potential spoilage or degradation of the fragrance. Decants help reduce perfume waste by offering a smaller quantity that you can enjoy fully before moving on to the next scent in your collection. This way, you make the most of every drop without letting any of it go to waste.

Reason #8: Build a Community of Perfume Enthusiasts

Decanting has become a thriving community within the fragrance world. Engaging with other perfume enthusiasts who share a passion for niche scents can be an enriching experience. You can join forums, social media groups, or local meetups where people swap or sell the decants that they’ve bought, enabling you to try new scents and discover hidden gems while making friends who appreciate the art of fragrance.

In conclusion, niche perfume decants offer an incredible opportunity for fragrance enthusiasts to explore, experience, and enjoy a diverse range of scents without breaking the bank. Their affordability, versatility, and convenience make them an ideal choice for anyone looking to delve into the captivating realm of niche perfumes.

Embark on an Olfactory Adventure With Scent Split Today!

The perfume world is massive, and there are so many scents to try out there. Purchasing a decant sample size of the fragrances you’re interested in from us here at Scent Split is the best way to experience a lot of them without breaking the bank!

We offer a variety of sample size bottles to give you a chance to try different fragrances out and decide whether it’s the right one for you. If you fall in love with a scent, you can then go on to buy a larger sample size or even a full bottle of the product.

How do we transfer our genuine perfumes to these sample size bottles, you ask? We either spray, pour, or use sterile pipettes to move the product from its original bottle to a smaller, brand new, sterile glass bottle. That way, you can be sure that every fragrance that you purchase from us is carefully hand-decanted and authentic. You can also rest easy knowing that we use medical measuring devices to fill each bottle, ensuring that each one contains the exact amount before it’s shipped out.

You also don’t need to worry about receiving old fragrances! We only hand-decant each order after payment is received, mere moments before shipping. This ensures that you’ll receive your sample size decants of your chosen scents at their freshest possible state.

To learn more about the hottest fragrances to try out right now, check out our regularly updated blog! Alternatively, you can start browsing our selections by clicking through the links on our header.

August 07, 2023 — Blog Admin
3 Niche Fragrances for Daytime That Can Put a Spring in Your Step This Summer

3 Niche Fragrances for Daytime That Can Put a Spring in Your Step This Summer

As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, it's time to embrace the vibrant spirit of summer. And what better way to do that than with a delightful fragrance that captures the essence of this season? Niche fragrances offer a unique olfactory experience that sets them apart from mainstream perfumes.

In this article, we'll delve into a few reasons why you should try wearing a niche fragrance this summer. We’ll also recommend a few scents that are perfect for daytime wear, giving you an extra pep in your step all summer long.

The Allure of Niche Fragrances

Niche fragrances are like hidden gems in the fragrance world. Here’s why you should consider wearing them:

1. Stand Out from the Crowd: Uniqueness in a Bottle

When you wear a niche fragrance, you're embracing individuality. These scents are created by independent perfumers or small artisanal houses, allowing for more artistic freedom and unconventional compositions. Instead of smelling like everyone else, wearing a niche fragrance lets you make a distinct statement. It's like wearing a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry that reflects your personality and sets you apart from the crowd.

2. Discover Hidden Gems: Unearth Fragrance Treasures

Exploring niche fragrances is like embarking on a treasure hunt. These fragrances often fly under the radar, tucked away in niche boutiques or online stores. By seeking out these hidden gems, you have the opportunity to discover extraordinary scents that aren't widely known. It's like stumbling upon a hidden beach or a rare flower in a secluded garden. The excitement of finding a fragrance that speaks to you and captivates your senses is truly unparalleled.

3. Artistry and Craftsmanship: Perfumes as Works of Art

Niche fragrances are crafted with meticulous attention to detail and a passion for the art of perfumery. Unlike mass-produced perfumes that prioritize commercial appeal, niche fragrances focus on quality, creativity, and craftsmanship. These perfumers pour their heart and soul into each creation, resulting in fragrances that are thoughtfully composed and exquisite. Wearing a niche fragrance is like wearing a piece of art, where every note and nuance is carefully curated to evoke emotions and create a sensorial experience.

4. Exceptional Quality and Longevity: Luxurious Experience

Niche fragrances often boast exceptional quality and longevity. The perfumers behind these scents use high-quality ingredients, resulting in fragrances that are rich, complex, and long-lasting. When you wear a niche fragrance, you're indulging in a luxurious experience that envelops you in a captivating aroma throughout the day. It's like savoring a decadent piece of chocolate that melts slowly on your tongue or slipping into a luxurious silk robe that feels heavenly against your skin.

X Daytime Niche Fragrances You’ll Love Wearing This Summer

Roja - Elysium

Perfume enthusiasts can’t say enough good things about Roja Elysium, and it’s not at all hard to see why. Despite being officially named Roja Elysium Pour Homme, it is a versatile enough fragrance that can also be worn by women, should they choose to. Classified as an Aromatic Fougere fragrance, it was created in 2017 by Roja Parfums founder Roja Dove, who has been named “a master tailor of scent” by The New York Times.

The top notes of Roja Elysium include lemon, bergamot, grapefruit, and lime. These citrusy notes provide an initial burst of freshness. In the heart, you may find lavender, thyme, and Artemisia, which add an aromatic and herbaceous touch. The base notes feature musk, cedarwood, leather, and ambergris, which contribute to the fragrance's woody and sensual character.

Creed - Aventus

Most perfume enthusiasts have a gateway fragrance into the world of niche perfumes. For many of them, Aventus is that fragrance. While classified as a Chypre Fruity fragrance for men, it has a versatile appeal that women also enjoy (though there is an Aventus for Her).

Developed by Erwin Creed, co-creating director at Creed and son of master perfumer Olivier Creed, in collaboration with Jean-Christophe Hérault (the nose behind Dolce & Gabbana The One For Men Eau de Parfum Intense, as well as Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Extreme, among others), Aventus was launched in 2010 and has consistently gathered rave reviews throughout the years.

The fragrance opens with a burst of fresh and vibrant top notes, including bergamot, blackcurrant, apple, and pineapple. These fruity notes provide an initial energetic and invigorating experience. In the heart of the fragrance, you may detect floral and spicy accords, such as rose, jasmine, birch, and patchouli, which add depth and complexity. Finally, the base notes consist of oakmoss, vanilla, musk, and ambergris, contributing to the fragrance's longevity and providing a warm foundation.

Mancera - Cedrat Boise

Cedrat Boise from Mancera Paris is the house’s ode to the vibrance and sparkle of summer at its height. Created in 2011 by Pierre Montale, founder of both Mancera Paris and Montale Parfums, it is a highly favored scent that can be worn by both women and men.

It is a Citrus Aromatic fragrance that opens with a burst of zesty and vibrant citrus notes, particularly featuring the essence of cedrat (also known as citron), which is a large fragrant citrus fruit. These initial notes provide a refreshing and invigorating experience.

As the scent develops, you may notice the emergence of fruity and spicy accords, including blackcurrant, bergamot, and pepper, which add depth and complexity. In the heart, there is a rich combination of floral and woody notes including jasmine, patchouli, and water fruits, which contribute to the overall composition. Finally, the base notes consist of warm and sensual elements such as sandalwood, cedarwood, leather, musk, and vanilla, providing a solid and long-lasting foundation.

All of our recommendations above are available here on Scent Split in sample size decants. Our genuine decants allow you to try these niche fragrances out for yourself before deciding to purchase a full bottle. In addition to these scents, we have an extensive catalog of fragrances for you to explore. Simply use the navigation bar to learn more.

August 07, 2023 — Blog Admin
Herod by Parfums De Marly: A Scent Fit for Kings and Queens

Herod by Parfums De Marly: A Scent Fit for Kings and Queens

Step into the captivating realm of Herod by Parfums De Marly, a fragrance that exudes power, sensuality, and sophistication.

In this blog, I will take you on a fragrant journey, unraveling the story behind this regal scent that is truly fit for both kings and queens.

Join me as we delve into the harmonious blend of cinnamon, tobacco, and vanilla, experience the benefits of using decant Parfums De Marly, and discover other notable fragrances by this esteemed brand.

The Captivating Realm of Herod by Parfums De Marly

In the realm of fragrance, Parfums De Marly has long been celebrated for its exceptional creations, and Herod is undoubtedly one of their crowning achievements.

With every spritz, Herod by Parfums De Marly has the ability to captivate your senses and command attention. This scent oozes confidence and lingers like a memorable encounter.

Get ready to turn heads and leave a lasting impression wherever you go.

Herod by Parfums De Marly

The Regal Blend: Cinnamon, Tobacco, and Vanilla

Herod unleashes a spicy whirlwind of cinnamon and peppercorns that grabs your attention like a mischievous pickpocket. It then dives into a sultry, seductive heart of incense and tobacco, a smoky-sweet symphony that sets your taste buds dancing and your pulse racing.

Just when you think it can't get any hotter, it throws in a tantalizing mix of rich patchouli and vetiver, embracing the earthy vibes like a woodland raver. But fear not, dear adventurers, a creamy, mouthwatering vanilla swoops in to keep things from diving into the abyss of darkness.

Whether it's a frosty winter night or a blazing summer day, Herod is the suave companion that will leave everyone breathless. Ladies, don't underestimate its allure—this tobacco-scented elixir will make you the drop-dead sexy enchantress of any room.

The Story Behind Herod

Herod was launched in 2012 by Parfums de Marly. It bears the name of King Herod the Great, a ruthless, wealthy, and powerful Judean king who ruled in the first century. Legend has it that Herod's desire to leave a lasting legacy as a great ruler served as the fragrance's inspiration.

Herod is a widely worn scent for men, and it has been praised for its boldness, sensuality, and sophistication. It's a fantastic option for confident men who don't mind drawing attention to themselves.

Fit for Kings and Queens

Herod is a scent that knows no boundaries. It transcends gender and embraces the individuality of those who wear it.

With its rich and complex composition, Herod possesses a regal quality that instantly elevates the wearer, exuding an air of confidence and authority.

Whether you are a king or queen in your own right or aspire to embody that level of prestige, Herod is the fragrance that will accompany you on your journey to greatness.

Experience the Benefits with Parfums De Marly

At Scent Split, we understand the desire to indulge in luxury fragrances without committing to a full bottle. That's why we offer you decanted Parfums De Marly, allowing you to experience the benefits of Herod in a more accessible way.

Our decants provide the perfect opportunity to explore Herod's captivating world, embrace its power and sensuality, and make a statement with every spritz. With our decant Parfums De Marly, you can savor the essence of this regal fragrance without breaking the bank.

Discover Galloway and Carlisle

While Herod reigns supreme as a fragrance fit for kings and queens, Parfums De Marly offers an entire range of exquisite scents to suit various tastes and preferences.

Two amazing fragrances from the Parfums De Marly collection are Galloway and Carlisle.

Galloway is like a wild adventure bottled up, mixing zesty citrus, spicy goodness, and a touch of amber magic. It's the perfume that says, "I'm brave, I'm wild, and I'm prepared to take over the world!"

Now, let's discuss Carlisle. Imagine yourself taking a stroll through a sunny meadow while enjoying the breeze. Right there, my friend— is Carlisle.

Step into a fragrant world where bergamot, lavender, and sandalwood tango perfectly, unleashing a symphony of freshness and vibrant vibes. It's like a fragrant high-five that leaves you feeling invigorated and ready to seize the day!

Each fragrance in the Parfums De Marly lineup has its own unique character, ensuring there is something for everyone to indulge in.

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In the realm of fragrances, few can compare to the allure and sophistication of Herod by Parfums De Marly. Prepare to be mesmerized, for this regal scent weaves a spellbinding tapestry that lingers, making an indelible mark on your senses.

From its rich history to its ability to exude confidence and authority, Herod is truly a fragrance fit for kings and queens. So why not embark on a fragrant journey and experience the captivating world of Herod for yourself?

At Scent Split, we invite you to explore our decant Parfums De Marly collection, where you can indulge in the benefits of Herod without commitment. Allow yourself to be swept away by the power and sensuality of this remarkable fragrance.

Step into the captivating realm of Herod and leave a lasting impression wherever you go.

August 07, 2023 — Blog Admin
Smell Fresh All Day with These 5 Office-Friendly Niche Fragrances for Men

Smell Fresh All Day with These 5 Office-Friendly Niche Fragrances for Men

As a modern man, smelling good is as important as looking good. The right fragrance can make you stand out in a crowd and leave a lasting impression on those around you. However, choosing the right fragrance for work can be tricky. You don't want to wear something overpowering that can distract your colleagues, but at the same time, you want a fragrance that lasts all day and makes you feel confident. This is where niche fragrances come in. Here are some of the best office-friendly niche fragrances for men that will make you smell irresistible without being too overpowering.

Why choosing the right fragrance for the office matters

Most people tend to be under the impression that fragrances are merely pleasant scents, but here at Scent Split, we think differently. We believe that scents act like an invisible accessory that can elevate any outfit.

We also believe that choosing the right fragrance helps the wearer convey their personality to others without saying a word. Furthermore, scents help create a pleasant and memorable impression on those you meet. This can be especially important at work, where you need to exude confidence and a sense of trustworthiness.

What’s so special about niche fragrances?

Over the last decade, a new trend has emerged in the fragrance industry–the rise of niche fragrances. These fragrances are known for their unique–and often unusual–scents that are not typically found in mainstream perfumes.

They are made with high-quality ingredients, with some of the best niche perfumes making use of ones that are rare and expensive. Perfumers who specialize in niche fragrances also possess the creative freedom to experiment with ingredients that are not typically used in mainstream fragrances, which allows them to create unique scents that cannot be found anywhere else.

Niche fragrances are also often the result of the perfumer's artistic expression. They are not created to appeal to the masses but rather to express a particular concept or idea. Niche perfumers have the freedom to create fragrances that are not necessarily commercially viable but are instead meant to be appreciated by a small group of individuals who appreciate the art of fragrance-making.

Finally, niche fragrances are exclusive and limited edition. They are not mass-produced and often are only available in limited quantities. This means that, when you choose to wear a niche fragrance, you can be sure that you won’t smell like anyone else. This sense of exclusivity also makes them feel more luxurious.

Men’s niche fragrances to wear to work

Amouage - Reflection Man

Launched in 2006, Reflection Man from Amouage is a woody floral musk fragrance that was created by Lucas Sieuzac. He is also the nose behind Jubilation 25 Woman and Ciel Pour Femme, both also from Amouage, as well as 212 VIP Men from Carolina Herrera, Noble Cedar and Noble Vetiver from Chopard, and Emporio Armani Night from Giorgio Armani.

This is a refined scent that is commanding and unmistakably masculine, without being overpowering. An excellent choice for daytime, its top notes include rosemary, pink pepper, and petitgrain. The heart of the scent is composed of jasmine, neroli, orris root and ylang-ylang, all cradled on a foundation of sandalwood, vetiver, cedar, and patchouli. 

Byredo - Gypsy Water

Gypsy Water is one of Byredo’s most iconic and best-selling scents, and for good reason. Launched in 2008 to widespread acclaim, it is a woody aromatic fragrance that can be worn by both men and women. It also holds the honor of being the first scent released by the house, and its popularity continues to endure today.

The scent is Byredo’s–and founder Ben Gorham’s–love letter to the vibrance and freedom of the Romani culture and its unique customs. Reviewers often describe it as a light, airy, and pleasant scent, given its accords. The top notes of this fragrance are bergamot, juniper berries, lemon, and pepper–a zesty heart that opens up to a heart of refreshing pine needles, mysterious incense, and orris root. Vanilla adds a touch of sweetness at the base of this perfume, while sandalwood and amber add creaminess and depth.

Creed - Aventus

Creed has been around since 1760, and counts many famous personalities among their top patrons. Sir Winston Churchill, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, and even King Charles III have all been known to wear perfumes from Creed.

Creed Aventus is a scent that really needs no introduction. The chypre fruity fragrance has gained a cult following in recent years, and is also considered by many enthusiasts to be the best of all the perfumes that have ever been produced by the house–a veritable masterpiece. Kanye West and David Beckham are big fans of the scent, and it’s not hard to see why.

The top notes for Creed Aventus include apple, bergamot, blackcurrant leaves, and pineapple. From this refreshing opening, the scent reveals a heart of birch, jasmine, patchouli, and pink berries. The base notes of this fragrance are ambergris, musk, oakmoss, and vanilla.

Diptyque - Tam Dao

Released in 2003, Tam Dao is a unisex floral woody musk fragrance that is close to the heart of Diptyque’s founder, Yves Coueslant. It is inspired by his childhood memories of visiting the holy forests of Indochina–the phrase “tam dao” means “three islands” but is used to describe the three mountain peaks that are visible from the mountainous area between Vinh Phuc, Thai Nguyen, and Tuyen Quang. Described as woody and slightly spicy, this is a subtle sandalwood-forward fragrance that is excellent for daytime wear.

The top notes of Tam Dao include Italian cypress, myrtle, and rose. Its middle notes are composed of sandalwood and cedar; the woods here are supported and further amplified by its base notes of Brazilian rosewood, spices, amber, and white musk.

Le Labo - Santal 33

Santal 33 is yet another scent that needs no introduction. Catapulted to what its creators call “a stupid amount of popularity”, this is an iconic fragrance from the niche perfume house that counts Alexa Chung, Emilia Clarke, Justin Bieber, and Ryan Reynolds among its most fervent fans.

From the name, we can ascertain that this is a sandalwood-forward woody aromatic fragrance just like Tam Dao. The key notes of this scent include sandalwood, leather, papyrus, Virginia cedar, cardamom, violet, iris, and amber.

Niche fragrances can be prohibitively expensive, which means that it can be daunting to purchase a full bottle without first smelling it on yourself. Scent Split takes the guesswork out of the blind buy by offering all of the fragrances mentioned here in hand-decanted sample sizes so that you can experience them first.

August 07, 2023 — Blog Admin
Step Into Date Night With Confidence With These Niche Fragrances for Men

Step Into Date Night With Confidence With These Niche Fragrances for Men

Date night is a special occasion where you want to put your best foot forward and leave a lasting impression on your partner.

Confidence plays a crucial role in making a good impression, and one often overlooked aspect of confidence is fragrance. A well-chosen fragrance can boost your confidence, enhance your mood, and leave a memorable scent trail that can captivate your partner.

The significance of fragrance

Fragrance has a powerful impact on our emotions and can evoke memories, trigger emotions, and create an aura around us. It has the ability to enhance our confidence and make us feel attractive, thereby boosting our self-esteem. When it comes to date night, the right fragrance can help you feel more self-assured and create a sense of intimacy with your partner.

Niche fragrances for men

Niche fragrances are unique, artisanal scents that are crafted with precision and attention to detail. They are often made in small batches and are known for their high-quality ingredients, distinctiveness, and exclusivity. Wearing a niche fragrance not only sets you apart but also adds an air of mystery and sophistication to your overall persona, making them perfect for date nights. Here are a few niche fragrances for men that are worth considering for your next date night:

Parfums de Marly - Layton

Parfums de Marly Layton is known among fragrance lovers to be one of the most iconic offerings of the house. Launched in 2016, the nose behind this fragrance is renowned perfumer Hamid Merati-Kashani, who has worked with some of the most well-known brands in the world, including Initio Parfums Prives, Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino, and Yves Saint Laurent. Mr. Merati-Kashani is also responsible for the creation of other best-sellers from Parfums de Marly, including Oriana, Pegasus, and Sedley.

The allure of Parfums de Marly Layton is in the scent’s ability to be fresh yet warm at the same time. Its top notes include apple, lavender, bergamot, and mandarin orange, which provide a zesty yet understated opening to its heart of geranium, violet, and jasmine. The base notes of this appealing fragrance include vanilla, cardamom, sandalwood, pepper, patchouli, and guaiac wood.

Creed - Aventus

Launched in 2010, Aventus has made a name for itself as one of the most popular niche fragrances for men. It was created by Jean-Christophe Hérault in collaboration with co-creating director of Creed, Erwin Creed. Mr. Herault is also the nose behind Balenciaga’s Florabotanica, Coach’s Open Road, David Beckham’s Classic Blue, and Dolce & Gabbana’s The One for Men Eau de Parfum Intense, among others. He has also developed fragrances for Karl Lagerfeld, Kenzo, Mugler, Valentino, and Viktor & Rolf.

Worn by the likes of David Beckham and Kanye West, Aventus is a chypre fruity fragrance that imparts a sense of freshness at first sniff. The bright top notes of this scent are apple, bergamot, blackcurrant leaves and pineapple; at its heart is birch, Moroccan jasmine, patchouli, and pink berries. These accords are all set against a dry and woody foundation composed of ambergris, musk, oakmoss, with a touch of vanilla for added sweetness.

Amouage - Jubilation XXV Man

Jubilation XXV Man was launched in 2007, and is an amber fougère fragrance. An amber fougère fragrance is a type of perfume or cologne that belongs to the fougère family of fragrances and features prominent notes of amber. "Fougère" is a French term that means "fern-like," and fougère fragrances typically include notes of lavender, oakmoss, and coumarin, which create a fresh and green scent reminiscent of ferns. It was created by Bertrand Duchaufour, who is also the nose behind Fahrenheit 0 Degree and Fahrenheit Summer from Dior, Lucky Charms from Givenchy, and several scents from Penhaligon’s, including Amaranthine, Esprit du Roi, and Ostara.

Distinctive in its woodiness, the top notes of this fragrance include blackberry, olibanum or frankincense, coriander, orange, davana, and labdanum ciste. At its heart is sweet honey, bay leaf, cinnamon, orchid, rose, clove, celery seeds, and guaiac wood. Its complex base notes are patchouli, opoponax, oud wood, myrrh, Atlas cedarwood, ambergris, immortelle, musk, and moss.

By Kilian - Straight to Heaven

Developed by accomplished perfumer Sidonie Lancesseur and launched in 2007, Straight to Heaven from By Kilian is a fragrance that, well, should send you skyrocketing towards the infinite blue skies at first sniff. Ms. Lancesseur is also the nose behind Wild Vetiver from Bentley, Parco Palladiano IX: Violetta and Parco Palladiano XIV: Melagrana from Bottega Veneta, and the famed Chloé Eau de Toilette from Chloé.

Also known as Straight to Heaven white cristal, this woody spicy fragrance is pure sophistication, distilled. The key notes of this fragrance include Virginia cedar, patchouli, rum, dried fruits, nutmeg, musk, amber, vanilla, and jasmine.

Niche fragrances can be expensive, which is why blind-buying can be a daunting experience for the consumer. Here at Scent Split, we offer all of the scents above in hand-decanted sample sizes so that you can try them out yourself before committing to purchasing a full bottle.

August 07, 2023 — Blog Admin
5 Chypre Fragrances That Will Make You Feel Chipper All Summer Long

5 Chypre Fragrances That Will Make You Feel Chipper All Summer Long

Ah, summer! The season of sunshine, laughter, and adventure. As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, we all want to feel refreshed and invigorated. One surefire way to capture the essence of summer is through the power of fragrance. And when it comes to captivating scents that exude both elegance and cheerfulness, chypre fragrances are in a league of their own. In this article, we'll explore X delightful chypre fragrances that will transport you to a world of joy and vitality throughout the sunny days ahead.

What makes chypre fragrances so special?

Before we dive into our curated list of chypre fragrances, let's take a moment to understand what sets them apart. The term "chypre" refers to a fragrance family that originated in the early 20th century, named after the island of Cyprus. Chypre fragrances typically feature a harmonious blend of citrusy top notes, woody base notes, and a foundation of mossy or earthy accords. This unique combination creates a scent that is both fresh and warm, making it an ideal choice for summer.

Our summer chypre fragrance recommendations

Nishane - Hacivat

Released in 2017 as part of the Shadow Play collection from Nishane, Hacivat is a wonderful unisex summer fragrance that exemplifies what a chypre should be. It was created by Jorge Lee of the MG International Fragrance Company, who is also the nose behind Karagoz from the same Shadow Play collection.

Nishane Hacivat is inspired by the traditional Turkish shadow play character, Hacivat, who is known for his wit, humor, and intelligence. It is often described as a fresh, green, and citrusy fragrance. The scent opens with notes of pineapple, grapefruit, and bergamot, creating a vibrant and uplifting initial impression. The heart of the fragrance features leafy green notes, jasmine, and cedar, adding a natural and aromatic touch. Finally, the base notes include oakmoss, patchouli, and woody accords, providing depth and longevity to the fragrance.

Creed - Aventus

Aventus was created by sixth-generation perfumer Olivier Creed and was released in 2010. It is classified as a fruity chypre fragrance and is renowned for its bold and masculine character, though it is versatile enough to be worn by bold women.

The scent of Creed Aventus is often described as powerful, sophisticated, and assertive. It opens with a burst of fresh and fruity notes, including pineapple, blackcurrant, apple, and bergamot, creating a vibrant and attention-grabbing introduction. The heart of the fragrance features floral accords, such as jasmine and rose, which add a touch of elegance. The base notes include patchouli, oakmoss, ambergris, and a hint of vanilla, providing a rich and complex foundation.

Frederic Malle - Synthetic Jungle

Launched in 2021, Synthetic Jungle is a unisex chypre fragrance that was inspired by perfumes from the 1970s that had a cult following. It was created by Anne Flipo, who is also the nose behind My Queen from Alexander McQueen, Burberry Brit Rhythm from Burberry, and Love Story from Chloe.

The name of the fragrance tells you a lot about how it smells. It is bright and unapologetic, wild yet infinitely mysterious. The top notes of this fragrance include galbanum, basil, and blackcurrant, which provide an energetic opening. At the heart of this scent is a floral bouquet composed of lily of the valley, hyacinth, jasmine, and ylang-ylang, wrapped in the soft creaminess of almond. The base notes are oakmoss and patchouli, giving this fragrance a grounded and earthy quality.

Vertus - Monarch

Vertus Paris is a niche perfume brand that specializes in handcrafted, artisanal scents. Monarch is their premier chypre offering, a unisex fragrance suitable for women and men that was launched in 2017.

As the scent’s name suggests, this is a fragrance that is fit for royalty. Spicy and aromatic with a delicate heart, its top notes include juniper, lemon, and pepper, which provide a zesty introduction to the heart that is composed of cypress, cloves, and jasmine. The base notes of this scent are firmly grounded to the earth, featuring woody notes, resins, oakmoss, and musk, which all provide depth and intriguing dimension.

Les Indémodables - Chypre Azural

Les Indémodables Parfums is a relative newcomer to the fragrance industry, having only launched their first fragrance in 2016. Nonetheless, their offerings have attracted passionate collectors and perfume enthusiasts alike. The house is committed to producing thoroughly original fragrances, designing them specifically for those who love rare perfumes.

Chypre Azural is their “everyday” fragrance–an absolute must-have, if you will. Created by Florence Fouillet Dubois, who is also the nose behind many other perfumes from the brand, this is a juicy and super fresh scent that is bright and aromatic. These are qualities that it owes to its star note, which is Sicilian Tarocco orange. Other notes used in this scent include Egyptian centifolia rose absolute grand cru, patchouli from Indonesia, ambergris, and tarragon.

August 07, 2023 — Blog Admin
Initio Parfums Privés Scents to Try Right Now

Initio Parfums Privés Scents to Try Right Now

Founded in 2015, Initio Parfums Privés is the second niche perfume house established by Julien Sprecher, who also founded Parfums de Marly.

Where the latter takes its inspiration from the past, though, Initio Parfums Privés has its sights set firmly on the future, aiming to produce scents that inspire specific feelings and emotions in those who wear them. Every scent produced by Initio Parfums Privés is unisex, making them incredibly versatile. They have also been described as supremely luxurious while being thoroughly modern in their sensibilities.

Initio Parfums Privés: The Collections


The Absolutes is a collection that confidently showcases Initio Parfums Privés’ expertise in fragrance creation. Here, they look towards age-old Middle Eastern traditions and methods of using pheromones in perfumery. The fragrances in this collection also make use of timeless ingredients and accords, such as ambergris, castoreum, and musk, employed here in their purest forms, to further intensify the blends.

The fragrances included in the Absolutes collection are Absolute Aphrodisiac, Addictive Vibration, Blessed Baraka, and Mystic Experience.

Black Gold Project

On the hunt for a scent that will stop everyone in their tracks? Look no further than the fragrances included in Initio Parfums Privés’ Black Gold Project collection. Here, again, the brand takes its inspiration from ancient perfumery traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. The perfumes included in this collection feature oud extensively, one of the most expensive raw fragrance ingredients in the world. Oud or agarwood is also known by another name: the tree of life.

The fragrances included in the Black Gold Project collection are Oud for Greatness and Oud for Happiness.

Carnal Blends

The fragrances included in the Carnal Blends collection are designed to evoke pure seduction and sensuality. From the collection’s name, as well as the names of the perfumes themselves, you can instantly tell that these scents will tap into something utterly primal when smelled. The star note here is one that is present in all of the blends: Hedione®️ HC, an intense synthetic floral note that brings magnolia blossoms to mind. If you’re looking for a signature scent that will draw everyone to you, this is the collection for you.

The Carnal Blends collection includes Atomic Rose, High Frequency, Psychedelic Love, and Side Effect.


A hedonist is defined as a person who believes that there is nothing more important in life than the pursuit of pleasure. The Hedonist collection is for those pleasure seekers, designed to evoke all the senses and dive headfirst into pure bliss without abandon. The perfumes in this collection bring an almost feverish pleasure and are made with splendid natural ingredients that have been carefully chosen to create harmonious, ecstatic blends.

The Hedonist collection of perfumes includes Musk Therapy, Paragon, and Rehab.

Magnetic Blends

Initio Parfums Privés taps into the irresistible laws of attraction with their Magnetic Blends collection. The perfumes in this collection can be worn alone, but shine best when layered together, creating unique combinations that will surely make heads turn. Doing so also improves the longevity of the scent on the wearer while adding both depth and intensity. They can also be worn alongside any of the other Initio Parfums Privés fragrances. It’s a great way to build a distinctive signature scent that’s uniquely your own.

The Magnetic Blends collection consists of Magnetic Blend 1, Magnetic Blend 7, and Magnetic Blend 8.

Try these fragrances from Initio Parfums Privés today

Oud for Greatness

Oud for Greatness is pure ambition in a bottle. As mentioned before, it is part of the Black Gold project collection from Initio Parfums Privés, which heavily features the oud wood note. Here, the accord is used boldly and heavily, only made more intense by whispers of patchouli and musk. The composition is almost brutal, with only lavender adding a subtle touch of freshness. There’s also a bit of brightness here, lended by nutmeg and saffron.

Atomic Rose

Perfumers all over the world have looked to the rose for centuries, utilizing its heady and enchanting scent to provide heat and passion to their creations. Atomic Rose is Initio Parfums Privés’ tribute to the bloom that has always represented feverish and ardent love. The brand has chosen Bulgarian and Turkish roses to be the heart of this fragrance, accented by bright Italian bergamot and softened by Egyptian jasmine. Vanilla from exotic Madagascar adds warmth and sweetness to this intoxicating scent that is a celebration of contrasts: it is feminine and masculine, light and shadow, soft yet explosive, all at once.

Absolute Aphrodisiac

An aphrodisiac is defined as any substance that can increase sexual desire and attraction. Absolute Aphrodisiac is a celebration of these utterly primal urges, carnal and unapologetic. It lights the senses on fire. The scent opens innocently enough, with a bouquet of white flowers. Amber and vanilla are revealed at its heart, founded on timeless and enduring accords of musk and castoreum.

Blessed Baraka

Baraka or barakah is an Arabic word that has three meanings: “growth and increase”, “continuity”, and “stability”. In Islam, it is a blessing power, a force that flows directly from God towards objects that are worthy of it and back. Blessed Baraka is an expression of the joy of being one of the chosen ones, wrapping the wearer with an intangible sense of power and renewed energy. The composition makes use of the freshness of white flowers which then open up to a heart composed of amber, musk, and creamy sandalwood, all resting on a foundation of delectable vanilla.


Rehab represents hope, a joyful return to what makes fragrances so special and pleasurable. It’s for those who are tired and weary of smelling the same accords day in and day out, making use of natural raw materials that bring the wearer back down to the basics in the most ecstatic way possible. Here, the perfumer has created a skillful blend of familiar ingredients, including bergamot, lavender, cedarwood, patchouli and sandalwood, combining them with Hedione HC and musk.

All of the scents listed here, as well as many others from Initio Parfums Privés, are available in hand-decanted sample sizes on our site. Rediscover the joy of perfumes with these fragrances and try them out for yourself today.

March 22, 2023 — Blog Admin