This month, beauty lovers have a new reason to be feeling merry. Escentials has opened its second standalone boutique in Ion Orchard shopping mall – a gorgeous cream-and-gold space spanning 1,500 square metres which houses a fine collection of niche and cult beauty brands.
Focusing on fragrances rather than skincare, the store carries labels such as D.S. & Durga (a NYC brand we have adored from afar), Frederic Malle (an avant-garde perfume house that gives creative freedom to acclaimed noses) and By Kilian (famous for eco-luxe fragrances and cosmetics).
Here’s a peek at what you can look forward to in store.
Frédéric Malle Bigarade Concentree
A clean, cirtrusy unisex fragrance with a certain mischievous vibe, its top notes of bitter orange and pink pepper are balanced and rounded off by a green, woody base of cedar and hay.
Good Girl Gone Bad By Kilian
Opening with sweet notes of apricot-tinged osmanthus, orange blossom and May rose, this sexy-girlish concoction develops into a lush bouquet of tuberose, jasmine and narcissus that leaves a lingering trail. Perfect for dinner and drinks, or romantic evening strolls.
By Kilian Le Rouge Parfum Lipstick Matte
A vanilla-scented lipstick with high colour payoff but a weightless feel. Available in 6 shades in matte and satin finishes.