For centuries, scents were tailored for the rich and famous, and you weren’t considered royalty if you didn’t own your very own eau. Although perfumes are more widely produced today, some luxury brands still continue to uphold the tradition of creating exclusive fragrances for their high-profile patrons.
Here are 8 incredibly niche perfume brands that put the grand in fragrance.
Guerlain Les Parisiennes
Fragrances in the Les Parisiennes collection by Guerlain are exclusive renewals of limited edition scents, brought back to life by fans who couldn’t bear the thought of letting them go. They are only available exclusively at the Guerlain boutiques in Paris, and on the official Guerlain website. Our favourite of the lot? Liu – a re-edition of a classic and delicate 1929 fragrance. As a passionate opera enthusiast, Jacques Guerlain could not help but fall in love with Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, featuring a charming, charismatic, and beautiful heroine named Liu. It was for her that he composed this olfactory poem, with brilliant bursts of rose and jasmine, harmonised with sensual notes of iris and hints of wood.