The Best Boutique Perfumes to Buy for Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Mistress

Just made a landing in Milan and realized you still needed to get that special someone something special, perhaps its a special day for your wife, your girlfriend ? No matter how short-timed you may be, it’s always worth it to spread your dollar to keep her and your mistress happy. Even if you don’t have any of the above and spend top dollar on high class escorts this guide will be useful for when you do want to settle down that pretty Russian model


At Saks Fifth Avenue, their iconic Kilian line of perfumes

Killian Perfume for your high class companion

has long been a mainstay of the fashion-forward and well-to-do debutante about town. Any woman that knows half of her salt wouldn’t be caught dead wearing last season’s scent. Indeed, a woman’s scent must convey her level of status: refined, but understated. This luxury niche fragrance line established by Kilian Hennessy (grandson of the founder of the Hennessy cognac company), is custom-blended to be strictly boutique with no “bizarre fragrance combinations” that its founder has found abhorrent in nature. The scents have been described as a fusion of several classes of both fruity and citrusy, with no chemically after-smell. Examples of his lines of subtle and dual-sex (as well as unisex) colognes include In the Garden of Good and Evil, Addictive State of Mind, The Black Masterpiece (L’Oeuvre Noire), Arabian Nights, Asian Tales, Apple Brandy, Vodka on the Rocks, The Art of Love, and Single Malt.


Kilian’s most notable and popular line as of late has been In the Garden of Good and Evil, starting with In the City of Sin, attributed to Calice Becker.


It has notes of Bergamote, apricot, plum, incense, among others, and has been potentially noted to have a touch of cumin in the formula.


Good Girl Gone Bad is created by Alberto Morillas and has notes of Jasmin Sambac, tuberose, violet accord, amber, and, among other notes. It has been noted to be exactly what it says on the bottle, giving a decidedly vampish air of the classic femme fatale, with an emphasis on classic – it is not a cheap smell and is paired exquisitely with Dior couture.


Forbidden Games, also by Calice Becker, has notes of fruits like apple, plum and spices like cinnamon, and jasmine and vanilla. It is a very strong scent that has more of a strikingly fruity presence as opposed to a more coquettish odor or flirtatious air.


At Harvey Nichols’, their perfume has also been making waves in the higher class of subtle fragrances. A noted newcomer with an intriguing name, Ginsberg is God by Bella Freud, shows a high potential for being picked up upon by creative types, and comes with a unisex label. With a scent profile that includes such rare and seemingly bizarre and uncommon combinations such as black pepper, sacred woods, wormwood, tomato leaf and fig; the perfume’s target emotion for the wearer is to evoke “the tousle-headed poet surrounded by books and papers, the scent of green leaves and spring drifting in through the open windows.” Another new perfume from the fashion house of Chloe, which came on in the market of September 2014, is called Love Story. It is inspired by Parisian romance and the love padlocks on the bridge of the Pont des Arts, and has clean and subtle meshed notes of neroli, orange blossom, and stephanotis (jasmine from Madagascar.) Harvey Nichols also features their best seller, Tom Ford Velvet Orchid, that offers an alluring scent profile based on a unique character and a lightly floral scent. It is made of many “corporeal floral notes,” including mandarin, honey and Turkish rose oil, among others. It also has a brand new type of purple orchid that that grows in the wilds of the southern Brazilian coast. There are conversely additional notes of orange blossom, narcissus, hyacinth, and other sweet scents.


The key to buying your significant other’s perfume lies in the simplicity of the perfume formula itself. No one wants to reek of a strong odor at public functions, even if it is expensive cologne. Remember, understated and refined is elegant – what is not elegant is overpowering your fellow constituents, whether they be friends out and about or business associates at a formal gathering. If you find it overpowering, she more than likely will find it too much for her.