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Where to Buy Perfumes and Fragrance in New York City

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Don't feel like you're fully dressed without a spritz of perfume? We feel you. Whether you stick to a signature scent or bounce around from bottle to bottle, a stash of quality fragrances is a necessary part of a New Yorker's arsenal—especially if you're still hounding on your favorite smells of the 90s.

Ahead, we've mapped out 25 stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn where you can add to your perfume collection, from the high-end names available at department stores to little retail labs where you can create a signature scent. See below for your north-to-south spritzing guide.

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1. Diptyque

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Though the French brand may be better known for their candles (and, in these parts, their to-die-for annual sample sale) they also boast a great selection of personal fragrances, available as sprays, solids, and roll-ons. [Photo]

2. Space.NK

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While the British apothecary might be better known for makeup and skincare, don't pass over the fragrance selection at their Upper East Side boutique. Find scents from trusted classic brands like Diptyque, Acqua di Parma, and Tocca. [Photo]

3. Creed Boutique

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This fragrance business has been passed down from generation to generation since 1760, so its current owner probably has perfume in its blood (literally). Their scents have been favored by European royalty, and were not even available to the public until 1970. [Photo]

4. Bergdorf Goodman

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While department stores are always a trusty bet for designer fragrances, Bergdorf's gets a special shoutout for olfactory-dedicated upgrades going on as part of their BG 20/20 plan—like the dedicated Hermes fragrance counter. [Photo: Brian Harkin]

5. Caron Paris

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Located inside hair-care mecca Phyto Universe is the only stateside boutique of the Paris perfumery, where all of their scents are crafted by its single "nose," Richard Fraysse. Some varieties are even available in Baccarat crystal fountains, in case you need to get extra fancy. [Photo]

6. Saks Fifth Avenue

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Saks is the other department store to put efforts into its fragrance offerings as of late—following a revamp that began in 2013 and included DIY scents and heavy hitters, it rolled out a full-on fragrance library on the fifth floor. [Photo: Brian Harkin]

7. Dover Street Market

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Among the diverse offerings at the Comme des Garcons-backed department store include a killer fragrance offering, like Girl by Pharrell alongside a bevy of CDG-branded scents. [Photo: Driely S. for Racked>]

8. New London Pharmacy

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The Chelsea shop that's been open since 1960 has a veritable library of fragrances available in their mix of health, wellness, an beauty—just be ready to drop some cash on brands like Creed and Hilde Soliani. [Photo]

9. By Kilian

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The Meatpacking District boutique is named for owner Kilian Hennessy (that's the cognac brand, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the top shelf of a liquor bar). But the expertise here is not of the cocktail variety—all scents sold here are under the Kilian brand, and some are even exclusive to this location. [Photo]

10. Enfleurage

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This Greenwich Village boutique sources frankincense and myrrh from its own distillery in the Middle Eastern country of Oman. Personal scents come in the form of sprays and essential oils, and home blends are available as well. [Photo]

11. Frederic Malle

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One of the most recognized names in the perfume business, Frederic Malle opened his second New York City boutique in the West Village earlier this year. Sales associates are referred to as "matchmakers" here, and they like to know the motivation behind your fragrance purchase before recommending a scent. [Photo]

12. Aedes De Venustas

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Shop by scent, ingredient, brand, or even individual perfumer at this West Village shop, where each order comes with seven complimentary samples that may put you on the path to your next purchase. [Photo]

13. Jo Malone

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There's no guesswork involved with the names of these British-based scents—all perfumes are clearly named, so you know exactly what's in them. To create a fragrance that's uniquely yours, the brand suggests you try layering complimentary scents. [Photo]

14. Fragrance Shop New York

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With a simple name like this, you know exactly what you're in store for. But rather than your typical spray-on scents, this East Village shop specializes in oils, with hundreds of varieties to mix and match (plus, choose from plenty of bottle styles to store your personalized blend). [Photo]

15. Bond No. 9

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If there's one scent more iconic than Chanel No. 5, it's Bond No. 9—well, at least to New Yorkers. Shop the flagship location for scents dedicated to our city's diverse neighborhoods—this year alone has brought Hudson Yards and Queens—all available in the same uniquely shaped bottle. And, ever-conscious of the environment, they've got a pretty sweet recycling incentive. [Photo]

16. MiN New York Haute Parfumery & Atelier

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Expect to find the unexpected at this Soho boutique that's been around since 1999. Along with the best scents from across the world, shop their hair care and skin collection as well as grooming products for men. [Photo: Brian Harkin]

17. Santa Maria Novella

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This brand is the oldest one featured on this map: Located in Florence, the Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella was founded in 1221. Their eponymous scent is derived from a formula originally favored by Catherine de Medici in the 1500s. [Photo]

18. Lafco New York

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Lafco stands for "luxury articles and fragrance company," which basically assures that the owners here are obsessed with quality. Owner Jon Bresler, who has studied perfumery and alchemy, is also responsible for bringing Santa Maria Novella to Soho. [Photo]

19. Le Labo

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Le Labo might have just been snatched up by Estée Lauder, but don't expect the indie spirit to change at their first-ever shop, established here in 2006 complete with an on-site lab. The sales staff encourages you to explore with all senses to find what works best for you (Translation: they don't pressure you into buying). [Photo]

20. Red Flower

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All-natural is the name of the game in this Soho boutique, where scent ingredients are sustainably sourced. The products themselves—not just perfumes and oils, but also exfoliators, masques, mists and more—will make you feel pure inside and out. [Photo: Rebecca Dale]

21. Osswald

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Parfumerie Osswald was founded in Zurich in 1921 and was the first to offer luxury scents in that area. Today, the Soho location offers a variety of little-known fragrances alongside beauty products and bathroom accessories. [Photo]

22. Mio Mia Apothecary

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Owner Katie Chang wrote her master's thesis on the emerging trend of male grooming seven years ago, so she makes sure that her staff equally caters to both genders in the female-leaning world of scents. Look out for men's, women's and unisex fragrances from small brands like Escentric Molecules. [Photo]

23. CB I Hate Perfume

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Don't be fooled by the name—check out founder Christopher Brosuis' manifesto on scents, which reads in part "Perfume is discovered fully only by our lovers when we are together - naked." In other words, he's dedicated to finding the right scent for you in the newly relocated shop. [Photo]

24. Atelier Cologne

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Atelier Cologne opened its Boerum Hill location opened in October of 2013 to offer its branded scents to Brooklyn. They even offer monogramming on travel-size bottles to add a personal touch. [Photo]

25. Twisted Lily

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Eric Weiser and Stamatis Birsimijoglou went from online sales to a brick-and-mortar shop in Boerum Hill to interact with customers face-to-face, as they told us earlier this year. Along with carefully curated scents, they're expanding their offerings to candles and skincare products (plus, recommending how to move on from our 90s nostalgia). [Photo: Driely S. for Racked]

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1. Diptyque

971 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10021
Though the French brand may be better known for their candles (and, in these parts, their to-die-for annual sample sale) they also boast a great selection of personal fragrances, available as sprays, solids, and roll-ons. [Photo]

2. Space.NK

968 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10021
While the British apothecary might be better known for makeup and skincare, don't pass over the fragrance selection at their Upper East Side boutique. Find scents from trusted classic brands like Diptyque, Acqua di Parma, and Tocca. [Photo]

3. Creed Boutique

794 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10065
This fragrance business has been passed down from generation to generation since 1760, so its current owner probably has perfume in its blood (literally). Their scents have been favored by European royalty, and were not even available to the public until 1970. [Photo]

4. Bergdorf Goodman

754 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10022
While department stores are always a trusty bet for designer fragrances, Bergdorf's gets a special shoutout for olfactory-dedicated upgrades going on as part of their BG 20/20 plan—like the dedicated Hermes fragrance counter. [Photo: Brian Harkin]

5. Caron Paris

715 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022
Located inside hair-care mecca Phyto Universe is the only stateside boutique of the Paris perfumery, where all of their scents are crafted by its single "nose," Richard Fraysse. Some varieties are even available in Baccarat crystal fountains, in case you need to get extra fancy. [Photo]

6. Saks Fifth Avenue

611 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10022
Saks is the other department store to put efforts into its fragrance offerings as of late—following a revamp that began in 2013 and included DIY scents and heavy hitters, it rolled out a full-on fragrance library on the fifth floor. [Photo: Brian Harkin]

7. Dover Street Market

160 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10016
Among the diverse offerings at the Comme des Garcons-backed department store include a killer fragrance offering, like Girl by Pharrell alongside a bevy of CDG-branded scents. [Photo: Driely S. for Racked>]

8. New London Pharmacy

246 Eighth Avennue New York, NY 10011
The Chelsea shop that's been open since 1960 has a veritable library of fragrances available in their mix of health, wellness, an beauty—just be ready to drop some cash on brands like Creed and Hilde Soliani. [Photo]

9. By Kilian

804 Washington Street New York, NY 10014
The Meatpacking District boutique is named for owner Kilian Hennessy (that's the cognac brand, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the top shelf of a liquor bar). But the expertise here is not of the cocktail variety—all scents sold here are under the Kilian brand, and some are even exclusive to this location. [Photo]

10. Enfleurage

237 West 13th Street New York, NY 10011
This Greenwich Village boutique sources frankincense and myrrh from its own distillery in the Middle Eastern country of Oman. Personal scents come in the form of sprays and essential oils, and home blends are available as well. [Photo]

11. Frederic Malle

94 Greenwich Avenue New York, NY 10011
One of the most recognized names in the perfume business, Frederic Malle opened his second New York City boutique in the West Village earlier this year. Sales associates are referred to as "matchmakers" here, and they like to know the motivation behind your fragrance purchase before recommending a scent. [Photo]

12. Aedes De Venustas

9 Christopher Street New York, NY 10014
Shop by scent, ingredient, brand, or even individual perfumer at this West Village shop, where each order comes with seven complimentary samples that may put you on the path to your next purchase. [Photo]

13. Jo Malone

330 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10014
There's no guesswork involved with the names of these British-based scents—all perfumes are clearly named, so you know exactly what's in them. To create a fragrance that's uniquely yours, the brand suggests you try layering complimentary scents. [Photo]

14. Fragrance Shop New York

65 East 4th Street New York, NY 10003
With a simple name like this, you know exactly what you're in store for. But rather than your typical spray-on scents, this East Village shop specializes in oils, with hundreds of varieties to mix and match (plus, choose from plenty of bottle styles to store your personalized blend). [Photo]

15. Bond No. 9

9 Bond Street New York, NY 10012
If there's one scent more iconic than Chanel No. 5, it's Bond No. 9—well, at least to New Yorkers. Shop the flagship location for scents dedicated to our city's diverse neighborhoods—this year alone has brought Hudson Yards and Queens—all available in the same uniquely shaped bottle. And, ever-conscious of the environment, they've got a pretty sweet recycling incentive. [Photo]

16. MiN New York Haute Parfumery & Atelier

117 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012
Expect to find the unexpected at this Soho boutique that's been around since 1999. Along with the best scents from across the world, shop their hair care and skin collection as well as grooming products for men. [Photo: Brian Harkin]

17. Santa Maria Novella

285 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10012
This brand is the oldest one featured on this map: Located in Florence, the Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella was founded in 1221. Their eponymous scent is derived from a formula originally favored by Catherine de Medici in the 1500s. [Photo]

18. Lafco New York

285 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10012
Lafco stands for "luxury articles and fragrance company," which basically assures that the owners here are obsessed with quality. Owner Jon Bresler, who has studied perfumery and alchemy, is also responsible for bringing Santa Maria Novella to Soho. [Photo]

19. Le Labo

233 Elizabeth Street New York, NY 10012
Le Labo might have just been snatched up by Estée Lauder, but don't expect the indie spirit to change at their first-ever shop, established here in 2006 complete with an on-site lab. The sales staff encourages you to explore with all senses to find what works best for you (Translation: they don't pressure you into buying). [Photo]

20. Red Flower

13 Prince Street New York, NY 10012
All-natural is the name of the game in this Soho boutique, where scent ingredients are sustainably sourced. The products themselves—not just perfumes and oils, but also exfoliators, masques, mists and more—will make you feel pure inside and out. [Photo: Rebecca Dale]

21. Osswald

311 West Broadway New York, NY 10013
Parfumerie Osswald was founded in Zurich in 1921 and was the first to offer luxury scents in that area. Today, the Soho location offers a variety of little-known fragrances alongside beauty products and bathroom accessories. [Photo]

22. Mio Mia Apothecary

318 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211