Perfumes and colognes are a great, invisible accessory to any wardrobe–they leave you feeling pampered and refreshed. Not sure what the right aroma for you is? Earthy scent lovers should try patchouli or vetiver; or for some woodsy elements try cassia, cedar, cypress, pine or sandalwood. Floral fragrances are found in perfumes that contain jasmine, neroli, rose, violet, or ylang-ylang.  If you are into the fruit based scents, take a whiff of bergamot, grapefruit, or lemongrass perfumes. If you’re more into the herbal aromas, try chamomile, clary sage, lavender, or rosemary. Finally, for some spice in your scent, go to the cardamom, cinnamon, clove, coriander, ginger, juniper, or nutmeg blends. Not a fan of trolling the departments stores for the next celebrity scent-sation? Try your hand at something out of the ordinary with perfumes and colognes from these scent-fully delicious boutiques.

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Art in the Age
116 North 3rdStreet
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-2600

Part boutique, part art gallery, Art in the Age (AITA) is an Old City haven for art lovers looking to buy unique and inspiring clothing, art and home goods. Here you can also find an array of art-inspired perfumes and colognes to pair with your urban style. AITA carries the fragrance line DS & Durga, which has a great unisex musk that mixes invigorating scents like lime, spearmint, vanilla or even tobacco! Once you have your perfume from AITA, you’ll have a beautifully-designed bottle to keep as an artpiece that will be as lovely as your fragrance.

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Duross and Langel
117 South 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA19107
(215) 592-7627

For the environmentally conscious perfumnista (trust us, it’s a word), Duross and Langel offers a collection of beautifully scented fragrances made with natural and locally sourced ingredients. This charming Midtown Village soap shop acts as a mecca of body supply goods. The company prides itself on providing quality products that are environmentally responsible. Duross and Langel produces its own line of body products that includes clean fragrances to match your mood, using notes like black pepper, violet, and Moroccan cedar woodall priced at an affordable $30. With fragrances from Duross and Langel, shoppers can go green without sacrificing scent.

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Essene Market & Cafe
719South 4th St.
Philadelphia,PA 19147
(215) 922-1146

If you prefer long lasting rubbing oils to sprayed perfumes, Essene Market & Cafe is a great place to find organic, perfumed oils. The natural food store has been a neighborhood staple for more than 40 years. Loved by the residents of Queen Village, Essene is not only a hub for all vegan and vegetarian needs, but it also houses an assortment of perfumed oils that will leave a lasting aroma for hours. Essene has a great selection of fragrances that pack the fresh scents of the outdoors into a bottle.

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Spa Terme Di Aroma
32 North 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Take home the relaxing spa experience with scented oils from Spa Terme Di Aroma. A favorite among Philadelphians, Terme Di Aroma is a holistic day spa that provides services that promise to renew the mind, body and spirit. Now spa-goers and fragrance-lovers can treat themselves to the oils used in their massages and recreate the spa experience everyday with the cool and clean fragrances of Spa Di Aroma. These perfumed oils are favorites of spa regulars and make great gifts.

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Franklin Square Boutique
128 N. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 238-0626

Olde City favorite, Franklin Square Boutique, is well known for its stylish clothing and accessories, but now also offers custom perfume to show off their city pride. The Philadelphia Potion is a natural and locally designed fragrance for women. The collection of hand designed and oil-based perfumes use a mix of flower, spice and root accents to create eight whimsical smells, each with its own personality. For example, Swan is for those with lots of energy and inspiration, Rabbit is for female innovators while Earth was created for free spirits and wanderers. These sweet scents range from $10- $60 and make the perfect party favor for any event.

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