Fragrant finds: Where to find the perfect perfume

While some people consider perfumes to be a tricky gift, because they’re so personal, there's something special about helping someone discover their next signature scent. Whether you're looking for floral, fruity or spicy, the classic and quirky fragrances from these Toronto beauty boutiques are sure to delight your senses.

Big Carrot Wholistic Dispensary

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348 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N8

If you love scents, but they give you a headache, you may want to try heading to this store for a more natural option. This Danforth Avenue health emporium offers lots of essential oil-based fragrances and body mists, as well as perfumes that contain botanical essences.

Outer Layer

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577 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B6

The ever popular Queen West shop boasts several celebrated fragrance lines, many of which are all-natural. Love & Toast and Escents both contain natural botanicals and essential oils. Tokyo Milk is a favoured brand in whimsical packaging, and will get you major bonus points for being so hip.

Ace Gift Plus

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1220 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough, ON M1P 2X5

Already know what you're looking for? Skip the department store and head here to shop for big-name brands like Swiss Army, Vera Wang and Hugo Boss for a fraction of the price. This wallet-friendly Spadina Avenue wholesaler carries authentic designer cosmetics, perfumes and colognes but keeps the markups low.

6 By Gee Beauty

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6 Roxborough St W, Toronto, ON M5R 1T8

Looking to score some scents from Le Labo? This Summerhill beauty boutique is the only place in Canada that stocks the coveted label. The internationally renowned vegan fragrance collection (which features perfumes, body care, interior scents and candles) does not run cheap, but it is also handmade on the spot when you purchase it, so it never gets old on the shelf. If you're picking up a gift, customize the pretty packaging with a personal message.

Blossom Lounge

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24 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Located in the Distillery District, this shop carries a selection of international bath and body products in a variety of price points. The CLEAN rollerball fragrance smells of fresh cotton and is compact enough to fit in even the smallest of clutches. If you're looking for a scent-sational sleep aid then pick up the Tata Harper aromatic bedtime treatment; this soothing fragrance is packed with mandarin, lavender and a variety of other natural ingredients designed to calm your overactive mind.

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