Where to find fabulous fragrances in Vancouver

Whether it's the romantic scent of cherry blossoms lingering in the city’s early spring air or the pungent bouquet of wet polar fleece on the SkyTrain in December, Vancouver offers a range of olfactory experiences. From an everyday eau de toilette to vegan aromatherapy oils to the latest designer perfumes, follow your nose to find your next favourite scent at these local fragrance retailers.

The Perfume Shoppe

1
226-757 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC V6C 1A1

When you're after a specific scent, head to this West Hastings shop. They carry a bounty of options for both men and women including many niche fragrances you’re unlikely to find elsewhere. With such an extensive variety of scents in the air, your nose may get a bit confused. If that's the case, take advantage of The Perfume Shoppe's private consultation services for expert assistance.

Shifeon Enterprise Ltd

2
1291 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C2

This independent family run business has been intoxicating Vancouverites since 1995. Located in the city's most desirable shopping district, the elegant Robson Street store offers shoppers a large selection of brand-name perfumes, colognes, body lotions and other sweet-smelling products. Designer favourites include Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Prada and Boucheron.

SEPHORA

3
701 W Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1E4

A beauty-lover's mecca, Sephora boasts the latest and greatest in cosmetics, bath and body, skin care and fragrance products. Here, you'll find all the big-name designer scents you love. Shop from a selection of value-added fragrance gift sets or add-on complementary products like lotions and aftershaves to create a layered scent that lasts. Be sure to join their Beauty Insider customer loyalty program to earn points and perks with each purchase.

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

4
100-1025 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1A9

Founded in England, LUSH made its first Canadian appearance in Vancouver in the late ’90s and continues to be a popular local source of fresh, vegan bath and body products. A collection of perfumes, blended with essential oils and absolutes, includes their signature Karma scent — a combination of patchouli, sweet orange and lemongrass oils. Other exclusive fragrances include Breath of God, Lust, Dirty and Imogen Rose, available in both liquid and solid forms.

The Body Shop

5
2985 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J6

Eco-friendly, vegetarian and never tested on animals, The Body Shop's bath, body and beauty products are long-standing favourites of consumers with a conscience. Their fragrance lines include scents for men, women and the home. Choose from a range of inspired-by-nature options such as white musk, satsuma, vanilla, and Japanese cherry blossom.

CELINE HOLT RENFREW VANCOUVER RTW

6
737 DUNSMUIR ST, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1E4

This Canadian luxury retailer knows a thing or two about style. So, not surprisingly, their cosmetics department's inventory reads like a who's who of the designer fragrance world: Chloe, Miu Miu, La Prairie, Creed, Sisley, Kilian, Cartier and many others share shelf space here, to the delight of Vancouver shoppers. Aromatic candles, home fragrances and a selection of stylish solid scents and accessories are also available.

MASC Skincare & Grooming for Men

7
433 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G2

Style-conscious men in Vancouver can follow their noses to the finely curated collection of fragrances at MASC. Pick up a high-end eau de toilette from the likes of Malid+Goetz and Ulrich Lang New York or an elegant eau de parfum from Carner Barcelona. Now that you smell great, shouldn't your home be equally easy on the nose? MASC also carries a line of candles featuring unique scents like mojito, cannabis and wood ash.

Hudson's Bay

8
674 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1Z6

The well-stocked perfume counters at the downtown Hudson's Bay location are a feast for the eyes as well as the nose. You can expect to find a reliable selection of classic scents along with the latest releases from designer brands such as Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Dior, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and others. It's also a good place to pick up value-added fragrance sets, particularly around holidays such as Christmas and Mother's Day.

Nordstrom Pacific Centre

9
799 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V7Y 0A2

Since opening in Vancouver in 2015, this high-end department store has been a magnet for the most tasteful consumers. The impressive fragrance department boasts a large range of designer perfumes as well as bath and body products, scented candles, home scents and gift sets. Hermes, Chanel, Valentino, Creed, Tom Ford and Acqua Di Parma are just a few of the covet-worthy brands you'll have to choose from.

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