Fragrance

Meet our Fragrance Class of 2024!

The scents most likely to...

t’s the season when many of our promising young people graduate to the next phase of their lives. To mark the hopeful occasion, many high school students take a vote, playfully predicting the future of their classmates. The results are published in the classic yearbook section “Most Likely To…”.

To celebrate the end of Grad Season, we made our own list of notable members of the Fragrance Class of 2024. These scents have made a big impression since last fall, and we think they have a bright future ahead. If you have a fragrance-loving grad in your life, they also might make the perfect gift!

Most Likely To… Get A Nobel Prize

ASKR
Jorum Studio

Complex, a bit brooding, and with enough layers to inspire a PhD dissertation, this fragrance contains multitudes. Leveraging deep botanical knowledge to tell a universal story full of intrigue and pathos, ASKR balances science, art, and the spark of genius. 

Most Likley To… Run the Country

PERSEUS
Parfums de Marly

Charming, self-assured, and inspiring, this is a fragrance to believe in. Riding in on hopeful grapefruit energy and campaigning on a rock-solid platform of progressive vetiver, wearing this landmark scent just might help you change the world.

Most Likely To… Be a Celebrity Chef

PISTACHIO
D.S. & Durga

When most students were still making boxed mac n’ cheese, Pistachio was nailing the finer details of French patisserie. A blockbuster bake both balanced and indulgent, this fragrance is the kind of tempting treat empires are built on. 

Most Likley To… Win a Beauty Pageant

TILIA
Marc-Antoine Barrois

A crowd-pleasing beauty whose deceptive simplicity hides a canny nod to naive romance, this fragrance has the skills to get noticed and leverage the power of pretty.

Class Valedictorian

HIBISCUS MAHAJAD
Maison Crivelli

Likeable, well-rounded and always going the extra mile, this bold, well-made fragrance is sweet, magnetic and intelligent. Part of Maison Crivelli’s debut collection, it started strong and persevered. Hard work pays off!
In Conversation With

Towards a Virtuous Perfumery

Marc-Antoine Barrois on his house values.

Marc-Antoine Barrois doesn’t just create beautiful perfumes. He is also reinventing the standard of safety and sustainability in the fragrance industry. We’re highlighting his efforts to make your favourite scents more “virtuous”.


My name is Marc-Antoine Barrois, I’m a couturier and artistic director of the eponymous brand I created fifteen years ago. I had discovered Haute Couture while working for two years alongside Dominique Sirop, who had himself worked with Monsieur Saint Laurent, and above all for years with Hubert de Givenchy. I continued my apprenticeship at Hermès with Jean-Paul Gaultier, where I experienced luxury ready-to- wear, then at Jitrois, where I designed for men for the first time. In 2009, at the age of 25, I decided to create my own men’s fashion house, with the aim of rediscovering the traditional fundamentals of Haute Couture: service, quality, and creativity.

It was only a few years later, in 2013, that my ecological conscience was awakened. The trigger was quite precise. I remember seeing this report on the disappearance of insects in France. In 30 years, insect populations had declined by 80%. The report talked about the windshields that are now rarely marred by an insect after hundreds of kilometers on the freeway, whereas I remembered that as a child my brothers and sisters and I were responsible for cleaning up the thousands of flies, mosquitoes and other insects crushed on the bodywork after every journey. We were no longer talking about a mass extinction in the distant past, but about a recent extinction, which had taken place over the last 30 years, and which I had unconsciously witnessed …

I suddenly felt fully responsible. Not for having killed billions of insects, but for not having realized earlier that, as I was growing up, with my head held high by my studies and then my professional life, I was endorsing a change in the world for the worse, when we aspire to the better.

I began to question my own actions, and began to revise my copy with more modesty, aware of the importance of consuming less and better. In my private life, I’ve converted to all-organic and bulk products, I’ve started taking the bike or public transport again whenever possible, and I’m trying my hand at permaculture in our garden. At work, I’ve started to emphasize that my creations are sewn in Paris with fabrics that haven’t crossed the planet, and that it’s more ecological to buy a few well-made garments than to constantly buy cheap (or not) fashions that are renewed every season.

So when after the unexpected success of B683, the first fragrance I created with the perfumer Quentin Bisch, we started thinking about a second fragrance and sustaining this creative activity parallel to couture, I wanted to go back to the drawing board, questioning every step of the process so that it was in line with my convictions.

Everything was already manufactured locally, from the packaging to the filling, but there were still many areas for improvement. We began by including in the specifications for our new fragrance that it would be stable without preservatives or UV filters, the former all being considered likely endocrine disruptors. Ganymede then successfully passed all crash tests without these additives, and we launched the process of reformulating B683 to remove these same preservatives usually added systematically. It was now 2019, and I felt like a pioneer in respectful perfumery at a time when so many consumers were sensitive to «green beauty».

Since then, I’ve pursued the change towards an economic model that’s as virtuous as possible. We have our shipping cartons and grouping crates made by an ESAT (stands for “Établissement et Service d’Aide par le Travail” – meaning Help through Work Establishment and Service) in Paris ‘area, where our perfume boxes are now made with cardboard padding, thus doing away with the plastic velvet flocked foam that is not recyclable. In addition to being reusable, since the boxes are sized so that postcards or folded A4 sheets can fit inside, our packaging is now entirely recyclable.

We have replaced cellophane with a self- adhesive hologram label that guarantees the authenticity of our products, without the use of plastic. Similarly, we recycle as much as possible of our cushioning products, so that every day, when we send out a perfume, this last step does not create future waste but, on the contrary, reduces our ecological footprint. Finally, we have a refilling solution for our glass bottles.

Today, I’m proud to be taking part in my own “humble” way in a world I believe to be a better place. By showing that this is possible while being viable and sustainable, I hope to invite others to also question their ways of working, producing, and consuming on a daily basis.

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Etiket Team Favourites

From skincare and hair care to makeup and fragrance, let's delve into some of our team's current favourites, shall we?

In honour of Valentine’s Day, we asked some of our team members to share the Etiket products that captured their hearts! From skincare and hair care to makeup and fragrance, let’s delve into some of their current favourites, shall we?

JORDANNA
Holistic Aesthetician / Etiket Montreal

All Purpose Skin Cream by Egyptian Magic
It’s amazing for hydration, creating a stronger barrier, healing and leaving your skin looking dewy.

Vitamin-Infused Cream Blush by Tata Harper
A natural look that is good for the skin and gives a nice boost to a dull winter complexion.

Leave-In Treatment by Rahua
I love how this nourishes the hair helping any split or dry ends recover.

Delina La Rosée EDP by Parfums de Marly
Classy, feminine and anticipating spring.


IVY
Aesthetician / Etiket Montreal

Moisturizing Lip Butter in Pink Petal by Huna

To keep my lips hydrated all day long, I love reaching for this lip butter with skin-nourishing ingredients.

La Laque Tinted Lip Oil by Wonderblush

I love this tinted lip oil as it provides shine without stickiness – it feels great on my lips!

Elixir by Viviscal Pro

This is such a great addition to my haircare routine to promote thicker-looking hair.

Sunset Hour EDP by Goldfield & Banks

It smells like summer!


SOPHIA
Beauty & Fragrance Advisor / Etiket Montreal

The Base Face Milk by ILIA

It is so light yet so hydrating and a great primer before applying makeup. It gives the most dewy and glowy look!

Lip2Cheek in Modest by RMS Beauty

It is so easy to blend, gives the most natural flush and is the perfect addition to an everyday makeup look!

Spiritualized Dry Shampoo by R+CO

I have never seen a product like this that refreshes hair without the heavy powdery feeling from usual dry shampoos. It adds volume and dimension back into my hair!

Casamorati Dama Bianca EDP by Xerjoff +
Molecule 01 + Black Tea EDT by Escentric Molecules

I have been loving Xerjoff’s Casamorati Dama Bianca layered with Escentric Molecules’ Molecule 01 + Black Tea. It has the perfect combination of sweet and fresh and is a recommendation I got from Emma, our fragrance specialist, to layer them! So gorgeous.


PAULE
Aesthetician / Etiket Montreal

Super Anti-Aging Face Cream by Dr. Barbara Sturm

This absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves the skin looking fresh, youthful and radiant.

Cream Stay Eye Shadow Stick in Keepsake by Glo Skin Beauty

This cool-toned bronze with a metallic finish looks stunning as an all-over lid colour.

Intensive Hair Oil by Sachajuan

This nourishing oil repairs while adding shine. My hair absorbs it weightlessly without leaving residue.

Baccarat Rouge 540 EDP by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

A cult classic, I can vouch for its lovely, lingering scent that will get you compliments.


GENEVIÈVE
Customer Experience Coordinator / Etiket Headquarters, Montreal

Gut Glow by Bend Beauty

Without going into details, when the digestive tract is healthy, the skin glows!

Lip Karma in Chai by Sahajan + Le Fard Blush in Framboise by Wonderblush

This Lip Karma keeps my lips hydrated and the taste is delectable, like my fave drink! I have also been loving Le Fard Blush, specifically in the shade Framboise by Wonderblush. It is long-lasting, and a little goes a long way.

Cool Wind Perfect Air-Dry Crème by R+CO

This styling creme has a lightweight texture and feel, perfect for my fine hair. No blow-drying needed!

Au Chalet Candle by Etiket

I love lighting this candle after work. It feels so cozy and relaxing.


ANNE MARIE
Boutique & Spa Director / Etiket Toronto

GrenzCine Serum by Vivier

This has been a game-changer in my routine! It has added so much plumpness to my skin and helped heal residual effects from a recent bout of atopic dermatitis.

Limitless Lash Mascara by ILIA

Most mascaras make my eyes water or they do not lengthen and volumize my very sparse lashes. This mascara has fixed all of that and the wand gets every lash.

I Don’t Know What by D.S. & Durga

Fun name and a conversation starter. Warm but not heavy, fresh but not zesty, and I get so many compliments on it.


KARINE
Marketing Director / Etiket Headquarters, Montreal

The Rich Cream by Augustinus Bader

This is the cream I’ve been reaching for this winter. It keeps my skin soothed and moisturized, without leaving it oily.

Total Eye 3-in-1 Renewal Care

This product acts as a skincare product and as a corrector for both the complexion and dark circles. A tiny amount is enough to neutralize the colour of dark circles and facial imperfections.

Biorepair Scalp & Hair Therapy Kit by Colorproof

When I was first introduced to Colorproof’s Biorepair collection, I was rather skeptical. After several months of use, I’m convinced of its effectiveness. The 3 products (and the brush) work in synergy to establish a healthy scalp and follicles, revealing thicker, fuller hair overtime.


ÉDOUARD
Beauty & Fragrance Advisor / Etiket Montreal

Derma-V by Vivier

The perfect soothing night cream to recover from retinol and acids during winter time, and it also prevents flaky dry skin! 

Le Hâle Bronzing Powder | Soleil by Wonderblush

It creates the perfect faux sunkissed look without the skin damage… always wear your SPF!

The Leave-In Hair Treatment by Augustinus Bader

It repairs and tames frizziness for a smooth look! 

Molecule 01 + Guaiac Wood EDT & Molecule 01 + Patchouli EDT by Escentric Molecules

I’ve been receiving so many compliments from this mix! Getting stopped everywhere for compliments. The perfect duo to make an impression on your Valentine!

Fragrance

Sexiest Fragrances

We picked some of our sexiest fragrances, separated by classically masculine, feminine or unisex, that we think would fit each mode of seduction.

There are many paths to seduction – and sometimes, less is more. Other times, more is more. It all depends on whether you like to make a splash, share a wink, or let them come to you. 

We picked some of our sexiest fragrances, separated by classically masculine, feminine or unisex, that we think would fit each mode of seduction. Pick your style and read on.

3 Sexiest Feminine Fragrances

Effortless: Dear Polly

Transparent black tea and amber.
Deline la Rosée - PARUMS DE MARLY
Flirty: Delina La Rosée

Fresh orchard fruit and transparent flowers. 
Come hither: Arabesque

Electric resins and ravishing rose.

3 Sexiest Masculine Fragrances

Subliminal energy: Molecule 01 + Guaiac Wood

A second skin of whisky barrel wood.
Getting noticed: Arborist

A lumberjack in an enchanted forest. 
Up for a good time: Ege

A blast of gold-plated maritime freshness.

3 Sexiest Unisex Fragrances

A touch of magic: Peau

A mysterious dance of molecular musk.
Come hither: Plum in Cognac

A cuddle of sweetness and spice.
Total eclipse of the heart: Night Flower

Spellbindingly smooth suede and tonka bean.
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12 Years of Etiket

We are grateful to everyone that has helped to make Etiket what it is today.

It was exactly 12 years ago today that Etiket opened its doors on Sherbrooke Street in Montreal. We are grateful to everyone that has helped to make Etiket what it is today.

We are very excited about what the next year will bring, including the opening of our Etiket boutique and spa in Toronto!

To all our loyal clients and friends, every day we remember what a privilege it is to be part of your life. We thank you.

Etiket. Apply Daily.

OUR TEAM’S MUST-HAVES

We asked our team members to reveal their 12 favourite products: the ones they always use up and restock, or the ones that follow them wherever they go. Discover what some of them shared below!

Shop the Etiket Team Favourites here.

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10 Powerhouse Fragrances for Winter Weather

Ten fragrances we love, each more smoldering, simmering, sizzling and scintillating than the last.

Winter may be dark, but the gloom has its upsides. The crisp chill in the air is the perfect (and sometimes only) backdrop for the richest, boldest fragrances one dares to wear. Smoky tones cut beautifully through the cold while remaining balanced on the skin. Sweet notes feel cuddly and luscious, and rarely overwhelming. If the weather demands a warm outfit, we think it can also demand a warm perfume. 

We came up with a list of ten fragrances we love, each more smoldering, simmering, sizzling and scintillating than the last. Each are powerhouses of scent, which should project uncompromising visions of texture and shadow, hour after hour into the night. 

Browse our selection below, or grab our Winter Powerhouses Sample Pack to take an intrepid voyage through them all.

Arquiste – Anima Dulcis
Unctuous, velvety Mayan-spiced hot chocolate in a bottle. 
Amouage – Reflection 45
Rich herbal woods, refined and gleaming like liquid silver silk. 
Hiram Green – Arbolé
A thick pillow of all-natural sandalwood, vanilla and tonka bean.  
Imaginary Authors – The Cobra & The Canary
A sexy sizzle of leather, tobacco, and steaming asphalt.  
INITIO Parfums Privés – Psychedelic Love 
Rose & resins drenched in narcotic sweetness and seduction. 
Nishane – Pachuli Kozha
A luscious spiced honey drizzle over polished golden patchouli. 
Parfum d’Empire – Aziyadé
Juicy, sensual fruit notes vibrate with unabashedly erotic spices and musk. 
Tauer – Incense Rosé
A mysterious voyage through frankincense shadows, wild rose and smoldering myrrh.
Thomas de Monaco – Fuego Futuro
A rustic, textured shamanic spell of smoked sage, hay, cedar and ash. 
Zoologist – Squid
A seaside ghost story of sea salt, otherworldly incense, and ambergris. 
Gift Giving

Favourite Fragrance Gifts for Every Room

Our curated list of scents perfect for any room in the house. 

It was Coco Chanel who once said: “no elegance is possible without perfume.” Of course, she was referring to the romance of wearing perfume on the skin, but we think the same is true of any room in your house. A home scent is the oft-overlooked finishing touch for any room, helping it accrue familiarity, comfort, freshness, and, yes, an invisible elegance. 

A home scent is also a way to gift fragrance without the tricky business of skin chemistry. Giving a perfume as a gift can sometimes require an intimate knowledge of the recipient, but a home scent can be enjoyed on its own, in the receiver’s own time and space. In short — a home scent is the perfect gift for any fragrance lover!

We’ve unpacked some favourites from Etiket’s extensive home fragrance selection, and curated a list of scents perfect for any room in the house. 

For the Study

In the quiet of a study or home office, we prefer rich, grounding, contemplative scents. Paul Smith’s Bookworm diffuser perfectly captures the indescribable comfort of a library filled with old books, as the fiery colour of its transparent glass vessel enhances warm, wooden shades in the room’s decor. 

Want to go bolder? Indulge in crackling firewood magically softened with vanilla bean in our own house-made Au Chalet candle, or fall down a literary rabbit hole with Imaginary Authors’ Cape Heartache candle, which imagines a rugged Pacific coastal forest filled with coniferous needles and brightened by tangles of wild strawberries. 

Coincidentally, the Strawberry candle by Malin + Goetz also plays up the botanical, green side of the familiar berry. Offering a lighter, but no less comforting, option for this room, it blends the garden-picked, barely-ripe fruit with sparkling pink pepper, fluffy orris root, and cozy musk. 

For the Kitchen

This room can often serve as a chaotic olfactory battleground, so we think any kitchen scent must either go with the flow or cut through the noise. Arquiste’s poetic Sobremesa candle uniquely captures an afternoon digestif around a table in Mexico City, with starched table linens, desert herbs like sage and rosemary, and the wood of the table itself; all scents perfectly at home in any kitchen. Similarly, the Pasta Water candle by D.S. & Durga began as a commission for an upscale Italian restaurant in New York City. One of our most unique gifts, it echoes the warm, salty-sweet glow of pasta steam, allowing it to complement, not contradict, the food. 

Other times, kitchens need to be freshened up after a meal. For a steady beam of scented sunlight, the Daydreamer diffuser by Paul Smith smells just as bright and joyful as it looks, diffusing kitchen-friendly notes of verbena and lavender. For maximum potency, a spritz of the Aramara room spray from Culti Milano electrifies the room with lifelike bitter orange. It also comes in a special edition orange coloured diffuser

For the Living Room

Here, we can get a little creative, and set the scene with colourful accents that add fun and style. Created for the St. Regis hotel group, Arquiste’s Caroline’s Four Hundred room spray has bottled a breathtaking bouquet of American beauty roses, piled high with various dewy blossoms for a Gilded Age Society gala. Far from old-fashioned, the scent is refreshingly botanical and unbelievably luxurious. 

For a more humble pleasure, Culti Milano’s Ficum Blu diffuser is a joyful kaleidoscope of juicy fig. Families with children will also love the playful Fraise & Rhubarbe candle from Montreal locals T. Lees, with its addictively jammy fragrance. 

Opting for the warmer side of botanicals, Paul Smith’s Botanist diffuser adds a sophisticated base note of real earthy vetiver to the room, along with a stylish colour story to boot. Even richer is the Bread in Chestnut candle by Scents of Wood — mingling the intoxicating aroma of toasted grains with creamy tonka and sandalwood. 

For those who take their interior design very seriously, Italian atelier Fornasetti offers museum-quality pieces that smell as refined as they look. We love the Peccato Originale collection, scented with mediterranean florals and rosewood, which feature a whimsical design reinterpreting the Garden of Eden. Available in a variety of sculptural shapes, including the iconic Se Poi candle, Fornasetti home scents blend form and function, becoming veritable art objects for the home. 

For the Bathroom

Clean and relaxing are the goals here. For an ambient scentscape of soothing Japanese green tea, Culti Milano’s Thé diffuser is the perfect everyday companion. And for an on-demand burst of seaside freshness, the Mareminerale room spray is a bold blast of cooling ocean mist. 

For a full-blown spa night, we created our own playfully titled Laisse-Moi Tranquille candle (“Leave Me Alone” in French). With fresh sage, citrus, and squeaky clean amber, it’s the perfect scent to help you tune out and recharge. 

Because bathrooms are often smaller spaces, we find smaller votive candles are the perfect size for this room. The Cannabis Votive candle by Malin + Goetz doesn’t smell like someone’s been sneaking a smoke — instead, it cleverly blends citrus, spices and green-earthy notes into a fresh botanical landscape. And for a bit more to choose from, the adorable Home Hooplas Votive Candle Trio set by Penhaligon’s contains three refined, intriguing fragrances in a gorgeous wooden chest. Inside, find miniature versions of the tropical floral Comoros Pearl and green-fruity Roanoke Ivy, both lovely touches for any bathroom.

For the Bedroom

Bedrooms are sanctified spaces that beg for refinement and comfort. But that doesn’t mean a bedroom scent has to be basic. Take the whimsical but deeply soothing No. 4 Candle by inventive French house Marc-Antoine Barrois. Imagining the favourite snack of their London boutique’s mascot — a large sculpture of a blue rabbit, à la Alice & Wonderland — it blends velvety carrot seed and lush lavender into a soothing hug of scent. And speaking of lavender, we love using the Wild Brooklyn Lavender Auto Scent by D.S. & Durga as a contemporary twist on the old-school lavender bud sachet. Tuck into a drawer to delicately scent fabric or linens. 

Maison Francis Kurkdjian candles make for sophisticated accents to any bedroom. Their Limoges ceramic vessels and seamless, sumptuous scents create an atmosphere of easy luxury. We love the intoxicating, smoky-sweet Oud Satin Mood candle as an opulent bedside indulgence, and their limited edition Rose des Neiges candle for the olfactory equivalent of sprinkling fresh rose petals on your pillow. 

If a bedroom scent needs a touch of sensuality, our house-made Mon Amour candle is a staff favourite. The fragrance is a dance of voluptuous gardenia and purring musk, with just a cheeky hint of spiced cherry. Just be sure you gift it to the right person. 

For the Holidays

There are those of us for whom the winter season demands maximum festive cheer, and whether we realize it or not, smell is a significant part of classic holiday memories. Luckily, we have a wide variety of candles offering the perfect, giftable dose of holiday scent. 

Two Montreal brands produce perfect renditions of the classic Christmas candle. The Rudolph candle from Ruby Brown comes emblazoned with a contemporary antler design, and T. Lees adds a fruity twist to their holiday candle Evergreen & Champagne

Other candles add additional layers of atmosphere, riffing on the Christmas tree tradition. Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Mon Beau Sapin is a beloved favourite, adding snowy sparkle and resinous depth to the winter wonderland. For the more irreverent of Christmas die-hards, the Portable Xmas Tree candle from D.S. & Durga adds a whole forest of evergreens and a dose of warming spice to the mix. Even more uniquely, the brand also offers a Chanukah in the Desert candle. Rustic notes of cypress and juniper float over glowing resins and spice, forming a unique alternative for holiday warmth, no matter how you celebrate. 

Gift Giving

Our 5 Favourite Fragrance Gift Sets

Discover our must-haves, fit for any budget or taste.

The world of niche fragrance continues to grow, and with it, a dizzying array of options, making gifting a bit of a challenge. That’s why we always suggest buying a set for the fragrance lovers on your list. The curated selections beg for exploration and ongoing discovery, while the variety contained within lowers the risk of a flop; it’s very likely something inside will be a new favourite!

With that in mind, here are some picks for our favourite fragrance gift sets, for any budget or taste. To explore our full selection, check out our Gift Guide here.  


Maison Francis Kurkdjian – 3, 2, 1, Noël! Scented Candle Trio

Many know Maison Francis Kurkdjian for their chic, luxurious fragrances, including the megahit Baccarat Rouge 540. But if you’ve never experienced their candles, you’re missing some of their best work. 

This set, packaged with the brand’s impeccable eye for design, features three votive candles in gorgeous French matte ceramic vessels. First, two unique winter florals, exclusively created for holiday 2023, add colour and joy to any room. The third rounds off the collection: Mon Beau Sapin, a much-loved favourite which returns every year by popular demand, is the most refined Christmas tree candle we’ve ever smelled.

D.S. & Durga – Roadtrip Hits

A highly unique set brimming with this Brooklyn brand’s eclectic troubadour spirit, this box offers five of the most unique car fragrances imaginable. 

Yes, we did say car fragrances! These cheeky throwback air-fresheners feature hip black-and-white graphics and warm, poetic scents with whimsical names like Concrete After Lightning and Portable Fireplace. While this set is the perfect gift for any hard-to-buy-for motorist, they can also be used in any small enclosed space, or even tucked into a drawer to delicately scent clothing or linens.

Penhaligon’s – Tiddly Whiffs Set

If you’ve ever visited London during the holiday season, you know the Brits have a magic touch with festive decoration. This set of samples from iconic English perfumery Penhaligon’s brings all that beauty home in a stocking-stuffer-friendly little box. Even the name brings a smile to our face!

We love Penhaligon’s fragrances for gifting because they’re approachable and versatile while still feeling playful and unexpected. This set features the brand’s bestsellers across all three of their collections, running the gamut from fresh to bold and floral to woody. We think there’s a scent inside for every taste imaginable. 

Creed – Holiday Coffret for Him

The ultimate in luxury, this beautiful coffret contains travel sized spray vials of three bestselling Creed fragrances. Among the scents featured are the global phenomenon Aventus and the seminal classic Green Irish Tweed. 

Creed’s reputation for bold, effortlessly fashionable fragrances has made the brand’s logo and timeless packaging a status symbol since its inception. While the three fragrances in this set were conceived as snapshots of opulent masculinity, we also think the beautiful citrus-and-green-tea-supernova Silver Mountain water would make for a perfect signature for any gender. 

Ormonde Jayne – Signature Discovery Set

One of our most beloved brands, the clean lines of Ormonde Jayne’s aesthetic conceal a wildly innovative spirit. Over the years, they’ve released some of the most groundbreaking scents in our collection. 

Warm notes of amber and balsam, edgy facets of novel ingredients like hemlock, and rare flowers like champaca and frangipani find new life within these timeless, unisex fragrances. They all seem to dance within the brand’s signature transparent structure, the brainchild of revolutionary Escentric Molecules perfumer Geza Schoen. Glittering on the skin, they demonstrate classical balance and abstract electricity, making this set an exciting olfactory adventure for newbies and connoisseurs alike. 
Gift Giving

The Etiket Gift Guide | 2023 Edition

Be the star of gifting season once again this year.

If you’re like us, you love to gift (and receive) thoughtful presents that spark joy. Well-thought-out gifts that almost feel like they’ve been tailor-made: a limited-edition box, a cream that only those “in the know” know about, or a niche perfume that hardly anyone (except you, of course) has heard of yet.

Be the star of gifting season once again this year. Everyone at your holiday gatherings will secretly wish that you’ve picked out their name for the annual gift exchange. Because you know how to surprise. You know how to make someone feel unique and special. You have tastes everyone envies. You know how to find the best of the best. And you know how to be inspired by the best gift guides.

DISCOVER OUR GIFT GUIDE


HOLIDAY FAVOURITES

Holiday Gift Sets
 
Curated boxes and sets are often the most popular choice, both for the gifter and the recipient.

STOCKING STUFFERS

Little Gifts That Spark Joy

In the stocking that we’re always so eager to get started on, we like to slip in small-sized presents that will surprise in a big way.

BEAUTY GIFTS

Beauty Gifts Guaranteed To Please

These gift ideas are sure to please all the beauty aficionados on your list.

FRAGRANCE GIFTS

Fragrant Delights

Whether you’re looking for a sure thing to give to a perfume virgin or the most discerning connoisseur, you’re sure to find something that will surprise and delight.

GIFTS FOR THE HOME

A Touch of Elegance for the Home

Gifts for the home are always a hit… as long as they’re selected with taste and great care. Good news, we’ve done all the hard work for you!

WELLNESS GIFTS

Gifts To Make You Feel Good

What could be more rewarding than giving the gift of well-being? A thoughtful present that will improve your recipient’s daily life by introducing new routines and rituals.

MOST LUXURIOUS GIFTS

The Gift of Luxury

Get it right with exclusive and luxurious gifts to satisfy and surprise the person who has everything and loves trying out brands and products that stand out.

FOR HER

Gifts for Her
 
Surprise her with the magic of the season through carefully chosen gifts that reflect her elegance and charm.

FOR HIM

Gifts for Him

This holiday season, indulge him with a gift from our hand-selected list that removes all the guesswork.

FOR HOSTS

Gifts for the Host

 For those graciously welcoming you into their home… look no further with these candles, hand soaps and more!

FOR TEENS

Gifts for Teens

Discover the perfect holiday gifts that will delight and surprise the teens in your life.

UNDER $25

Gifts for $25 or Less

Perfect for stocking stuffers or gift exchanges.

Under $50

Gifts for $50 or Less

Thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list.

Under $75

Gifts for $75 or Less

Discover unique and well-vetted gifts.

Under $100

Gifts for $100 or Less

Treat the ones you love with these wonderful gifts!
Fragrance

The Empire of the Senses: Meeting Marc-Antoine

A photo of fragrant Inula graveolens flowers, which grow wild in the perfumer’s native Corsica. An in-house extraction of the plant forms the basis of the Parfum d’Empire fragrance Mal-Aimé.

The library of fragrance ingredients in perfumer Marc-Antoine Corticchiato’s studio.

Since late July, the unique fragrance of Parfum d’Empire, a brand founded in 2002, has been wafting through the Canadian air, now exclusively available at Etiket. Renowned for its captivating perfumes and rich olfactory heritage, this journey goes beyond mere commerce; it’s an encounter with a world of fragrances that transcend borders. I had the exceptional opportunity to explore this realm by meeting the talented founder and perfumer, Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, along with his wonderful team, during a visit to their Paris laboratory in September. This olfactory experience unveiled the secrets behind the creation of each perfume and the deep commitment of this passionate team to the art of perfumery.

The scented concentrates of Parfum d’Empire fragrances age in round-bottom flasks. This process allows the many ingredients in the formula to merge with each other, polishing the edges of the fragrance before it’s mixed with alcohol.

Delving into this captivating olfactory journey reveals the essence of Parfum d’Empire and its connection to Marc-Antoine’s childhood in Morocco and Corsica, offering a sensory voyage that awakens the senses and imagination. Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, with a background in chemistry, has always been captivated by the mysteries of plants and their fragrances, which led him to the world of perfumery. He primarily seeks the quality of natural scents to breathe life into his perfumes, emphasizing the art of personal storytelling. Each fragrance becomes an opportunity to convey a personal narrative, to evoke an emotion or a unique experience, creating unique sensory tales that explore the realm of memories and emotions through scents.

A scientific scale is an essential tool for formulating fragrances. It’s used to measure quantities of raw materials down to the drop. 

If Marc-Antoine Corticchiato hadn’t been drawn into the intoxicating world of perfumery, he would likely have pursued his second great passion: horsemanship. Far from being just another interest, horse riding represents for him a profound emotional and sensory connection with nature, animals, and childhood memories. This passion inspired him to create perfumes capable of capturing the essence of his equestrian experiences. I conclude by expressing my deep gratitude to the Etiket team for making this experience possible and to the entire Parfum d’Empire team for their warm and generous welcome.

Emmanuelle Bénard
Fragrance Specialist at Etiket

Fragrance

The Scents of Autumn, Past and Future

Our favourite fragrance season is here!

Autumn is a world caught between two extremes. It balances the instinct to hunker down with the impulse to explore the outside world as it transforms before our eyes. We suggest doing both, and to wrap yourself in a scent that can adapt accordingly.

This year’s fall fragrance picks are also caught between the past and the future. Some recall the glamour and ecstasy of bygone eras, while others imagine a future where the comfort and adventure of fall are fragmented, as if into pixels, and imagined anew.

Read on to discover 10 fragrances for fall — five pulled from the past, and five built for the future. Or scroll down, grab the sample pack, and try them all for yourself. 

Autumn Past: Ravishing Signatures and Ancient Alchemies.

L’OR DE LOUIS
Arquiste

Bonfires warming the orangery at Versailles. 
TOLU
Ormonde Jayne

A supermodel-era glow of sepia florals and resins. 
NIGHT FLOWER
ERIS Parfums

A sumptuous update of showstopping musks like Shalimar. 
GOLESTAN
Tauer

Hallucinating spice and floral colour in a Persian palace garden. 

MISSISSIPPI MEDICINE
D.S. & Durga

An ecstatic fire ritual with American tree tar. 

Autumn Future: Dynamic Contrasts and Electrifying Depth.

MOLECULE 01 + GUAIAC WOOD
Escentric Molecules

A minimalist glow of whisky and wood.
FANTOSMIA
Jorum Studio

Cinematic textures of transparent tobacco. 
GANYMEDE EXTRAIT
Marc-Antoine Barrois

An intense, galactic explosion of minerals and leather.
UNE AMOURETTE 
Etat Libre d’Orange

An industrial love story of flowers and musk. 
SEARCH
Amouage

A surreal dream of citrus and smoke. 

The Sample Pack: Try Them All!

AUTUMN PAST AND FUTURE SAMPLE PACK
Etiket

Includes 0.7ml wand-applicator samples of our 10 picks for fall: L’Or de Louis, Tolu, Night Flower, Golestan, Mississippi Medicine, Molecule 01 + Guaiac Wood, Fantosmia, Ganymede Extrait, Une Amourette and Search.
Fragrance

Travelling with Perfume

We think that travel fragrances need to possess two important aspects... Three of our brands happen to do both exceptionally well.

No matter where you’re travelling, it can be hard not to feel a bit adrift. Spraying on a fragrance can help center yourself, and add an invisible festive flourish to help make your time away feel that much more special. 

We think that travel fragrances need to possess two important aspects — balanced, versatile formulas and convenient packaging. Three of our brands happen to do both exceptionally well.

Gallivant

Gallivant fragrances are not only inspired by travel but are the perfect travel companion. They’re breezy, energetic and gorgeously polished while being relaxed enough not to totally dominate the vacation. Their entire collection is available in 30 ml bottles, and they even produce a fun discovery set of 2 ml samples (suitably called “The Nomad”). 

We recommend: 

NAPLES EDP
Gallivant
Poetic sea spray and church incense for a holiday by the sea.
BERLIN EDP
Gallivant
Super cool black tea and pink pepper for urban exploration.

Escentric Molecules 

These all-purpose compliment factories can adapt to any skin and situation. Their ultra-minimalist formulas make them feel less like perfumes and more like spraying on an extra layer of yourself; perfect for feeling comfortable in new environments. The best part? Their 30 ml travel sizes come in chic, futuristic metal cases for ultimate luggage peace of mind. 

We recommend: 

MOLECULE 05 EDT30 ML ALLOY CASE
Escentric Molecules
Soothing velvety cashmeran for a pampered getaway. 
MOLECULE 03 EDT30 ML ALLOY CASE
Escentric Molecules
Energizing green vetiver for a scenic hiking trip.

Arquiste

Arquiste makes fragrances that transport you across time and space. Their luxurious compositions are so evocative it seems you could walk right inside them and explore. However, they remain balanced and wearable, with a light touch of old-school elegance, and their bestselling scents are available in ultra-portable travel vials. 

We recommend: 

SYDNEY ROCK POOL EDP – TRAVEL SIZE 7.5 ML
Arquiste
Coconut and driftwood for lounging poolside (or oceanside). 
NANBAN EDP – TRAVEL SIZE 7.5 ML
Arquiste
Coffee, resins and sophisticated spices for a cultural excursion. 

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