Perfume Notes About Tokyo

Monday, February 27th 2023

There are several notable places to shop for perfume in Tokyo. Here are a few:

  1. Isetan Shinjuku: This is a large department store that features many luxury perfume brands, including Chanel, Dior, and Guerlain. The store also has a special fragrance section called "Scent Bar" that offers a wide range of niche fragrances.

  2. Takashimaya Nihombashi: This department store has a dedicated perfume section that features many popular and luxury fragrance brands. It also offers a personalized fragrance consultation service.

  3. Ainz & Tulpe: This beauty and cosmetics store has several locations throughout Tokyo and features a large selection of fragrance brands, including Japanese niche fragrances.

  4. Parfums Nicholai Tokyo: This is a boutique perfume store that specializes in niche fragrances. It offers a selection of fragrances from the French perfume house Parfums de Nicolaï.

Fun facts:

  • In Japan, it is customary to remove your shoes before entering a home, and the same etiquette applies when entering a fragrance shop.
  • Japanese perfume brands often draw inspiration from nature and traditional Japanese culture.
  • The Japanese fragrance market is the second-largest in the world, after the United States.
  • The word for "fragrance" in Japanese is "kaori," and the word for "perfume" is "kōsui."