Scentrique is Vancouver’s only independent artistic perfumery and a destination for those who love fragrance or looking to stand out and express themselves through scent.
Wherever you are in your fragrance journey and whatever your budget is, Scentrique will have something for you with hundreds of fragrances, candles, home scents and scented body care from all over the world.
Since its inception in 2019, Scentrique has proven itself as the go-to place for niche perfumes and perfume samples in Western Canada, so it was only a matter of time before it would have to open a brick-and-mortar location.
“While we loved serving our customers remotely and providing them with an opportunity to test niche fragrances at the comfort of their own home, many of our local clients kept asking for a physical space where they could visit and enjoy in-person sampling experience,” says Irina Novak-Calki, co-founder of Scentrique. “Opening a brick-and-mortar store was always our goal, however COVID-19 pandemic has delayed our plans. We were excited to finally open our doors to the public back in September of 2020 and bring a piece of Europe to downtown Vancouver, and a good-smelling one!”
Niche perfume is a relatively new concept for Canadians. A niche perfume is the opposite of a mass-produced designer or celebrity fragrance. It’s a form of art, inspired by emotions, memories or culture. Often hand-crafted and made with rare, quality and hard to find ingredients and therefore exclusive. Niche fragrances are produced on a much smaller scale, often by the perfumer themselves in a private lab. “At Scentrique, our mission is to introduce Canadians to niche fragrances from all over the world and educate our customers and the public about different niche perfume houses, ingredients used in perfumes, production process, and other things related to perfumery,” says Novak-Calki. Scentrique hosts educational and social events both online and in-person (when restrictions are lifted), and frequently publishes content on its blog and social media for anyone who is interested in scents and perfumery.
Scentrique is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver at 466 Granville Street (inside the Rogers Building) and is open 7 days a week. If you are looking for a gift for someone special or to treat yourself, they are here for you!