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The 8 Best Filipino Fragrance Brands to Know Right Now

From sophisticated niche-style scents to more easy, everyday use fragrances.
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When we think of fragrances, we often think of a fancy department store's selection of brands. Of course, these include luxury fashion houses and multi-national perfume houses. But, outside of these exclusive selections, the Philippines has its own homegrown fragrance brands.

Lucky for you, we've searched high and low for the best local perfume brands. From sophisticated niche-style scents to more easy, everyday use fragrances, these Filipino fragrance brands have exactly what you're looking for.

Scroll through below to know the best Filipino fragrance brands. Check it out.

The Everyday

Pouf! by The Everyday is the brainchild of actress Toni Gonzaga and entrepreneur Winnie Wong. The fragrance line currently has three bottles that each cost P395. There's Rise, a citrus and fruit concoction; Bloom, a floral scent; Dusk, an oriental mix with woody notes.

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Lumiere Organiceutical

Lumiere Organiceuticals was established in 2012 as a skincare company. The brand's vegan, cruelty-free products are formulated in Australia, and it focuses on high performance bioactive and organic ingredients. Since launching, Lumiere has expanded from skincare to body care, baby care, oils, and scents.

Right now, Lumiere has two fragrances: Eclat de Lumiere and Sel du Soleil. Both are organic and unisex fragrances. Our pick, however, has to be Sel du Soleil—an intoxicating blend of sandalwood, vanilla, and sea salt.

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Natalya Lagdameo

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Jewelry designer Natalya Lagdameo's eponymous fragrance line isn't one that you'll find just anywhere. It's a limited edition release that usually comes out in Filipino artisan fairs like ArteFino, MaArte, and the like. So, when you do come across it, make sure you grab a bottle to get the most unique scents. Lagdameo's last releases were a moss-based scent called Absolem and Tala which was based on the kamuning tree.

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Radioactive Mushrooms in the Forest

Another organic and cruelty-free fragrance brand is Radioactive Mushrooms in the Forest. Created by tattoo artist, illustrator, and graphic designer Wiji Lacsamana, the brand offers limited hand-crafted fragrances in eye-catching colors. Each bottle is made seasonally, and only in small batches. You really can't get any more niche than that.

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Scentsmith

Out of all the brands on this list, Scentsmith has become the most well-known. The brand made a splash as it opened a boutique in Greenbelt, and it's come to be known for personalization, as well as for natural, non-toxic ingredients. Our top picks include Pink Pepper Leather, Ambrette Sea Salt, and Lavender Nectarine.

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Simoy ng Haraya

It doesn't get more homegrown than Simoy ng Haraya. From the production process down to the names of each scent, the brand uses inspiration from everything local. Not to mention, each bottle features a traditional Filipino poem as an Easter egg.

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Sparrow

Sparrow is inspired by all things handcrafted and rustic. And, it all shows on the very fragrances they sell. Try out Sparrow's co-branded cologne with Eight Wolves, a masculine scent that uses woody and herbal notes. Aside from personal scents, Sparrow also makes home fragrances, yoga mat sprays, diffuser oils, and reed diffusers.

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Whiff

Mishy Co established Whiff after a trip to Grasse, France—a town with a long-established perfume industry. Using techniques she picked up from the town mixed with signature Filipino details, Whiff has grown into a bonafide local fragrance house. The brand's signature are light and easy scents with fruity and floral notes.

SHOP WHIFF

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