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Some folks make an impression with a firm handshake, some wow with what they wear, others prefer to make a statement with perfume. Whether you're a fragrance fiend who prefers a star-inspired scent or an exotic avant-garde aroma, concoction collectors have an array of olfactory options for updating their personal perfumery this fall.

Below, see LA's top perfume and fragrance boutiques, from department stores offering every big name-labeled bottle to specialty shops that'll help you craft your own signature scent.


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1. Barneys New York, Beverly Hills

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9570 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 276-4400
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There's a reason this luxury mainstay is on our essential beauty list. Stocked with every scent from all the high-end designer brands, Barneys is the place to go for pricey perfumes and more. [Photo: Barneys]

2. Bismillah Imports

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1170 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106
At this crowd-pleasing perfumery alternative, owner S.M. Farasat Ulcah will help you craft a personalized essential oil concoction from an array of exotic options. The Pasadena boutique also offers matching handmade moisturizers and natural skincare remedies. [Photo via]

3. Diptyque

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202 North Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004
The famed French fragrance makers have finally landed a standalone LA boutique, which offers the perfumer's iconic eau de toilettes, eau de parfums, fragrances and body care products on cozy Larchmont Blvd. [Photo: Diptyque]

4. Le Labo

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8385 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Their vials and bottles can be pricey, but with good reason. Le Labo's make-it-your-way perfume bar lets you create your own concoction using a top-notch array of fancy, fresh-smelling ingredients. [Photo via]

5. The Sage Lifestyle

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128 1/2 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 496-3535
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In addition to creating custom jewelry inspired by the wearer's essence, celeb-faved designer Sage Machado also crafts personalized essential oils—all inspired by and named after gemstones—at her newly-reopened boho boutique. [Photo: The Sage Lifestyle]

6. Opening Ceremony

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451 N LA Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 652-1120
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If you're looking to match your cult-fave clothing with an equally cult-cool scent, head to Opening Ceremony. They stock scents from labels like Comme des Garçons, Nova, and Gendarme cologne, to name a few. [Photo via]

7. Santa Maria Novella

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8411 Melrose Pl
West Hollywood, CA 90069
One of five of the the legendary Italian apothecary house's Stateside locations, the Melrose Place boutique stocks the Florence-based farmacia's full line of body care products, candles, and colognes, plus items from LAFCO, Eau d'Italie, and Lorenzo Villoresi. [Photo via]

8. Scent Bar

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7405 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
This small boutique's stellar selection of indie perfumers and cult fave scent makers more than make up for its lack of square footage. [Photo: Scent Bar]

9. Strange Invisible Perfumes

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1138 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 314-1505
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Founded by perfume "poet" Alexandra Balahoutis, the Abbot Kinney botanical scent shop is known for its avant-garde fragrances, like its Zodiac-inspired range or its exotic eaux de parfum inspired by Shakespeare, New Orleans, ancient Greece and more. [Photo: Strange Invisible]

1. Barneys New York, Beverly Hills

9570 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
There's a reason this luxury mainstay is on our essential beauty list. Stocked with every scent from all the high-end designer brands, Barneys is the place to go for pricey perfumes and more. [Photo: Barneys]
9570 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

2. Bismillah Imports

1170 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91106
At this crowd-pleasing perfumery alternative, owner S.M. Farasat Ulcah will help you craft a personalized essential oil concoction from an array of exotic options. The Pasadena boutique also offers matching handmade moisturizers and natural skincare remedies. [Photo via]
1170 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106

3. Diptyque

202 North Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90004
The famed French fragrance makers have finally landed a standalone LA boutique, which offers the perfumer's iconic eau de toilettes, eau de parfums, fragrances and body care products on cozy Larchmont Blvd. [Photo: Diptyque]
202 North Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004

4. Le Labo

8385 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Their vials and bottles can be pricey, but with good reason. Le Labo's make-it-your-way perfume bar lets you create your own concoction using a top-notch array of fancy, fresh-smelling ingredients. [Photo via]
8385 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

5. The Sage Lifestyle

128 1/2 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
In addition to creating custom jewelry inspired by the wearer's essence, celeb-faved designer Sage Machado also crafts personalized essential oils—all inspired by and named after gemstones—at her newly-reopened boho boutique. [Photo: The Sage Lifestyle]
128 1/2 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

6. Opening Ceremony

451 N LA Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
If you're looking to match your cult-fave clothing with an equally cult-cool scent, head to Opening Ceremony. They stock scents from labels like Comme des Garçons, Nova, and Gendarme cologne, to name a few. [Photo via]
451 N LA Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048

7. Santa Maria Novella

8411 Melrose Pl, West Hollywood, CA 90069
One of five of the the legendary Italian apothecary house's Stateside locations, the Melrose Place boutique stocks the Florence-based farmacia's full line of body care products, candles, and colognes, plus items from LAFCO, Eau d'Italie, and Lorenzo Villoresi. [Photo via]
8411 Melrose Pl
West Hollywood, CA 90069

8. Scent Bar

7405 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
This small boutique's stellar selection of indie perfumers and cult fave scent makers more than make up for its lack of square footage. [Photo: Scent Bar]
7405 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

9. Strange Invisible Perfumes

1138 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Founded by perfume "poet" Alexandra Balahoutis, the Abbot Kinney botanical scent shop is known for its avant-garde fragrances, like its Zodiac-inspired range or its exotic eaux de parfum inspired by Shakespeare, New Orleans, ancient Greece and more. [Photo: Strange Invisible]
1138 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291