From Luxe Perfume Shop Pop-Ups to Temporary Scent Galleries

By: Jana Pijak - Jul 15, 2016
These fragrance-themed retail innovations range from luxe perfume shop pop-ups to scent stores that double as an immersive gallery space. Synonymous with self-expression, fragrances defy one's sense of style and are known to change their properties when worn by different people.

While the luxury fragrance market was synonymous with traditional department stores or flagship boutiques in the past, it is now embracing more experiential methods of promotion in an attempt to appeal to a younger demographic. A great example of this shift is Habitat, a French company that opened Habitat Pure, its Parisian scent bar. The space allows visitors to sample its vast scent range before committing to a purchase. In addition to perfumes, the scent bar also carries candles, home sprays and essential oils that are available in four signature fragrances -- designed to fit all of one's lifestyle needs.

Those seeking quality on a budget are also gaining access to personalized scents with the help of mass retailers like Victoria's Secret whose in-store Fantasies Fragrance Studios offer customizable scents that don't break the bank.