I have been obsessing with perfumes lately, and also with the Kpop group Seventeen. So I was thrilled to learn that I am wearing the same perfume as some of them. I know it sounds crazy but if you’re a fangirl, you know the feeling of having something in common with the members of your favorite kpop group. So below are the perfumes worn by Seventeen members and where to buy them in the Philippines, including decants and 2ml samples. Heads up, this list doesn’t include Hoshi, Jun, Woozi, and Seungkwan because I couldn’t find any info about their perfumes.
Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay – It has a burst of deep, tart blackberry juice, blending with the freshness of just-gathered bay and brambly woods. Vibrant and verdant. This is available in Rustans and you can buy a 2ml sample here. This is also available in Nordstrom for $80.
Hermes H24 – This has an enveloping sage, an electrifying narcissus, an invigorating rosewood, and a warm, metallic note of sclarene. A lively, sensual, and bright perfume. Available in Rustans and you can buy a 2ml sample here. Also available in Nordstrom for $149.
Creed Aventus – This is a Sensual, audacious, contemporary scent, Contains notes of black currant, pineapple, patchouli, jasmine, musk, and ambergris. Available in Rustans, and you can buy a 2ml sample here. Also available in Nordstrom for $495.
Tom Ford Bitter Peach – Before Wonwoo revealed this is his perfume, I already tried this in Sephora when I was in Singapore. This was one of the perfumes I really wanted to try but ended up not buying. It doesn’t smell bad, it’s just not my type of scent. If I remember correctly it is fruity and floral but in my head, it’s like a fermented peach, it’s sweet but quite sour. You can buy this on Tom Ford Beauty’s official page in Lazada in a full bottle and 10ml atomizer. But you can buy a 2ml sample here. This is also available in Sephora US for $390 and Harrods for UKD280.
Blue de Chanel – A citrus woody fragrance for men. Deep, fresh, intense, vibrant, sensual & seductive. Top notes of the citrus accord, vetiver & pink pepper. Heart notes of grapefruit, dry cedar tones & labdanum. Base notes of frankincense, ginger & sandalwood. You can buy this in Zalora and a decant is available here. Also available in Walmart for $210.
Lola James Harper #9 The Comic Store of George – This one is a room spray that Joshua uses as perfume. It’s actually him who introduced me to Lola James Harper after I watched his Vogue interview with Vernon. But I haven’t tried this exact scent yet, I ended up getting the #11 The Coffee Shop of JP, but according to their website #9 smells like a wood floor, the vintage books & magazines. I know it may not sound so nice but I have a perfume which is Byredo 1996 that smells like vintage books and magazines and I love it. You can buy Joshua’s room spray on Lola James Harper website, they ship internationally including the Philippines.
Jo Malone Orange Blossom – A citrus floral fragrance. Sharp, fresh, uplifting & soothing. Top notes of cedrat, green notes & clementine leaf. Heart notes of orange blossom & water lily. Base notes of orange blossom & lilac. Fun Fact: Jimin of BTS also used this cologne. Available in Zalora and you can buy the 2ml sample here. Available in Nordstrom for $80.
Ormaie 28° Eau de Parfum – Jeongham revealed this is the perfume he’s currently wearing in his recent GQ Korea interview, which is a gift. According to Ormaie’s website, 28 ° is a solar note reminiscent of a summer walk. White flowers, monoi, and shea butter, like a heatwave, the scent of holidays. I saw that this is available in SSENSE but locally, I haven’t found a reseller yet. But try messaging Les Senteurs PH, a perfume collector/shopper. Also available in Harvey Nichols for UKD225.
Side Note: Wonwoo is my bias but I think Mingyu and I have the same taste in perfume.
Le Labo Santal 33 – I own this perfume before I even know Mingyu uses this because this perfume has a cult following but some may argue this is overhyped. But honestly, it is an acquired taste. For me, the leather and woody notes are quite strong, and it’s a bit spicy but the dry down is a bit powdery. Overall, this is not the perfume I often wear. I almost forgot I own one! Le Labo doesn’t have an official retailer in the Philippines yet, but you can preorder this from Les Senteurs PH, a perfume collecter/shopper, and you can buy a decant from Vial. You can also buy a decant here. This is also available in Cult Beauty for UKD216 (they ship internationally) and in Nordstrom for $97.
Diptyque Philosykos – Another perfume that is also in my collection. It smells like fig leaf (the most potent smell for me), a bit woody, and coconut. It comes in 2 versions: Eau De Toilette and Eau De Parfum. Besides the longevity, the only difference between the two versions is the EDP smells more creamy coconut. Fun Fact: Jin of BTS also uses this perfume. You can buy it in Rustans and a decant is available here. Also available in Nordstrom for $220.
Santa Maria Novella Melograno – I just bought this one and I love it, a very unisex perfume. It smells like pomegranate at first spray and dries down to a soapy-powdery scent like you just had a shower. I even spray this to myself before sleeping and I wake up smelling good. According to the Santa Maria Novella website, Melograno is a fragrance of pomegranate tartness on a powdery background. I pre-ordered my bottle of this from Les Senteurs PH. Also available in Saks Fifth Avenue for $150.
Just a heads up, Minghao loves floral scents! It’s so obvious with his collection.
Diptyque L’Ombre Dans L’eau – I have this perfume in my collection too. I bought this immediately after smelling the Diptyque Baies candle. I Googled if they have a perfume counterpart of that cult fave candle and a lot of people recommended this perfume, It’s true, they do smell alike. For me, the berries note is very prominent with a hint of rose. This is available in Rustans and you can buy the 2ml sample here. Also available in Nordstrom for $220.
Diptyque Baies Room Spray – Minghao obviously likes the scent of blackcurrant berries and roses because he also owns this room spray which has the same scent as the perfume above. This is also available in Rustans. Also available in Nordstrom for $72.
Lola James Harper #7 The Rainy Days in the Lake District Room Spray – Either Minghao also uses room spray as a perfume like Joshua or he really likes his room to smell good. This room spray has notes of Myrrh, Labdanum, and Ylang. You can buy this directly from the Lola James Harper website and they ship internationally.
Jo Malone Cypress & Grapevine – This cologne has a fresh, aromatic scent, powered with woody notes of trailing grapevines. Depths of amber ground this verdant scene in intensity and sensuality, for a bold and compelling effect. This is part of Jo Malone’s intense cologne line so it’s a bit more pricey. You can buy this in Rustans and you can buy a decant here. Also available in Nordstrom for $220.
Le Labo Gaiac 10 – This perfume is only available to purchase in Tokyo, Japan. But a lot of people say that it smells good. It’s a woody fragrance for men and women. I honestly don’t know where you can buy this locally, but it doesn’t hurt to inquire from Les Senteurs PH. But you can buy a decant here to know.
Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir – This one is often sold out so I haven’t tried it yet. According to Jo Malone’s website, it has daring sensuality, encapsulated in scent. Ruby-rich juices of exotic pomegranate spiked with pink pepper and Casablanca lily. Warmed by temptingly-smoky guaiac wood and patchouli. You buy Jo Malone from their official Lazada page, but you can also buy a 2ml sample here. Also available in Nordstrom for $155.
Gucci Bloom – This perfume is created to unfold like its name, capturing the rich scent of a thriving garden filled with an abundance of flowers. Tuberose and jasmine combine with Rangoon Creeper—a unique flower discovered in South India that is being used for the first time in perfumery to create a rich fragrance that transports the wearer to an imaginary garden. This is available in Zalora, Rustans and you can 5ml mini bottle here or a 2ml sample here. Also available in Nordstrom for $133.
Dior Sauvage – An aromatic Fougere fragrance for modern men. Classy, crisp, spicy, clean, warm & uplifting. Top notes of Sichuan pepper & Calabrian bergamot. Heart notes of geranium, lavender, elemi, pink pepper, vetiver & patchouli. Base notes of cedar, labdanum & ambroxan. Recommended for spring or summer wear. This is available in Zalora, and you can buy a decant here. Also available in Nordstrom for $70.
Diptyque Vetyverio – A citrus floral woody fragrance for men & women. Light, crisp, clean, greenish & uplifting. Top notes of mandarin, grapefruit, lemon & bergamot. Heart notes of ylang-ylang, rose, geranium, carrot seed, nutmeg & clove. Base notes of dry cedar, vetiver & musk. Recommended for spring or summer wear. You can buy this from Zalora, and the 2ml sample is available here. Also available in Nordstrom for $175.
Byredo Bal D’Afrique – This is one of my favorite perfumes. I even have this in different variants and the one I often use when I go out. And I often get a compliment on how I smell good with this. It’s a good balance of floral, woodsy, and musk scents, not one overpowering the other notes.
It is quite hard to explain how exactly this perfume smell, but it has top notes of earthy buchu, spicy-musky African marigold, and zesty bergamot, lemon, and neroli, the fragrance’s sweetheart of cyclamen, jasmine petals, and violet. It also has a base of black amber, Moroccan cedarwood, musk, and vetiver. Decadent and romantic, intense but fresh, the Bal d’Afrique Eau de Parfum is said to be Byredo’s love letter to Africa.
Byredo doesn’t have an official retailer in the Philippines yet, but I listed trusted local Byredo resellers here and you can buy a 2ml sample here. Also available in Nordstrom for $290 and in Cult Beauty for UKD140.
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