The first time I passed by the Scentsmith Perfumery store at Greenbelt 5, I thought to myself, “It would be so great to come up with my own scent.”
Well, with the boutique now officially launched, I realized I got Scentsmith wrong: They already have 20 scents for shoppers to choose from. But my fantasy of being an artisanal perfume-maker wasn’t fully crushed, because customers still get to be part of the process as they watch the “scentsmiths” concoct, blend, and package their chosen perfume right in front of them. They can even have their name be printed on the label for personalization.
“Scentsmith takes inspiration from the craftsmanship that comes into smithing. When something is called the work of a smith, it is understood that it was created by an artisan. This is the same message that Scentsmith carries: Every Scentsmith fragrance is compounded as an art,” the brand manifesto stated.
One of the misconceptions about fragrance is that it has to be expensive to be of good quality—something Scenstmith believes should not be the case. The price of a perfume is actually dictated by supply and demand, and also by cost-efficient crafting, which is what this brand does, making their scents more affordable for a wider market.
Scentsmith perfumery also keeps a very transparent approach with its product line, with the packaging simple and straightforward, listing every product’s ingredients.