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Did you know Hong Kong has a plethora of perfume stores? This might be a bit surprising to people because it’s not something people would expect.
In this blog post, I’ll go through the absolute best places to go shopping for perfumes. Most of these stores will also have multiple brands under one roof so you don’t have to go all over the place. A total bonus!
Let’s get started!
Where to Buy Perfumes in Hong Kong – Physical Stores
1) Lane Crawford
Lane Crawford is Hong Kong’s most well-known luxury department store. This department store has several locations around the city like Harbour City, IFC, and Pacific Place.
Think of Lane Crawford like Holt Renfrew from Canada and Nordstrom from the US.
As you can imagine, this store carries all kinds of designer perfumes. Some examples of the brands they carry include:
- Frederic Malle
- Maison Francis Kurkdijan
- Jo Malone
- Tom Ford
It’s the best place to shop for high-end perfumes. This one place has dozens of brands that will leave you with more than enough choices.
Take your time to roam around the department store and don’t forget to check out their other sections like shoes and clothes.
2) Facesss Cosmetics
Facesss is located inside the mall, Harbour City. As the biggest mall in Hong Kong, it’s a tourist attraction that locals and tourists always swarm.
Lane Crawford and Facesss are directly across from each city in Harbour City. It’s a convenient location to find dozens of brands all in one place.
Lane Crawford focuses on more luxurious brands whereas Facesss has more of a range from mid to high-end brands like Benefit and MAC.
Another difference is that Facesss is dedicated to skincare, makeup, and haircare only. Lane Crawford also has apparel, accessories, and shoes.
Some perfume brands overlap but Facesss also carries brands Lane Crawford doesn’t have like Versace, Moschino, and Clean Reserve.
When someone asks me where to buy perfumes in Hong Kong, my immediate response is Sasa.
That’s because Sasa is THE store that comes to mind for anything beauty-related. They sell mainly Japanese and Korean beauty products but there are other international brands as well.
Not sure where you’ll find a location? Don’t even worry about it.
There are stores all around Hong Kong and you’re bound to run into one during your time here.
Compared to Lane Crawford, Sasa has more mid-range brands. They might have some Jo Malone, Byredo, and Diptique perfumes but it’s probably locked up in a cupboard. (It’s akin to the beauty section of CVS and Shoppers Drug Mart.)
Sasa carries brands like Dolce and Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Dior, and Chloe but there are also brands like Elizabeth Arden, Furla, Coach, and Trussardi.
Shopping here feels more free because there’s a good chance that a salesperson won’t follow you around as much. Someone might ask what you need help with especially during non-peak hours but they don’t hover around you and try to serve you like Lane Crawford.
When you’re at Sasa browsing for perfumes, you’ll probably also be tempted to pick up some Korean skincare and makeup too.
These two are grouped together because they are extremely similar to Sasa.
Colourmix and Bonjour are also beauty chain stores in Hong Kong. Although their presence isn’t as strong as Sasa’s, these are other options in case there are no Sasa stores around.
The main difference between Sasa and Colourmix/Bonjour is that a lot of the perfumes in Colourmix/Bonjour are behind counters.
Only salespeople have access to them. If you want to smell a fragrance, you need to get help. Shyer people might not feel as comfortable pointing to a perfume where an associate will then help you spray it on a perfume blotter.
5) Random Perfume Stores
When you’re out and about in Hong Kong, you’ll bump into pharmacies or perfume stores randomly. There’s no way of knowing unless you walk around by yourself because these stores usually have a limited online presence.
The brands inside their stores can be unpredictable but it can also be fun to explore as you don’t know when you’ll see one.
6) DFS Galleria
DFS Galleria stands for Duty Free Shoppers Galleria. There are locations in Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay. The perfume brands sold here are more or less similar to high-end department stores.
Here is another place where you’ll find an eclectic of brands like Le Labo and Atelier.
7) Joyce Beauty
Joyce Beauty is a niche beauty store. It might not be as well-known to the public but it’s a place to visit if you’re looking for more abstract perfume brands. They are not as common so getting your signature scent here will make you feel more unique.
Lane Crawford does carry a lot of brands they sell here. However, if there’s no Lane Crawford nearby, Joyce Beauty is also a good option.
8) Harvey Nichols
Although not as popular as and smaller than Lane Crawford, Harvey Nichols is another high-end department store with locations in the Landmark Mall and Pacific Place. It’s your typical department store so the brands here will mostly be quite familiar.
Sephora should be a familiar brand as beauty fanatics love coming here to browse a variety of brands.
Sephora and Sasa are similar because all the perfumes are out on the fragrance counters. Anyone can easily pick up a perfume bottle and a perfume blotter.
Some of the fragrance brands at Sephora include Loewe, Bon Parfumeur, L’Atelier Perfume, Van Cleefs, and Nonfiction.
SOGO is a department store in Causeway Bay that has everything you can imagine in one building.
It’s one of those department stores I recommend people go to when they are visiting Hong Kong.
Their beauty brands cover the ground floor and basement floor.
Shopping at SOGO might be slightly more inconvenient.
You would have to go to each beauty counter to find their specific brand of perfume. For some other stores on the list, the perfume section is grouped even though they are from different brands. Sephora and Sasa are the perfect examples of this.
Regardless, SOGO has many international brands to look out for. It’s also a big bonus that there are plenty of other things to look at other than perfumes and beauty products here.
11) Parfumerie Tresor
Parfumerie Tresor might not be a store you’ve heard of before. There is only one store in Hong Kong and it’s located in Central, the financial district of the city.
It’s one of those perfume boutiques that are quite fancy.
As you can imagine, the price here is on the luxurious side. Those who are willing to fork out more money can buy themselves a unique scent. At least you’ll for sure know the perfume you’re wearing won’t be all over the streets.
The perfume brands here are pretty exclusive so don’t be surprised if you step in here and realize you’ve never heard half of the names in the shop!
12) Scented Niche
Similar to Parfumerie Tresor, Scented Niche is a niche perfume store that carries several high-quality brands that are largely unheard of unless you’re an aficionado.
This store is in Causeway Bay and has brands such as Heeley, ST Dupont, Agar Aura, and Orto Parisi.
13) Wing On
Wing On is a chain of department stores around Hong Kong. It’s considered a more affordable department store especially compared to SOGO, Lane Crawford, and Harvey Nichols.
There aren’t as many perfume brands here but it’s a good place to start if you get overwhelmed easily.
14) Individual Perfume Stores
These are hard to categorize because many fashion brands also have their own perfume lines.
The high-end brands include Celine, Chloe, Louis Vuitton, etc. On the other hand, affordable fashion stores like Zara also sell perfumes.
These stores usually carry their own brand. If you’re a fan of a certain brand, it’s easy to know where to go. For example, you would just walk straight into an LV store and look at their perfume section.
But for those who are not perfume experts or have a strong opinion on which perfume brand they are interested in, it’s better to go to stores that have a wide variety of brands for you to browse and smell.
Where to Buy Perfumes in Hong Kong – Online
So far, I talked only about physical stores but there’s, of course, shopping for perfumes online.
This method is not recommended for those who don’t know what perfume notes they like well. You might think you like the top, middle, and bottom notes of a perfume but when mixed together, the scent could smell differently than what you had imagined.
Scents also don’t smell the same on everyone.
I emphasize this because Hong Kong does not accept returns and/or exchanges as easily as the U.S. and Canada. Some stores might accept an exchange when a perfume bottle is unopened but once opened, that option is out the window.
You would then incur an unnecessary expense and have regrets about this purchase.
Now, there will be people who know exactly what scent they like. Shopping online is a then a better option because you don’t need to make time in your schedule to go to a brick-and-mortar store.
1) Individual Perfume Stores Online
Many of the shops mentioned above have an online platform. It takes minutes to buy perfume and you don’t even have to move from your chair or bed!
2) HKTV Mall
There is also HKTV Mall. HKTV Mall is a one-stop shop to find everything you’re looking for.
Since Hong Kong has limited space, there’s no Walmart or Target nearby. People usually turn to online places like HKTV Mall because everything is there. When you’re buying bulkier stuff, you might rather have those sent over to your home than carry it yourself.
There are tens of thousands of products in HKTV Mall. You won’t have the patience to look through them all.
Shopping here is suitable for those who know the specific brand and perfume they want to buy.
3) Strawberry Net
Strawberry Net is another place to get your perfumes. It’s a lifestyle website that has skincare, makeup, perfumes, and other accessories.
Unfortunately, you’re probably not going to find your favourite Asian cosmetic brands here. There is only a handful. Strawberry Net leans toward more Western brands.
There are some pretty good deals here so check it out.
4) Perfume Station
This is a website dedicated to fragrances only. Perfume Station has both men’s and women’s perfumes and body sprays.
The prices on here are extremely reasonable and have all kinds of brands you can imagine.
They do have a small physical store in TST but most of their products are online.
Perfume Station also provides free shipping.
Free shipping plus a great deal? It’s one of the best online stores to buy perfumes in Hong Kong!
5) Perfume Store HK
Perfume Store Hong Kong is the largest online perfume store. There are thousands of perfumes on this one website. From celebrity perfumes to mid-range brands to luxury perfumes, this platform has it all.
What’s great about Perfume Store Hong Kong is that it breaks down the type of scent you want. For example, if floral perfumes are more of your thing and you don’t want to go through the thousands of products they offer, you can check out their tab on floral scents. The company narrows down the list so it’s not as overwhelming to look at. It’s a great starting point for perfume beginners.
Those who are looking for hard-to-find perfume should shop here. Chances are, you’ll find what you are looking for.
Final Thoughts – Where to Buy Perfumes in Hong Kong
With all of these perfume stores to go to, it’s super easy to start your perfume collection if you haven’t already. Your nose might get a little overwhelmed from all the sniff sniff but have a good idea of what kind of scent you’re looking for so you can do some research beforehand and not go smell every single perfume there is.
All these places to shop for perfumes will certainly keep you busy and there’s bound to be a few you’ll love.
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