Escentials: The beauty store every in-the-know girl needs to visit

Escentials: The beauty store every in-the-know girl needs to visit

Cult beauty paradise

Text: Renée Batchelor

One of the first stores in Singapore to stock a variety of insider-y beauty treats from candles to hard-to-find fragrances, this beauty emporium is still one of our go-to haunts

From its days in Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade to its current elegant flagship store in Paragon, Escentials has always felt like a great beauty find. For those looking to buy niche fragrance brands like L'Artisan Parfumeur to more modern choices like Maison Francis Kurkdjian or simply to stock up on Diptyque candles or Compagnie De Provence liquid soap (guilty as charged), this store will become one of your regular haunts.

And Escentials has not rested on its laurels, and is constantly on the lookout for new, cult and interesting brands like 3Lab skincare and Glamglow face masks to keep its very discerning clientele happy. We've always loved the eclectic mix of brands from Perricone MD skincare and supplements to more high-end choices like Fornasetti Profumi candles. It seems the only criteria linking these brands are quality and exclusivity. Here are some new buys to look out for this month.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian OUD Satin Mood Eau de Parfum
This Oriental scent from the boutique fragrance house was inspired by oud wood — a rare and expensive perfumery ingredient.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian OUD Satin Mood Eau de Parfum 

Glamglow Thirsty Cleanse, $59
A truly interesting texture. This mud to foam cleanser goes deep into pores to really get rid of the grime.
Glamglow Thirstycleanse 

Compagnie de Provence  Marseille Liquid Soap Blue Edition
So chic and gorgeously scented, you'll want to display this in the guest bathroom.
Compagnie De Provence Marseille Liquid Soap Blue Edition  Source: 

Escentials is at #03-02 Paragon and Level 1, Tangs Orchard.