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Temper Affectionate

Luxuriate in the warm embrace.
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gumamina

A devastatingly beautiful collaboration.
Fischersund Utilykt matte black perfume bottle standing on black moss, next to black rocks and moss-covered twigs.Fischersund Utilykt matte black perfume bottle, tilted on black rocks.
Fischersund

Útilykt

Chill wind, snow-covered moss.
Les Eaux Priomordiales Iris Palladium clear cylindrical perfume bottle with square black top, superimposed over giant lavender iris flowers. Les Eaux Priomordiales Iris Palladium clear cylindrical perfume bottle with square black top, superimposed over close-up purple iris petals.
Les Eaux Primordiales

Iris Palladium

Iris á la gourmand.
J-Scent perfume bottles with black caps, on a white reflective surface.
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Close up of Régime des Fleurs Nitesurf Neroli perfume bottle with droplets of water on it, in a blue tint.
Régime des Fleurs

Nitesurf Neroli

Nostalgia for summer and sea.

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Iris Palladium by Les Eaux Primordiales | Iris Palladium 100ml Eau de Parfum in a clear glass bottle with a thin gold band and a black cap. Les Eaux Primordiales Iris Palladium is silkscreened on front of bottle in black, oversized, uppercase, sans-serif type above Les Eaux Primordiales logo
Iris Palladium by Les Eaux Primordiales | Iris Palladium 50ml Eau de Parfum in a clear glass bottle with a thin gold band and a black cap. Les Eaux Primordiales Iris Palladium is silkscreened on front of bottle in black, oversized, uppercase, sans-serif type above Les Eaux Primordiales logo
Iris Palladium
Silky-smooth vanilla, sandalwood & orris
Les Eaux Primordiales
$ 5.00 - $ 220.00
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Gumamina Odile EDP 50ml clear glass bottle with a white band label with "Odile" written in black calligraphic script. Bottle topper is a black swan sculpture. Shown with rectangular red box packaging.
Gumamina Odile EDP 50ml clear glass bottle with a white band label with
Odile
Chocolate-infused black rubber and musky suede.
Samples out of stock.
Gumamina
$ 10.00 - $ 300.00
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Gumamina Odette EDP 50ml clear glass bottle with a black band label with "Odette" written in white calligraphic script. Bottle topper is a white swan sculpture.
Gumamina Odette EDP 50ml clear glass bottle with a black band label with
Odette
Effervescent citrus & a pirouette of floral musks
Samples out of stock.
Gumamina
$ 10.00 - $ 300.00
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House
Rich fruit with long-wearing saffron, oud & tonka
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Zernell Gillie
$ 5.00 - $ 120.00

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Image of 1.5ml Spray Sample
Ray-Flection
A fresh solar blend built around golden mimosa
Samples out of stock.
Masque Milano
$ 5.00 - $ 135.00
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Image of 19-69's Miami Blue 100ml bottle with clear and aqua-colored cylindrical glass, with the name silkscreened in black non-serifed typography, and with a black cap
Image of 19-69's Miami Blue 100ml eau de parfum bottle and white paper box with black, non-serifed typography
Miami Blue
A debaucherous aquatic with fresh citrus
19-69
$ 5.00 - $ 195.00
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Santalum Slivers by Kerosene 100ml Eau de Parfum In an opaque black glass bottle with the perfume name letter punched in black on a square brass plaque
Santalum Slivers by Kerosene 1.5ml Eau de Parfum Sample in a clear glass vial with black spray pump
Santalum Slivers
Grapefruit & a splash of cucumber over sandalwood
Samples out of stock.
Kerosene
$ 5.00 - $ 152.00
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Bistro Waters by DS&Durga 50ml Eau de Parfum in a modern, squat, cylindrical clear glass bottle topped with a thin, glossy black metal disc and cylindrical black metal cap. Bistro Waters printed in black, uppercase, sans-serif type on rectangular label that is top aligned and centered on front of bottle.
Bistro Waters
Water infused with green veg, fruit and herbs
DS & Durga
$ 5.00 - $ 300.00

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Laboratorio Olfattivo Sample Kit containing 3ml perfume samples of Alambar, Alkemi, Cozumel, Nirmal, Esvedra, Decou-Vert, Noblige, Rosamunda, Salina, Kashnoir, Patchouliful, Nun, Mylo, Nerotic, Vanhera, Need_U, Sacreste, Nerosa and Tonkade in an elegant white box finished with a refined black ribbon
Laboratorio Olfattivo Sample Kit
21 exquisite Laboratorio Olfattivo eau de parfums
Laboratorio Olfattivo
$ 112.00
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 J-Scent-IconicDiscoverySet-6x2ml perfume sample sprays of J-Scent fragrances: Roasted Green Tea, Hanamizake, Ramune, Sumo Wrestler, Yawahada & Koiame.
 J-Scent-IconicDiscoverySet-6x2ml perfume sample sprays of J-Scent fragrances: Roasted Green Tea, Hanamizake, Ramune, Sumo Wrestler, Yawahada & Koiame.
Iconic Discovery Set
Sample J-Scent's perennial best sellers
J-Scent
$ 45.00
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Bravanariz Discovery Set
An olfactive journey through coastal Catalonia
Bravanariz | Smelling Wild
$ 55.00
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Bohoboco Perfume Discovery Set 14 - White rectangular box containing 14 x 1.5ml perfume samples of Bohoboco perfumes.  Bohoboco Perfume is printed in black uppercase sans serif type on front of box.
BOHOBOCO • PERFUME Discovery Set
Explore BOHOBOCO's glorious studies in contrast.
Bohoboco Perfume
$ 90.00
Pink roses on a dark, moody background.
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962 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

(between 20th & 21st Streets)

Mon: 11 am – 7 pm 
Tue:   11 am - 7 pm
Wed: 11 am – 7 pm
Thu:   11 am – 7 pm
Fri:     11 am – 7 pm
Sat:    11 am – 8 pm 
Sun:   11 am – 7 pm

info@ministryofscent.com

415.896.4665

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Hear from our vibrant community

★★★★★

I am so happy to have stumbled upon Ministry of Scent. As a fragrance collector with a quickly growing collection, this store is everything I've been looking for. I'm always impressed with the selection along with the amazing customer service from all employees as this location!

Matze C.
Yelp Review
★★★★★

Ministry of Scent has so many great fragrances, including ones that can be hard to find in the US. Their staff is also really thoughtful and helpful! I definitely recommend checking them out (whether at the store or on the website).

Wes W.
Google Review
★★★★★

Do not walk. RUN to Ministry of Scent. This one was THE coolest and best experience I've ever had with shopping for perfume. Overall one of the coolest experiences I've ever had! You will smell scents you have NEVER smelled before. Do yourself a favor and get a perfume that is unique to you, and trust me you will find it here. Also Michael the store manager is so so so helpful and sweet. Made me have the absolutely best experience here. Will definitely be coming back when I need my next bottle.

Liv F.
Yelp Review
★★★★★

The best. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Authentic... Best fragrance shopping experience of my life. Will definitely keep returning. Opposite of everything fake, pretentious, snooty, and off-putting about department store fragrance departments, while maintaining elite products and database of knowledge and suggestions and wise network of sellers.

Julie A.
Google Review
★★★★★

This place is dope! Haven’t come across an obscure fragrance yet that these guys don’t have. Fast shipping, fair prices and what seem to be carefully selected samples that accompany your order that will keep you coming back for new smells you didn’t know about!

Efe Egharevba
Google Review
★★★★★

First of all, the selection is fantastic, you could spend days in the store sampling and narrowing down your selections.

Secondly, the service makes it one of the best shopping experiences I’ve had. The sales associates are like obsessed fellow customers rather than transactional conduits, they’re as excited to discover the scents with you and as you are yourself. There’s no pretentiousness whatsoever...

Matt Menzi
Google Review
★★★★★

If you are into niche fragrances and perfumes, this store is a must when visiting San Francisco. Their product line is from all over the world and you’ll find brands not available anywhere else. I highly recommend this store. This store is very unisex as well so go as a couple or go alone. I promise you will purchase multiple bottles, you won’t be able to decide which is your favorite.

Ron Foxworthy
Google Review
★★★★★

Ministry of Scent is truly fantastic, and a wonderful introduction into the world of independent, niche perfumes.... I personally am not a niche/indie fragrance neophyte (though by no means an expert), and I observed the same amount of care, attention, and interest in working with me as I did with other customers who were just starting their "fragrance journeys".  I highly, highly recommend stopping by and investing some actual time into learning about what's out there, and what works for you.

Samantha W.
Yelp Review
★★★★★

My friends and I stumbled upon this gem... We came in with nothing in mind, and had minimal knowledge about scents and what we enjoyed. We all purchased samples of scents that we truly enjoyed and will be testing them out. We'll definitely be back to purchase a full sized perfume soon! Great service all around and we truly enjoyed this experience.

Chloe C.
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