Régime des Fleurs

Crushed Fruits

Exuberant beauty!
Marissa Zappas perfumes in vintage-style ribbed glass bottles with round gold caps and black velvet bows. On assorted glassware, with a large purple flower and pink background.Marissa Zappas perfumes in vintage-style ribbed glass bottles with round gold caps and black velvet bows. On assorted glassware, with a large purple flower and pink background.
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Marissa Zappas

Ethereal nostalgia.
Akro Smile clear glass perfume bottle with black cap, in a setting of bright, transparent geometric glass shapes.Akro Smile clear glass perfume bottle with black cap, in a setting of bright, transparent geometric glass shapes.
New from Akro

Smile

Joy in a bottle, courtesy of the Cresps.
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Maison De L'Asie

Sublime olfactory stories, from Singapore to Siam.
Trudon

Versailles Collection

Bougie French blooms.
Many Binet-Papillon perfume bottles, placed diagonally on a white surface. Bottles are rectangular clear glass with printed with old drawings of Paris.
Brand Introduction

Binet-Papillon

History meets independent perfumery.

New From Kerosene

Promises, Promises

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NEW & NOTEWORTHY

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Isla by Trudon
Isla by Trudon
Isla
Samples out of stock.
Trudon
$ 5.00 - $ 260.00
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Les Nuits De Bali Extrait De Parfum 100Ml
Les Nuits De Bali Extrait De Parfum 100Ml
Les Nuits de Bali
Maison de l'Asie
$ 5.00 - $ 270.00
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Viole Nere by Meo Fusciuni 100ml amber glass perfume bottle with a black metal cap. The label on the bottle reads 'meo fusciuni, Viole Nere, parfum.'
Viole Nere by Meo Fusciuni 100ml amber glass perfume bottle with a black metal cap next to its black box. The box features a sepia-toned image of violets, and the label reads 'meo fusciuni parfum, Viole Nere.' The bottle label matches the box with the same text.,
Viole Nere
A blossoming of the soul
Meo Fusciuni
$ 5.00 - $ 275.00
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Smile by Akro-Akro Smile Eau de Parfum 100ml bottle
Smile by Akro-Akro Smile Eau de Parfum 100ml bottle with ingredients
Smile
Samples out of stock.
Akro
$ 5.00 - $ 185.00

Second Location Open

2408 Fillmore, SF

Scents for Summer

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Matiere Premiere French Flower 100ml Eau de Parfum
Matiere Premiere French Flower 100ml Eau de Parfum-BOX
French Flower
Tuberose blooming in the night
Matiere Premiere
$ 5.00 - $ 280.00
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Studied Eau de Parfum by Liis | 50ml Eau de Parfum in a rectangular, clear glass bottle with a matte-white spherical, ball shaped cap. Liis Studied Eau de Parfum is printed on jar in white, serif type.
Lifestyle image for Liis Studied fragrance with stack of books, white vase with red flowers and white embroidered curtains
Studied
Velvety skin scent with a juicy pear opening
Liis
$ 5.00 - $ 175.00
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Mango Skin Edp 100ml by Vilhelm Parfumerie
Mango Skin Edp 100ml by Vilhelm Parfumerie
Mango Skin
Have you ever really tasted one?
Samples out of stock.
Vilhelm Parfumerie
$ 5.00 - $ 250.00
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Greenley by Parfums de Marly-125ml Eau de Parfum
Greenley by Parfums de Marly-75ml Eau de Parfum
Greenley
Jaunty, handsome & fresh
Parfums de Marly
$ 10.00 - $ 345.00

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Pink roses on a dark, moody background.
BROWSE BY STYLE OR BRAND
FIND YOUR FAVORITES
Florals, spicy, woods and more — so many scent styles to explore.
STYLES BRANDS

Perfume Sample Sets

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Vilhelm Parfumerie Discovery Kit Containing 6x2 Ml Perfume Samples of Vilhelm Parfumerie Fragrances: Dear Polly, Morning Chess, Mango Skin, Room Service, Basilico and Fellini, & Poets of Berlin
Vilhelm Discovery Kit
Vilhelm Parfumerie's best selling fragrances
Vilhelm Parfumerie
$ 38.00
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Marissa Zappas Discovery Set by Marissa Zappas | Ministry of Scent: 10x2ml perfume sample spray vials of Marissa Zappas fragrances: Queen Nzinga, La Divina, Ching Shih, Flaming Creature, Maggie the Cat is Alive, I’m Alive!, Annabel’s Birthday Cake, Petrichor, Sun Card, Violette Hay and Dream Sequence.
10x2ml perfume sample spray vials of Marissa Zappas fragrances:  Queen Nzinga, La Divina, Ching Shih, Flaming Creature, Maggie the Cat is Alive, I’m Alive!, Annabel’s Birthday Cake, Petrichor, Sun Card, Violette Hay and Dream Sequence.
Marissa Zappas Discovery Set
10 stunners from Marissa Zappas
Marissa Zappas
$ 75.00
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Etat Libre d'Orange Ultimate Discovery Kit-Set contains 20x2ml perfume samples of Etat Libre d'Orange fragrances: 500 Years
Archives 69
Clean Suede (Formerly Tom of Finland)
Divin’ Enfant
Eau de Protection
Exit the King
Experimentum Crucis
Fat Electrician
Frustration
The Ghost in the Shell
Hermann à mes côtés me paraissait une ombre
Les Fleurs du déchet – I am Trash
Like This
Putain des Palaces
Remarkable People
She was an Anomaly
Soul of my Soul
Sous Le Pont Mirabeau
Spice Must Flow
You or Someone Like You
Etat Libre d'Orange Ultimate Discovery Kit-Set contains 20x2ml perfume samples of Etat Libre d'Orange fragrances: 500 Years Archives 69 Clean Suede (Formerly Tom of Finland) Divin’ Enfant Eau de Protection Exit the King Experimentum Crucis Fat Electrician Frustration The Ghost in the Shell Hermann à mes côtés me paraissait une ombre Les Fleurs du déchet – I am Trash Like This Putain des Palaces Remarkable People She was an Anomaly Soul of my Soul Sous Le Pont Mirabeau Spice Must Flow You or Someone Like You
Etat Libre d'Orange Ultimate Discovery Kit
20 equally elegant & irreverent scents from ELDO
Etat Libre d'Orange
$ 45.00
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Akro Discovery Kit 9 Eau de Parfum by Akro
Akro Discovery Kit 9 Eau de Parfum by Akro
Akro Discovery Kit
9 addictive scents from Akro
Akro
$ 40.00

VISIT OUR STORES

962 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(between 20th & 21st)

2408 Fillmore Street
(@ Washington)
San Francisco, CA 94115

Both stores are open every day from 11am - 7pm.

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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