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Best Fragrance Shop

  • Osswald Parfumerie + Luxury Skincare Boutique

    311 W. Broadway, nr. Grand St.; 212-625-3111

    The maiden U.S. outpost of this ­Zurich-based perfumery carries fourteen niche fragrance lines—mostly French, Swiss, and Italian brands that, in many cases, can’t be found anywhere else in New York. The perfumes and colognes (from $100) conjure far-flung imaginings (a Sardinian sea breeze, a warm afternoon in Barcelona). Equally intoxicating is Osswald’s service, marked by knowledgeable staffers worthy of scent temple Aedes de Venustas, but in a shop as accessible as Fresh.

From the 2013 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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