9 Unusual Perfumes You Never Knew You Could Buy at Boots

Updated 07/30/18
Boots Perfume: Kate Spade and Clarins Perfume

When you grab a basket at Boots, it's usually for a haul of toiletries, vitamins and the latest drugstore beauty buys. Probably all done and dusted within the lunch hour with ample time to eat a Meal Deal at your desk afterwards. There's one department that might not be on your radar, though, and that's the perfume section (unless it's December, perhaps).

Let's face it: Perfume purchasing isn't a rush job unless you fall in love with one on first spritz and can't imagine life without it on your dressing table. But it's well worth making a beeline for the Boots perfume offering. You'll be surprised to know that outside of the best-selling scents, there's a range of interesting perfumes lurking between the more popular ones.

To save you some time, we've found some seriously noteworthy fragrances from Boots, so you're only a few clicks away from your new signature scent.

Boots Perfume: Yves Saint Laurent Heritage Collection Yvresse EDT 80ml
Yves Saint Laurent Heritage Collection Yvresse EDT 80ml $83

Even if #throwbackthursday isn't really a thing anymore, this heritage scent will have you reminiscing. It's the olfactory version of a nectarine mimosa, with a deep dose of woody vetiver and patchouli at the end.

Boots Perfume: Liz Earle Botanical Essence No. 15
Liz Earle Botanical Essence No. 15 Eau de Parfum 50ml $54

If your only interaction with Liz Earle has been with the cult-classic Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (£15), you need to give this spicy scent a go. First of all, it's made from over 90% naturally derived ingredients. Impressive stuff. Even more impressive is the heady blend of pink pepper, damask rose, cinnamon and bergamot.

Boots Perfume: Kate Spade Truly Gracious Eau de Toilette
Kate Spade Truly Gracious Eau de Toilette $45

It's not easy to capture the scent of dewy grass and freshly cut stems, but Kate Spade has managed to do just that. With notes of bamboo leaves, rhubarb and green musks, it's a complex fragrance that will have everyone asking what you're wearing.

Boots Perfume: Clarins Eau Dynamisante
Clarins Eau Dynamisante $50

Picture the scene: It's Sunday, and you've got your favourite face mask on, jade roller at the ready, and you're about to take a much-needed soak. The ideal situation. Luckily, Clarins has bottled that spa-like feeling with refreshing lemon, ginseng and petitgrain essential oils—it works as both a fragrance and a body treatment.

Boots Perfume: Bronnley Zealous Flower Eau Fraiche 30ml
Bronnley Zealous Flower Eau Fraiche 30ml $15

If you're in the mood for a fruity floral with an edge, you can't go wrong with this moody scent that's light enough to spritz on throughout the day. Filled with juicy pear and jasmine before heading into deeper notes of amber and vetiver, it's perfect for autumnal walks.

Boots Perfume: Origins Ginger Essence Sensuous
Origins Ginger Essence Sensuous $47

If every morning featured a warming cup of lemon and ginger tea, we'd never hit snooze on our alarms again. This invigorating scent is just as good, as it combines spicy ginger with zingy hits of lemon, lime and bergamot.

Boots Perfume: Estée Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge
Estée Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge $70

This addition to the much-loved Modern Muse family is a decadent burst of berries and rose, with a soft creaminess that rounds it all together. It deserves a spot in your fragrance wardrobe, as it has a sweetness to it, but the pink pepper, saffron and vetiver prevents it from getting sickly.

Boots Perfume: Lancôme Ô De L'Orangerie Eau de Toilette 125ml
Lancôme Ô De L'Orangerie Eau de Toilette 125ml $50

There's no need to head to the French countryside for a walk among the orange blossoms, as its been reimagined for this fragrance. You'll get the floral and citrus notes in abundance but there's also an airy freshness that's just made for summer days. 

Boots Perfume: Calvin Klein Eternity Air Eau de Parfum 100ml
Calvin Klein Eternity Air Eau de Parfum 100ml $68

If the original Calvin Klein Eternity gives you flashbacks of your teen years, you might not recognise this fresh update. It's light and crisp with grapefruit and pear before drying down into a musk, and we predict the start of a love affair.

If you've been wearing the same scent every day and looking for a change, pick up one of these compelling perfumes to switch things up.

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