Perfume Responsibly With Fragrance Du Bois

  • The intensely aromatic oudh oil is used in each of Du Bois' scents.

    The intensely aromatic oudh oil is used in each of Du Bois' scents.

  • Fragrance Du Bois has boutiques in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore's Fullerton Hotel.

    Fragrance Du Bois has boutiques in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore's Fullerton Hotel.

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Gilded moldings garnish the new outlet of Fragrance Du Bois at Singapore’s Fullerton Hotel, which is only appropriate for a niche perfume house focused on oudh oil, an intensely fragrant (and expensive) resin known to admirers as “liquid gold.” Created by fifth-generation French perfumers, Du Bois’ bespoke services and two scent collections—Shades Du Bois and Privée—have garnered a celebrity and royal clientele, with stores already in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, and two more in the works for Dubai and Hong Kong. But as lauded as its scents are Du Bois’ responsible practices. Having partnered with Asia Plantation Capital, Du Bois not only grows its own oudh-producing Aquilaria trees organically, but it also plants two seedlings—one Aquilaria, one teak—for every 50 milliliters of fragrance sold, making it the only perfumer who can guarantee sustainable sourcing of the endangered oil. –Gabrielle Lipton

 This article originally appeared in the October/November print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Uncommon Scents”)

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