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At Habits we focus on special brands, offering our clients an elevated level of craftsmanship and ingenuity. Our focus on small, hard to find, designers results in a brilliantly curated collection of skillfully crafted jewelry and apparel. Online or in store when you shop with us, you are part of our family. We offer personalized service – befitting of our loyal clientele.

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  • Lean In

     

    Most perfumes are made by giant conglomerates, are filled with chemicals and make everyone smell alike. Not for us. But then we learned of small niche perfumers, and we were instantly seduced. These tiny, under-the-radar perfumeries craft beautiful scents from natural ingredients. There are many of these new small batch perfumers (and all of them seem to reside in Brooklyn for some reason), but at Habits, our favorites are MCMC, Nova, and CB I Hate Perfume

                Don’t expect your grandmother’s Chanel #5. These are unisex, earthy, musky, pheromone-triggering scents that are as complex and layered as fine wine. Take NOVA’s Beige perfume, which they describe as  “like the incense, balsamic air of ancient woods”. Or CB I hate Perfume’s, At The Beach, which triggers memories for me of summer heat, chlorine-filled swimming pools, and spicy sweat. We also love MCMC’s Hunter, which was inspired by a guitar-playing, Vermont-dwelling friend of perfumer Anne McClain.

                Best of all, these perfumes smell different on everyone, and change and grow the longer they stay on your skin. These are subtle scents that make you want to linger and get closer. 

     For more information, check out these links about small batch perfumeries:

    Refinery 29's Fresh Fragrances

    NY Times "Six Perfumers Describe the One They Love, Through Smell"

    Martha Stewart's Stand Out With a Small Batch

    Fashionista's Five Under the Radar Perfumes You Need to Know About

     

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