In the picture: Orto Parisi

Orto Parisi are perfumes created by the infamous Alessandro Gualtieri, also the founder of Nasomatto.

Orto Parisi studies and celebrates humans, nature and the world in its wildest, roughest but also most sensual forms. A study of bodily fluids, reproduction, dangerous nature. Scents with souls, a play between attraction and repulsion.

Powerful perfume extracts, with fantastic sillages, dark undertones and playful twists. A brand that loves with Oudh, cedar, patchouli and sandalwood.

Check out our great new display window, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for a few Orto Parisi Reviews.

New Lockdown – webshop remains open

Dear Customer,


Due to new COVID-19 related decisions from the Belgian goverment, Necessities will be closing its doors starting from 2/11/2020.

Our webshop remains open.

Pick-up times are allowed, and will be announced in the days to come.


Don’t forget you can still try out fragrances with our sampling service:


Take care of each other, and yourself.

Shop is back open

Dear customer,


We’re happy to say that our shop is open again from 11/05 onwards on the normal hours.

To ensure everyone’s safety, several measures have been taken. This includes:


  • Plexiglas protection between customer and advisors
  • Gloves for sales personel
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Regular cleaning of surfaces and payment devices
  • Limitation of the max number of customers inside the store


For everyone’s safety, we ask to respect a few temporary rules, such as social distancing and not touching bottles.

We thank you for your understanding, and will do our very best to ensure a smooth and pleasant experience.

If you want to order ahead of time for a quick pick-up, please let us know on info@necessities-antwerp or by phone (03 231 86 24).


Stay Safe,


The Necessities Team

New: Escentric Molecules 05

Escentric Molecules always comes in pairs. The Molecule consists of a single ingredient, whereas the Escentric is a more complex composition built around the component.

Molecule 05 is built around Cashmeran. Cashmeran is a complex ingredient, with touches of wood, patchouli, fruit, rich spices and vanilla. The scent is supposed to evoke the soft sensuality of cashmere. The effect is characterful but minimalistic, ideal for people who enjoy a modern wood scent.

In Escentric 05 Cashmeran is still the main player, but many more ingredients have been added. The idea was to create a summery sea like fragrance without using traditional marine notes. A day in a Mediterranean island, with all the aromatic and resinous facets of the plants and trees.

The fragrances consists of the citrusy freshness of Bergamote, the aromatic greenness of juniper berries, rosemary and laurel, while the richer base is built around Cashmeran, cypress and labdanum.

Our webshop remains open – store closes.

*Closure extended to the 18th of April*

Dear customer,

Due to the actions taken by the Belgian goverment to combat the Coronavirus, Necessities as a physical store will be closed until at least the 3rd of April.

Our webshop remains open however, orders will be processed as normal and as long as stocks last.

Our apologies for the inconvenience,


The Necessities team


Beste klant,

Door de maatregelen getroffen door de Belgische regering om het Coronavirus te bestrijden zal Necessities gesloten zijn tot minstens 3/04.

Onze webshop blijft open en alle bestellingen worden verwerkt als normaal, zolang de voorraad strekt.

Onze excuses voor het ongemak,

Het Necessities-team

Liqueur Charnelle by Pierre Guillaume

Liqueur Charnelle seeks to evoke the sensation of a jazz club. Smokey rooms and leather create a slightly dark sensuality, where the use of white tobacco is enhanced with black pepper.

The other side of Liqueur Charnelle is essentially a study of cognac, and built around the five major aromas that give the liquor its unique flavor: vanilla, prune, caramel, orange and apricot.

The result is a playful blend of light and dark, fruity sweetness and tobacco.


Available as 50 ml and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.

Liqueur Charnelle

Ganymède by Marc-Antoine Barrois

After the enormous success of B683, the question arose what Marc-Antoine Barrois would do to parallel his instant classic. The answer is Ganymede.

Orbiting Jupiter, Ganymede is a rocky, luminous moon, submerged in saltwater oceans, named after the young man of Greek mythology who was kidnapped by the gods and  granted immortality for his unparalleled beauty.

Ganymede contains the same leathery core as B683. But unlike the clear cut masculinity of its predecessor, Ganymede takes a more fluid turn. The sensuality of leather and suede becomes soft and bright, thanks to the addition of a sparkling Italian mandarin note. Simultaneously, the spicy flower of immortelle adds a mineral and almost salty undertone.

Available as 100 ml Eau de Parfum.


Notes : Mandarin, Safran, Violette, Osmanthus, Akigalawood, Immortelle.


Ganymede EDP

Summer Scent: Histoire d’Orangers

Histoire d’Orangers by L’Artisan Parfumeur



The great thing about orange blossom is its many facets. Floral, citrusy, honeylike, green, with a clean and fresh vibe. The bad thing about orange blossom is that it usually doesn’t last very long.

This must be why Histoire d’Oranger was created, a contemporary, very long-lasting eau de parfum built around a beautiful musky orange flower. The white tea adds an extra touch a freshness, while the tonka bean heightens the creamy, somewhat sweet sensation.

Recommended for women.