A New Boutique!

After many months of planning, we’re proud to announce our second boutique, fully dedicated to Beauty!

Next time you visit Necessities, look behind you and you’ll find Peaufiné at Steenhouwersvest 27.

Beauty was a logical next step for Necessities, but our dedication to specialization and knowledge always inhibited us of mixing fragrances and skincare. So now, two stores, with the right people giving you the best possible advice.

Some proven classics such as Pure Altitude, Delbove and Buly 1803, but also cutting-edge novelties such as Paula’s Choice, Cosmetics 27 and Lixirskin.

See you soon at Peaufiné!

Naomi Goodsir

Visiting Antwerp on 30/09? Come by to meet Naomi Goodsir, the mind behind a true artistic perfume brand.

The Australian fashion designer works with some of the best noses in the business, such as Julien Rasquinet (Amouage, Frederic Malle), Bertrand Duchaufour (Acqua Di Parma, Comme des Garcons) and Isabelle Doyen (Goutal). Rare raw materials, unique compositions and very faceted fragrances are the end result of this independent project.

 

Check out Bois d’Ascèse, a peaty fragrance that combines the arid drought of the Australian desert with images of ancient castles of her Scottish ancestry. Or what about Or du Sérail, a full bodied blend of tobacco, honey and mango that evokes a romantic image of palaces during the Ottoman Empire.

 

Naomi will be at Necessities from 15h to 17h, no appointment needed.

 

https://www.necessities-antwerp.be/product-category/brands/naomi-goodsir/

Vacation time + Webshop

Dear customer,

 

We’re closing the store for a few days. The webshop remains open, but can have several days of delay.

Necessities will be closed on Monday 2/08, Saturday 7/08, Sunday 8/08.

Webshop and store are back at full speed on 9/08.

 

We thank you for your patience.

 

Necessities

*IMPORTANT UPDATE* New Restrictions

*IMPORTANT UPDATE* (02/04/2021)

Perfume stores have been designated as essential stores, and are therefor unaffected by the new restrictions. Customers are welcome everyday without appointment during normal business hours.

 

We apologize for the confusion.

 

Dear Customer,

Since Saturday 27/03, new restrictions have been imposed by the Federal government.

All visits to Necessities need to go through appointments. Online orders are not affected by this and are still shipped within 24 hours.

 

Appointments can be booked through the following sources:

  • Online :

https://book.timify.com/?accountId=605b53ac3a38f11146a4d4e9&hideCloseButton=true

  • By e-mail, only valid after confirmation:

info@necessities-antwerp.be

  • By phone:

03/2318624

  • By knocking on our door. Last minute appointments are allowed as long as they don’t hinder prior bookings.

 

 

 

Take care of yourself and your loved ones,

 

The Necessities team

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:

https://www.necessities-antwerp.be/product-category/brands/sample-set/

 

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.

https://www.necessities-antwerp.be/product/molecule-05/

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.

https://www.necessities-antwerp.be/product/escentric-05/