For all of the joy and laughter we associate with the holiday season, gift shopping can easily leave the best of us feeling overwhelmed. Fortunately for anyone who appreciates the sensoriality of luxe beauty, the newly refreshed Raffles City beauty wing is the ultimate destination for holiday beauty shopping.
Several high-end brands, including CREED and Givenchy Beauty, opened the doors to their first flagship boutiques in Singapore here this season. The coterie of cult beauty brands in Raffles City’s well-appointed space makes gift shopping a breeze, with many offering product personalisation and wrapping services to boot. But it’s not just about buying beauty-centric stocking stuffers for others. This is also the chance to treat oneself. Amidst the uptick in year-end events, indulge in one of many sumptuous beauty experiences on offer, from a facial at Guerlain to a fragrance consultation with Chanel.
Also not to be missed is Fly to the Stars, the towering Christmas tree installation by Raffles City and Guerlain. Standing at 15 metres tall within the mall’s External Quartzite, its interior may be entered for a dazzling immersion in shimmering lights and festive foliage.
Raffles City: One-stop beauty destination
Vogue Singapore offers the lowdown on seven of Raffles City’s best beauty boutiques to discover these holidays, as well as the exclusive shopping surprises available:
Diptyque at Raffles City
Since its beginnings as a single store in Paris, Diptyque has been characterised by its cosmopolitan approach to beauty. Its new landmark store at Raffles City embodies the Diptyque spirit and is the perfect nod to its storied address on 34, Boulevard Saint-Germain. This boutique mirrors such unexpected charms, featuring French-style mouldings alongside colonial-style furniture from local Studio Kallang. Whether you’re searching for a new scent or collecting a limited edition candle, immerse yourself in the brand’s abundant offerings, including fragrances, scented skincare and other decorative objects.
Diptyque Neige Candle
Diptyque Eau Rose Surprise Set
Visit Diptyque at Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Rd, #01-05, Singapore 179103.
This is the first and only standalone boutique of perfumers CREED in Southeast Asia. These English French creators of hand-crafted, premium perfumes have been servicing royals for over 250 years. Here you’ll find product personalisation, tailored fragrance profiling, and the exclusively available Les Royales Premium Range of exquisite fragrances.
CREED Small Trunk, fragrances sold separately
CREED Birmanie Oud candle
Visit CREED at Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Rd, #01-39C, Singapore 179103
Guerlain’s first flagship boutique in Singapore brings with it the maison’s first facialist suite on our island. Indulging in a facial treatment amid your shopping is a must—as is perusing their best selling Home Collection of scents, including the Eau de Cashmere fragrance, available for the first time in Singapore. The expansive flagship also boasts exclusive objets d’art including the iconic Bee Bottle, available in four selected fragrances in another first for Singapore.
Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Black Limited Edition Trilogy
Guerlain Muguet with bottle by Atelier Truscelli 2022
Visit Guerlain at Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Rd, #01-40, Singapore 179103. Tel: 6592 3139
The English heritage of perfume house Penhaligon’s is integral to their long-standing legacy. For over a century and a half, their scents have been manufactured in England using the finest of rare ingredients. Step inside the brand’s boutique to explore the art of perfumery at its most prestigious.
Penhaligon's Ceylon Pekoe Candle
Penhaligon's Body & Hand Lotion
Visit Penhaligon’s at Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Rd, #01-27, Singapore 179103. Tel: 6261 2941
Acqua di Parma
Acqua di Parma’s boutique pays the perfect homage to the brand’s roots in Italian style, elegance and craftsmanship. Peruse their esteemed perfumes and colognes against a backdrop that evokes an authentic Italian home, complete with a charming patio. Available gifting services include monogramming and customised packaging, while an attached Barbiera offers sophisticated grooming treatments.
Visit Acqua di Parma at Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Rd, #01-07, Singapore 179103. Tel: 6252 6718
Enter the inviting space of Givenchy’s flagship beauty boutique in Singapore for exclusively available products, including the La Collection Particulière de Givenchy of couture fragrances and Le Skin Noir, the brand’s premium skincare line. Also available are complimentary skincare consultations, indulgent touch-up services, and personalisations.
Givenchy Volume Disturbia Make Up Gift Set
Givenchy Gentleman Gift Set
Visit Givenchy at Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Rd, #01-40B, Singapore 179103.
Unveiled in September, the newly expanded interior of Chanel’s beauty boutique makes for blissful exploring—with the offerings to back it up. Adorned in the black, white and gold of Chanel’s house codes, the store offers a skincare wall and fragrance bar alongside services including digital make-up try-ons and personalised beauty consultations. Highlights include the Sublimage skincare area featuring the brand’s most premium skincare and Les Exclusifs de Chanel, a line of lyrical fragrances inspired by different chapters from Coco Chanel’s life. And as a finishing touch, the fragrance and beauty boutique houses a selection of Chanel sunglasses, which lend a fashionable air to the space.
Chanel Éclat Luminare Illuminating Face Powder
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Pearly Body Gel
Visit Chanel at Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Rd, #01-03 to 04, Singapore 179103. Tel: 6603 1469