Aesop (Suntec City Mall)

Designed by Melbourne’s Kerstin Thompson Architects, the third and biggest standalone store (to date) of Australian cult beauty brand Aesop features a minimalist-cool interior that’s decked out in—get this—grey felt and flannel on both its walls and shelves for a winter-inspired look to juxtapose Singapore’s tropical climate. Industrial black steel, clean lines and the signature laboratory bottles give the space an almost-sterile look, but the calming, inviting scent emanating from the store balances the muted and clinical vibe. If it’s your first time with Aesop, talk to the store’s personal consultants before making any purchase—they really know their stuff (and readily give samples for you to try out).