Buying toothpaste shouldn’t be memorable. Same goes for getting shaving cream. When you’re picking up either from MiN in N.Y.C.’s Nolita neighborhood, though, outfitting your medicine cabinet feels good—dare we say fun. That’s because the speakeasy-looking boutique has made a name for itself stocking new-to-you grooming gear from around the globe and staffing up on experts who will patiently answer any question you might have about everything from German razor blades to Japanese Binchotan charcoal.
But the real reason the contemporary apothecary shouldn’t be missed is its seemingly endless array of quality smells. From colognes to candles and incense, all curated from hard-to-find (and sometimes impossible-to-find) companies like Linari and Kerosene, there’s a scent for every nose—and body, and home—that hasn’t been played out everywhere else.—Matt Sebra