We were in London last week, pre-Tier 3, taking in some of the sights – and in the case of Les Senteurs, the smells of Christmas.
Because outside their Pimlico store, this perfume mecca has installed a wonderful ‘spritz-and-sniff’ installation. We all know just how hard it is to smell things in store right now, so they’ve found a way for perfume-lovers and passers-by to sample scent right there on Elizabeth Street. There are 12 little ‘windows’ in this advent calendar, each dispensing fragrance at the touch of a button (and it really works).
Fragrances include Les Éditions de Parfums Frédéric Malle Rose & Cuir, Serge Lutens La Fille de Berlin and Ormonde Jayne Tolu, among other gorgeousness. (Note: you do need to be a little bit of a giraffe to reach the top row of smells – take a tall accomplice, is our recommendation!)
A treat for the nose, without crossing the threshold – although it would be a shame not to do just that: Les Senteurs’ expert scent team is on standby, just longing to help you make fragrant gift choices. Their Christmas opening times are below…
Monday to Saturday (excluding Thursday) – 10am – 6pm
Thursday – 10am-7pm
Sunday – 11am – 5pm
Christmas Eve – 9am – 4pm
25th – 28th (included) – CLOSED
New Year’s Eve – 9am – 4pm
New Year’s Day – CLOSED
Les Senteurs 71 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London SW1W 9PJ