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Luxuriate in The Velvet Collection Discovery Box

Our latest Discovery Box has to be the most sumptuously indulgent yet! The Velvet Collection has just launched, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share a little more about it with you, here… Prepare to sink into a state of scented bliss!

One of the most incredible powers perfume has is to make us feel swathed in luxury, as though we could reach out and stroke it. So when describing a perfume, we borrow language that evokes how they make us feel when wearing them, and most often those words are textural – suede-like, supple leather, soft cashmere, crisp cotton… and the most luxurious of all: velvet.

So how perfect to use this utterly sumptuous word in the title of our latest Discovery Box – The Velvet Collection

In our latest curated collection of fragrances and scented goodies – nine perfume samples, two extra beauty treats AND a full-size Green & Blacks Velvet Edition chocolate bar in this one! – ‘velvet’ becomes a stepping-stone into exploring a sensuously scented world. Velvet makes us think of joyous opulence, abundant allure; richly hued and silky to the touch, but with enough of a fur-like feel to make us purr contentedly. Reassuring to wrap around you and reassuringly expensive, velvet also reflects the light with subtle nuances and complexity of character.

We’re so privileged at The Perfume Society to meet and interview some of the top perfumers in the world, and we always ask them what we can do to improve our sense of smell, to enhance the way we perceive a perfume. We feed these tips back to our How to Improve Your Sense of Smell Workshops (see Events section for news of these), and the most consistent advice is that we should try to think of textures, colours and places to envisage and ‘fix’ a scent in our mind.

And we wonder: which of these will become your second-skin, the fragrance you want to reach out and stroke as you fix the scent-sensation in your mind…?

Map of the Heart Gold Heart – a warm gleam of comforting spices

Avery E – frosted red fruits swathed in swags of flowers

Vince Camuto Amore – frozen clementines wrapped in amber

Lalique Reve d’Infini – white roses powder-dusted by a swansdown puff

Connock London Andiroba – rainforest fruits discovered in lush greenery

Valeur Absolue Rouge Passion – precious flowers tingling with ginger

Ruth Mastenbroek Firedance – scarlet roses smouldering shamelessly

Floral Street Chypre Sublime – bohemian romantics artistically cavorting

Atkinsons Pirates Grand Reserve – dashing cads plundering exotic goods

PLUS: the exquisitely scented and ultra-nourishing Cochine hand lotion (in White Jasmine & Gardenia) a handy travel-size of Philosophy’s iconic Purity 3-in-one-cleanser and Green & Black’s scrumptious new Velvet Edition chocolate bar!

All of this can be yours to try in the comfort of your own home – no high-pressure, zero hassle and the time to make up your own mind, and for just £19 (VIP price £15) + P&P

So we suggest you treat yourself, close the curtains and give in to the luxurious allure of The Velvet Collection Discovery Box

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