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Scent in stone: Comme des Garçons get CONCRETE

What comes to mind when you picture concrete? Urban cityscapes are bound to be involved, but for design-led style leaders, Comme des Garçons, they always like to play with traditional expectations, and their latest fragrance is anything but conventional (but oh-so wearable, we’re glad to report!) We had the pleasure of being present at the…

Molton Brown set sail with Seabourn…

Molton Brown have long been offering us ways to escape the everyday humdrum with a vast selection of fabulously fragranced goodies – since 1973, in fact – but for the past fourteen years, only travellers on the luxurious ocean-line, Seabourn, have been able to experience this ultra-bespoke range. Created especially for the lavishly appointed ships,…

Feel the Mugler AURA as 'botanical meets animal'

ANGEL, ALIEN, A*MEN and now… AURA. Invited to the press launch of Thierry Mugler‘s latest perfume in the alliteratively fragrant lineup, we just had to sniff out this place where ‘botanical meets animal’, all housed in the most gloriously decadent green bottle that resembles something from The Wizard of Oz’s Emerald City. Intrigued? Join us…

Celebrate the arrival of summer!

We’re delighted to introduce our annual Travel Edition Discovery Box, packed (almost) as full as your suitcase with scents from Moschino (in a mini you have to see) to Annick Goutal. Don’t forget our carry-on sized beauty extras from Philosphy and Molton Brown! The Travel Edition is priced £12.50 + p&p* and currently only available to VIP Subscribers (it will…

Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent opens at Somerset House… follow your nose!

The perfume world has been abuzz with news of the Somerset House summer exhibition –always a treat, this one had fragrance fans practically fainting with pleasure at the mere prospect… Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent seeks to explore modern perfumery in an artistic setting – bringing together (hashtag alert) #PerfumePioneers renowned for their challenging,…

Etienne de Swardt – État Libre d’Orange's maverick founder reveals his five (somewhat saucy…) favourite smells

Renowned for their controversial names and inspirations, Etat Libre d’Orange actually encompass all manner of fragrant tastes – yes there’s the off-the-wall uber niche scents, but we find the majority are utterly wearable, perfectly beautiful fragrances that definitely deserve to be sniffed, worn and adored… The latest to join the scented throng came about due…