It’s easy to find Fresh‘s fragrances in the US – less so in the UK, where the only outlet (though watch this space) is in Selfridges, and at their own store on Marylebone High Street.
That boutique just got a beautiful makeover – as you can see here: it’s been fitted out with antique bakery and library finds, upcycled and reclaimed materials, as well as a specially commissioned chandelier in the shape of ‘molecules’: the overall vibe is modern and vintage, rolled into one. Divided into five distinct areas showcasing different collections of skincare, fragrance and bodycare, anything you’re giving as a present can be beautifully wrapped at the Gift Bar, with wonderful artisan wrapping papers.
And the revamp also features this samovar-style fragrance-filling station (the ‘Sensorial Bar’, as they call it). Even better news: the ‘filling station’ revives some lost scent loves from Fresh‘s portfolio – including (right now) the wonderful Love, Cucumber Baie, Pear Cassis and (our favourite) Patchouli Pure: a patchouli with a sheer touch that never tips into 60s hippiedom. The selection will be changing (we’re keeping fingers crossed for the return of Sweet Pea, a friend’s former fragrance love – although of course we’ve pointed her in the direction of FR.eD for a replacement…)
It’s currently also the place to discover Fresh’s latest: Honeysuckle – as summery as it gets, softly garlanding you with this sweetly fragrant favourite flower.
And the store itself? A fresh and lovely way to delight several of your senses, all in one. We’ll be back.
Fresh Limited Editions £22 for 15ml and £38 for 30ml
Find Fresh Flagship Store at 92 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4RD/020-7486 4100 (ignore the fact that Google says this is on Marylebone Road – it’s not)
(NB Currently the fragrances aren’t available online but Fresh promise an all-singing, all-dancing new UK website is coming…