Celebrating the enduring links between perfume and couture: The Scented Letter Fashion & Fragrance Autumn 2016 is launched

The Scented Letter is one of the key VIP Subscriber benefits when you belong to The Perfume Society: a fabulous, award-winning downloadable magazine (also available in print) which keeps your finger on the pulse-point of all that’s happening in the scent world. (Have a sneak peek below.)
If you’re a VIP Subscriber, make sure you’re logged in and then click here to read our latest edition – which is 48 pages of pure style. (Not a Subscriber? Sign up here.) In this edition, our Jasmine Award-winning team covers the following…
• In The Magnificent 7Jo Fairley has an audience in Grasse with Jacques Cavallier-Belltrud, creator of the new Louis Vuitton perfume collection
• Chypre Thrills is Suzy Nightingale‘s celebration of ‘bottled chic’, as this fragrance family enjoys a renaissance
• Designer Carolina Herrera de Baez shares her touchstone scents in Memories, Dreams, Reflections
• Find out how perfumers are putting the ‘fab’ in fabric conditioner in The Scented Sweater
• So-fashionable florist and event designer Tony Marklew opens his scent closet in #ShareMyStash
• Read about all the Latest Launches (for men and women!) – and much, much more…
It’s priced £10 to our VIP Subscribers (join us here), £12.50 to everyone else – and remember: you can now also buy an annual print subscription to The Scented Letterhere
Need further convincing? To read a mini ‘taster’ edition, click here.

Lust object alert: these ‘perfume’ bookshelves just shot to the top of our ‘If we won the Lottery’ splurge-list

How people actually store their fragrance collections is of infinite interest to us. As regular readers of our online/print magazine The Scented Letter know well, one of our very favourite things to do is snoop around people’s perfume collections, and we love revealing people’s storage secrets in the #ShareMyStash feature. (You can see an example – featuring 4160 Tuesdays perfume Sarah McCartney – below.)

We’d certainly love to walk into an interviewee’s house and encounter these. Because given an infinite budget, they’re what we’d choose: a set of matte-painted metal shelves (actually available in black, white, yellow, two different greys, powder pink – you name it, really).

By Gino Carollo for Bonaldo, they come individually and are priced around £670-720 each (so no, we’re not really expecting many of you to dash out and scoop these up) – but we think they look best as a ‘collection’ (and definitely against a white wall, shown here).

For now, we’ll make do with the bookcase scooped up in Hastings Old Town for fifteen quid and given a lick of Seal Dawn paint (which can make even the ugliest piece of furniture beautiful).

After all, at the end of the day, it’s the bottles – and the glories within – which really matter, after all.

Perfume Bottle Bookcases £620-720
Buy them at Panik Design

By Jo Fairley



Our VIP Subscribers love The Scented Letter – so here’s a preview, for you.

The Scented Letter, so we’re often told, is one of the key reasons why our VIP Subscribers love being a part of what we’re doing.

As a little ‘taster’ of what you can expect – normally our editions are 50+ pages – we’ve put together a ‘digest’ from some previous editions for your enjoyment. Read it here – and depending which browser you use, you should also be able to download it. (Please be patient: it’s a lavishly big file!)

Appearing around every six weeks as an e-zine (downloadable as a .pdf to your device, or viewable in ‘flickable’ format on the site itself), this is one of just a handful of fragrance magazines in the world. We have incredible behind-the-scenes access to perfumers, to the ‘faces’ chosen to represent scents, and to beautiful visual imagery to bring each edition alive.

We also commission articles from leading, award-winning writers whose evocative stories open up the world of scent and aroma to our readers.

It’s one of many VIP Subscriber benefits when you belong to The Perfume Society – and if you’d like to sign up and receive your copies, you can do so here.

In the current edition of The Scented Letter, meanwhile, you’ll find:

  • When Rosie Met Ralf – follow Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s fragrance journey – from London to Grasse via Manhattan – to create her signature scent.
  • Sex & Scents – our Senior Writer Suzy Nightingale explores: why does perfume turn us on? Do pheromones exist? And what are the sexiest aromas on the planet…?
  • Jeremy Scott’s Memories, Dreams, Reflections – the Moschino designer (creator of the much talked-about TOY fragrance) follows his perfumed trail from farm-boy to fashionista.
  • The Smell of Love is… Gravy – what happens when a fragrance blogger loses her sense of smell? One woman’s deeply moving account.

We also cover all the Latest Launches – so you have your finger on the pulse-point of all the latest fragrances – share news of our many VIP Subscriber events, and much, much more…

Once again, join us here – and enjoy the magazine that fragrance-lovers are talking (and Tweeting) about…
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There are roses, roses everywhere in our second issue of The Scented Letter, for subscribers

It’s out! And to quote perfume blogger and expert Nick Glbert, it’s ‘fabulous’… As Nick says, ‘The Scented Letter features every important new launch, as well as some wonderful pieces from bloggers, journalists and people involved in perfumery or scent. In the second issue, you can…

All our VIP Subscribers should have received a link to download their second issue of The Scented Letter. (And new subscribers are sent the link to download the e-zine, on signing up – click here to do that.)

In your second edition, subscribers can look forward to the following…

Follow the story of one of perfume’s most precious ingredients, the rose, from field to flacon

  • Discover award-winning blogger and author Persolaise‘s top rose perfume picks
  • Read the fascinating story of how Sabine de Tscharner grew up not being able to smell – and went on to become a perfumer
  • Find ways to scent a wedding – and discover your perfect wedding scent
  • Discover all the season’s latest launches, at-a-glance
  • Enjoy Richard E. Grant‘s scent memories, dreams and reflections: the scents that have meant most to him, in a lifetime…

PS  International visitors to the site can subscribe to The Scented Letter for £15 p.a., using the contact form below – and we’ll then send you a Paypal invoice. (And yes, we’re working on finding a more sophisticated way to do this!)