What I’m wearing for fashion month: James Read

If you’re looking for a self-tanning expert, James Read is the go-to-guy. He’s responsible for giving the likes of Lara Stone and Rosie-Huntington Whitely a beautifully golden glow. He’s also a dab hand at bronzing the models backstage at fashion week – without a streak in sight, may we add.

He tells takes us back in time to his first ever memories of fragrance…

‘My first scent memory is of smelling Chanel No.5 on my mum – she used to wear it all the time. Whenever I smell it, it reminds me of my childhood. I love how fragrance evokes such strong memories and takes you back to specific moments in time. I truly fell in love with scent about two years ago when I discovered Bleu de Chanel. It’s fresh with a summery feel to it and really compliments my skin. It has just the right balance of sophistication and playfulness. I always get compliments when I’m wearing it.

Fragrance makes me feel happy and wakes me up – I never feel ready to go about my day until I’ve spritzed! I love summery, refreshing scents and aside from Chanel I also love Tom Ford Neroli. It has a great vibe to it. It’s like summer lives on all year round when I’m wearing it.

My first ever fragrance was Yves Saint Laurent Kouros. My mum bought it for me for Christmas and I absolutely loved it.’

Twitter: @JamesReadTan

Written by Alice Jones

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