Master hair stylist Sam McKnight has worked with the biggest names in the fashion business, from Mario Testino to Karl Lagerfeld.
His skilful hands are responsible for many an iconic runway look, including the Chanel autumn/winter 2014 tweed rag pony and the rock glamour style that adorned the heads of Tom Ford’s spring/summer 2015 girl. But anyone who follows his Instagram feed will also be aware of his adoration for gardening.
He talks us through his love of scented candles and why he’s always attracted to natural scents…
‘I have a keen sense of smell and a love of nature, so when I discovered the small original Diptyque shop in Paris in the mid-80s, their vast array of scented candles was intoxicating. I’m still addicted to this day and The Figuier is a firm favourite.
I don’t like scents that smell fake or synthetic – I love simple evocative aromas like the smell of flowers and herbs, the freshness of rain and the scent of newly mown grass.
Smell can bring out memories; it has an effect on you much like a piece of music. Although I wouldn’t say I have a signature scent parse, I’ve been wearing Dior Eau Sauvage for a while.’
Written by Alice Jones