EX­QUIS­ITE SCENT

The Peak (Malaysia) - - The Brief -

Henry Jac­ques wafts into Sin­ga­pore with its first stand­alone bou­tique.

Those priv­i­leged enough to ex­pe­ri­ence the ex­quis­ite per­fumes of Henry Jac­ques would be de­lighted to know that the haute per­fumery is set to de­but its first stand-alone bou­tique in the world, this month at Ma­rina Bay Sands Ho­tel Tower, Sin­ga­pore. The ex­clu­sive per­fume house has long been a well-kept se­cret amongst the up­per ech­e­lons of so­ci­ety, with be­spoke per­fumes made from only the best, nat­u­ral selec­tions of the likes of rare am­ber­gris, sen­sual musk and sump­tu­ous rose.

The fam­ily-run per­fumery was founded by Henry Cre­mona, who drew on his child­hood and dreams of far­away lands. A chance en­counter with one of the last great noses of the old French Per­fume tra­di­tion set him on the pur­suit of the elu­sive per­fect scent, lead­ing him to the heart of Provence where he set up a place to ex­plore and cre­ate.

A new col­lec­tion of fifty fra­grances un­der Les Clas­siques de HJ en­cap­su­lates the house’s ded­i­ca­tion to scent and serves as a fine in­tro­duc­tion to the pu­rity of its per­fumes. Each scent is housed in a crys­tal bot­tle em­pha­sis­ing the long-for­got­ten ges­ture of ap­ply­ing per­fume to skin in a lan­guorous rit­ual that es­chews the spritz-and-go cul­ture we have be­come ac­cus­tomed to. Nat­u­rally, per­fumes as spe­cial as th­ese need to be housed in equally re­fined cas­ings and Henry Jac­ques’ per­fume cab­i­nets, Caves à Par­fums, make for ex­cep­tional talk­ing pieces.

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