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.