Mak­ing sense of scent

Dis­cover your sig­na­ture fra­grance and you will cre­ate mem­o­ries that last a life­time – that’s the power of per­fume, says Jar­rold beauty buyer Deb­o­rah Pritchard

EDP Norfolk - - Beauty - Deb­o­rah Pritchard

FRA­GRANCES have the power to evoke mem­o­ries and can even in­spire you to be the per­son you want to be. Take the re­cent launch of Chanel Gabrielle, the per­fume takes in­spi­ra­tion from Coco Chanel’s roots when she was called Gabrielle, a rebel at heart, pas­sion­ate and free, who fought to be­come the wo­man she wanted to be. The cast­ing of ac­tress Kris­ten Ste­wart in its ad­ver­tis­ing cam­paign cre­ates the muse for the fra­grance, a sig­na­ture scent for those who want to stand out from the crowd.

While the sto­ries be­hind the scent can tempt you to buy into a cer­tain fra­grance, there is noth­ing more pow­er­ful than de­vel­op­ing your own. My favourite fra­grance when the weather turns colder is Tom Ford Black Or­chid.

It takes me back to when this fra­grance was launched and at the time it was so pow­er­ful, a real state­ment scent; it kept sell­ing out. To­day it is sur­rounded by other dra­matic scents, but for me it still feels lux­u­ri­ous and glam­orous.

So what’s your favourite scent? If you haven’t found it yet, or want a fra­grance that is just that lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent to the main­stream trends, here are just some of the niche fra­grances we have in­store and on­line. You never know, one of them could be­come your new sig­na­ture scent.

AN­NICK GOUTAL Nuit et Con­fi­dences EDP from £85 for 50ml This re­fined and fem­i­nine fra­grance will plunge you into the heart of an elite evening in Paris with its berg­amot, pep­per, frank­in­cense, tonka bean, vanilla and white musk notes. Even the bot­tle is ar­tis­ti­cally in­spired, rep­re­sent­ing a re­flec­tion of the Milky Way.

CHAR­LOTTE TIL­BURY Scent of a Dream from £49 Char­lotte Til­bury’s prod­ucts are lcre­ated to make any wo­man or man feel more con­fi­dent and beau­ti­ful. So her one and only fra­grance fits in with her ethic with lemon, peach and black pep­per, notes of jas­mine, frank­in­cense, tuberose and vi­o­let, fire tree, Iso E Super, Patchouli and Am­broxan.

SERGE LUTENS COL­LEC­TION NOIRE La Fille de Ber­lin from £83 for 50ml New to the Serge Lutens’ col­lec­tion, the new-look bot­tle’s art deco nu­ances give a mod­ern look to a quite tra­di­tional brand, which will look el­e­gant on any dress­ing ta­ble. This uni­sex fra­grance has notes of rose and pep­per, mak­ing it suit­able for those who love ori­en­tal flo­ral scents.

CREED Vik­ing from £185 for 50ml For the man who likes to go against the grain, this new fra­grance from Creed is in­spired by the crafted long­ships of the Vik­ing Age. With a woody, cit­rus fra­grance with notes of pep­per­corn, In­dian san­dal­wood and Haitian ve­tiver, this fiery fra­grance is for those who are fear­less in spirit.

PEN­HALIGONS The Cov­eted Duchess Rose Eau De Par­fum £178 for 75ml This fra­grance is based upon Duchess Rose, the daugh­ter of Lady Blanche and Lord Ge­orge. Rose mar­ried a Duke to es­cape the sti­fling rigid­ity of her fam­ily and to be­come the Cov­eted Duchess Rose.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.