A LEAGUE OF ITS OWN

Harper's Bazaar (Singapore) - - THE BEAUTY -

Aname that is syn­ony­mous with th an un­wa­ver­ing pur­suit of per­fec­tion, Henry Jac­ques is the epit­ome me of un­par­al­leled lux­ury. As you set foot into the Henry Jac­ques bou­tique utique at Ma­rina Bay Sands, the very first in the world, it’s easy to think you’re en­ter­ing a Parisian apart­ment on the Rive Gauche. From the main sa­lon, which is decked out in solid oak and gold leaf, to the pri­vate sit­ting area nes­tled deep within the store, ev­ery part of its well-ap­pointed de­sign pays homage to Parisian apart­ments steeped in the grandeur of the past, pack­aged in a mod­ern, con­tem­po­rary style.While the lav­ish in­te­ri­ors are dec­o­rated with rows of ex­quis­ite bot­tles, un­like most per­fume stores, you can hardly de­tect traces of per­fumes in the air. This is be­cause Henry Jac­ques only of­fers highly con­cen­trated fra­grance ex­tracts to be ap­plied di­rectly on the skin so that the scent grad­u­ally em­anates (and never over­pow­ers) as it comes in con­tact with your body heat. Choose from one of the 50 scents un­der its Les Clas­siques de HJ col­lec­tion, from $770 for 15ml, which con­tain pure ex­tracts of prized in­gre­di­ents like tuberose and am­ber­gris, to in­dulge in the sheer op­u­lence of haute per­fumery. Or if you’re look­ing for some­thing ex­tra mem­o­rable, ask for the be­spoke per­fumery ser­vice for a truly cou­ture-like ex­pe­ri­ence.

From top: A Henry Jac­ques per­fumer test­ing fra­grance sam­ples. An in­side look at the prized in­gre­di­ents used. Les Clas­siques scents housed in a leather travel case. The pri­vate view­ing area within the Henry Jac­ques’ bou­tique at Ma­rina Bay Sands. Henry...

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