Category Archives: Fragrance

The Smell of the Rain

Jo Malone Rain Collection

But not any kind of rain. City rain. And more precisely London rain.

This is the type of smell that inspired Jo Malone to create its new limited edition of fragrances: the London Rain collection.

The collection contains 4 different colognes, each denoting a different kind of rainy weather, from romantic and intense rainy mornings to wild rainstorms at night.  Continue reading

Wedding Fragrance: The “Nuptial Bouquet” by Atkinsons

atkinson nuptial bouquetI recently got engaged and could not wait to try out the new fragrance created last year by Atkinsons, the historic English fragrance house.

Originally founded in 1799, Atkinsons was the personal perfumer of the royal family and you can see this in the royal purple theme and coat of arms decorating their bottles.

The composition of the Nuptial Bouquet is based on the flowers that Queen Victoria carried in her wedding bouquet: violet (traditional in a wedding bouquet), lily of the valley (which I like very much), myrtle and white sandalwood. The scent is extremely feminine, youthful and crisp  –  very springtime.

It doesn’t have to be just a wedding scent but is really for anyone who loves their perfume light, floral and fresh and wants to remind themselves the story of this royal romance and the young Victoria, madly in love with her dear Albert!

Nuptial Bouquet, Atkinsons, 100ml, £95

www.atkinsons1799.com

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