The sense of smell can be extraordinarily evocative, bringing back pictures as sharp as photographs of scenes that had left the conscious mind – Thalassa Cruso
Scents create memories and tell stories. I am a fan of pairing scents, so a selection of floral scents, such as Rose and Peonia create a fabulous base or mask for a spicier sent such as Colonia Oud of a salty beach scent of Aria di Mare make for a near perfect collection.
It is interesting to see also how the Aqua di Parma scents work together, a base of Rose and a mask of Oud is fabulously evocative.
The Oud tones also help to bring a bit of warmth to the scents in colder months.
Carnal Flower stands so well on its own that i’ve yet to pair successfully.
All scents are available for purchase now, just click the brands below.
Miller Harris, Rose Silence
(visit the Bruton Street store)
Aqua di Parma,Peonia Nobile
Editions de Parfums, Frederic Malle, Dominique Ropion, Carnal Flower
(visit the Burlington Arcade store- a library of scents)
Aqua di Parma, Colonia Oud
Il Profvmo, Aria di Mare
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