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'H - The Exclusive Aoud' is Harrods Exclusive fragrance from Roja Dove

27th February, 2014

Roja Dove has launched 'H - The Exclusive Aoud', which he says has been created to "celebrate a decade of collaboration between myself and Harrods, a store I refer to as the ‘Spiritual Home’ of my Perfume Brand"Dove says:I loved creating ‘H’ – The Exclusive Aoud- for Harrods. I have blended some of the rarest, richest and most exotic mate…

Living Outside The Store - Aedes De Venustas Launches Home Fragrances In The UK

by Persolaise, 17th December, 2013

When the words ‘mood board’ are uttered, there’s a moment of tension. It’s barely perceptible, but the writers in the room pick up on it straight away and give each other a worried glance. Karl Bradl, founder of New York’s much-revered niche store, Aedes De Venustas, has just used the term to explain his preferred method of communicating …

Harrods' "Fragrance Explosion" to start later this week

19th August, 2013

Harrods has announced a late summer programme of olfactory events entitled "Meet the Perfumers". The in-store talks, masterclasses and one to one consultations will take place from Thursday 22nd August to Thursday 19th September. The series includes highlights such as "The Art of British Perfumery", a masterclass with Floris perfumer Sh…

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Guerlain ‘Les Parisiennes’ launching in the UK

by Judith Brockless, 11th June, 2013

Guerlain is bringing its ‘Les Parisiennes’ collection to the UK in a staggered release over the course of this year. The partner collection to ‘Les Parisiens’, ‘Les Parisiennes’ consists of four fragrances (Mon Précieux Nectar, Nuit d’Amour, L’Heure de Nuit and Liu), one of which will be launching every two months, exclusively at Harrods…

UK FiFi Award winners 2013

17th May, 2013

The UK FiFi Awards were held last night in London. The event was held at The Brewery and was hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky. The winners were as follows: Best New Female Print Advertisement Jaipur Bracelet - BoucheronBest New Male Print Advertisement Kokorico – Jean Paul GaultierBest New Female Fragrance Commercial La Petite Robe Noire - Gue…

Guerlain ‘Les Parisiens’ now available in Harrods

by Judith Brockless, 11th May, 2013

On 4th May the long-awaited Guerlain ‘Les Parisiens’ collection arrived in Britain, with an exclusive launch at Harrods. Until now, the men's collection was only available from Maison Guerlain, at 68 Champs-Élysées in Paris. Now repackaged in elegant, monolithic bottles, the collection comprises five Guerlain favourites, originally create…

Guerlain Muguet 2013: ‘One day, one bottle, one fragrance’

by Judith Brockless, 19th April, 2013

Guerlain’s 2013 limited edition Muguet will be available on 1st May* this year. Officially ‘La Fête du Travail’ (National Labour Day), 1st May is also known in France as ‘La Fête du Muguet’ (Lily of the Valley Day). Supposedly originating on 1st May 1561, when King Charles IX of France was presented with a bouquet, the French tradition o…

Loewe launch La Colección, exclusively at Harrods

by Grant Osborne, 04th November, 2011

Spanish company, Loewe, were in London yesterday to promote their new collection of fragrances to the press. La Colección by Loewe is "an exquisite collection of four fragrances created to reflect the elegant luxury of the house of Loewe.". The new range is exclusive to Harrods for six months.The bottle of the fragrances was inspired by t…

Bond No. 9 launch fifth Harrods fragrance : Harrods Amber

by Grant Osborne, 05th June, 2011

Bond No. 9 is launching it's fifth scent for the iconic London store Harrods. The new fragrance is named Harrods Amber, and follows Harrods Rose, Oud, 'for Him' and 'for Her'. The top notes of the fragrances are bergamot, saffron, nutmeg and white peppercorn; heart notes include majestic rose, jasmine and osmanthus; the dry down of the f…

Pink Really Does Stink

by Judith Brockless, 26th November, 2010

Last September, Harrods hosted the ‘Perfume Diaries’ exhibition. There, perfume junkies like me could ogle exquisite bottles (some of which were a hundred and fifty years old) and sniff decades-old perfumes to their heart’s (and nose’s) content. It really was a glorious and fascinating exhibition and, to my mind, the most interesting sect…

Bottled By Baccarat - The Final Event At Harrods Perfume Diaries

by Persolaise, 27th October, 2010

Once every four years, the French President hands out a set of prestigious awards to the country's finest craftsmen and craftswomen. Known as the 'Meilleur Ouvrier De France' (Best Worker/Artisan Of France), this accolade indicates not only that its recipient's skills have reached the absolute pinnacle of achievement, but also that the co…

The Science of Scent at Harrods Perfume Diaries

by Nick Gilbert, 12th October, 2010

From cinnamon we moved to rose, and were given 2 different roses to smell. When asked which we preferred, the majority of the audience chose the second rose, which was a rose note constructed in a lab – with more citrus and fruity aspects, as well as a slightly boozy feel too it. The first rose was a Bulgarian rose absolute, which had a m…