With most of us still constrained to lockdown life, our team have picked out their home-life saviours bringing a touch of luxe to you.
A homage to its predecessor, Clive Christian’s Crown Collection pays tribute to the Crown Perfumery Company in a history of fine fragrance dating back to 1872. Nearly two hundred years on and Clive Christian continues to revive some of its most iconic creations in a new chapter for the British perfume house. One of the highlights in the collection is Crab Apple Blossom, an icon first created in 1886 and inspired by a crab apple tree that grew outside the house of the Crown Perfumery’s founder. An embodiment of old school glamour, this regal fragrance is housed in a red bottle bearing the Crown Perfumery motif and is made of top notes of its namesake crab apple blossom intertwined with marine bergamot, a heart of green rhubarb and fresh mojito fusion with creamy sandalwood and driftwood making for a fresh and citrusy sunshine-filled scent.
Designed to promote healthy skin and wellbeing from within, pioneering skincare brand Aurelia has launched Beauty & Immunity Support supplements, a first for the probiotic company which also marks the start of a rebrand under the new name of Aurelia London. Taken daily, this inside out skin saviour is created from a bespoke blend of probiotic strains and zinc found to improve the overall condition of skin and the body’s immune system. Completely gluten and allergen-free, this supplement is also vegan and visibly maintains skin firmness over time. Designed to manage the internal balance of bacteria in the gut, one can expect to see results after just a month of using this wonder product.
Synonymous with fusing the parallels across the art of perfume and the art of living, Diptyque’s home fragrance rituals bring the iconic scents of the Maison into objects of desire evoking its Parisian flair and design. The latest in the collection is The Wall Diffuser, a stylish fragrant diffuser-come-plug-in which diffuses pockets of fragrance into the air allowing them to release and envelop the surrounding area in the gorgeous olfactories of the scented inserts which discreetly pop into the unit and contain beads of concentrated perfume.
Founded during the first lockdown by fragrance aficionados Sam and Emma Pringle, Saint James is a collection of mood-enhancing lifestyle products designed to lift one’s spirit through scent. Hand-poured in London, the candles in the range are crafted with sustainably sourced vegan ingredients and natural oils. The favourite in the collection is Sunday Papers, as soothing as it is uplifting, this gorgeously empowering candle embraces warming notes of Madagascan vanilla, amber and musk with an impressive burn time of 45-50 hours.
Celebrating the iconic flagship store of the House, Roja Parfums’ Burlington 1819 is a tribute to the store which opened in 2015 limited to 100 bottles for the reopening of the store and online. Taking its name from the year which saw Burlington Arcade open its doors, this citrusy oriental fragrance evokes the joy of walking through the historic arcade and immersing one’s self into the fabulous windows of the boutiques that adorn the walls of the arcade. Fine fragrance at its best, this magical scent has a base of patchouli and Casmir wood, a heart of grapefruit and warm notes of vanilla and musk.
Bringing together more than twenty years of working in fine fragrance between them, Laurent Delafon and Christopher Yu have joined forces to embark on their own fragrant venture, Ostens, with a vision to create a collection of Eau de Parfums each centred around one single raw ingredient. Taking an innovative approach to the realms of perfume and breaking the rules, the pair have launched six debut fragrances, all accompanied by a preparation oil capturing the key ingredient at the heart of each scent. One of the finest in the range is Cashmeran Velvet, a luxurious blend of cashmeran, sandalwood, cedarwood and Madagascan vanilla all evoking a warming and soft fragrance with a welcome hint of smokiness.