The Winter Beauty Edit
With the winter season in full swing, Berkeley Bespoke have shortlisted our picks to keep you looking and feeling your absolute best.
Van Cleef & Arpels
Evoking the emblematic codes of the Maison, Santal Blanc joins Van Cleef & Arpels’ Collection Extraordinaire as the latest decadent creation by perfumer Michel Almairac.
Embodying the delicate notes of Sandalwood, this soft and pure scent embraces luxurious hints of fig milk and musk accord whilst evoking the rarity and sensual aromas of its heart in its purest form. Velvety accords of mandarin add depth and musky notes of violet and tonka bean envelope the pureness of this divine fragrance.
Envisioned as his idea of a ‘soft soothing wood oil’, Santal Blanc is Almairac’s take on creating something pure and white. Visualising this expression, Santal Blanc stands as the first fragrance in the Collection Extraordinaire to be housed in a whitely lacquered bottle marking its refined character and essence.
Marking five years of Cartier’s iconic La Panthère, the Maison has launched a limited edition of the much-loved classic. A metaphor of the femininity and allure personified by the enchanting fragrance, the exclusive limited edition is imagined in an exquisitely decorated bottle baring the panther so synonymous with the history of the House.
Exclusively available at Harrods, this five-year edition encapsulates wonderfully floral notes of gardenia and muskiness in the most iconique form paying homage to its original predecessor.
Enlivening the sensation of the Amazonian Rainforests, Rahua’s Classic Shampoo is somewhat of a cult amongst the beauty-set. Enriched with rare and sustainably sourced organic ingredients, this rich hair cleanser restores tired tresses and soothes the scalp.
Suitable for all hair types, this miracle product is packed full of antioxidants known to promote hair growth and contains natural oils to moisturise and strengthen.
Made with the brand’s coveted omega-9 rich Rahua oil, the natural formula leaves hair feeling luxuriant and looking luminous and silky. Forest inspired fragrances of Palo Santo oil and its uniquely concentrated composition makes the perfect combination for a balanced scalp and gorgeously soft hair all-year-round.
Dedicated to the floral wonder of the peony, Jan Vilhelm’s latest addition to his library of olfactory creations is Peony Couture. Inspired by the unexpected appearance of this wonderous plant amongst a bouquet of red roses he ordered back in 2008, Peony Couture evokes the elegance of this unapologetically present creation that stayed with Vilhelm from that moment on.
Popping up at the likes of Liberty where the fragrance is exclusively available and present randomly in shoes and bags he crossed paths with this romanticised peony which the namesake fragrance represents.
Unmistakeably French and floral, Peony Couture opens with enticing notes of black pepper and aniseed, an undeniable heart of peony and Turkish rose absolute with enveloping notes of incense and wild cedarwood making a strong and enchanting fragrance.
Text by Jaz Grewal