Last month I told you that I was going to attend the inernational trade show Pitti Fragranze. Well, I spritzed and sniffed ALOT of amazing fragrances.
The brand was started in 1921 ceased trading in the mid sixties and was brough back to life this year with eight fragrances who forumulas were inspired by the brands original scents.
Maitre Ceramiste was one of my favourite fragrances of the expo – chalky and damp opening that dries down to a delicious iris accord.
The packaging is truly unique, the fragrances are distinct and cover all the fragrance families.
Argentium Halo de Lune blends cardamon orange and woods.
Unconventional Perfume MilanoExtensive range of home fragrances available in candle or diffuser format.
My favourite fragrance from the range is Tindrer – violet and heliotrope wrapped around gorgeous green notes.
Vio-Volta is on my wishlist. Yes, MORE violet!
Always good to smell Tonka.
Sarah McCartney’s brand showcased their gorgeous fragrances on the best designed set of the expo
New brand with scents relating to specific locations in Spain
The brand were showcasing their newest fragrance Green Cedear but I have a soft spot for Golden Neroli
The bi-phase liquid reminds me of Lancome Bi Facil eye makeup remover (!), but is a result of the high oil content in the Dreams Collection scents.
Created by Jerome Epinette, Never Spring combines citrus and berries and green woods
Home fragrances from Italian brand Anna Paghera
Fragrance created through collaboration with fashion designers.
Coming soon – intense leather and jasmine
My first sniff of Amez Moi – powdery complex deliciousness. Available at Harrods… in different packaging.
Encre Noir and flankers – my favourites from the range.
Oud Vibration a new iteration of the classic rose and oud combo.
With a monastic origin Carthusia makes beautiful bath and body products – available at Liberty.
Ambre d’or is a sweetened intense oriental.
I first became familiar with the range at Jovoy in Mayfair. Stilettos on Lex is still my favourite.
Latest subrange from Ateliers Des Ors are based on an orange note. Look out for a review of Nuda Veritas soon.
The range takes it’s ‘Original Sin’ theme seriously with fragrances inspired by chemistry and medicine.
She Came To Stay is aromatic and spicy.
Beautiful range of fragrances based on the concepts of ying and yang.
Latest offering from Perfumerie Generale is Jasmagonda, a green and woody jasmine.
Yes, it is as good as all the reviews say it is.
One of the French fashion designer’s 32 fragrances
La Collection Privee
OR Collection from Italian Brand Uermi created by Cecile Zarokian
Syrupy rose with amber.
Interesting leather fragrance with aquatic and citrus notes.
Ombre Sauvage is a smoky leather, the brand are retailed in Harvey Nichols.
I really like this range of ‘colognes’ created by Emille Copperman for The Different Company. You can get the full size or the refill from Jovoy in Mayfair.
Florentine fragrance house Teatro Fragranze Uniche has a boutique in central Florence and sells a wide range of personal and home fragrance
This house launched Rouge smoking which is a sweet cherry scent. The range is not available in the UK but it would be interesting to compare it to the forthcoming Tom Ford Lost Cherry scent.
The gorgeous Olfactory Sculptures Collection. Fusion Sacree Clair is a must sniff for white floral lovers.
Love the packaging of the Shaving Cream from ‘the world’s oldest barbershop’.
If you live in south London head to Roullier White to experience this affordable niche range.
Absolutely stunning range of white floral scents. Another brand that is available at Roullier White.
Portuguese skincare brand, with beuatiful packaging. The handcream is worth a try – the range is available from Feel Unique.
Inspired by middle eastern perfumery each ‘A Rose For…’ fragrance is supplied with a gold marker pen so that you can write the name of the person the fragrance is for on the bottle.
No UK stockist at the moment, but this brand
Sartorial elegance via Vienna
Delicious powder launched this year and created by Alberto Morillas
German fragrance brand with a decidely Italian aesthetic.
Latest collection from Aether focuses on single syntheic molecures including Iso E Super Ambroxan and Cashmeran.
Recent creations by Cecile Zarokian and Luca Maffei
Newness from Irish fragrance house
Perfume oils based around a single note.
Florentine home and personal fragrance brand.
This brand was one of my favorite discoveries of the expo. Omnipresence was a voyage through fruit that was a mile away from the fruiti-chouli fragrances the populate department stores. My personal favourite however was Paname Paname, elegance in a bottle.
Unsurprisingly, I got some olfactory fatigue. I smelt more fragrances in three days than I has probably smelt all year. It was also the most fun I have had in ages. Where the brands are accessible available in London I have listed a stockist. Look for reviews of some of the fragrances and brands over the coming months.