Reflecting the wonderful traditions of perfume creation, Amouage is a luxury brand devoted to developing the finest quality perfumes, bath and body ranges, scented candles, silk scarves and hand-crafted leather accessories. Founded in 1983, the brand has a reputation for expressing a luxury lifestyle and bringing true artistry to all its creations. From the aromatic scents of its Main collection and Midnight Flower, Library and Secret Garden collections, to the exclusively printed scarves, every product is designed with meticulous attention to detail. The premium olfactory fragrances are created to enhance the senses, allowing for an alluring, exotic experience, while the extension of the brand reflects innovation, and allows Amouage to set itself apart from other perfume houses.
Bergman Beauty Care
Bergman Beauty Care offers effective skin care, 100% made in Holland. The key value of Bergman Beauty Care specialists is translating medical expertise into result-driven cosmeceuticals. The brand has meanwhile grown into a complete range, allowing for configuring an effective daily skin care programme. The range consists of four product lines: Clinics@home, Cleansing Care, Skin Care and Body Care. Bergman Beauty Care's goal is to achieve optimal skin condition with a radiant, youthful look and feel. Bergman Beauty Care is the only brand using the high-quality element Beta Glucan in its products, combined with other high-end active ingredients. The Bergman Beauty Care formulas ensure the ideal moisture, nutrition and energy balance in the skin. Bergman Beauty Care skin care means affordable luxury with visible results.
Heir to a long line of cognac-makers, Kilian Hennessey launched his own namesake perfumery in 2007 with the ambition of not only reflecting his distinct personality, but also a firm belief in the supreme longevity of true luxury. For Kilian the art of fragrance making always has a narrative at its heart; be it the myth of original sin prominent in In The Garden of Good and Evil, or the progression of a love story in the debut collection, L’Oeuvre Noire. Now spanning across five fragrance collections, Kilian’s story-telling ethos and “eco-luxe” philosophy of beautiful keepsake, refillable bottles and wearable perfume jewellery has catapulted the unique fragrances into a much-coveted niche of haute perfumery.
Born from a desire to imbue make-up and skincare with the same luxury approach that fashion commands, By Terry was established in 1998 by make-up artist Terry de Gunzburg. Having spent 15 years as Creative Director at Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, where she created the cult classic Touche Éclat concealer pen, her eponymous beauty range is renowned for its distinct approach to colour, light and texture, even coining the term "haute couleur" for its bespoke colour creation service. Beloved for its light-reflecting, multipurpose products and honing a simple, straightforward approach to skincare, make-up and fragrance, beauty-expert favourites include the iconic Baume De Rose lip balm, perfecting Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow pencil, and a comprehensive collection of professional-quality foundations.
Born out of its founder Geza Schoen’s love for Iso E Super, a strange, cedar-ish and sometimes velvety aroma-molecule that doesn’t exist in nature, Escentric Molecules has pursued a unique and rebellious vision of fragrance since it released its first pair of soon-to-be-cult-favourite Iso E-intense perfumes in 2006. Escentric Molecules’ fragrances are neither classical nor straightforwardly pretty. Instead, the molecules at their hearts (chiefly Iso but others, like Javanol, too) are designed to meld, in the peculiar way of synthetic notes, with the wearer’s natural pheromones.
Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle is a publishing house for the industry’s very best Perfume Designers. Its goal is to push the limits of perfume creation and elevate perfumery to a whole new artistic level. As a perfume expert, Mr.Malle handpicks perfumers whose work is changing the face of the industry. As their editor, he guides them individually through their creative process to ensure that they are always transcending their limits. Together, they create works of art that represent the best of each olfactive category: the great classics of tomorrow.
Jean-Francois Lazartigue is one of the most renowned hair care specialists in France. He began his career as a hairdresser and opened his first salon in “Rue de Courcelles,” Paris, in December 1963. He has always been fascinated by hairdressing techniques and interested in hair's health. Facing an outstanding success, Mr. Lazartigue developed a number of prominent hair treatment centers in France where he offers a hair & scalp analysis. This computerized microscope determines a personalized prescription of treatments for each costumer. He was also the first to incorporate into hair care the same ingredients as in skin care (AHA, collagen, vitamins). Mr. Lazartigue’s philosophy has always been to select the best available ingredients and use them in high concentrations. All of them are tested in the J.F. Lazartigue laboratories in France as well as in his salons & treatment centers.
When Sergio Momo created Kemi perfumes he wanted to bring to life the ancient philosophical tradition of alchemy, whose practioners have claimed it to be the precursor of profound powers. Kemi fragrances are inspired by this philosophy, the conversion of raw matter to perfect purified form. Alchemy is an influential philosophical tradition whose practitioners have, from antiquity, claimed it to be the precursor to more profound. Perfume as we know it could not have taken shape without alchemy, the ancient art that undertook to convert raw matter into a perfect purified form. Greco - Roman Egypt, Islamic World and the Renaissance philosophers made a great contribution to alchemical research. The most influential author in this regard was Jabir in the VIII century. Kemi straddles the line between the tangible and the intangible, the earthly and the ethereal, the real and the magical.
When aerospace physicist Dr. Max Huber suffered facial burns in an accident during a routine laboratory experiment, he embarked on a 12-year journey to create a renewing elixir. With The Miracle Broth™ at its heart, Dr. Huber formulated La Mer, renewing and rejuvenating skin to become softer, smoother, and more refined. Now encompassing a comprehensive range of luxury skincare, La Mer has expertly crafted a cult range of coveted beauty treatments, from moisturisers to serums, which promise resolutely radiant and youthful complexions. Beloved by women worldwide, try the original Moisturizing Cream for yourself, test out the Reparative Sun Collection to repair sun damaged skin, or pamper yourself with La Mer’s brightening and illuminating face treatments.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian
French duo Francis Kurkdjian and Marc Chaya co-founded Masion Francis Kurkdjian in 2009 with a vision to create scents that encompass one’s lifestyle. Advocates of haute parfumerie traditionalism, the collection of exquisitely-crafted fragrances offer beautiful expressions of sensuality for the free spirited. Renowned for fragrances which reflect a sense of timeless sophistication or femininity, their diverse collection, ranging from the musky Baccarat Rouge to Turkish rose-based Satin, personifies every individual mood and whim. Perfectly balancing the line between practicality and creativity, Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s luxurious collection of fragrances and gifts for men and women is ideal for all personalities, for every occasion.
The brains (and nose) behind Nasomatto is Alessandro Gualtieri, an Italian perfumer who has created scents for Versace, Valentino, Helmut Lang, Fendi, Diesel, and more. Gualtieri was educated in the art of perfumery in Germany and built a successful career working with artists, niche brands and major designers – but after being rejected more and more for his radical concepts, he decided to strike out on his own. Gualtieri established his Amsterdam-based brand in 2007 and called it Nasomatto (Italian for ‘crazy nose’). The first series of fragrances was released later that year: Hindu Grass, Duro, Narcotic Venus, Silver Musk, and Absinth. In the following years, several more scents joined the line-up: China White (2008), Black Afgano (2009), Nuda (2010), and Pardon (2011). The tenth and last scent, Blamage, was released in 2014 along with a film about its origins called The Nose – Searching for Blamage.
Orto Parisi is the new brainchild of Nasomatto‘s Alessandro Gualtieri who founded the theoretically separate, unrelated house in 2014. Boccanera and Stercus are part of the 5-piece collection, all of which follow Mr. Gualtieri’s manifesto to create over-sized, strong scents that represent “parts of our body,” as well as how our animalic side has been repressed by civilisation. I’ll look briefly at each of them in turn with a more generalised summation than my usual in-depth analysis. As founder and perfumer Alessandro Gualtieri notes, “The parts of the body that carry more smell are those where more soul is collected. The strong smells have become unpleasant to us, because the excess of soul is intolerable to the extent that our innate animalism is repressed and breaking from civilization. This project is my garden I have planted, fertilized, cultivated, and harvested. Orto Parisi states that our body is experienced like a garden, and its smells are a true mirror of our soul.”
Puredistance is one of the most exclusive Perfume Houses in the world that offers only Pure Perfume Extrait. We put all our passion and energy into the making of one truly beautiful Master Perfume at a time. Not just another perfume, but a Perfume with a soul and a signature. Our collection of Master Perfumes is made by well-known Perfumers in London, Paris and New York. Worldwide, Puredistance is known for its timeless beauty and true exclusivity: the kind of exclusivity that is hard to find today. Since Puredistance was launched, it has built up a passionate following in more than 35 countries. Puredistance is considered one of the most exclusive Perfume Houses in the world. Its Master Perfume Collection consists of seven perfumes made by Master perfumers in London, Paris and New York. Pure Perfume Extract only. Puredistance products are assembled by hand with great care. All finishing work is still done in-house. Puredistance does not follow trends, but focuses on creating timelessly beautiful Perfumes and packaging instead. If you fall in love with one of Puredistance's Perfumes it could be for life!
Roja Parfums has become a name synonymous with luxury fragrance. Without compromise or regard to cost, Roja is renowned for only working with the world's finest quality ingredients. From redefining luxury and creating some of the world's most exclusive perfumes, Roja Dove stands as an internationally respected master perfumer, whose experience, passion and creative flair is palpable in all of his creations. Every aspect of his process is uncompromising and captures Roja’s central philosophy –“only the best will do.” Positioned as a globally recognised fragrance house, Roja Parfums ranks as one of the most successful perfume brand in Harrods’ history since the brand launched in July 2011. Renowned for its commitment to quality and only working with the finest quality ingredients - from the legendary rose de mai to ambergris - each ingredient in the Roja Parfums repertoire and luxury scented candles range has been hand-selected by Roja for its rarity and unparalleled scent.
Sospiro is an exceptional new fragrance line from Xerjoff creator and owner Sergio Momo. These carefully crafted Italian fragrances contain only the finest materials, and they take their inspiration from the beauty and sophistication of the opera.
Terry de Gunzburg
An icon in the world of make-up artistry and former creative director of Yves Saint Laurent Beauty, Terry de Gunzburg moved her expertise into the realm of perfumery in 2012 with an eponymous fragrance collection, driven by her quest to find the perfect signature scent for herself. Combining only the best ingredients with extravagant notes and artful blending, the collection presents an elegant array of charming Eau de Parfums. A unique offering for women looking for more from her fragrance than traditional perfumes can offer, each perfume, from Ombre Mercure Extreme and Terryfic Oud to Thé Glacé, captivates and intrigues.
The Different Company
For centuries, luxury has been synonymous with scarcity, quality, precision and inaccessibility. But little by little, it became popular, becoming more and more accessible and standardising the offer. The Different Company was born within this century, in a context where perfume lovers are turning away from the novelties of the big brands, which tend today to create juices intended to please the greatest number. Based on this observation, The Different Company’s first creations appeared, developed by Jean Claude Ellena and Thierry de Baschmakoff. Not imposing costs or codes limits, exploring new territories, demanding excellence in raw materials and sillages, working with talented perfumers of international renown, expressing a signature luxury design: this is the vision of The Luxury Perfumery of The Different Company.
Driven by a true passion for the artistry of Haute perfumery, Italian luxury perfume house Xerjoff was founded by perfumer Sergio Momo in 2003. Committed to using nothing but the finest and rarest materials in their perfume creation, Xerjoff deftly combines the traditional art of perfume craftsmanship with contemporary inspiration to dramatic effect. From the captivating Shooting Stars Collection and the traditional Casamorati line to the Harrods exclusive Emerald Star, the collections of beautifully bottled pure perfume oils and Eau de Parfums each offer the wearer a heady journey into the precious realm of fine perfume.
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