fragrance

Perfume review: Alaïa by Alaïa

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Image of Mr Alaia, Patrick de Marchelier for Vogue It’s hard to believe this is Azzedine Alaïa’s first ever perfume in a world where every designer jumps on the money making fragrance bandwagon. But Alaïa isn’t your average designer, he… Read More

Monu skincare

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After our post on the best skin care for cold weather, the nice people at MONU Skincare introduced us to its excellent range of products that they thought might also be good for older skin in this very drying weather.… Read More

Penhaligon’s Trade Routes Collection

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Trade Routes is another lovely collection of fragrances from British brand Penhaligon’s. Launching ‘collections’ of fragrances is becoming something of a thing, offering three to ten new fragrances in one launch rather than the odd one here and there. This… Read More

Weekend Woman: Jo Malone

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Did anyone else hear the inspiring Desert Island Discs this week featuring Jo Malone? Jo is one of our TWR perfume heroines. Everyone knows Jo Malone, it’s hard to overestimate the influence Jo has had on our fragrance buying habits,… Read More

Ormonde Jayne Solid Perfume Compact

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It’s not too early to be making Christmas lists for ourselves, is it? Because this elegant little perfume compact from Ormonde Jayne would make a fabulous addition to anyone’s stocking. Firstly it is glamourous, with a heavy, solid feel to… Read More

Rachel Vosper, candle chandler

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This week I think I’m going to give everything up and become a candle chandler, and it’s all Rachel Vosper’s fault (above) Rachel invited us to a morning of candle making at her cute Kinnerton Street artisan workshop and store… Read More