I started chatting to Tessa just before Christmas and she very kindly offered to send me a copy of her book Cult Perfumes*. It is a really informative read and full of gorgeous photos. It's the perfect coffee table book and I know I'll dip into it again and again.
The book opens with an introduction and then we are introduced to a selection of Cult perfumeries and brands including but not limited to: Annick Goutal (Vanille Exquise), L'Artisan Parfumeur (Mure et Musc), Creed (Iris Tubereuse), Diptyque (Philosykos), Frederic Malle (Lipstick Rose), Jo Malone London (Grapefruit), Miller Harris (rose en noir), Ormonde Jayne London (Frangipani), Penhaligon's (Bluebell), Robert Piguet Parfums (Fracas) and Serge Lutens (Sa Majeste la Rose) - I've put my favourites from each brand in brackets.
There is also a section on niche brands - ones I've tried are - Bond No.9, By Killian, Le Labo and Nasomatto. The book is really fascinating and I highly recommend the book if you are into cult and niche scents.
You can buy the book direct from Tessa who will inscribe a personal message! See more details here.
See the gorgeous range of candles available here. The candles are inspired by the elements - FIRE - EARTH - WATER - AIR.
FIRE - is reminiscent of of a glowing fire and has notes of amber, incense, woods, patchouli, vetivert, coconut, sweet vanilla caramel, lapsang souchong, musk, tonka and smoke.
EARTH - an earthy scent with lemon and orange, pepper and geranium with patchouli, sandalwood, leather, cedarwood, vertivert and musks.
WATER - with pure aquatic notes of white jasmine, lemon, bergamot and aldehydes and lily of the valley and musk.
AIR - a refreshing and invigorating aroma with notes of ginger root, lemongrass, grapefruit, cardamon, coriander and lemon peel.
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