Monday 15 July 2024

PEACH'S REVENGE by Sarah Baker Perfumes

A bottle of the perfume Peach's Revenge by Sarah Baker
There are certain perfume brands that, happily for fragrance fans around the world, stay true to their original inspiration and ethos. It’s very easy for companies to swerve off in varying directions once their name is known, but this can lead to confusion amongst followers and uncertainty for new disciples. You'll have heard the old adage that “familiarity breeds contempt”, but in the world of fragrance it’s actually something to be respected and admired. Sarah Baker Perfumes launched with a promise to bring some Hollywood glamour to scent, often through literary inspirations, and this holds true with her new Peach’s Revenge.

Monday 8 July 2024

L’ÉTÉ À LA VILLA EPHRUSSI by Charles Wong

A bottle of the perfume L’Été à la Villa Ephrussi by Charles Wong
The first perfume a company releases is often the fragrance that the creator has wanted to realise their whole life - whether that's the embodiment of a person, a place, or an emotive experience. It’s the releases that follow however that can cause the issues. Will the second, third or fourth be met with the same response, and is the inspiration strong enough? When Charles Wong launched Aurora back in 2019 he started gently but, over the following two fragrances, has grown in both scented drama and luxurious subjects. L’Été à la Villa Ephrussi is the fourth perfume in the collection, and is as beautiful as its inspiration.