Harrods’ Salon de Parfums, London’s Pantheon of Perfume

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Ascending the escalator to the newly opened Harrods Salon de Parfums is like rising to the heights of Olympus where you find yourself in the company of the storied gods and goddesses of perfume. Yesterday I went up to the sixth floor to explore the Salon, which just opened on Saturday.  I was immediately taken with the opulent, art deco styling of the space that plays host to the likes of Chanel’s Les Exclusifs de Chanel, Christian Dior’s Le Collection Priveé, Creed, Tom Ford, By Kilian, Xerjoff, Henry Jacques, and of course, Roja Dove’s magnificent Haute Parfumerie.

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The Perfume Society

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Last week I received this wonderful little parcel from The Perfume Society

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A tiny treasure trove packed with samples of Versace Crystal Noir, Paco Rabanne Lady Million (arguably one of my favorite commercials of all time), Nina Ricci L’air du Temps, Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Noir, Chloe eau de parfum, Salvador Dali Wild, Atkinsons 24 Old Bond Street, Miller Harris Fleurs de Sel, and a handbag sized Crabtree & Evelyn Lily ultra-moisturizing hand therapy.  There is a specially printed card to accompany each which details each sample’s fragrance family, top, heart, and base notes, a bit of history about the fragrance, and some ideas to consider while you are trying each sample.

Also included the box is a book of perfume blotters which is very useful when out sampling fragrances, and an adorable robin’s egg blue Perfume Society note book.  What can I say??  I love stationery.   🙂

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