Les Senteurs

BATD ON Dec 08, 2009 AT 2:30 pm

Les Nez Let Me Play The Lion

Les Nez Let Me Play The Lion

If you have some fussy people you want to impress on your gift list, this is the place to go, luxe perfumers Les Senteurs. Stocking only the avant-garde of the fragrance field,  we’ve rounded up our pick of the perfumes guaranteed to win you points this Christmas.

Firstly Les NezParfums D’Auteurs, fronted by Annick Goutal’s collaborator Isabelle Doyen and Sandrine Videault, the fragrances are based upon medieval legends. Let Me Play The Lion borrows its name from a Midsummer Night’s Dream quote and is an intense heady mix of sandalwood, incense and sweet aromatic smoke. While The Unicorn Spell, inspired by the legend of the white unicorn, has sweet notes of iris mixed with crisp green leaves and spicy pepper. Both £59.50 50ml

Fine Fragrances from Les Senteurs

Fine Fragrances from Les Senteurs

Byredo, brought to you by designer Ben Gorman and perfumer Jerome Epinette, uses his own personal experiences which are reflected in the scents. New fragrance Fantastic Man, has cold refreshing notes courtesy of bergamot, star anise and cardomom, cut against geranium and lavender, set alongside vetiver and patchouli. If you are lucky enough to have one, buy him it, £115 100ml

We’ve saved the best until last, Creed. This legendary fragrance house has supplied scents to Napoleon and Queen Victoria in their many years, well if it’s good enough for royalty…  Highlights this year include new fragrance Acqua Fiorentina an elegant and refined fragrance packed with plums, roses, and cedarwood. £130 75ml Or play it safe with our favourite Green Irish Tweed, a true classic with floral and woody notes mixed up with violet and a touch of crisp mint. £120 75ml

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Well that’s Christmas all wrapped up, now reward yourself with a mince pie.

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