SCENTSPY
for perfume reviews and interviews, by Huda Jaber
Store Reviews

  Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella Dublin, Ireland   Dublin has a gem thanks to the owners of Parfumarija, Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella.  If you are unaware of the historic Florentine brand, here is a

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HENRY JACQUES PARFUMS Salon de Parfums Level 6, Harrods, Knightsbridge, London, UK   NB: In the summer of 2015, I met with the brand ambassadors of Henry Jacques Parfums, at their exclusive boutique at the Salon de Parfums, Harrods. Though

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Burlington Arcade 51 Piccadilly, London, UK   The year is 1819. George III is King, and Robert Jenkinson-The 2nd  Earl of Liverpool, is Prime Minister. The 1819 Cotton Mills and Factories Act was enacted by Parliament, as the first attempt

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HARRODS Knightsbridge, London, UK The Monsters! That’s what I like to call Selridges and Harrods.  Massive stores with massive turnover, and an expansive range of brands to choose from. Yes, Selfridges and Harrods host the largest perfume collections in London,

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  SELFRIDGES   Oxford St, London, UK   The Monsters! That’s what I like to call Selridges and Harrods.  Massive stores with massive turnover, and an expansive range of brands to choose from. Yes, Selfridges and Harrods host the largest

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LIBERTY LONDON  Regent St, London, UK     Liberty is best known for their print fabrics, silk scarf collections, and supporting up-and-coming British designers. Royal purple bags flutter between the mock-tudor beams and banisters, and aside from some rather eccentric

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FLORIS 89 Jermyn St & 147 Ebury St, London, UK   147 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London, UK Floris is as much of an institution to Britain as Penhaligons is. However, its roots are completely Spanish, having been opened in 1730

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JO LOVES Belgravia, London, UK   I waited for what was almost two years to smell a Jo Loves perfume after hearing that Jo Malone, founder of the world famous Jo Malone London fragrance brand, was opening a new perfume

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ANGELA FLANDERS- SHOREDITCH,LONDON,UK   I have such a crush on Angela Flanders perfume at the moment. I first found out about her when I went to the Columbia road flower market many months ago. Obviously it was a Sunday afternoon,

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BROWN THOMAS- DUBLIN, IRELAND   Although Ireland isn’t renowned for its perfume industry, it can claim the likes of Roads and Memo by way of their Irish born talent Danielle Ryan and John Molloy, the inspiration for Creed’s Irish Tweed¸ and Union’s

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  The Oud Souk, Riyadh, KSA. Photos taken: summer ’15 This is just a quick post to show you photos of one of the Oud markets in Riyadh, KSA. There are a vast number of stores selling oud- both chips

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 BLOOM PERFUMERY COVENT GARDEN LONDON,UK When in London, one must always visit Bloom. Follow that simple rule and your perfume collection will steadily grow- be it by the full bottles themselves, or the £2 samples that can be bought. Originally

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  LES SENTEURS Belgravia, London, UK Opened in 1984 by couple Betty and Michael Hawksley, it boasts a collection of over 350 fragrances. It was first opened as an escape form large department stores, and claims to be the oldest

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PARFUMARIJA- DUBLIN, IRELAND   Parfumarija is a gem. It’s the first niche perfume store in Dublin, and I’d say Ireland (although I cannot be sure).  Opened by perfumer Marija Aslimoska and her husband last year, it’s one of my favourite

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  FORTNUM & MASON Piccadilly, London, UK *Photo:  Alamy/ http://www.theguardian.com   If you’re after something quintessentially British, or want to post picnic hampers across the world, Fortnum & Mason doesn’t disappoint (the musical biscuit tins, silverware and  Christmas displays are a highlight).

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