Ostens Impressions Jasmine Absolute

Ostens Impressions Jasmine Absolute

During a memorable visit to Grasse, colleague and good friends Christopher Yu and Laurent Delafon discovered the Cenftifolia Rose in all of its natural glory. Experiencing its green, dewy and fruity nuances first-hand ignited a newfound appreciation for this ingredient and sparked an immediate vehemence to showcase the abundance of other precious ingredients that nature [...]

Wilgermain Possession

Wilgermain Possession

As a fragrance enthusiast, there is nothing that excites me more than the emergence of a new fragrance house. Therefore, when I cast my eyes upon Spanish house Wilgermain I couldn’t wait to explore their creations. Wilgermain combines the essence of two city districts, the progressive forward-thinking vibe of New York’s Williamsburgh and the chic [...]

D’OTTO 1+7

D’OTTO 1+7

It is fair to say that I was extremely excited when I first came across fragrance house D’OTTO. Spherical bottles of gold and black began to appear on my social media feed, instantly hooking me in with their eye-catching design and unique concept. D’OTTO meaning 8 in Italian, represents the symbol of infinity, perfectly portraying [...]

Amouage Attars

Amouage Attars

Ever since my first visit to the Middle East, I gained a newfound appreciation for perfumery and the particular style of fragrance from this part of the world. The sweet smell of Oud from a passing Emirate in the UAE, the smoke-filled rooms laced with bakhoor and the perfume souks glistening with scented elixirs entranced [...]

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Cologne Forte Collection

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Cologne Forte Collection

My first experience of Maison Francis Kurkdjian was in one of London’s prestigious department stores, Fortnum and Mason. The range of fragrances immediately caught my eye, their striking vessels exuding an alluring understated luxury. With a vast range to choose from, I soon worked my way through each one, treating my senses to a complex [...]

Chez Roux – Cromlix

Chez Roux – Cromlix

Located within 34 acres of the most beautiful grounds and situated near the quaint Scottish town of Dunblane, is the renowned Cromlix hotel. This stunning Victorian mansion owned by acclaimed tennis player Andy Murray has been extensively refurbished to combine modern luxuries whilst respecting the home's historic past. The five-star hotel boasts fifteen luxurious bedrooms [...]

Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village – Argyll Holidays

Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village – Argyll Holidays

If you are looking for a relaxing winter getaway or future Scottish staycation then look no further than Argyll Holidays. Argyll Holidays offer a collection of eight holiday villages located in numerous locations around Argyllshire in the west of Scotland. I was recently invited to their largest holiday park, Drimsynie Estate which is nestled amongst [...]

Brioni – Eau de Parfum

Brioni – Eau de Parfum

Founded in Rome in 1945, duo Nazareno Fonitcoli and business partner Gaetano Savini came together to create the epitome of Roman-style tailoring for men, Brioni. Combing their skills of master tailor and entrepreneurship, Brioni’s reputation grew exponentially and it wasn’t long before societies elite were lining up to be dressed by them. After sealing its [...]

Rusacks Hotel

Rusacks Hotel

Nestled in the East coast of Scotland, amongst the golfer's paradise of St Andrews is Rusacks Hotel, part of the Marine and Lawn Collection. Inhabiting an iconic historic building, Rusacks offers its guests and visitors unrivalled accommodation due to its proximity to the famous Old Course Links. The hotel has recently undergone an exciting renovation, [...]

Benigna Parfums – Absolute Celebration

Benigna Parfums – Absolute Celebration

I was recently introduced to Benigna Parfums, a luxurious perfume house with a collection of eco-friendly and sustainable unisex fragrances devised by owner and creative director, Benigna Ajuogu. Benigna, an aerospace engineer and pilot, has channelled her life experiences, memories and dreams into Benigna Parfums and this unparalleled passion is undeniably evident in each of [...]

Eau Triple Scottish Lichen – Officine Universelle Buly 1803

Eau Triple Scottish Lichen – Officine Universelle Buly 1803

Officine Universelle Buly 1803 is a French brand named after the famous nineteenth-century perfumer and founder Jean-Vincent Buly, sell a range of traditionally inspired products including fragrance, skincare and beauty. Every products harks back to their historic past, still carrying their original names but are creatively tweaked to suit the modern buyer. I first discovered [...]

The Lanesborough

The Lanesborough

Situated in a prominent position between London’s prestigious Knightsbridge and Mayfair is The Lanesborough, a five-star luxury hotel by the Oetker Collection. The buildings impressive white exterior exudes the grandeur of the regency period and has undergone many changes since it was built back in 1719. After opening up its doors on 30th December 1991 [...]

The Queen’s Hut

The Queen’s Hut

Being born and brought up in Scotland, I have always been aware of the beauty and history that lies right on my doorstep. However sometimes one becomes complacent, and in the pursuit of warmer climates I’ve often overlooked it, instead giving way to the enticement of foreign travel. The restrictions of travelling abroad in the past [...]