“Miller Harris tells contemporary urban stories through complex fragrances. We start with nature – with distinct greens and woods, with carefully sourced floral notes, iris from Florence, French violet leaf, jasmine from Egypt, Tunisian orange flower – but we frame these precious botanicals in complex and unconventional ways.”
From their description above its evident that London perfumer Miller Harris sources only the best ingredients to create each and every one of their luxury fragrances and products. Founded by Lyn Harris in 2000, after years of training in prestigious French perfume schools, the brand has grown from strength to strength creating over fifty fragrances so far, putting British perfumery firmly on the map.
I first discovered Miller Harris in a London airport while waiting on a connecting flight and was immediately drawn to their unique selection of fragrances. While I perused the extensive range, the Miller Harris ambassador recounted the story behind each of scents making them even more captivating, and it is from that moment that I was completely hooked.
I love how the packaging exudes a perfect balance between contemporary and classical – some bottles delicately dispersed with floral designs and others with a more modern twist. Having explained my adoration for unique fragrances in my previous post , Miller Harris is another brand that has certainly caught my eye. Their high quality, finely sourced ingredients are combined to create a beautiful range of scents most of which can be worn by all genders – another important aspect that I love in a fragrance.
The first fragrance I immediately fell in love with was Étui Noir. This scent is described “like a well-worn leather jacket” so you can imagine the depth of notes used in order to portray this description. Starting off with citrus and pepper notes, it soon melts into a luxuriously sweet and smoky combination with lasting impressions of leather.
This warming scent emanates opulence and is perfect for this time of the year. One of the best things though is its longevity, allowing you to spray it on the body and truly experience it’s fascinating notes as it slowly radiates off the skin throughout the day.
Not only does Miller Harris master fragrances but they also have a fantastic range of body and bath products. For that special man in your life, I recommend a few of the products from the Feuilles de Tabac collection.
This range contains a fragrance reminiscent of the smoky brasseries of St-Germain, wrapping the skin in a spicy, smoky masculine scent. Available in a fragrance, body wash and after shave balm they make the perfect unique luxury gift. I especially love the addition of ginseng and aloe vera in the after shave balm, which leaves the skin refreshed, smooth and soothed.
Last but not least Miller Harris also produce an exquisite variety of home fragrance products exuding the same quality ingredients that they are renowned for. From reed diffusers housed in stunning ceramic vessels, beautifully gift boxed room sprays and luxurious candles, there is an abundance of choice.
I am a huge candle lover and always on the lookout for that unique fragrance – their Wintertide Candle provides just that. Containing a profusion of notes that are perfect for this time of the year like bergamot, cinnamon and cedarwood, it’s the perfect candle for cosy evenings and a large glass of wine.
If you are purchasing a gift from Miller Harris this Christmas they are making it extra special by promoting sustainable luxury. Instead of choosing to wrap your gift with sheets of paper you can select from a colourful range of 100% silk twill scarves.
These deluxe scarves can be used in numerous ways to embellish your choice of product and can even be utilised on its own providing two gifts in one. In addition to this, the gift can then be finished off with one of their fluffy festive pom poms, highlighting that fuzzy feeling that we all long to feel at this time of the year.
For more information and to check out their fantastic range visit millerharris.com
- Étui Noir – from £75.00
- Feuilles de Tabac Body Wash – £18.00
- Fuelles de Tabac after shave balm – £18.00
- Wintertide Candle 185g – £45.00
- Silk Scarf – from £39.00