Words: Emily Venables
All over the world, there are cities bursting with culture, steeped in history, rich with architecture and each with their own unique take on food, drink, lifestyle and more! So, it’s no wonder some of the perfumes we know, and love, have been created in homage of, or have been inspired by, these amazing places! Come with us as we take a look at what makes London, Paris, Rome, and New York so unique and the scents that were created because of them.
Welcome to London… Its vibrancy is addictive, its energy pulsating and in terms of scents, it’s nothing short of an olfactory adventure! Exotic blooms delight in the likes of Columbia Road Market or Regent’s Park Rose Garden; freshly roasted coffee lingers in the streets of Notting Hill; lavish aromas escape the doors along Bond Street; and mountains of spices and herbs await you at a number of historic markets.
Wherever you venture in London, an experience awaits so expect nothing less from our London inspired scent. Burberry Her by Burberry (which is as quintessentially British as afternoon tea and the Queen!) is effortlessly stylish, bold, and full of life - just like the city that inspired it!
Whether you are meandering along the Sein taking in the atmosphere, wondering through the narrow streets indulging in a coffee as rich as the history that surrounds you or enjoying the culture that awaits you on every corner – it’s almost impossible not to fall passionately in love with Paris, the City of Lights. Home to an abundance of prestigious fashion and perfume houses, it’s no wonder this captivating city has inspired a multitude of luxury scents that pay tribute to the French capital.
Guerlain takes you for a stroll down one of the most famous streets in Europe, and home to their flagship store, with Champs-Elysées; a joyfully, floral scent. Whereas YSL have taken inspiration from the spell-binding feeling of love experienced by many who visit the city, with their dazzling perfume Mon Paris. Paris is outstandingly elegant and beautifully bold, just like the perfume that has inspired by it.
As you walk the cobbled streets of Rome, you’ll discover a city that effortlessly merges together the old and the new. The historic streets link thousand-year-old ruins with modern amenities, being enjoyed by both locals and tourists alike. Yes, the city is chaotic but it’s all part of its undeniable charm and a clear statement of its personality. Valentino has taken Rome’s edginess and charisma to create a duo of scents, Donna Born in Roma and Uomo Born in Roma, as an ode to self-celebration and unexpected elegance.
Donna is a modern floriental fragrance that combines luxury jasmine, vanilla bourbon with a sensual woody base, and Uomo intertwines herbaceous notes with cool mineral salt and energising ginger. Both his and hers scents are encased in bottles adorned with the iconic Valentino stud, which was inspired by Roman architecture, and burst with the vibrancy of Rome’s street culture.
New York City
New York, The Big Apple, the city that never sleeps! If you ask someone who has been to New York City what it is like, they’ll likely say it’s a city you need to experience to believe! It’s exciting, exhilarating, diverse and due to its many sides, has inspired a number of beautiful scents.
Experience the spontaneity and energy of Downtown Manhattan within the bright and sparkling Coach by Coach; discover the luxurious and glamorous appeal of the city with Tiffany by Tiffany & Co which is bursting with soft, feminine florals; and appreciate the beauty of Central Park amongst the chaos of the city with the delicate Fresh Blossom by DKNY.
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