This morning, I scuttled through town on a series of appointments, the first of which was at uber luxe Mayfair hotel Claridge’s.
I navigated the revolving door, changed my pace to accomodate the highly polished (read: slippery disaster for smooth soled shoes, which of course I was wearing) floor and found myself a willing concierge, who I tentatively asked for the “Fumoir” (does anyone really know how to pronounce that?!).
I made it into said Fumoir (aka small bar) with relative ease, and set about meeting the family-run business that is Grossmith (the daughter has designed and created the new bottles – how sweet is that?!).
The historic brand has traditionally re-launched old fragrances from the family line, and created ad-hoc offerings to celebrate royal events (think The Wedding, and diamond jubilee). So the exciting thing about the Black Label Collectio, £150 for 50ml, is that they’re all new.
There’s four in the series: a wearable floral (Amelia), a zesty citrus (Floral Veil), a smooth vanilla (Golden Chypre), and a musky wood (Saffron Rose). They’re all unisex (“fragrance doesn’t have genetalia,” I was told by the lovely PR, Jack), and each designed with a different theme in mind.
Autumn leaves and vin rouge by the fire? Saffron Rose is your girl.
They’re being stocked in Harrods’ Urban Retreat – buy now here.