Clinique recently launched Aromatics in Black*, the latest fragrance to join its Aromatics range and aptly dressed for winter, it’s comes in a striking black bottle. I actually fell under its spell from the moment I sprayed it on my wrist in the Clinique boutique in Covent Garden a few weeks ago and knew I just had to have it in my possession. Aromatics in Black is a deliciously exotic oriental floral scent. There is also Aromatics in White but when it comes to picking sides, I’m drawn to team Black. With its sleek and elegant looking bottle, you’d expect this to
I begin this post with sadness because a few months ago I actually wrote at great length about how I met the one and only Jo Malone who made a bespoke candle for me, only to lose the entire draft through some technical error. Thanks a lot, WordPress for bodging that up. I’d spent hours writing this article… As I pondered how to start again, I thought about how Jo Malone (MBE by the way) sold her namesake company to Estée Lauder in 1999 and remained Creative Director before parting ways with the fragrance empire in 2006 she’d founded from her kitchen in 1994.
It must said Avon does fragrances very well. Their collaboration with Herve Leger on the scent Femme is my favourite and their Little Black Dress perfume is apparently very similar to Dior’s Pure Poison (according to my friend who loves both fragrances in equal measures.) With this in mind, I had nothing but high hopes for Attraction*, Avon’s latest fragrance both for him and for her. Intended to stimulate the senses and ignite desire (crumbs!) the two fragrances are designed to intertwine, not just with the scent but the way the bottles stack up together. Just to be double-sure the campaign