Say hello to the latest release from fragrance experts Molton Brown. The Russian Leather Collection is sophisticated, dark and bold with a modern twist. It is one of those fragrances which makes you think “can I pull this off”? because although it is unisex it does have a masculine, gentleman feel to it. Personally, I think that sort of scent is intriguing and very sexy, especially on a woman. It is layered with notes which reflect a bygone age but Molton Brown have cleverly given it a fresh current feel.
The collection is inspired by the bygone Russian Leather making craft which is practised by only a few remote villages perched on forest edges. Taking inspiration from this complex craft, Molton Brown has tempered aged leather accord with fresh Siberian pine oil and trails of cade wood oil. This is deepened by resinous birch oil, an ingredient used since the 17 century to saturate Russian Leather giving it a unique durability and scent for the creation of boots, suitcases and bookbinding.
TOP NOTES black tea, elemi and purple basil
HEART NOTES Siberian pine, tobacco and birch.
BASE NOTES leather accord, vetiver and cade.
So this collection brings it to life the rich history of the Russian Leather making craft and the products feel just as rich, layered and interesting. It really is a beautiful collection and one that is quite different to anything I have tried before. It seems that I have a love for woody, masculine scents and I am OK with that.
The collection includes
Molton Brown Russian Leather Eau de Toilette £39
Bath & Shower Gel £20
Single Wick Candle £39
Three Wick Candle £60
I highly recommend popping into a store & giving it a test, I think it will make a gorgeous Autumn / Winter scent and of course, Molton Brown products always make fantastic gifts.
Miller Harris was founded 15 years ago by expert parfumer Lyn Harris who spent five years training in Paris, then in Grasse at Robertet, the world’s leader in natural aromatic ingredients. Whilst respecting tradition, Miller Harris strives to push the boundaries, creating exquisitely crafted fragrances that are innovative yet timeless. Miller Harris perfumes are beautiful, luxurious and timeless.
I have been trying out two new upcoming releases, Étui Noir and Lumiére Dorée – both are rich, sophisticated and perfect Spring / Summer scents. They both come packaged in the signature, elegant Miller Harris style with the outer cardboard packaging being simple but stylish and the perfume themselves are in beautiful weighty glass bottles with elegant floral detailing. They feel and look so nice.
If you like rich complex more masculine scents then you just might fall in love with his new Miler Harris fragrance. It has notes of,
TOP: BERGAMOT, TANGERINE, ELEMI GUM
HEART: IRIS BUTTER, INCENSE, CASHMERE WOOD
BASE: PATCHOULI, VETIVER, LEATHER, AMBER, BIRCH
I adore fragrances with Bergamot & Patchouli and Étui Noir is quite a dark, sophisticated scent. Its a little heavier than Lumiére Dorée. My husband loves this one in particular and I think it smells incredible on him. Its so rich and the mix of zesty citrus, smoky vetiver and rich patchouli make this my favourite Miller Harris scent to date, its intense and beautiful.
This would make a really special Father’s Day gift.
This is a more light, warm romantic scent. Its a gorgeous scent to wear daily and one that you won’t grow tired of because throughout the day you pick up different notes and they all smell so sophisticated. It has notes of,
TOP: BERGAMOT, PETIT GRAIN BIGARADIER EO, ORANGE BIGARADE
HEART: NEROLI BIGARADE MOROCCO EO, SAMBAC JASMINE, ORANGE BLOSSOM WATER
BASE: CASHMERE WOOD, VETIVER, CRISP AMBER, WHITE MUSKS
This is a lovely rich scent its not overpowering or heady. I think it smells zesty, quite sweet and the musk makes it a little sensual and warm. Its an easy scent to wear, I think its because its a little more fresh and daytime friendly.
These are two beautiful new additions to the Miller Harris range and their scents are such incredible quality and both fragrances are unisex.
Its always so hard to describe fragrance and recommending scents is so hard but I urge you to seek out your local Miller Harris retailer so you can explore their range for yourself. They have a very wide selection of scents and I just know you will fall in love with at least one.