I hope you are all having a lovely week so far, as you may know I celebrated my one year blog anniversary last week and went out for a lovely meal last Friday night. As this was a special occasion for me, I wanted to wear a new fragrance which would remind me of that night and all my hard work and achievements over the last twelve months.
The fragrance I chose was Vetiver Insolent by Miller Harris. I have wanted to try this range for quite sometime now as the brand has it’s own unique spirit and style which is lovingly crafted into each bottle. The founder Lyn Harris, spent five years training at one of the most highly prestigious schools in Paris, then in Grasse at Robertet, which is the world’s leader in natural aromatic ingredients. Lyn went on to create bespoke fragrances for clients in London, before founding Miller Harris in 2000. To me Miller Harris combines Parisian elegance with a London street style edge, definitely not your run of the mill perfume house.
This fragrance fits perfectly in the unisex category, as it isn’t classed as a male fragrance, but it appealed to me as it has some of my most favourite aromas.
- Top Notes – Bergamot Italy, Black Pepper, Elemi, Cardamom India
- Heart – Iris, Lavandin Abs, Crisp Amber
- Base – Vetiver Haiti, Tonka Bean, Moss
I have always been drawn to fragrances that contain Bergamot, Vetiver and Amber notes, as I find them to be a source of comfort and self reflection. This unique combination of aromas, combine to produce a very distinctive fragrance which feels like I am wearing a suit of armour to go out in the world and not to be afraid to be myself. The difference I have found with Miller Harris compared to other brands I have tried before is their fragrance evokes a feeling within me, rather than just a lovely scent.
This would be a welcome gift to the man in your life, especially if he likes the finer things and appreciates gifts that have a thought or feeling with them. I also think women who like a more masculine, earthy fragrance would be perfectly suited to Vetiver Insolent and i’m sure if your male partner has this in the bathroom the bottle will start to disappear quicker.
You can purchase this fantastic fragrance from a Miller Harris London boutique stores, which have the appearance of an art instillation, rather than a perfume shop or on the Miller Harris website. The Vetiver Insolent comes in beautifully packaged in weightly clear glass bottle that feels the height of luxury and is available in a 50ml or 100ml size and retails at £65 & £95 respectively.
Have you tried Miller Harris fragrances before?
Do you like to try a new fragrance for a special occasion?
Please comment below and let me know.