According to Pantones Colour of the Year, green is the shade that will define 2017. Explaining their choice of colour, Pantone suggested that green reflects our growing desire for revitalisation in the face of a tumultuous 2016 and an effort to reconnect with the natural world as we become more dissatisfied with modern life.
Our love of space goes all the way back to ancient times, when the Greeks mapped out the constellations of the night sky, and as the excitement over this months supermoon shows, our passion for the astronomical continues today.
Sandwiched in between Halloween and Christmas, November can feel like a bit of uneventful month in which the nights draw in and the days get colder. However, from beautiful frosty landscapes to cosy evenings in with a warming treat theres still plenty to love in November. Here are some of the scents that wed recommend for this month which remind us of everything we love about November.
Boozy fragrances are now officially en vogue with beauty giants like Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford releasing alcohol-scented perfumes. However, for many of us spending the day wafting around the scent of whisky is not exactly ideal. Another way to incorporate the trend is to bring the scent of spirits into the home, where the smell of the alcohol-inspired fragrance Cognac and Leather adds a relaxed and luxurious air.
Whilst the sun may be having trouble breaking through the clouds, we know for sure that its spring because suddenly our path has turned blue! Bluebells are springing up all over the place and were more than happy to see them again. The only trouble is, they never seem to stick around for long enough, their vibrant, dewy scent disappearing with them as quickly as they arrived.
At long, long last, winter has come to an end and spring is finally here! With the Easter bank holiday approaching, nows the perfect time to get creative and begin opening up your home to let spring in.
There are lots of lovely ways to add a touch of spring to your home (dont worry, were not going to suggest spring cleaning though if you do feel like having a spruce, check out our tips here), from fresh flowers to bright colours and light pastels, you can add instant-Spring to your home using just a few home accessories!
What is oud? Rich, smoky and animalic, oud is the luxurious note with a somewhat unglamorous backstory. When the exotic Agar tree becomes infected with a mould variety named Phialophora parasitica, it reacts by producing a dark, fragrant resin which we know as the opulent and elusive fragrance note, oud (or agarwood).
Despite its somewhat humble beginnings, oud is incredibly rare and heavily sought after, rendering it a hot commodity often referred to as liquid gold. Whilst oud has experienced extreme popularity in the Middle East for centuries, its making its mark on Western fragrance and perfume, and is one to watch for 2015/16. So what does oud smell like?
The scent of oud is best described as complex. Sweet, smoky, woody, animalic and rich are dominant traits, whilst the notes that oud is blended with ensure that it can be enjoyed in a variety of aromas. Rose is a lovely accompaniment to oud, brought together in Tom Ford's popular fragrance Oud Fleur, and our Lamp Fragrance Rose & White Oud, great for those who prefer oud with a touch of floral. Those with a penchant for headier scents with a spicy edge may prefer Midnight Oud, available as a Lamp Fragrance with notes of patchouli, musk and bergamot.