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.A Modern Flair

Ex-Nihilo

A modern take on traditional scents, a spritz of these two new launches will help you live out your olfactory dreams.

Ooze 70s Parisian chic, with French Affair, the newest release from Ex Nihilo, ICONOCLASTE collection. Perfumer Quentin Bisch embodies a charming, traditional yet modern Parisian flair, inspired by the new dandies: anti conformist combined with a chic finesse and attitude. With pure and seductive olfactory notes, French Affair opens with notes of crisp and energetic Bergamot and Lychee, which reveals a sweet, magnetic touch of rose absolute and the bite of angelica seeds, before ascending into a base of oakmoss, patchouli and vetiver.

Aerate your bedroom with Ambre Fou, one of five olfactory treasures by French perfumer Olivier Pescheux. Designed to evoke mystery and enigma, this scented candle conjures mesmerizing aromatic notes of amber, bergamot and coriander, later illuminating the room with vanilla and tonka bean as it gradually heats up. Let this be your complete candle this winter as you dream of those warm Parisian nights.

To purchase from them or to find out more about Ex Nihilo, click here.

What happens when you combine forces of an Italian master perfumer and an Oud manufacturer from Jakarta? The House of Oud – the latest niche perfume house to launch to hit the UK, pays homage to the to the hard work of the men who have made the work of Oud a real perfumery art form. A glistening addition to your perfume drawer, a cocktail of vibrant and colourful aromas that draws inspiration from the Arab lifestyle and combines with high quality oriental materials of fruits, flowers, musk and leather. Bounded in marvellously striking pebble like bottles, you will want these perfumes front and centre of your collection.

The House of Oud has two collections on offer, both consisting of four fragrances. Desert Day, represents the sun, the earth, the breath of life and the wind. Set in the depth of the desert, this collection encapsulates the essence of the land’s beauty and magic. “It’s a 24-hour olfactory and aesthetic story of the most elusive places in the world told through their most precious details.”

Breathe of Infinite: TOP: peony, freesia. HEART: fishing. BOTTOM: moss, ambroxan, cashmeran

Wind Heat: TOP: pink pepper. HEART: rose, freesia, peony flowers. BASE: suede, musk.

Golden Power: TOP: nutmeg, cinnamon. HEART: sandalwood, guaiac wood, Virginia cedar, papyrus. BASE: moss, French labdanum, vanilla, coumarin, tobacco flowers

Blessing Silence: TOP: labdanum. HEART: patchouli. BASE: sandal, pink, oud

Warm yourself this winter in the sweet aromas of natures. Klem Garden, the second collection from The House of Oud, a sensory olfactory experience that emulates the seasonal cycle. A delicate amalgamation of exquisite essential oils, find yourself floating in the garden of your imagination full of precious colours and aromas.

Dates Delight: TOP: peony, infusion of Riyāḍ. HEART: coumarin, caramel, tonka beans, cinnamon. BASE: honey, labdanum, benzoin, vanilla, powdered sugar

Grape Pearls: TOP: bouquet of velvety flowers, frozen blueberry. HEART: rose, pearls and grape leaves, coffee beans. BASE amber, vanilla, white musk

Cyprus Shade: TOP: lemon, bergamot, badian, mandarin. HEART: petit-grain, mimosa, coriander, mint. BASE: Madagascar cedarwood, vetiver

Almond Harmony: TOP: orange blossom, almond, petitgrain, bergamot. HEART: iris, jasmine, heliotrope, ylang-ylang, rose. BASE: balsam tolu, tonka bean, musk, vanilla, balsam from Peru

To purchase from them or to find out more about House of Oud, click here.

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