Rites: flawless finds from the W* beauty desk

Rites: flawless finds from the W* beauty desk

Innovatively packaged, cleverly branded, sustainably produced, these beauty and grooming finds are more than skin deep

Petit Grain and Dust, by Lyn Harris

Petit Grain and Dust, by Lyn Harris

One of our long-time favourite British perfumers, Lyn Harris of Perfumer H has created five new fragrances for this summer: Suede, Indian Wood, Petit Grain, Pink Pepper and Dust. Each perfume, in its hand-blown bottle by Michael Ruh, is typically appealing and wearable, but our personal favourites are Petit Grain and Dust. The first centres on orange, known as ‘the pig of perfumery’ because every part of the tree yields fragrant oils, and is a very more-ish cologne. Dust is quieter but quirkier, using iris to conjure up the haze of a summer’s day, over a gentle, resinous base.

Writer: Christopher Stocks

17 Nandan Road, by Ulrich Lang

17 Nandan Road, by Ulrich Lang

Born in southern Germany but based in Greenwich Village, Ulrich Lang launched his eponymous fragrance brand in 2003, and has since produced seven perfumes inspired by contemporary photography. His latest, 17 Nandan Road, is named after a park in Shanghai that’s noted for its osmanthus trees, whose orange flowers inspired both the perfume’s scent and the colour of the box it comes in (which also features a photograph by Chinese poet Song Yuan). 17 Nandan Road centres on the plush, peachy-apricot smell of Osmanthus fragrans, but adds citrusy top-notes and extends its depth with wood and leather. Delicious.

Writer: Christopher Stocks

Albiva wellness

Albiva

Inspired by the natural sciences, Albiva is an organic skincare brand creating ‘overall wellbeing’ products for the face and body. Its recent next generation launch is made to repair the everyday damage our skin is subjected to, using the latest technology, that doesn’t constrain the natural power of the ingredients. Launching seven new products, Albiva’s new skincare range is contained in an elegant wooden design, reducing the brand’s carbon footprint. Albiva continues to work with companies who share ’their quality standards and ethos.’

Writer: Emi Eleode

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