Seasonal scents: Lyn Harris launches Perfumer H
Surrounded by endless teak, polished brass and smoked glass, after a two-year creative journey Lyn Harris has finally opened the doors of her new project: Perfumer H.
On the corner of Crawford Street in Marylebone, Harris’ new laboratory and store has been designed by architectural designers and salvagers Retrouvius. It’s here that customers will be able to exclusively experience, create and ultimately walk away with Harris’s deliciously British new scents.
While perfumery has for too long been associated with Paris and the French fragrance houses, Harris felt it was time to create something more homegrown.
The Seasonal Editions range begins by covering the five essential fragrance families (citrus, floral, wood, fern and oriental). These represent Harris’s predictions for the coming season and beautifully evoke such classically British scents as leather, heliotrope, rose and velvet. The Seasonal Editions will be complimented with a portfolio of Laboratory Editions, which customers can buy – even purchasing the formula, should they really fall in love with it. There are also five home fragrance candles in ’Marmalade’, ’Smoke’, ’Dandelion’, ’Ivy’ and ’Fern’. As ever, Harris will also be working with customers to create their own bespoke fragrances (priced from £15,000).
Early on in Perfumer H’s development it was the bottles that provided the starting point for much of the look and feel of Harris’s new venture, her first major project since moving on from the phenomenally successful Miller Harris. Created with Michael Ruh Studio, each hand-blown coloured glass vessel is topped with a clear glass stopper and is engraved in gold with the Perfumer H monogram (customers can also have their own bottles personalised with their initials).