Following on from my last fragrance related post about changing up my signature scent, I’ve also added another new addition to my perfume shelf: Miller Harris, Tender.
I first discovered Miller Harris at World Duty Free, along with their collection of beautiful couture fragrances, each bottled in stunning glass packaging with shiny gold lids. The bottles look preium, equisite and luxury – which is probably why I was drawn to this brand. I’m a sucker for a fragrance that looks so pretty on my perfume shelf.
If you’re not familiar with this premium brand, I’ll give a little bit of a run down. Miller Harris fragrances are designed to tell vivid urban stories. They start with nature – scented around distinct greens and woods, with carefully sourced floral notes, iris from Florence, French violet leaf, jasmine from Egypt, and Tunisian orange flower.
Each fragrance is framed with precious botanicals in complex and unconventional ways. The finest raw materials have been used to preserve the delicacy of the ingredients, which are then combined and harmonised to create perfumes that combine Parisian elegance with London’s eclectic street styles.
I was lucky enough to try out their newest fragrance, Tender, just in time to recommend it enough for those shopping for a fragrance for their Mothers this Mothers Day. Aside from it’s funky, bold packaging, it represents a stunning bottle once again.
I love strong, lingering perfumes, and this one certainly has a scent of longing and seduction. They describe Tender as contemplative and delicate, with an unexpected freshness from sparkling pink pepper and green hyacinth, and touches of black tulips.
The lighter notes are made up of fluffy pink clouds of peonies, luxuriant saffron, and the intensity of mauve stemmed roses. The lingering warm tones come from dusky storax and frankincense, fusing with woods, musk and soft leather, creating a yearning and seductive trail.
It’s certainly a unique scent, and strangely enough to me it is both strong yet light. It’s for the women who like to smell different – but not weirdly different – just elegant, and rather ‘expensive’ in my opinion.
A 50 ml bottle sets you back £56, and 100 ml comes in at £112 at World Duty Free. It’s definitely one for the ones you love – and who else better than your Mum?