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Cosy night in with Perfumer H



Perfumer H Orange Leaf
When it’s cold, dark and damp, there’s nothing more I want to do than cosy up by a fire, burrow under a blanket and surround myself with scented candles. I’m engrossed in Stephen King’s ‘On Writing’ and it’s the first time in ages I’ve been this absorbed in a book, it’s perfect for this time of year. (I tried The Girls in the summer and gave up after 50 pages.)

The most sensorial candles around right now are Perfumer H’s delicious offerings, in hand-blown jewel-coloured glass by Michael Ruh. They look good, they feel great and the smells are so nostalgic and comforting (I love Marmalade). They’re eco too, you can go in and get refills once you’ve used them all up.

The perfumes are equally lovely and beautifully presented in apothecary-style bottles that can be stamped with initials to personalise. Your perfume comes with smaller atomisers and a funnel, and as with the candle, when you’ve finished your bottle, you can get a refill (or just keep it and use as a vase).

I’m wearing Orange Leaf at the moment, a gently citrussy homage to the orange tree. The other new scents for autumn from Perfumer H are Ink (it initially smells of actual ink and then develops into something sweet and sultry), Rain Cloud, Patchouli H and Musk ( a very sophisticated cedar wood spiked musk).

Perfumer H Orange Leaf
Perfumer H Orange Leaf
Perfumer H Orange Leaf Stephen King On Writing
Perfumer H Orange Leaf Stephen King On Writing

And if you’re a cosy, mimimalist hygge (oops I said the H word) kinda girl, there’s a new candle collab just landed from Perfumer H and Cereal magazine. Called ‘Evening’, it’s a woody, wintry candle in a limited edition of 100, available from the Perfumer H store.

Read more about Perfumer H here

WORDS AND IMAGES: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
Perfume, Orange Leaf by Perfumer H; Pen by Parker; Book, On Writing by Stephen King
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Long Read interview: Joe Corré’s ideology on burning his £5 million punk archive



Joe Corre burns his £5 million punk archive of Sex Pistols and Seditionaries memorabilia

Today is the day Joe Corré’s £5 million punk archive goes up in flames. He’s protesting about Punk London, an official celebration of 40 years of punk. I sat down with him a few weeks ago, after the news had just been announced, to get some more background, find out what the archive means to him and let him get a few things off his chest. Let the rant commence…

DISNEYROLLERGIRL: Let’s start with some background. Where were you in 76/77?
Joe Corre: I was born in 1967 so in 77 I was ten. As a kid growing up in south London, I grew up with a lot of children of the Windrush generation, around Balham, Brixton and our flat in Clapham was sort of the centre of all this activity, surrounding punk rock. (more…)



Coming soon: Bloomsbury mania from Jo Malone London



Jo Malone Bloomsbury Set limited edition Spring 2017

If you haven’t heard of the Bloomsbury Set by now, all will become very very evident by the New Year.

A frequent inspiration for fashion, interior and textile designers, the English bohemian coterie of the 1920s is having quite the creative resurgence. (more…)



Postive fashion: Unmade customised knitwear



Unmade customised knitwear
The dreaded Christmas jumper season is incoming and if there’s one thing I loathe, it’s novelty sweaters. If you want a standout sweater, why not design one yourself? It’s easier, and more affordable than you might think.

Just before London Fashion Week, I got the chance to explore the studios of Unmade, a pioneering London company doing radical things with knitwear. (more…)