fragrance

How to discover niche fragrances



Selfridges fragrance concept space ground floor

Perfume departments are becoming all about discovery, mimicking the feel of concept stores like Colette and The Avery Perfume Gallery. Selfridges has taken its cue from this, with a new fragrance and home scent destination on the ground floor, dedicated to a mix of niche brands old and new. It’s a far cry from ye olde big brand approach. For starters, no-one will assault you with a flacon of Angel. Instead, there are islands of products, with the cult faves Fornasetti, Diptyque, Penhaligon’s and Frederic Malle rubbing shoulders with lesser-known brands, many of which are very new. (more…)



Gri Gri perfume for tattooed skin



Gri Gri perfume for tattooed skin

I’m sooo not the tattoo type; I’ve never got the attraction and I’m scared of needles. But there’s something intriguing about this new fragrance brand, created ‘for tattooed skin’.

Gri Gri was launched by perfumer Anais Biguine and takes its creative lead from tattoo history and culture. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Uniqlo, NARS, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Casely-Hayford



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. BURBERRY’S ILLUSTRATED CAMPAIGN
Burberry illustrated campaign
When the chips are down… hire an illustrator. Loving these paintings by Luke Edward Hall that add a personal touch of emotion to Burberry’s latest Mario Testino-shot campaign. (more…)



Buy it now: Linda Rodin beauty



Buy it now - Rodin beauty. including the new Rodin lipstick - coming soon

Dum, dum, dum… Still a-tapping my fingers waiting for the Linda Rodin lipstick rollout*. Meanwhile, I thought I’d do a recap on some of her other cult products…

The face oils. The brand originated in 2007 with RODIN Olio Lusso face oil, her luxury elixir blend of essential oils with its distinctive jasmine and neroli scent. The latest addition is the just-launched, Lavender Absolute Face Oil (below) which sounds like utter heaven. Buy it at Olio Lusso.
Rodin lavender oil is the latest addition to Linda Rodin's face oil line

The body oils. These come in Jasmine Neroli and now the new Lavender Absolute variety, (more…)