Beautiful Things

Discover you signature scent with our fine fragrance range

From Le Labo to Jo Loves, our thoughtfully edited fragrance boutique has a perfume for every persona… (we recommend a wardrobe).

{For a man about town}

Cheap smells are not for this dapper dandy, whose suit is tailored and whose brogues are bespoke. No, it’s all about the details for this man who moisturises and his scent must be as subtle as his Hermes socks are snazzy. Step forward Escentric Molecules’ {Molecule 01}, which comprises just one fragrance molecule – Iso E Super – which magically melds with his own pheremones to enhance his powers of attraction. Think: ‘the lynx effect’ for more sophisticated gentlefolk. It’s also unisex so you’re at liberty to ‘borrow’ his bottle…

{For a seventies siren}

If your friend feels at home in a floor-sweeping jumpsuit and towering platforms, Charlotte Tilbury’s {Scent of a Dream} is ideal for all disco divas. Unapologetically sexy, this hedonistic blend is spellbinding – boasting a bold ‘fleurotic’ heart and ‘psychoactive’ base of hedione, Iso E Super and ambroxan, this ensures she’ll be belle of the ball. Studio 54-esque, Charlotte cites supermodel Kate Moss as her muse, so tell your friend to mist this liberally, lace her lids with glitter and prepare to dominate the nearest dancefloor…

{For a tireless adventurer}

Inspired by the Thailand’s mouth-watering flavours and dizzying sensory onslaught, Jo Loves’ {Mango Thai Lime} is ideal for a friend who is craving escapism – whisking them straight to the buzz of Bangkok with its mood-boosting blend of fresh, yellow-fleshed mango and zing of green citrus. A genderless scent that is licensed to thrill, the heart of fresh mint and the kick of black pepper then make for a memorable trip…

{For a francophile}

The French shrug distilled into bottles, Le Labo’s chic, pared-back aesthetic belies their empowering Eau de Parfums. Ideal for garçons or les garçonnes, {Santal 33} is a sexy (we mean sexy), androgynous fusion of 33 notes that is equally ‘right’ with a t-shirt and jeans as it is with le smoking *exhales*. Harnessing the warm allure of ambrox (a synthetic ambergris), this opens with fresh, floral top notes of violet and iris before it evolves to the sensuous depths of loved leather and musk. It’s a great way to subtly leave a long-lasting impression.

{For a bibliophile}

If your friend’s highly strung, Bella Freud’s {Psychoanalysis} – an aromatic homage to her late great grandfather Sigmund – is the nearest thing to therapy for those who’re prone to stressing. Inspired by his study, this sultry, woody blend is infinitely reassuring with an unexpected edge – an androgynous medley of amber, tobacco and musk that evokes the oak-panelling, leather and plumes of cigar smoke integral to Mr. Freud’s life as an analyst. Both soulful and intelligent, this is the thing for ‘thinking women’ – those who like their style with a generous dose of substance.

{For a hopeless romantic}

Perfect for those who’re eternally *heart eyed*, KAYALI’s {Vanilla | 28} has a comforting warmth that is near as you’ll get to a hug in olfactory form. The ultimate accompaniment to the the latest romance novel, just think of pink satin distilled into scent and you’ll have an idea of this headily feminine blend of patchouli, vanilla and jasmine with whispers of tonka, brown sugar and amber. It’s sweet (but not saccharine) and simply can’t fail to beguile with its mellow aroma.


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…