Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Signature scents

HERO_SigScents.jpg
HERO_SigScents_2.jpg
HERO_SigScents_3.jpg
HERO_SigScents_4.jpg

Always dreamed of wearing your own, bespoke fragrance? Here are four renowned perfumers offering that very service

1. MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN

5 rue d’Alger, 75001 Paris Metro Tuileries, Paris

Francis Kurkdjian, the ‘nose’ who formulated Jean Paul Gaultier’s iconic Le Male fragrance, has been creating bespoke perfumes under his own name for private clientele since 2001. A telephone conversation is all that it takes to shape the project initially. This will lead to a first meeting which is used to evaluate the use and purpose of the fragrance while subsequent gatherings are used to fine-tune test formulas. The result can take three months or can have an open-ended completion time.

Custom fragrance from £6,850 for a 30ml and 60ml EDP; 00 33-14277 4033

2. MILLER HARRIS

14 Needham Road, London W1

The creative process begins with a personal consultation with Miller Harris’s founder, Lyn Harris. Following this initial meeting, further consultations see preliminary formulas created over a course of three to six months. This finally leads to your own individual eau de parfum fragrance delivered in a hand-engraved bottle with a name or message etched on the glass.

Bespoke fragrance created by Lyn Harris (perfumer and founder) £8,000 for 100ml EDP; 020-7629 7750

3. ILLUMINUM

41 Dover Street, London W1

For those who don’t have the patience to wait six months, master perfumer and founder of Illuminum, Michael Boadi, offers a ‘Synthesis’ service that cuts the waiting time to just four weeks without foregoing any of the expertise.

Synthesis bespoke service from £7,500 for 3 x 100ml extrait concentration and 2 x 30ml pure perfume; illuminumperfumelounge.com

4. FLORIS

89 Jermyn Street, London SW1

The Floris Bespoke Perfume Design experience begins with a full consultation with the in-house perfumer to determine the ‘profile’ of the perfume and the direction in which to take its formulation. Using rare and precious oils and floral essences, the perfumer will custom blend an exclusive and individual fragrance, which will take six months.

Bespoke Perfume Design £2,750 for 100ml EDP and five repeat orders; 020-7747 3600

Related

HERO_Scents_205.jpg

Scents to savour

Chanel_grooming_1.jpg

The fragrance phrasebook

hero tom ford.jpg

Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino Collection

Comments

More

What to do when you’re going bald

We round up the best ways to deal with hair loss

by Jamie Carson
17 Oct 2016

New 3D printing technology could cure baldness

What a time to be alive...and bald

by Jamie Carson
10 Oct 2016

Winter's about to destroy your skin, here's how you can stop it

A guide to essential men's grooming that'll fight the cold

by Jamie Carson
04 Oct 2016

13 brilliant tattoos of Tim Burton movies

Dark Shadows not included, because that was garbage

by Jamie Carson
30 Sep 2016

Here's what your barber secretly thinks about you

We asked some (anonymous) hairdressers just what they think of you

by Jamie Carson
28 Sep 2016

15 famous faces with and without beards

It's official, beards do make you look better - and here's proof

by Jamie Carson
26 Sep 2016

12 hair care tips you need to know

The simple daily mistakes that could be damaging your barnet

20 Sep 2016

Meet the celebrity tattooist who sets his work on fire

We sit down with Scott Campbell to discuss his anarchic life of tattooing

by Jamie Carson
16 Sep 2016

Beards officially make you sexier, says science

Just make sure you wipe the cereal milk from it in the morning

by Jamie Carson
14 Sep 2016

Are you making any of these common grooming mistakes?

Ensure you're not falling victim to any of these schoolboy errors

by Paddy Maddison
13 Sep 2016