Cast your mind back to a couple of weeks ago and you would have found me, spending an evening at one of the most exclusive stores in London sniffing incredible fragrances whilst exploring a new area of shopping. The place in question is Harrods and I’m talking about their brand new Salon de Parfums up on the 6th floor. Filled with exquisite decor (what else do you expect from the beautiful Harrods) and unique brands that can only be found in this new shoppers paradise, this sanctuary of scent has captured my heart!
A haven for fragrance connoisseurs (or simply an area to escape the bustling beauty floor) take some time to indulge your nose in a collection of extremely unique and special scents. Like an Alice in Wonderland incarnation, the space invites you to take a trip down the hallway where you will discover individual boutiques that are home to the worlds finest and rarest fragrances. 11 luxury brands can be found within Salon de Parfums and these range from Kilian, Chanel, Clive Christina, Dior, Guerlain, Henry Jacques and Tom Ford. Not only that, if you are looking for something bespoke to use on a special day, this service is set up and your new scent is just waiting to be discovered and whipped up especially for you.
One element that really stood out to me is the fact that each boutique contains a different way to smell and enjoy the fragrances. Chanel has ceramic rods, Tom Ford has wooden cubes, Dior has ceramic cones and one brand even has an atomiser that when activated, removes the alcohol from the scent allowing you to enjoy each note individually. Whether you are looking for a new perfume or simply want to experience the lavish space for yourself, I highly recommend a visit to this new mecca of fragrance and grandeur combined.
To find Salon de Parfums head to shoe heaven on the fifth floor, here there will be a set of escalators to take you up to this brand new space.