Serge Lutens

Beauty

Warm and woody perfumes for winter

Moreishly smoky, earthily sweet, richly resinous or seductively spicy… woody scents are as nuanced as the emotions they arouse. And they are making their warming presence felt this winter, says Vicci Bentley. Photography by Omer Knaz
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Beauty

The alluring ambiguity of amber perfume

Teetering between powdery sweetness and feral ambiguity, amber’s polarising scent is edging out musk as the bedrock of oriental fragrances. Vicci Bentley reports. Photography by Pedro Aguilar
Personal Luxuries

New ways to buy perfume

Niche perfumers are finding new ways of engaging scent lovers, drawing them into the creative process or pairing the perfume to the personality. Lucia van der Post reports
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