Patriotic Perfume: Scents inspired by London
To coincide with the opening of Somerset House's upcoming exhibition 'Perfume: A sensory journey through contemporary scent', we have compiled a list of fragrances that pay tribute to our great city.
While London's most prominent smells may lean more towards pollution, rubbish and dirt than rose petals and cedar, it is a place - as Tom Ford put it - filled with "noble elegance and unconventional spirit." Here are the scents which we believe to capture exactly that.
Tom Ford, being a London man himself, set out to pay tribute to the elegance and unconventional spirit of his city. Rich, spiced and layered with Tom Ford's prized ingredient (noble oud wood anyone?) this is a good choice for the well-heeled Londoner.
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