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.
This new collaboration from Comme des Garçons and the Serpentine Galleries is presented in a bottle and box designed by British contemporary artist Tracey Emin. The fresh, grassy notes nod to the greenery of Hyde Park, while benzoin and smoked cedar play on the heady smells of London's traffic.
Available to buy here