Fragrance Issue 17

This issue we explore the warmly aromatic fragrance of Linden Leaves  new Vetiver and Violet fragrance diffuser,  Jo Malone’s fragrances which are very wedding-appropriate, some with new special-edition packaging and  Arquiste’s  Esencia De El Palacio Vainillas oriental perfume — which has a dark, not a sweet, edge…  

Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede – Brides and lace have gone hand in hand since 1840, when Queen Victoria wore it to wed Prince Albert, a thrilling choice at a time when silk was de rigueur. Since then, it’s come to symbolise prestige and purity, perfect for the stateliness and optimism of a wedding. Jo Malone’s fragrances are similarly wedding-appropriate, and some new special-edition packaging makes them even more so. Two colognes and their matching scented candles are now available in bottles etched with bridal lace. Try Peony & Blush Suede, which blends springtime peony, jasmine, rose, gillyflower and apple with sensual suede. Available at Jo Malone

Arquiste Esencia De El Palacio Vainillas – Mexico’s indigenous Totonac people were once the world’s main producers of vanilla, and considered the Mexican vanilla orchid sacred, using its fruit in hallowed rituals. Like this oriental perfume — which has a dark, not a sweet, edge — their myths about the plant is a romantic concoction, involving two star-crossed lovers leaving their human forms to become tree and flower. Hopefully, you won’t need to go to such great lengths to become one with your beloved on your big day, but this magnetic fragrance will imbue your skin with a tantalising taste of that Mexican passion. Available at

Linden Leaves Vetiver and Violet Fragrance Diffuser & Clementine and Basil Body Wash– New Zealand’s Linden Leaves is a brand where indulgence and integrity meet. Their body and home products, which use completely natural ingredients, are made luxurious by their sophisticated blends of scents. Their new Clementine and Basil body wash has sunlit top notes of clementine and orange layered over a soft, herbaceous heart of basil and lavender to revive and refresh, while their new Vetiver and Violet fragrance diffuser imbues your bathroom with bright top notes of bergamot and spicy, floral violet layered over a base of vetiver, amber and sandalwood. This warmly aromatic fragrance will infuse your living space and linger there, and you will want to, too. Heavenly scent and homegrown luxury. It’s an irresistible combination.

 Illustrations—Bonnie Brown