As a fine fragrance enthusiast, I think the National Fragrance Week in the UK is something you might heard about; although it’s just over in March, but that doesn’t mean the momentum of fine fragrance should stop, on contrary, another prominent fragrance expo is just around the corner! Yes, I am talking about the “Esxence – The Scent of Excellence” which will be held in late this month, which attracts thousands of fine fragrance enthusiasts from all over the world; no matter they are a perfumer maker / designer, buyer or even a ‘die-hard’ fan of beautiful fragrances, this is almost like a ‘Pitti Uomo’ of the fragrance world! Eventhough (and sadly) I am yet able to attend, to witness the compelling atmosphere and exchanging ideas with the like-minded fragrance fanatics, fortunately, I can still be able to experience some new fragrance wherever I am, just as long as one’s flame of desire is still burning, and keep looking for something great out there, the universe did reply, and for this time, thanks to the National Fragrance Week in the UK, I simply came across a very sophisticated fine fragrance, which evokes the sensuality and simplicity of what it means to be contemporary chic.
Hailed from London, the sophisticated fragrance house STORIES by Eliza Grace is literally a gentle expression of mislaid memories, childhood dreams and long-forgotten hope. Founded by Ms. Tonya Kidd-Beggs, this unisex fragrance collection is created in Grasse, the world capital of perfume in France, under the guidance of her perfumer, using the finest raw materials sourced from all over the world, with the sensual and harmonious aesthetic of the fragrance designer herself, each splash of STORIES by Eliza Grace is an euphoric enjoyment.
No matter it’s for a sportier you, with ‘STORIES No. 1’, this fragrance simply gives the zesty feel through the citrus notes such as Bergamot, Grapefruit and Orange Blossom as an opening, then rest down to the gentle woody scent from Cedarwood and a touch of floral scent like Jasmine and Fig-tea, it’s a purely relaxing yet energizing fragrance to go for.
Meanwhile, ‘STORIES No. 2’ offers something a bit deeper and velvety, perhaps it’s the alluring Bulgarian Rose and a spiced with ginger, but then shift to something harmonious yet masculine such as Honey Tobacco, Amber and Musk, the woody scent which gives the longevity and gentle masculinity into this little bottle of precious juice, matches with your well-tailored super fine 120s summer wool suit and your well-polished leather brogues for your business day.
In the end, each one of us do have a story to tell, but with a more sensual way, a fine fragrance can do the job just as good as the unspoken words.
Image courtesy of STORIES by Eliza Grace, UK