UK-based niche line Shay & Blue has launched Kings Wood, a new fragrance for men.
The Kingswood Fragrance Concentree from Shay & Blue is a woody, rich fragrance for men that boasts notes of leather, English oak, fen leaves [sic] and pineapple. Unusual and complex, this gorgeous perfume is packaged in brown and gold tones for a luxurious look, making it a covetable gift for a loved one.
Kings Wood was developed by perfumer Julie Massé.
Shay & Blue Kings Wood is available now at QVC UK, £69 for 100 ml.
(via qvcuk, additional information via shayandblue)
I have been interested in this brand because the fragrances look interesting and the price is ridiculously affordable for niche (AND they make small size bottles AND Ari sells them in her store)…..but I still haven’t tried any
I tried a couple, and sorry I cannot remember which ones.
LOL! Guess they did not make much of an impression.
No, but in all fairness, a new niche line has to *really* make an impression anymore, because otherwise, why? I have enough brands to keep track of already. I do not see perfume as “the more the merrier”.
It’s hard to think of Shay & Blue as “niche” when they are sold at some branches of Marks and Spencer and John Lewis… which are about as mainstream high street as you can get. (not meaning to be snarky…just confused by their positioning.)
Hee hee! I don’t see them anywhere in my neck of the woods so I guess I assumed they were niche
it’s not just you: all their blurb is “artisan” this and “by hand” and “traditional craft” and “boutique” that…
Have you tried any, crikey? Are they worth seeking out or just a pass? (Not that I am actively seeking out anything these days !!)
I did a drive-by-sniff one day while a friend was pondering which 3-for-2 knickers to buy… so slightly vague recollections. I seem to remember quite liking the blood oranges one. Salt Caramel struck me as a pretty good and slightly quirky gourmand but far too sweet for me, and the others mostly in the light-and-pretty range. They seem like good quality for the price (certainly measuring up well against Jo Malone.)
Thanks for this mini review. We have enough Jo Malone’s Chez Marzipan so I guess I can pass
If we define niche that way these days — is it in a department store? — there is no niche to speak of anymore.
Niche or not they seem pretty, sell small bottles, and aren’t in the “aspirational” price realm…which is a rare combo
Their Framboise Noire is pretty good, with its bits of oud and woods.