British niche line Miller Harris has launched Blousy and Brighton Rock, two new fragrances in the brand's Colour Collection.
Blousy ~ "...a floral-gourmand unisex fragrance with velvet-like rose and syrupy strawberry facets that give this vintage-inspired scent a modern twist. [...] ... Bertrand Duchaufour took cues from a fancy art deco print, deep burgundy red lips and the glamourous cinematic eras to create a delicious scent that leaves a lasting impression and won’t be forgotten easily. [...] Bold and charismatic, Blousy opens with spicy notes that are quickly taken over by a jammy concoction of rose and strawberries. Make no mistake - this is a fragrance that likes to flirt with the senses and with its warming base of tonka bean, sandalwood and vanilla it creates a sensual and voluptuous scent that can’t help but turn heads. " Additional notes include pink pepper, coriander, davana, cinnamon, mandarin, iris, violet, carnation, hawthorn and oakmoss.
Brighton Rock ~ "...a unisex fruity-floral fragrance for men and women with candied mint rock facets. [...] ...Julie Pluchet used the classic Graham Greene novel of the same name, ‘Brighton Rock’ as inspiration for this candied scent and wanted to capture the spirit and character of this vibrant British town, full of pastel colours, uplifting energy and seaside aromas. Brighton Rock opens with an unexpected bouquet of rose, geranium and powdery iris that reflect the pretty watercolour skies of this seaside town. In the heart, a more-ish blend of fresh white floral notes, more rose and a sea-breeze salty accord adds a hit of freshness. This leads perfectly into a creamy candy-floss and minty stick rock base that bring a gourmand quality to the composition and salty-sweet musky dry down." Additional notes include muguet, jasmine, sandalwood and heliotrope. [See also: Violet Ida.]
Miller Harris Blousy and Brighton Rock are available now at Escentual in the UK, in 50 or 100 ml Eau de Parfum.
(In case anyone doesn’t know, there isn’t a person called Miller Harris, and Lyn Harris, who founded the company, sold it a few years back.)
You beat me to it, Robin – was going to say that Ms Harris is now in business as Perfumer H in Marylebone, London & has nothing more to do with MH. I still have some of the sample of Rose Green I blagged a few years ago – it’s lovely & probably the only rose based fragrance that doesn’t smell ‘off’ on my skin.
Well, normally “velvet-like rose and syrupy strawberry facets” and “jammy concoction of rose and strawberries” AND a “warming base of tonka bean, sandalwood and vanilla” would hold no interest for me–but in the hands of Bertrand Duchaufour it could be interesting. I love many of his perfumes, none of which (among the ones I own) are particularly sweet or jammy–maybe Bombay Bling has some stickiness to it, if not full on jam? I also have to say I am partial to the name “Blousy”, which says so much with so little!