Setting up in 2000, Lyn Harris founded Miller Harris with an aim to create innovative yet timeless fragrances. She hit the nail on the head with the unique scents and niche boutiques, making the British perfume house one of the most highly regarded makers of luxury perfume in the world.
This year, the brand celebrates its 15th anniversary with the launch of Le Jardin d’Enfance, a trio of floral, green and fruity fragrances, reminiscent of a Parisian secret garden. The collection is meant to capture the scents of the garden at morning, afternoon and evening, but with common notes tying all three fragrances together.
Cassis en Feuille: Italian Bergamot, Pear, Black Currant Buds, Galbanum, Tomato Leaf, Egyptian Geranium, Cedar Wood, Musk
Coeur d’un Jardin: Italian Bergamot, Lemon, Pear, Peach, Rose, Jasmine Absolute, Tuberose Absolute, Orris Butter, Musk
Poirier d’Un Soir: Poached Pear, Rum, Turkish Rose, Peony, Ambrette Seed, Cashmere Wood
Cassis en Feuille captures the garden at day break with fresh, green leaves and dewy roses, reminiscent of a morning walk in the forest after the rain. Perhaps a picture that’s a little on the romantic side, but this really is the image that the fragrance evokes from the first smell. As the morning progresses to afternoon, Coeur d’un Jardin represents the garden in full bloom. Zesty yet unashamedly feminine with an illustrious and multi-textural bouquet of florals. Night sets in and the previously crisp note of pear is transformed in to something rich and sensual. The star ingredient of Poirier d’un Soir is given a darker edge by poaching it in black rum. Spicy, earthy with the softest animalic touches dry down to a warm, smooth and caramel accord.
If you thought that Miller Harris had fallen in to a rut of “home” scents, this unique, multi-layered collection will definitely make you think again. Miller Harris is back on the “interesting and contemporary” perfume radar and is most certainly worth a second look.