Pure Elegance

Elegantes London perfume bottle

The art of perfumery returns, thanks to two visionary hoteliers, says Claire Bloomfield.

Perfume House Elegantes London are extending their Heritage range with the launch of the all-new Personality Collection. But the twelve fragrances, brought to life by world-renowned perfumer Julien Rasquinet - the young creative prodigy of legendary perfumer Pierre Bourdon – are not in your run-of-the-mill mass produced atomiser.

Elegantes fragrances have a specially designed crystal flacon hand-blown by 103-year-old glass and crystal artisan, Waltersperger, and reminiscent of the swirling skirts of an haute couture ball gown. An alternative flacon has also been created in the shape of a black quartz monolith or the masculine scents. Each flacon, which is delivered in a hand-rolled silk scarf and box that has been handcrafted and made to order in France, also comes with a stopper top and can easily be refilled.

Founded by husband-and-wife hoteliers Thomas and Dagmar Smit, who are passionate about returning the art of perfumery to its historic beginnings by creating unique sensory experiences.