Ten years ago, Jane Birkin collaborated with Miller Harris to create a fragrance that evokes her eternally cool spirit. Jane Birkin’s other brand collaboration, with Hermès, produced the Birkin bag, the value of which has increased at a faster rate than gold.
Jane Birkin spent years searching for a scent to match her distinct and nonchalant style, and conscious of our sense of smell’s powerful link to memory, Jane wanted to blend a perfume reminiscent of a past affair, one that conjured an aura of familiarity, so that she could feel her great love near her always.
photograph by Gabrielle Crawford
In an article titled “How to smell like Jane Birkin” in last month’s British Vogue, Jane explained that "A fragrance should be something suggestive, a memory… A smell that is not the one of many women overpowering the lift! That is what I love about L'Air de Rien," she told us. "My favourite smells are [her brother] Andrew's smell, bookcases, Turkish spice markets… Too much musk and too much ambergris. Memories."
Tunisian neroli, amber, Indonesian vanilla, oak moss and a musk make for a light fragrance, worn like a thin veil over the skin, that lends an air of mysterious sensuality to its wearer. The English translation of L’Air de Rien is nonchalantly – this fragrance reflects its cool creator’s spirit perfectly.
Our customers love L'Air de Rien. Here are a couple of reviews we've recently received:
"Daring, sensuous, standing out fragrance, encouraging you to step outside of your comfort zone. Perfect for a rainy day to give you a punch" Irene, Derby
"Since finding this fragrance a few years ago I wear nothing else, it's captivating, unusual and unique. Please never discontinue it! I'm on my third bottle of the fragrance and have bought numerous candles too, would recommend" Laura, Swansea
We are thrilled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the creation of this fragrance, and our iconic collaborator.
L’Air de Rien is available in 50ml and 100ml bottles. Miller Harris also sells a L’Air de Rien candle, so you can fill your home with this light yet intriguing and wholly unique fragrance.
Visit the L’Air de Rien collection on millerharris.com