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  • In celebration of London Fashion Weekend at The Saatchi Gallery, Miller Harris has teamed up with the artist, illustrator and creative director Laura Quick to create an immersive experience of our brand.

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    With a particular interest in behaviour and individuality, Laura’s specialises in editorial illustration and design, with her work in this area ranging from lookbooks to ad campaigns and visual merchandising. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, Tank, AnOther Magazine and The Independant Magazine, and her brand illustrations have brought to life recent collections by the likes of Paul Smith, Vetements, Charlotte Olympia and Scarosso.

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    Miller Harris also has deep ties with fashion illustration, regularly teaming up with artists to express the essence of our brand. With colourful mosaics on its roof, the Miller Harris ‘cube’ provides inviting blank slate for each illustrator who fills its space with their interpretation of our scents.


    It was a joy to have Laura set up shop at the Saatchi with us for a two-day live drawing session in the glass cube, where she complemented an arrangement of our scents with her own magical interpretations of our perfumes and their ingredients. As a visual representation of the Miller Harris’ core DNA, her drawings provide an immersive understanding of the Miller Harris spirit.


    Laura’s first book The Quick Guide to Parenting (Pavillion Books) was released on September 8th, featuring 144 pages of her illustrations, a satire on the traditional parental guide, in her incomparable style, with, as she puts it, lots of pictures and very few words included. Get it now on Amazon.

  • You’ve probably noticed scent has an uncanny ability to conjure long lost memories. But how closely is a scent related to visuals. Can you really smell a colour?


    Yes. Synaesthesia is a neurological phenomenon where stimulation of one of the senses stimulates an additional sense: for example, smelling a colour or tasting a sound.

    In fact, experts say if you pay attention, smells can effectively be felt, seen, tasted and even heard. Research shows higher pitch sounds are related to more volatile molecules, which make up ingredients like citrus fruit, whereas lower pitch sounds are relative to heavier molecules, as seen in wood and musk.

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    So a scent like Miller Harris’ tangy Tangerine Vert wouldn’t sound dissimilar to the high notes of a solo by Sia, while the rich musky Rose en Noir would be more like Nancy Sinatra crooning These Boots Are Made for Walking in a smoky concert hall.


    By the same theory, scents can be strongly associated with colours in your mind’s eye. For example, Cassis en Feuille is a scent that reflects nature left to it’s own devices, procuring a pastel blue linked to the coolly seductive scent of sporadic blossoms, Egyptian geranium and summer blackcurrant buds. Meanwhile, Coeur du Jardin moves represents the heart of a well-tended English garden, changing colour as the fragrance develops, as if leading you through a maze of bright yellow Italian bergamot and lemon blossom, towards the soft beige orchard sweetness of pear, and past the blooming brightness of jasmine and tuberose, your bright pink destination. An earthy backdrop of orris and amber shimmers throughout. Close your eyes and follow the rainbow next time you get a whiff.


  • If you wear nothing else to a music festival, don’t forget a powerful, enchanting scent to suit the mood of your revelry. Beyond its obvious necessity in any shower-free wonderland, scent is the human mind’s most powerful way of capturing a memory forever. Choosing a festival fragrance is imperative to creating a lasting memory.

    We’ve sniffed out the world’s most exhilarating music festival experiences, matching each to its olfactive Miller Harris equivalent.

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  • The bitter orange tree is a wonder. For perfumers, it provides a number of different essences, chief amongst which is neroli – used for centuries by perfumers. The orange tree is rather unromantically referred to as the ‘pig of perfumery’ – because so many parts of the tree are useful.neroliblog Continue reading

  • Lumiere Doree and Etui Noir have been hitting the headlines throughout the press since their launch.

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    You Magazine loved Etui Noir, describing it as “a smoky blend of bergamot, leather and birch – will suit intrepid travellers”


    Lumiere Doree picked as one of the Observer Magazine’s best summer fragrances… “All of this season’s best fragrances veer towards boyish, with bergamot and fruit and green things leaving the sense of a memorable country walk on your skin, but one with someone you really, really like.”


    And finally, Harper’s Bazaar pick Etui Noir as the "best addictive, heady scent" for summer.

  • With the upcoming launch of Lumiere Dorée & Etui Noir, blogs and press are beginning to get excited and are buzzing over our new fragrances.

    We were recently featured over by Hayley over London Beauty Queen who loved both of the fragrances. Here's what she has to say about Etui Noir:

    "Interestingly this is actually quite unisex, thanks to the more masculine notes of leather and wood, so it's definitely one you could share with your partner or enjoy alone"


    Jane, the British Beauty Blogger, British Beauty Blogger says:

    "Lumiere Doree has all the right notes to be the sunshine – if you can say there is a scent to the sun then I definitely get it in this"


    Etui Noir and Lumiere Dorée are two sides of the same person: night and day, and dark and light. They work beautifully individually or layered as a pair, where they reveal new shadows and facets.

    The two fragrances will be launching on June 2nd here at millerharris.com and at our stores.

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    To celebrate the launch our upcoming fragrances Lumière Dorée and Étui Noir next week, Miller Harris is excited to invite you to take part in our treasure hunt on Saturday 4th of June.

    Starting in Covent Garden Market, you'll receive a map and instructions for each task across London as you travel to your final destination at Bruton Street. You’ll need to take photos along your journey to take part – sharing them on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #MHShadowsAndLight

    You'll receive rewards at each check point when you show your photos to our store teams.

    The first 10 people to complete the treasure hunt will win a 50ml fragrance of both Lumière Dorée and Étui Noir!

    Comfortably androgynous, one is a reflection, the other is its mirror image. Lumière Dorée is the golden aura that every morning enfolds the night. Etui Noir is the magic shadow that each night sets free the day.

    We look forward to seeing you and your photos on Saturday!

  • Join Miller Harris & Courvoisier on Thursday, 16th June, 6.30PM-8.30PM, for an evening of fragrance and cognac pairings at Miller Harris Mayfair, 21 Bruton Street, London W1J 6QD. All guest will receive a free gift & discount on all purchases. Tickets £65 each (Early Birds £50), please email [email protected] to book.


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    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.


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    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.

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    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


  • The new collection from Miller Harris brings perfume into the unexpected moments of your day.

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