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Scherzo

100ml EDP – £180.00

An intensely vibrant scent, full of colour, depth and a rush of sweetness, Scherzo captures a multitude of blooms: dark red rose, clouds of peony and sunny yellow narcissus. 

Star Notes

PEONY OUDH SWEET NOTE

A multitude of blooms: dark red rose, clouds of peony and sunny yellow narcissus...

Bestselling Scherzo Eau de Parfum recreates the heady glamour of 1930s French riviera in our Unisex best-selling Miller Harris perfume. Bursting with fruits, flowers and shimmering sunshine.


An intensely vibrant scent, full of colour, depth and a rush of sweetness, Scherzo captures a multitude of blooms: dark red rose, clouds of peony, sunny yellow narcissus and crisp white pittosporum. The sweetness of tangerine is offset by the intoxicating purple richness of davana, which adds a twist of liquor to the scent. The base shimmers with oud, earthy patchouli and a sprinkling of sugar to capture the feeling of a confectioner’s window.


Launched in 2018, Scherzo fragrance is inspired by a passage of text in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night. This short passage was the only thing given to perfumer Mathieu Nardin as the brief for the fragrance to be created. The resulting perfume has gone on to become an instant classic and a Miller Harris perfume bestseller in our house of fragrances.


All our fragrances are Eau de Parfum

Head Notes: Tangerine, davana
Heart Notes: Olibanum, narcissus, pittosporum, dark rose, peony
Lasting Impressions: Patchouli, vanilla, oudh, sweet note

All Miller Harris products are suitable for vegan, free from phthalates, artificial colorants, parabens and formaldehydes. We use high levels of natural raw materials.

Star Notes

PEONY

PEONY

Voluptuous, sensual yet fragile and fresh, a national emblem in China and Japan symbolising beauty and abundance.

OUDH

OUDH

One of the most expensive ingredients that perfumers can use, in the Middle East it is known as 'black gold'. This dark resinous oil derived from agarwood gives a long lasting and intoxicating depth.

SWEET NOTE

SWEET NOTE

Fitzgerald writes descriptively of the real roses "looking like sugar flowers in a confectioners window". Maltol is a naturally occurring compound found in the bark of larch trees and pine needles.

FRAGRANCE FAMILY

Floral / Oriental

“…She walked on, between kaleidoscopic peonies massed in pink clouds, black and brown tulips and fragile mauve stemmed roses, transparent like sugar flowers in a confectioner’s window.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

Perfumers story

Inspired by the world of literature

Scherzo is the first Miller Harris fragrance to derive inspiration from the world of literature. Launched in 2018, Scherzo is inspired by a passage of text in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 'Tender is the Night'. This short passage was the only thing given to perfumer Mathieu Nardin as the brief for the fragrance to be created. The resulting perfume has gone onto become an instant classic and bestseller in our house of fragrances at Miller Harris. The fragrance takes in cue from Fitzgerald's description of the heroine, young actress Rosemary Hoyt strolling against a symphony of bright flowers in glorious summer sunshine. Mathieu says that "when i read a book, I can smell what i am reading, the sense of what the writer is describing - the location, the French Riviera and the wonderful descriptions of sun, sea and heat influenced me to find my own colours and palette for the book in order to fill out the background for the fragrance. "Scherzo " is named after a musical term meaning a small extract taken from a larger work such as a symphony.

Alcohol Denat., Parfum (Fragrance), Aqua (Water), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Eugenol, Citral.

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