Reiss, fashion house of many a lust worthy browse from me has recently launched two rather amazing and very unique new fragrances. One of which is this one – called ‘Grey Flower’ it’s the perfect hybrid of something soft and girly (the ‘flower’), but with a slightly muskier, powdery edge to it (the ‘grey’)
I have to mention the gorgeous packaging too – the solid box with little pouch holds a stunning shiny golden bottle that’s really solid and quality feeling with an equally heavy lid that magnetically attaches to the bottle. To celebrate the two new scents going on sale at Selfridges (where it was exclusively launched) I was invited to come along, give them a good sniff, pick a favourite and also get the bottle engraved – so I decided to get my blog name! Probably just me, but I adore it!
Back to the scent though – I should give a mention to the more masculine one – they aren’t specifically described as masculine/feminine as such as they both have a sort of androgynous side to them but they each lean more one way or the other. The male ‘Black Ouhd’ is a darker, richer scent with something very clearly peppery in there but still with something a bit sweet. But that’s just my descriptions the actual notes are:
Black Oudh contains laurel leaf, black oudh, black must and amber. Creating an intense, woody, smoky scent.
Grey Flower is another rich fragrance with pimento berry, patchouli, amber, sequoia wood and frankincense. Managing to be rich at the same time as feminine.
I can happily say these two fragrances are far from the typical or like anything I’ve smelt before – they’re unique and classy and simple all at the same time and perfectly capture the stlyle of Reiss. That little bit classic, that little bit simple and sophisticated but with that little bit of an edge of something different and unique.
The bottle isn’t exactly travel friendly – but it is a beauty!
Available from Selfridges (£49)