Library of Fragrance has had a bit of a potted history in the UK – it was here, then it wasn’t, then it was, then it disappeared, but thankfully, it looks like it’s back for good! If you are a regular reader of BBB then you’ll know that I struggle to describe very complex scents – most of the notes are lost on me! So, Library of Fragrance is a joy for being pretty straightforward. Their USP is to create unusual scents that trigger memory so startlingly that you end up grinning from ear to ear at the familiarity.
Simon (theverysimong) and I did a video for Library of Fragance HERE (sponsored) and while I knew some of the brands products, Simon didn’t. We’d been sent a box of scents to try so we didn’t open the box ahead of time and instead opened them to blind test while we shot the video. Simon is much better than me at identifying notes, and it’s interesting that in most cases we had all the descriptive words for the scents even if we didn’t get the exact name. I got Gin & Tonic straight on the off, by the way!
So, the best way to describe these is as little shots of pleasure – they’re not particularly intended to scent you all day long (and in the case of Gin & Tonic that’s just as well..) but instead to give a waft of something that makes you smile and triggers a feeling of wellbeing. They’re not called Pick-Me-Ups for nothing.
So, the big news for The Library of Fragrance is that they’re now stocked in Boots (two for £25 at the time of writing) which means that they’ll get a much bigger audience than when they were hidden away at Liberty. Library of Fragrance puts the fun back into scent – don’t even think about top, middle or bottom notes – just go with it! They’re also a brilliant gift for the hard-to-buy people that make Christmas too difficult! They’re HERE.
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