Miller Harris: 3 posts

Miller Harris L’Air de Rien : Perfume Review

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Janebirkin

Star rating: 5 stars–outstanding/potential classic, 4 stars–very good, 3 stars–adequate, 2 stars–disappointing, 1 star–poor.

While the average US perfume buyer is put off by the idea of an animalic note in fragrance, for many fragrance aficionados (your author included), the mention of leather, civet or horse sweat is a selling point. Whenever I read about Miller Harris L’Air de Rien, a fragrance created in 2006 for the actress Jane Birkin, it would invariably be described in terms of dirty underwear and cats’ rear ends. Perhaps I draw a line somewhere after all, because it took me years to finally try L’Air de Rien. So now I can report that the musky amber of L’Air de Rien is reminiscent more of a moss festooned garden shed, rather than an outhouse. In fact, its slightly rough charm perfectly fits my image of Jane Birkin.

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Miller Harris Fleurs de Sel : Perfume Review

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Fleur_de_sel

Star rating: 5 stars–outstanding/potential classic, 4 stars–very good, 3 stars–adequate, 2 stars–disappointing, 1 star–poor.

While the newest Miller Harris fragrance, Fleurs de Sel is inspired by the traditional fragrance concept, it is a modern composition with a nod to the classical past. Our love affair with chypre fragrances—those complex and intense harmonies of citrus, floral, woody, mossy and animalic notes—has always been tumultuous. If some families such as florals have an immediate and familiar appeal, abstract chypres require more patience in order to appreciate them. Yet, witnessing the revival of the family over the past few years leads me to conclude that we are once again in a chypre-infatuated decade. …

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Miller Harris En Sens de Bois : Perfume Review

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Star rating: 5 stars–outstanding/potential classic, 4 stars–very good, 3 stars–adequate, 2 stars–disappointing, 1 star–poor.

Lyn Harris founded her perfume line Miller Harris in 2000 and included fragrances ranging from the crisp Citron Citron to the delicately pretty Fleur du Matin. Nouvelle Line is a separate range of fragrances, having limited distribution, higher prices and exotic descriptions. The names alone are rather enticing: Cuir d’Oranger, Piment des Baies, Terre d’Iris

En Sens de Bois is the newest fragrance from Miller Harris, and it was inspired by the scents of Japanese temples. The mere allusion to temple incense was enough to capture my attention, as my imagination immediately began to paint images of smokeless Japanese incense, the silky embrace of cedarwood and the resinous clarity of pine wood. …

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  • Brenda in Scents That Satisfy Wanderlust: For myself, fragrances that I either wear or have worn, tend to remind me of specific people or circumstances…rather than locations. Many, many years ago when first dating my late… August 17, 2018 at 1:09pm

  • John in Scents That Satisfy Wanderlust: I find most often that fragrances remind me of people (for example, a smoky leather fragrance like Antaeus will remind me of my father smoking unfiltered Gauloises in his shearling… August 17, 2018 at 12:32pm

  • Trudy in Scents That Satisfy Wanderlust: I really want to try Chanel Paris-Deauville. The description, “a lively, aromatic scent with a radiant freshness—the fragrance of the open air” just sounds like something I must try. I… August 17, 2018 at 12:07pm

  • Emilie in Scents That Satisfy Wanderlust: Ahh glad I’m not alone 🙂 Hopefully the change will bring them new customers… but I sure will miss those gorgeous bottles on my dressing table! August 17, 2018 at 10:23am

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