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Ex Nihilo’s Personalised Fragrance

Parisian perfume house Ex Nihilo create exquisite fragrances that collide avant-garde sensibilities with the French spirit of pure refinement. Perfumes like “French Affair” (an outrageously sexy mix of Bergamot, Rose and Vetiver), “Love Shot” (a contemporary Parisian Chypre with raspberry and leather) and “Viper Green” (fresh and vegetal with Patchouli under the soil) tell a story, engage the intellect and stir your loins. Now the house are offering a luxurious personalisation service.

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ALASTAIR STRONG

Visiting the Ex Nihilo store tucked away in Harrods’ Salon de Parfums it’s part elegant cocktail bar, part alchemists lab (what with the alembics and glass pipettes.) Using the glorious “Osmologue” – a precision dosing perfume bot that looks like the shiny brass engine of a classic time machine… you can have one of Ex Nihilo’s core fragrances customised with raw materials of your fancy.  Choose from the six: Iris pallida Absolute, Rose of May Absolute Grasse, Jasmine Grandiflorum Absolute, Orange Blossom Absolute, Vanilla Bourbon and Sandalwood. You are guided through the creation of your demi-bespoke perfume by expert hands, figuring out your top middle and base notes, seasoning with your selection of raw materials and even picking the bottle stopper. Modern magic.

The personalisation process. Photography John William

 


Ex Nihilo’s personalised service is available at Harrods
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