Explore The Left Bank

This iconic fragrance, launched in 1971, was at its creation daring and modern; the striking blue and metallic tin it’s housed in a bohemian reaction to traditional glass perfume bottles, and tough enough to withstand being bashed about in the bottom of your bag.

Green, abstract florals and musky base notes perfectly encapsulate Paris’s ‘Rive Gauche’ –the left bank, a creative and intellectual hub of years gone by – for an ambitious fragrance that strays from the expected.

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Words Emily BRadbury

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