I was kindly sent some fragrance samples from Miller Harris which is a high end/luxury fragrance, body and candle brand. I received five samples to try which look so cute! I haven't tried any Miller Harris fragrances before but I have heard a lot of good things about them. I brought the fragrance samples on holiday with me in my 'mini-mergency' handbag kit - posts coming soon!
"A swirl of incense encircles dry and sensual woods in this dramatic arrangement of citrus, smoke and spice"
This scent to me is very musky, masculine but also slightly sweet so I think it would be a nice unisex scent. I would probably only wear this fragrance during autumn/winter or just in the evenings as it is smoky, woody and almost mysterious, if that makes sense! I don't really smell too much citrus in the sample, it is more of a potpourri, musky citrus scent combined with the smoky notes. Overall: ★★★★★, 5/5.
"Inspired by one of the last remaining tuberose fields in Grasse. The plant's intensely fragrance leaves are at the heart of this scent"
This fragrance is in stark contrast to the previous one as it is very sweet, floral and quite candy/sweet smelling - maybe overly so, in my opinion. The scent is quite difficult to describe as on the one hand it is musky and rich, then it is also very sweet and floral. It is definitely feminine and suitable for summer evenings, however I think it could be a little cloying and sickly after a while. Overall: ★★★☆☆, 3/5.
"A velvety rich fragrance inspired by the sensual dark side of the rose"
This fragrance is definitely very rich and velvety, the descriptions of the fragrance is pretty much spot on! Sweet rose notes combine with musky rich, slightly powdery notes. It is a nice combination and I think a unique take on a rose fragrance. Overall: ★★★★☆, 4/5.
"Created by Lyn Harris for the iconic Jane Birkin, this fragrance evokes the nostalgia of dusty libraries and old books"
Before reading the description for this fragrance I thought it had musky, magical, floral and slightly herbal notes then and after reading the description I can definitely smell an old book/wood scent mixed with musky floral notes - it is quite amazing how the scent of old books (or maybe an old country manor) can be captured and mixed with other notes to make a delightfully english fragrance. Overall: ★★★★☆, 4/5.
"Inspired by the dew and herby floral bouquet of an early morning walk on the island of Port Cros"
Along with the La Fumee fragrance this is my favourite out of the five I have tried. The fragrance is very fresh, clean and sweet, I adore this scent. It reminds me of a couple of other fragrance I have but it is a little more unique. The previous four fragrances have been quite musky, rich and deep but this one is incredibly light and airy. Citrus, floral and fresh - perfect for spring/summer. Overall: ★★★★★, 5/5.
Overall, I adore all of the scents however my least favourite is the Noix De Tubereuse and my favourite two include: La Fumee and Fleur De Matin, the former would be a gorgeous autumn/winter scent and the latter a perfect fresh spring/summer scent. The fragrances are only samples so I cannot really test the longevity very well but they seem to last for a good few hours on my skin. They have made it into my travel handbag minimergency kit!
Have you tried any Miller Harris fragrances or body/candle products? What is your all time favourite fragrance?