Just before the holidays, I received a perfume sample from a new fragrance house based in the UK, Signature Fragrances London. At the time, the scent was a teaser, as they hadn’t even launched yet. But now they certainly are open for business. I’m calling this a Friday Find because I put this sample in a drawer and it’s been haunting me since I received it. I’ve been coming back to it over and over again. The scent I received is Lola. Signature Fragrances describes it as “playful & spicy” and it is classified as one of their “sweet” scents. To me, it smells like a complex sweet floral. In spite of the fact that floral scents don’t usually work with my body chemistry, I keep coming back to it. The blending of the notes in this fragrance is so intricate, extravagant and sophisticated, there’s just something about it that appeals to me even though it’s a scent profile that’s not usually one I gravitate to. Because their fragrances are “parfum strength”, the scent is very long lasting and perfectly noticeable to others (but not overly so). It’s such an enveloping scent that is perfect for this time of year (although it would probably be great for any time of year!).
Signature Fragrances London has a fairly broad collection of scents for women as well as scents for men some of which seem like they could be gender neutral (Un Chercher, a citrusy/Oud/amber scent I’d love to try coz I love those gender neutral Oriental scents!). You can search their Scent Collection either by gender or by notes: Sweet, Floral, Fresh, Oriental Woods, Oud.
From the photos, their cut glass bottles are stunning. They are definitely the kind of classic, heavy glass bottles that are just meant for display on a gorgeous vanity. And I have one (a gorgeous vanity, that is!). And the bottles comes in an opulent matte black presentation box. Hint, hint, any gift-givers out there! Signature Fragrances London can be purchased via their website. They also have a distributor – Aafke’s – for the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. The scents vary widely in price, based I believe on the rarity of the ingredients. Some of the scents also have samples, and if you purchase a bottle, you get a complimentary sample of another scent. I think they also have sample packs to try. Outside of the UK, shipping can be pricey.
If you are looking for a unique, incredibly well-crafted fragrance that no one else will be wearing, or if you’re a fragrance aficionado, check out Signature Fragrances London. Some day, I’ve gotta try Un Chercher. It sounds perfect for me. In the meantime, I’m enjoying Lola.