I first fell in love with the roaring 20s when watching Poirot with my parents as a child. For those who don’t know, Poirot was a Belgian detective popular on tv in the 90’s. After performing in Bugsy Malone at school I was hooked. But one thing I only recently learned was that it was a golden age for perfume. So I was thrilled to try some fragrance from the Deco London range.
Deco London was founded by Sophia Fannon-Howell, who is herself descended from several historical figures. Vintage perfume was one passion of hers and she decided to combine elements of this with modern wearability and fashionable design. British elegance, history and quality lie firmly at the heart of Deco London.
There are 3 fragrances available for women. They are Loretta, Millicent and Constance. All are 50ml Eau de Parfum. I was sent one of their discovery sets which has a sample of each to allow you to try each scent before committing to a full size. I thought this was a great idea for a company who doesn’t have concession stands in department stores so rely on online descriptions. They are available in some selected stores which are clearly listed on their website, however.
The bottles all have a classic glass bottle look, with an elegant art deco lady on the front with simple grey and white detailing and lettering. They look traditional but modern enough to sit on any dressing table.
Millicent is ideal for those who like floral scents with woods and musk. The fragrance notes include, amongst others Bergamot, Mandarin, Patchouli, Lily and Jasmine.
Millicent was actually the scent I opted for in full size. I absolutely love this scent. I like clean scents such as Boss the Scent for her which I have also reviewed. Philosophy Amazing Grace is another long-time favourite. The staying power is one of the best of any scent I’ve tried and I’ve been wearing Millicent to work and have had several ladies ask what fragrance I’m wearing. I want to wear her all the time but also don’t want her to run out. It’s that age old wanting my cake but eating it too.
Loretta is described as “perfect for those who love elegant floral scents with delicate hints of fruit and soft powdery musk and woods”. Some of the notes featured are Orange Blossom, Rose, Amber , vanilla, Musk and Vetiver.
Constance is for the lady who is fruity and spicy, well her perfumes are. Some notes are Vanilla, Mimosa, Jasmine, Patchouli and Sandalwood.
All the scents have similar base notes so I haven’t tried yet but I imagine they work nicely alongside and compliment each other. I’m very impressed with my first foray into Deco London and I need to ask Santa nicely if he can bring me the full range. Well, I have been a good girl!
Deco London Millicent costs £75. Click here to find out more.
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