In Truman Capote’s novella, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Holly Golightly has three essential accessories which she keeps in the mailbox of her apartment: a lipstick, a mirror and a bottle of fragrance. Infuriatingly, on film we cannot glimpse the bottle, but intriguingly, the text tells us it’s 4711 – a unisex cologne dating back to 1792. Largely unchanged for more than 200 years, its exact recipe remains a secret, but it’s the super-charged citrus that continues to appeal – crisp neroli infused with lavender and a herbaceous greenness. Just as a man’s classic white shirt becomes charged with an extra level of erotica when borrowed by a woman, so too do those scents we now think of as more ‘masculine’ when worn on a woman’s skin. But can the same be said of ‘feminine’ notes for a man? | | | |

Jun 4th 2018

London-Inspired Luxury Bodycare Brand Reveals Three New Ranges

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A new Guerlain personalised fragrance experience

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Paddington Central Welcomes Its First Ever Light Installation

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