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Fragrance has a unique ability to evoke vivid memories and emotions. As the odour molecules of the ingredients pass through the nasal passages, they bind to neurons at the top, which then send messages to the limbic system — the seat of emotion, and where memories are formed

Creed Royal Princess Oud EDP.
Creed Royal Princess Oud EDP.
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A woody floral, Creed Royal Princess Oud EDP is a blend of rare, luxurious, and bold ingredients. Top notes of bergamot, grapefruit, pink pepper, blackcurrant, pineapple, raspberry, and aldehydes are embraced with a heart of iris, orris butter, jasmine, and rose, while the base consists of rare and luxurious oud vanilla, cedarwood, solar notes, musk, and patchouli.

Creed Royal Princess Oud EDP 75ml, R6 299


Chanel N°5 Eau De Parfum Limited Edition 100ml, R3 075.
Chanel N°5 Eau De Parfum Limited Edition 100ml, R3 075.
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The limited edition Chanel N°5 EDP is the same juice as the iconic original — top notes of aldehydes, ylang-ylang, neroli, bergamot, and lemon; middle notes of iris, jasmine, rose, orris root, and lily-of-the-valley; and base notes of civet, amber, sandalwood, musk, moss, vetiver, vanilla, and patchouli. The celebratory edition comes in a recycled glass bottle, while the box is made of biodegradable paper pulp.

Chanel N°5 EDP 100ml, R3 075


Memo Corfu EDP.
Memo Corfu EDP.
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A solar perfume as vibrant as the Greek sky, leaving on the skin a warm trail, like a memory of a dive in the Ionian Sea”, Memo Corfu EDP is inspired by the many smells associated with the island — bergamot, tangerine, grapefruit, rose oil, patchouli, jasmine, ambrette seeds, sandalwood, tonka bean, blackcurrant, raspberry, peach, cedarwood, musk, lily of the valley, rhubarb, and geranium. The packaging is made of 80% recycled paper and sustainable cellophane.

Memo Corfu EDP 75ml, R4 615


When you try a new perfume, you are trying a scent that has no associations, so it gives you the possibility to make new ones and write new memories
Dr Alfredo Fontanini, neuroscientist 

Memo Flam EDP.
Memo Flam EDP.
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Inspired by the small Nordic port of Flåm, where cosy homes nestle beyond the northern lights, Memo Flam EDP is a fragrance of contrasts. Bergamot, bitter orange, aromatic clary sage, and sambac jasmine create a rush of bright freshness. Cedarwood adds vibrancy, while tonka bean and vanilla, paired with amber and sweet white musk add a comforting finish.

Memo Flam EDP 75ml, R4 615The 


Versace Dylan Turquoise EDT.
Versace Dylan Turquoise EDT.
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Versace Dylan Turquoise is a fragrance that conjures up faraway islands, sunny days, and a warm sea breeze. Think lemon, pink pepper, mandarin orange, guava, freesia, cassis, and jasmine, and base notes of clearwood, musk, and cedar.

Versace Dylan Turquoise EDT 100ml, R1 890


Rivières de Cartier EDT.
Rivières de Cartier EDT.
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Rivières De Cartier EDT comprises three fragrances, each representing a river: Insouciance, the gently flowing river that carries notes of iris and violets; Allégresse, a rippling river with happy floral accords of night hyacinth, tuberose petitgrain, and bergamot, accentuated by black currant; and Luxuriance, a rich, bursting river and source of wild botanical freshness: fern, wild pistachio, mastic, oak, rosemary, geranium, and wild herbs. The flacons are refillable, and the raw material of the outer packaging is obtained from sustainably managed forests.

Rivières de Cartier EDT 100ml, R1 940


Acqua di Parma Le Nobile Peonia Nobile EDP.
Acqua di Parma Le Nobile Peonia Nobile EDP.
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An elegant floral, Acqua di Parma Le Nobile Peonia Nobile EDP is inspired by the multi-faceted peony — delicate yet exuberant. Top notes are black pepper and raspberry accord with a heart of peony accord, Egyptian geranium, freesia accord, and Turkish rose, rounded off with ambery accord, patchouli Indonesia, and musk.

Acqua di Parma Le Nobile Peonia Nobile EDP 100ml, R3 199Versace 

Stylist Lauren Nicoll 

 From the 2021/2022 edition of Wanted Watches, Jewellery and Luxury.

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