Who better to explore the new collections with, than FLANNELS Beauty Ambassador, Inthefrow? Loved for her overarching approach to style, from threads to makeup to fragrance, Victoria knows how to nail a look. Here she explores her relationship with fragrance and fashion and shares three key looks for the season from Prada, Saint Laurent and Valentino.
Fragrance is inherently tied to the emotional centre of our brain. A simple spritz of a favourite fragrance can transport you back to a particular time, place, feeling or memory. Fashion does the same thing for me. Slipping on my favourite linen dress transports me back to the Grand Canal in Venice. While my yellow Saint Laurent blazer takes me back to the amazing moment when FLANNELS named me as a FLANNELS Beauty Ambassador.
I love to match my fragrances to my looks. Floral, fresh and citrus notes are the perfect accompaniment to a summer linen look, with loose fabrics, floral prints, and delicate embroidery. Amber, vanilla, and crystal moss are my notes of choice for evening events, such as date nights with my husband. The deeper tones make me feel powerful, sexy, never failing to put a little swagger in my step.
I tend to keep my fragrances within my walking dressing room, on a glass and bronze tray. Fragrances bottles are beautiful and deserve to be in pride of place for everyone to see and take a sneaky spritz of when they come to my dressing room.
I used to love sweeter fragrances, with floral notes, but my relationship with fragrance has certainly matured. Gone are sweet scents and in their place are fresher fragrances with citrus notes and deeper base notes of vanilla or crystal moss.
So, when the cloud draws in this AW21, spritz yourself with your favourite summer fragrance and let the notes transport you to a time of blistering sunshine, carefree days, and everlasting daylight…