Les Senteurs’ first candle collection is inspired by the history of the Hawksley and Nicholson families, who came together as Michael and Betty Hawksley – the co-founders of Les Senteurs.
Betty’s mother lived as a small child in Madagascar. As we investigated, we learned of this unique island’s rich and abundant natural resources and the possible scientifically beneficial potential of its flora.
There are stories that pirates founded their own anarchist colony in Madagascar, which they named Libertalia. On Libertalia, the pirates supposedly created a new language and operated a socialist economy.
Whether Libertalia existed or not, what is indisputable is that for a time, Madagascar was a key stopping off point for pirates.
Today all that is left of the semi-mythical land is a pirates' graveyard in Ile Sainte Marie...
‘Tales of a pirate utopia are carried by the winds over the island of Madagascar; whispering of natural treasures hidden upon its shores: fragrant rosewood, blue star sapphires and creamy vanilla orchids.’
TOP: Vanilla, Amber, Sandalwood
HEART: Guaiac wood, Pepper
BASE: Olibanum, Rosewood accord, Sapphire accord
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Since 1984 Les, Senteurs (‘the scents’) has been a haven of fragrance tranquillity, away from the bustling crowds and fast pace of the department store. London’s oldest independent perfumery has become a destination for those in the know, looking for their dream fragrance, or a delightful discovery for the unaware passerby.
Dedicated to celebrating the art of perfumery, we seek out the best scents from around the world, and line our shelves with over 350 fragrances created by the best noses in the business. From cult favourites to undiscovered gems, we are proud to have introduced so many niche perfume brands to the UK.