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The New Irish-Made Perfumes We’re Wearing Now

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Discover niche fragrance brand STORIES Parfums – what will your story be? …

Smell has the ability to stir us, move us and transport us. And with STORIES Parfums, founded in 2018, Tonya Kidd-Beggs aims to bottle the memories that shaped her life, and harness the power of fragrance to heal, release and forge forward. Based in Co Down, STORIES Parfums is a niche brand created by a strong woman. “We believe fragrance is emotive, engaging and evocative and we like our wearers to use fragrance to create their own memories,” notes Kidd-Beggs. “Stories make up who we are, and life is richer the more you have to tell.”

This year, supporting small, independent businesses feels more important than ever before – and gifting a hand-crafted eau de parfum from an independent female-founded brand is a wonderful way of writing a new story for 2021 (from €83). We all want to give personal, carefully thought-out gifts that are meaningful and enduring, especially as Valentine’s Day is coming up soon – even if you don’t usually mark the day, lockdown means we’ll take any excuse for celebration. In elegant glass bottles and with a chic monochrome aesthetic, these elegant and contemporary perfumes are created using the best raw materials for a transportive and transformative scent experience. So which one will become your new signature?

Everyone who smells STORIES Parfums signature scents (which are gender inclusive) has their favourite. STORIES Nº.01 Eau De Parfum opens brightly with hopeful and positive citrus notes – bergamot, grapefruit, orange blossom – giving way to the deep warmth of cedarwood, a delicate touch of jasmine, heliotrope and a fig-tea accord. If you’re partial to creamy florals, you’ll be drawn to this, with its suggestion of fruit, figs and sunlight on skin. The soft blend of amber and vibrant sandalwood gives it a mellow powdery warmth. It was created by Kidd-Beggs to celebrate and mark a new beginning.

STORIES Nº.02 Eau De Parfum opens with bergamot, Bulgarian rose, spiced with ginger, cardamom and green tea. Honey tobacco tones balance cedarwood at the heart of this woody fragrance. It’s full-bodied, with opoponax (a soft and smokey resin), tonka bean and patchouli, while amber and musk leave a lasting impression. Imagine a suede softness paired with earthy green and honey tobacco spice, warm and sweet. Kidd-Beggs was inspired by an olfactive memory of her grandfather’s garden, sunlit days among green leaves with pipe smoke hanging in the air.

The elegant range of hand and body products complements both fragrances. The hand and body washes are designed to gently cleanse and moisturise, offering a lightweight but rich treatment for the skin. From €24. There are also travel-sized perfume bottles (€44, 15ml), which you can refill from the larger sizes, so you always have your favourite with you on the go.

See the full STORIES Parfums collection and shop online, including E-Gift Cards, at www.storiesparfums.com.

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