Miller Harris is a couture British perfume home, based in 2000, with a spirit of bespoke perfume creation at its coronary heart. The model is dedicated to utilizing stunning pure supplies while pushing inventive boundaries. The model was based by ground-breaking perfumer Lyn Harris who labored with world-renowned perfume home Robertet in France in her early profession and was one of many first feminine grasp perfumers. The aesthetic of her perfumes was impressed by tales, reminiscences and the very most interesting pure substances.
When creating fragrances, they begin with nature, framing treasured botanicals in complicated methods and discovering richness in simplicity. They attempt to make use of pure substances (that are all ethically and sustainably sourced), relatively than synthetics, which they are going to solely use the place there isn’t any uncooked different. Miller Harris breathes color and life into the traditional perfumer’s artwork, with couture fragrances that mix Parisian magnificence with London’s eclectic avenue types. They begin with nature – with distinct greens and woods, with fastidiously sourced floral notes – however they body these treasured botanicals in complicated and unconventional methods, harmonising them to create hanging up to date city tales.
In a latest episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast we interviewed Jon Graham, CEO at Miller Harris about his background working for British manufacturers akin to Floris, Molton Brown, and Whittard of Chelsea. 12 months in the past, he began his newest position on the trendy heritage model, Miller Harris London Perfumer, which has two shops in central London. Our host Peter Brooker and Jon talked concerning the emotional connection of perfume, how the model has tailored by Covid-19, how selecting a scent is a private alternative, how to decide on fragrances for events, and the way their newest product launch goals to seize optimism in a bottle.
“I joined Miller Harris about a year ago and I have a long history of working with British brands in a few categories. Miller Harris is a modern heritage brand but it has been around for around 20 years. It was started by master perfumer Lynn Harris, and we continue that legacy with a couple of stores in the UK, a generic online business and via third party retailers such as Selfridges. We also have an international business, operating in Germany and Japan. Fragrance has the power to transport you back to a moment in your life just like music, but it’s more powerful. There’s so much emotional nostalgia that can be enmeshed with certain fragrances.”
“With our scents we look for the natural beauty in an urban landscape because we’re very much a London brand. Whilst we are inspired by the concrete environment, we also have a need to be natural and to see the green in the city. We were pioneering naturals before naturals became cool. We also take a single fragrance, such as rose – which is a traditional fragrance in the perfume world – and we frame that in a complex way or add more complexity to it. Whilst we position ourselves as a luxury brand, we refer to our brand as being accessible luxury. You don’t have to walk into the store and be embarrassed by a lack of knowledge. I’m happy to sell my product to anyone.”
It is a shortened transcribed edit of episode 128 of the MenswearStyle Podcast with Jon Graham of millerharris.com. You’ll be able to hearken to the complete model beneath or pay attention on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast participant.