I'm not going to pretend I am in the know with this release
and that my sources were more credible than the Daily Mail because I'd be lying!
I'd be lying further if I said I didn't stumble across this while reading a Snookie story...for shame.
Anyway The Scent of Departure is a range of 19 scents that capture the essence of certain destinations
so you don't have to jet out...saying that it would be nice to visit such places!
With each bottle coming in a bottle designed to look like a boarding pass and the scent sporting the 3 letter code of each airport how could I not love this concept
in all it's quirky and themed glory!
Below I have listed all 19 scents with their official description,
nope no Glasgow on the list I guess the scent of Irn-Bru, Haggis and the River Clyde is hard to captivate?
AUH - ABU DHABI
Intrinsically rich with culture, dazzling Abu Dhabi is an extraordinary fusion of antiquity and modernity. The hustle and bustle of this city is wrapped within luxurious sky-scrapers that overlook the sparkling Arabian Gulf. A brilliant layer of bergamot is felt at the pristine beachfront of Yas Island and like the breathtaking, multi-faceted Saadiyat; light notes of jasmine are enriched by an unforgettable deep trail of amber.
BUD - BUDAPEST
“Pearl of the Danube”, the essence of Budapest is soft and spicy all at once. A majestic and contemplative cruise between Buda Castle and Gellert Hill, transported by a powdery wind of paprika spice. The fragrance of a soft sweet soothing nightfall in Budapest.
CDG - PARIS
Early morning in the Tuileries Garden. The soft air is filled with the charming scent of white flowers and green crispy leaves. In a ray of morning sun, you silently walk under the lime trees and delight in the soothing trail of the rose garden. You look up to the Palais du Louvre glistening under the first sunbeams, behind you the Champs Elysée. All the magic of Paris.
DOH - DOHA
In a majestic gesture of oriental dance, the sparkling scents of the lemon and the yellow tangerine remind us of an elegant movement towards the sky, Doha reveals a precious olfactory show: a spicy bouquet with jasmine and rose accords merge the opulent and the sensual, like the pearl of the Qatar.
DPS - BALI
Bali, a mysterious oasis filled with majestic temples and pristine reefs. Like ceremonial art form, sun kissed mandarin and fresh lemon sparkle over the Ayung River. A beautiful bouquet of delicate white florals emerges deep within an amber- wooded layer reminiscent of the mystic Ubud village. The final touches of creamy vanilla bring you back to Nusa Dua, as if you had never left.
DXB - DUBAI
Futuristic architecture, opulent malls and fascinating life are all a part of this cosmopolitan atmosphere. An intense rose essence from Burj Khalifa is wrapped in light and fresh citrusy accords found on the Jumeirah beach. Your adrenaline surges as you sand ski in the desert and marvel peacefully at the hypnotizing skyline at night. A final extravagant blend of Oud encapsulates this diverse and vibrant city.
FRA - FRANKFURT
Fruity, sparkling and joyful with an apple twist like an Ebbelwei savored on the typical Römenber place. The fresh, lively and airy fragrance of a walk along Frankfurt Main riversides surrounded by magnolia and white flowers blend with the soft woody forest scents of Frankfurter Stadwald.
ICN - SEOUL
The miracle of the Han opens with green notes from the dewy leaves that run through the valley on the Cheonggye Stream. Wander into Gwanghwamun and the statue of King Sejong the Great greets you with a peaceful and transparent floral heart. Tour the N Seoul Tower and gaze at the sea of lights as The Moonlight Rainbow Fountain turns the city into a galaxy of twinkling stars.
IST - ISTANBUL
Immersed in the vibrant Istanbul Grand Bazaar and its clouds of scents : grapefruit, bergamot, elemi, pink pepper and sweet spices. Indulged by a rose Turkish delight with the subtle litchi and raspberry notes at the fabulous Topkapi Palace. At nightfall be swept away with the whirling dervishes of the Blue Mosque, in a soft oriental wind of sandalwood, cinnamon and musk.
KEF - KEFLAVIK
Experience raw nature where peace and stillness lives in the early morning hours. You can hear the swirling glacial waters and be a part of the natural phenomena, a battle between ice and fire. Step into the mystery of lava covered stones, mossy thriving verdant plants and majestic mountains with alluring trails of grey smoke. Iceland, nothing as beautiful...
LAX - LOS ANGELES
Welcome to Hollywood! Where stars are born and dreams come true. A fresh breeze of grapefruit and plum take you down Rodeo Drive for a glamorous appeal. Chic yet subtle notes of jasmine and gardenia dance on the Walk of Fame for an addictive heart that pulsates into the night at LA Live. Luxurious santal and amber are wrapped in musk for an edgy twist because this city is no angel.
LHR - LONDON
Take a stroll down Hyde Park, a garden created by past Kings and Queens. An invigorating bouquet of pines and leaves wrapped in citrusy fruits remind you of warm Earl Grey tea. An aquatic freesia accord dressed in lotus petals dance down the Serpentine Lake as a Shakespearean jasmine unveils a romance of mossy woods and white musk for a final wink at the London Eye.
MIA - MIAMI
The sun glistens over Ocean Drive, invigorating the senses. A cocktail of warm citrus notes playfully sparkle over the waters of South Beach as warm amber hues dance the night away at the famous Mango’s night club. Your sun kissed skin never felt so good. Fun and spontaneous moments make you feel confident and beautiful, full of life, and ready to take on the world! You just can't wait to come back.
MIL - MILANO
This sweet oriental transports you to the fashion capital of the world. Grace the cobble stones of the Quadrilatero d'Oro as an effortless layer of sensual spices suffuses the senses. The Duomo cathedral is surrounded by sun fruits and white florals. Mesmerized by the breathtaking view of the Last Supper, sweet notes of chocolate, remind you of yummy gelato you had earlier today.
MUC - MUNICH
An ode to the Muenchen gentle way of life, in a crisp, refreshing and green scent. Like drinking iced lemon tea on a picnic in the Englischer Garten, lying on a luxurious floral bed under blooming lilacs. A scent for lazy sunny days to savor from Nymphenburg Palace to Kleinhesseloher See.
NYC - NEW YORK
A lovely sunny day in the Big Apple City. The air is filled with the scents of lilac and rose from the vast and majestic Central Park. You are walking along Times Square under the mild and fresh breeze from New York harbour. Enjoy this modern, crisp and invigorating fragrance with sparkling and sourish notes of apple.
SIN - SINGAPORE
A graceful sunrise over Singapore. You wander through the virgin Rainforest and in the Botanic Garden, while breathing the tender air refreshened by a touch of lime and orchids. You smell the soft symphony of the dew-kissed and freshly cut grass as you pass by the imperial bonzaï trees. Feel the perfect accord of the delightful floral and warm woody scents...
TYO - TOKYO
Embark on an adventure through a city with cutting edge technology and vibrant energy. From afar you can see the Tokyo Tower, a treasure in the midst of invigorating citrus splashes wrapped in a green stem. The Shinjuku Gyoen leads you to an endless field of lotus, freesias and ozonic peonies, creating a light and fresh heart. Meiji Jingu and Asakusa Shrines trail with white musk, a lasting impression of Japan.
VIE - VIENNA
A walk from the peaceful Danube banks full of enchanting scents of fresh mint, cut grass and water flowers to an outdoor breakfast in the Palace garden of Belveder. Enjoy the garden's baroque atmosphere and the gourmand scents of Wien’s pastries, delicious with their notes of vanilla, licorice, chocolate and coffee. A blend of scents, bewitching like a Strauss waltz at Schönbrunn Palace.
Do any speak to you? I really want Instanbul, Miami and New York!
The Scent of Departure range will launch exclusively this summer at Harvey Nichols
but you can order them via The Scent of Departure e-shop - link 40Euros/50ml