From the moment you hear the brand name, an enigmatic portmanteau of Floral and Haiku, you are instantly clued in to Floraiku’s main theme. The brand, created by Clara and John Molloy of MEMO fame, is so tightly spun here, so well developed that I’m struggling to think of a comparable house that is themed with such strict imagery.
Here’s a thing. A version of Lalique Encre Noire for people with too much money to burn… Also for people like me with less money to burn but an insatiable love for that sweet dark wood. Made by the same perfumer as Encre Noire, this is a blatant re-hash of a classic formula minus the Iso E Super bomb and with a little bit of jazz to tart it up.
Here’s my first impressions and longer review of Beaufort Londons perfume from their Hell or High Water collection, 1805 Tonnerre, supposedly based on scenes from the battle of trafalgar, but more like scenes from the Shadow over Innsmouth, it’s absolute dark brutality in a bottle.