Wanting via my stash the opposite day I occurred throughout a few Miller Harris frags- a bottle of Fleurs de Sel I had secreted and one among L’Air du Rien I purchased at a ridiculous markdown at, I feel, Loehmann’s (when that existed) Each are liked (I’m carrying FdS once more as I kind) however one is seemingly not coming again any time quickly. Miller Harris apparently isn’t coming again quickly to the States, and that’s a pity.
I first ran throughout them at Saks in Beverly Hills, which on the time had a small specialty and area of interest part at the back of the large artwork deco allée des fumes. In addition they confirmed up at ScentBar in LA, the place Gaia, The Non-Blonde and I performed with them and she or he, or was it I? Bought Geranium Bourbon. I do know I had it and liked it. I additionally had Tangerine Vert, which had been found through a pattern despatched alongside by Saks (see how that works, perfumers?) and was with me a direct hit. TV was one among three samples despatched by Saks in NYC since on the time FdS was an unique to the Fifth Avenue store- on a subsequent to NYC whereas out taking part in with Gaia (lordy how a lot do I miss my scent twin!) I can nonetheless see the look on her face when she tried it- that clean shock of “why is that this working for me, and so properly when it’s speculated to be all the pieces I hate in a bottle?” (she turned me on to Sous le Vent so I suppose she gained.)
Then L’Air de Rien got here out.
L’Air de Rien was created for and with the enter of Jane Birkin: actress, artist, muse, and particular person for whom the eponymous bag was named- and sure, the humor inherent in the truth that baggage that value greater than most individuals’s automobiles had been created for principally a wealthy hippie is under no circumstances misplaced upon me. The scent itself is what a wealthy hippie’s bag may odor like- bits of fluff, outdated pot (or pot pourri) altoid tins, maps, books, cigarettes, lip balm, the works. Plus a good bit of funk, just like the bag itself had sweated. Some individuals I do know recoiled from it. I liked it, and it’s the one one I can discover that I did that’s nonetheless accessible.
I really would have an interest to learn what occurred to Miller Harris within the US- they went from the heights of unique to Saks to being on sale at Bloomingdales to the low cost hell of TJ Maxx to gone in seemingly file time and I can not for the lifetime of me fathom why. They did scents that had been on the very worst good, if not difficult (for probably the most half) and quite a lot of that in my estimation had been knock-it-out-of-the-park hits. I’m glad to see that LdR is nonetheless on the market being delightfully bizarre and accessible to ship however it’s unhappy that among the others aren’t and sort of kills me that FdS is simply, seemingly, gone. Need to begin a petition to carry it again?
Do you might have a favourite Miller Harris? Do you might have the thin on why they’re not within the US anymore? Please spill the tea within the feedback.
Miller Harris is accessible at their website. L’Air de Rien is $158 for 11ML. My bottles had been bought from varied retailers. Surrender to Chance has a wide variety of them to pattern. Pictures are mine and from Pexels.