French fragrance atelier Parfums Henry Jacques has been creating exquisite fragrances for over 40 years, and while its offerings have previously been made-to-order at the request of discerning clients, the house began expanding three years ago and now offers a permanent selection on its shelves.
Even more recently, the brand launched two fragrances, Mr. H and Mrs. Y, as part of its new Les Toupies fragrance series. Mr. H is a well-balanced blend of fresh green cedar leaf and geranium with warm sandalwood, tobacco, amber and patchouli; while its other half, Mrs. Y, is a sweet floral-bouquet of ylang-ylang, rose, jasmine, iris, lily of the valley and tonka bean.
The parfums are housed in intricately-designed symmetrical crystal flacons, which are reminiscent of the spinning tops that one would associate with a fun-loving child. With the Mr. H bottle being slightly larger, the two fragrances seem to form a coordinated visual of an endless waltz. What a perfect match.