My weekend favourites this week are inspired by one of my favourite flowers, pink roses. As we transition into autumn, I love to integrate some pastels to lift up against autumnal hues. Earlier in the week I was invited to celebrate the launch of Parfum de Marly’s new fragrance Delina with afternoon tea at The Corinthia hotel. We were introduced to some of Parfum de Marly’s signature fragrances and the history behind the brand.
Delina is one of the latest creations by perfumer Quentin Bisch. At the centre of the fragrance is the Turkish rose with hints lilies and peonies and the hypnotic combination of lychees, rhubarb, nutmeg and bergamot. There are also woody tones, frankincense, vanilla, white musk and cashmeran. If you like a fruity, oriental floral scent, this unique perfume is one to put on your Christmas list. It’s feminine, sensual and uplifting. I love that it light ups your mood in the morning and lasts all day long. If you’re in London, you can find Delina at Selfridges or House of Fraser and it costs around £170. The flowers in the picture are actually taken from the event. I cheekily asked if I might take a bunch and they’re currently in little vases either side of my bed.
My second item is a handbag from Aspinal of London’s latest collection. The small Lottie in Blusher Saffiano is my new staple. When I’m not lugging around the laptop, I like to pack lightly and this can comfortably carry all my essentials. It’s the perfect hue to wear with neutrals or pastels. Aspinal bags are beautifully crafted and I love that you can personalise them with embossed or engraved initials making them fantastic gifts for seminal moments.
My final favourite is a Diptyque gift set which was given by Hotel Café Royal’s Diptyque Afternoon Tea where I joined Olivia Cox over London Fashion Week. I am obsessed with Diptyque. If I could, I would have there candles on every surface of my flat. I also love food and being immersed in London’s historic locations. You’ll be in the stunning surroundings of the Oscar Wilde bar – where one of my icons himself dined daily. Stepping into the room is like stepping in a time machine to the Golden Age. The sights, scents and beautiful sounds of the live pianist all add to the experience. You’ll enjoy an incredible selection of sandwiches, scones and sweet treats. Executive Pastry Chef, Sarah Barbour, has added four new sweet delicacies to the award-winning afternoon tea which are inspired by Diptyque’s most popular scents. For £65 you received the full afternoon tea, Diptyque gift set and glass of Laurent-Perrier. If you would like to book the experience is only available until November 15th.