Monday, 23 September 2019

Stories by Eliza Grace No.01

Choosing a fragrance to wear is a real personal thing to do, it can be chosen to reflect your mood, evoke a memory or simply because you just like it.  What if that fragrance you chose also told its own story? Well, Eliza Grace has created two fragrances which do just that and I am lucky enough to be the owner of No.01 which has an incredible story to tell.
Stories by Eliza Grace No.01
Described as being a fragrance range that weaves a narrative from mislaid memories, childhood dream and long-forgotten hope. The lady behind the brand, Tonya Kidd-Beggs is a full-time mother of four, with two boys and twin girls to keep her busy. More than that, Tonya’s family play a significant role in her scent story with her twin girls being the inspiration behind the brand name.

Tonya travelled to Grasse – the home of perfumery – to develop her Stories by Eliza Grace collection, to work alongside and with the world’s best perfumers. Using only the finest raw materials sourced from all over the world, the notes and undertones of each fragrance have been chosen to not only awaken the senses but to also reflect part of the brand's story.
Stories by Eliza Grace No.01
I was kindly gifted Stories No.1 from the collection and it tells the uplifting story of sorrow transformed into beauty, of the dark yielding to the light.

As I sat surrounded by the tiny brown bottles of The Perfumer's Organ in a village in the French Riviera, I was confronted by some of my most powerful memories. Each scent I inhaled illuminated the shadows of a difficult past and marked the beginning of a healing journey.

Storied No.1 is the fragrance of the two that captured by attention. It opens with the Citrus notes of bergamot, grapefruit and orange blossom which give that zesty burst of life, one which you can't help but just absolutely love the tanginess off, but for me it was the heart notes to stand out and that is not only due to the deep warmth of cedarwood but in fact the inclusion of Jasmine, one of my favourite notes within a fragrance, no matter where it sits. Added to that we have heliotrope and a fig tea accord. The base notes of amber, sandalwood and that hint of Vetiver, which again I also absolutely love, give this fragrance a real touch of elegance but one which has staying power on the skin that isn't over-bearing, but strong to linger for most of the day.


If you like a fragrance so much that it comes with a handy and body lotion, then this brand will tick those boxes for you too.  Stories by Eliza No.1 is available as a 15ml, 30ml and 100ml with prices rises from £15 to £120 in Harvey Nichols.

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