Lyn Harris and Perfumer H
DESIGNER FEATURES - Dec 9, 2021
Lyn Harris, the mastermind behind the London fragrance brand Perfumer H is one of those figures any industry has - known and revered to the insiders, but quite unfamiliar to the laymen. In fashion, there are designers’ designers. In perfumery, there are perfumers’ perfumers. Harris is one of them. Trained in Paris and Grasse, the center of the universe of the fragrance world, Harris has been a nose for several prominent brands before establishing her first independent fragrance company, Miller Harris, in London in 2000. In 2015 she took things to the next level by establishing Perfumer H. In a mere six years Perfumer H has become the if-you-know-you-know brand for the fragrance cognoscenti all over the world. Her unique, simply named scents, speak for themselves, but with Perfumer H Harris has crafted an entire esthetic universe uniquely her own. Everything, from the hand-blown glass bottles to the dispensers, to packaging, and font is given utmost attention. Her Marylebone boutique, with its stunning, mid-century-tinged interior, has become a site of pilgrimage for many fragrance lovers who are dissatisfied with run-of-the-mill fragrance counter fare. Harris tends to her universe carefully, working with select retail partners who understand and respect her work, and eschewing big department stores and easy money-making avenues that would dilute the brand. We are only the fifth American store to carry Perfumer H, exclusively in Atlanta, and the first in the world to receive the new handblown bottles customized with our store’s name. Harris graciously agreed to answer a few questions for us, which we hope will give you an insight into this very special project.