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Fiole have joined in partnership with Fortnum & Mason with their collaborative pop-up experience, THE FUTURE OF FRAGRANCE.
“FORTNUM & MASONX fiole”
From experience choosing a fragrance is a deeply personal experience so make your generous gift a thoughtful one, by giving your loved one the opportunity to discover their perfect fragrance in the Fiole Experience.
And all it takes is just 3 steps to finding your ideal fragrance from the comfort of your own home with Fiole.
“Handmade to match your personal taste. Discover your fragrance personality and build your Custom Fiole Box.”
Samuel Gearing and Josh Carter the Founders of Fiole have spent the past 10 years working as fragrance specialist for a variety of luxury brands in store while training under some of the world’s most prestigious perfumery’s. Fiole is the realisation of an idea they had after seeing the fragrance industry come to a halt in the wake of Covid-19. The biggest problem was the obvious that you can’t try a fragrance through a device. So, after what has been the largest professional undertaking both Josh and Samuel have ever done, they have built what they believe to be the missing link for choosing your ideal fragrance online.
“Using a blind test, your custom Fiole Box will teach you a simple specialist method to analyse your 6 personal recommendations. Discover your fragrance personality or gift the experience now they’ll never forget.”
FIND A FRAGRANCE AS INDIVIDUAL AS YOU ARE
Discover your fragrance personality or gift the experience and unlock a world of scents that are built to match your style and no one else’s
Each Fiole Box is individually customised to your personal taste by using the virtual consultant, The Fiole Fragrance Finder to Discover your Fragrance Personality and receive yours.
When it arrives in the post your box comes with 6 recommendations from a variety of top-quality brands that are accurately matched to your Fragrance Personality and guide you how to analyze them in the same way a specialist would. Did you know, once you’ve found your favourite, you can collect a full size via the website and redeem the cost of your Fiole box.
And when you build your custom Fiole Box through the Fiole Fragrance Finder, you can rest assured that each of your 6 personal recommendations come from a selection of the finest luxury fragrance houses in the world. Give it try for yourself!
How It Work’s
Fiole is designed to do all the hard work for you. With Fiole, you don’t have to have any prior knowledge to be able to find your ideal fragrance. The Fiole Fragrance Finder Virtual Consultant will ask you a series of questions that will vary depending on your choices, to determine your personal taste. It will then translate that into 6 recommendations that will suit your style.
The genius of the Fiole algorithm is that whilst it feels simple its astonishingly accurate. It’s designed to put your choices at the centre readjusting itself with every question to find you the perfect set of recommendations. This way, when your custom Fiole box arrives in the post, the question is not “Which do I like?’ But ‘Which fragrance do I like the most?’
Make Your Gift Feel Unique & Personalised
When it comes to fragrance everyone is different. Don’t risk disappointment by choosing it for them. Instead gift the Fiole experience so your loved one can explore their personality and find something perfect for them, thanks to your generosity.
Fiole Gift Cards themselves come as e-gifts or as lovely made sustainable card booklets. You can gift the Fiole experience on it’s own, or if you’re feeling super generous add a budget for a full size once they’ve found their favourite.
Exclusivity & Traditional Family Heritage
Championing independent brands is hugely important to Fiole. Even all the brands available through Fiole are meticulously curated with passion and integrity as many are family run and from grassroots backgrounds. Not forgetting purchasing through Fiole means supporting independent perfumery houses in the world.
Why not let Samuel and Josh give you an introduction to the first online mechanism that can take you through a full, personalised fragrance consultation, just like the one you would get like they’re with you in person is also available by booking an appointment on 2nd Floor Fiole Pop-Up Boutique at Fortnum & Mason London.
But, I strongly advise not to leave it too late because you have until the end of May ‘2022’ Fiole will be transforming part of Fortnum’s famous ‘Scent Room’ with a cutting-edge installation that uses their popular Digital technology to take customers on a sensorial journey of discovery like no other. My favourite Fragrance amongst them all had to be the scent included in my Fiole Discovery Scent Box that’s actually inspired by the Smoking Room at Claridges Hotel in London would you believe it or not. I’ll leave that thought with you to decide and make up your own mind about it. Can you guess which one it is?
Editorial Disclaimer: PR Product Gifted. This product is a press sample kindly gifted by Fiole and I am under no obligation to post about a brand whether or not I choose to do so. How I choose to work with brands on any collaboration whatsoever is always down to personal choice and preference if I feel it’s a good fit for my content and audience so I can always give my honest feedback.
Earlier this month St Jame’s House and the Royal British Legion hosted the official launch of ‘Cooking with Heroes’ as part of the centenary celebrations for the Legion. With over 350 guests gathered in the elegant setting of Claridges Hotel in the heart of Mayfair, the event was a great success.
The Royal British Legion Centenary Cookbook, Cooking with Heroes is on Sale Now #RBL100
Cooking with Heroes focuses on 100 regions in which the British Legion has been active over the past century, presenting 100 delicious recipes as well as profiles of 100 military heroes specific to each region including that of Odette Halllowes.
Odette Hallowes (nee Brailly, then Sansom) volunteered to help with the war effort in 1939. As a native French speaker with a knowledge of the country, she was recruited as a special agent in 1942, assisting the French Resistance. Odette was arrested by the Germans in April 1943 facing interrogation and torture at the hands of the concentration camp guards before the camp was liberated by the Allies. For her remarkable bravery she received a George Cross, a Legion of Honour and an MBE.
As part of its 100th Anniversary, I am honoured to have attended the Royal British Legion Launch Cooking With Heroes, a high end luxury cookbook that raises money for the Country’s largest military Charity. Written by serving and ex-serving personnel. This beautifully illustrated book includes contributions of sumptuous culinary delights and international cuisines to try yourself at home from classic to contemporary dishes. I’m so thrilled to be at the Claridges Hotel, London recently with the Royal British Legion to celebrate the launch of ‘Cooking with Heroes’ the official cookbook to mark the Legion’s 100th Centenary.
This Special Book is full of military history and regional dishes with recipes and stories from over 140 serving and ex-serving personnel, accompanied by Celebrity Chefs.
‘Cooking with Heroes’ Features a selection of dishes and recipes from celebrity and military chefs from around the world including Rick Stein, Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL, James Martin Jamie Oliver, Ainsley Harriot, Sophie Thompson, The Hairy Bikers and Melissa Hemsley. During the Press Launch I was also delighted to meet the Author Jon Pullen and Royal Editor-in-chief Robert Jobson whom I am so grateful to get my very own copy of the book signed by them to mark the special Anniversary for the 100 Centenary.
Westminster Abbey hosted a service to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion. As part of their celebrations, St James House collaborated with them on their official centenary cookbook. ‘Cooking with Heroes’ features stories from a range of serving and ex-serving personnel from around the world. Here are just some of the inspiring people featured in the book from Odette Hallowes, Mohinder Singh Pujji, Sir Alfred Etienne Jerome du Puch and Edith Cavell.
Every £5 contribution from the book comes straight to the RBL to help support the Armed Forces Community
Experience both cultural military history and culinary journey as the book takes you to the regions in which the Royal British Legion has operated from Malaysia Noodle Soup, Barbados style Poppy & Coconut Beef to British Home Favourites Posh fish ‘n’ chips with cockle tartare, Leigh-on sea sole, cooked in a smoky seafood broth, sumptuous Cornish Moules, Mushroom bourguignon cobbler recipe and more.
Congratulations to The Royal British Legion on Celebrating their 100th Centenary.
For every copy sold, £ 5 will be donated to the charity that continues to help so many of our serving and ex-serving personnel and their families. Please pledge your support and order your copy today which will make a really lovely Christmas Gift for loved ones, family and friends this forthcoming festive season.
Cooking with Heroes is available in all major bookstores including Blackwells, Waterstones and WH Smith, to purchase RRP £19.95 – with all profits (£5 per sale) going to support The Royal British Legion. It is also on sale directly via the publisher: https://www.stjamess.org/product/cooking-with-heroes/
The Centenary Cook Book, Cooking with Heroes is on Sale Now!
Editorial Disclaimer: PR INVITE. This Press Event was organised by the Brand Rep’s Press Office who reached out to me to provide coverage of the Launch Event and I am under no obligation to post about a brand whether or not I choose to do so. How I choose to work with brands on any collaboration whatsoever is always down to personal choice and preference if I feel it’s a good fit for my content and audience so I can always give my honest feedback.
So I guess being a male it’s that slightly bit trickier buying gifts for women this Christmas and even most importantly what should you get them. The choice is endless and the options are limitless so what you get is a challenge in itself. I find it tends to be more fun when you improvise starting with peoples hobbies and interest before you can even say my favourite word ‘Gift Receipt’ come Christmas Day. Don’t let that person be you this holiday season as I select the best of the best money can buy. They say money can’t buy love but it can buy good taste and indefinite stylish gifts to bring joy this Festive Season.
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