The smell of Perfume, Sir? hits you before you see its unusual exhibition. A heady mix of pepper and earthy essential oils hangs in the air around a suspended display of objects inspired by the humblest of spices; the peppercorn.
The designers have created items inspired by Le Labo’s well-know Poivre 23 scent. The results are as diverse as the spice itself, spanning everything from dinners, cocktails, installations and workshops.
A veritable treat for the senses – Perfume, Sir? is definitely worth a visit.
Further along Redchurch Street is (the equally beautifully-scented) Aesop, containing designer Joel Muggleton of Listen Studio’s striking ‘Column Lamp’ light installation, a series of tube-shaped floor to ceiling lights that are dynamic and unusual.
Weaving amongst the dazzlingly bright glass tubes is an experience in itself. Their cast Jesmonite bases mean they differ slightly, making each one unique in an otherwise uniform series.
Balancing on the spokes of a bike tyre in the Tracy Neuls boutique further down the road are shoes from her new collaboration with tokyobike. The Putty-soft shoes have ‘cat-eye’ reflectors emblazoned on the back to effectively improve a rider’s visibility.