The Perfumery

  • ouda

    Oud – A fragrance with ancient significance and modern appeal

      What is Oud and where does it come from?   The rich and intriguing fragrance of is prized across the world and has recently grown in popularity in the west. Oud has complex notes of…

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  • Profiling_Dom De Vetta

    Profiling: Dom De Vetta

    Curious about the man behind Shay & Blue? Every perfume house has a conductor whose challenge it is to harmonise the cacophony of fragrance available. Often that harmony is shaped by experience, and for no…

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  • English Cherry Blossom

    Seasonal Scents: English Cherry Blossom

    Those first snow-coloured clouds of cherry blossom evoke more than just the fresh start of spring. A hint of sweetness, as sunlight dapples beneath trees laden with dense petals. An effervescent joyfulness, as life brims…

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  • Blood oranges

    Ingredient Spotlight: Blood Oranges

    Citrus scents can often be olfactory fireworks: a burst of brightness that fizzles out too soon, leaving nothing but a half-hearted memory. But like the sanguine coloured fruit itself, Blood Oranges nurtures deeper, darker treasures…

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  • Atropa Belladonna

    Seasonal Scents: Atropa Belladonna

    A singular beauty is rarely what it seems at first glance. Flirtatious and floral, with a sweetness to beckon you closer – but beneath the mesmerising surface a potent, mysterious heart emerges. One that will…

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  • Limes

    Ingredient Spotlight: Sicilian Limes

    There’s a delicious paradox you discover when you’re stretched out on the velveteen beaches of Sicily. A heady, sensuous contrast between the rich, sun-warmed sand beneath you, exuding deep content. The sharp, salty roar of…

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  • Seasonal scents: salt caramel

    Seasonal scents: Salt Caramel

    There’s something really quite irresistible about a tray full of delicate and indulgent chocolate truffles. The scent of the warm, creamy chocolate lures you in, while the delightful edge of sharp sea salt against the…

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  • Almond Cucumber

    Seasonal Scents: Almond Cucumber

    A creative combination of delicate almond blossom, Grasse Winter mimosa, cucumber and almond wood is subdued yet permeating – a string instrument rather than a trombone.

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  • Framboise Noire

    Ingredient Spotlight: Framboise Noire

    Autumn nights have their own distinctively lascivious appeal…

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  • Florals fragrance family

    Shay & Blue – Floral Fragrance Family

    Shay & Blue founder, Dom De Vetta, describes the fragrances that make up the brands floral family – Amber Rose and Atropa Belladonna.

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  • Citrus fragrance family

    Shay & Blue – Citrus Fragrance Family

    Shay & Blue founder, Dom De Vetta, describes the fragrances that make up the brands citrus family – Sicilian Limes and Blood Oranges.

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  • Spices fragrance family

    Shay & Blue – Spice Fragrance Family

    Shay & Blue founder, Dom De Vetta, describes the fragrances that make up the brands spice family – Suffolk Lavender and Salt Caramel.

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  • Woods fragrance family

    Shay & Blue – Woods Fragrance Family

    Shay & Blue founder, Dom De Vetta, describes the fragrances that make up the brands wood family – Oud Alif and Blacks Club Leather.

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  • Light floral fragrance family

    Shay & Blue – Light Floral Fragrance Family

    Shay & Blue founder, Dom De Vetta, describes the fragrances that make up the brands light floral family – Almond Cucumber.

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  • Fruit fragrance family

    Shay & Blue – Fruit Fragrance Family

    Shay & Blue founder, Dom De Vetta, describes the fragrances that make up the brands fruit family – Watermelons and Framboise Noire.

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