Win a bottle of Bruce Oldfield perfume!
We go weak at the knees for the heavenly scent of Bruce Oldfield perfume, a divine fragrance from the great British couturier. Famed for dressing Princess Diana as well as a whole host of glamorous Hollywood types, Oldfield studied at Central St Martins and received an OBE for services to the fashion industry in 1990.
WIN ONE OF THREE BOTTLES
Bruce has kindly given us three bottles of his intoxicating elixir to give away, for your chance to win just leave a comment on this blog! Be sure to leave your email address and please note that this will not be made public. Entries close 6pm on Thursday 15th March.*
What’s more, Bruce also conceded to answering a few of our questions, enjoy!
You are renowned for creating beautiful wedding and eveningwear collections – what made you want to have your own fragrance too?
Creating my own fragrance has always been on my list of things to do and for some reason, I never got around to it. Then in 2010 I turned 60, the Bruce Oldfield label had its 35th birthday and it just seemed like the perfect opportunity to mark the occasion and do something a little bit different. I think it turned out pretty well!
Can you describe the scent in 3 words?
Fresh. Opulent. Playful.
If we were to choose one fragrance from the Liberty Fragrance Hall, why should it be yours?
My scent is perfect for those looking to be whisked away from the day-to-day, taken to somewhere more exciting and luxurious. For me, it’s very evocative of the time I spent in the South of France in the 70’s with Charlotte Rampling, who was my muse at the time, and in a way still is. The fragrance conjures up scenes of blue skies and warm, decadent evenings in Cap d’Antibes – times of lavish glamour and endless fun. I’ve tried to recreate that feeling in my scent using a mixture of ingredients such as mimosa, ylang ylang, bergamot and the African rose. I find it offers something a little different, a unique, modern twist on the elements of tradition.
What kind of woman would wear the Bruce Oldfield fragrance?
CharlotteRampling, Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightly – these personify the type of woman I love to design for. They’re chic, feminine, playful and sexy whilst at the same time extremely sophisticated and intelligent. They keep the glamour alive in a world that’s so demanding and instantaneous. I love that. I envisage those characteristics in the women who wear my fragrance.
What fragrance do you wear yourself?
I wear Acqua di Parma because it’s fresh, light and clean. I don’t like fragrances that are too overpowering, you shouldn’t be able to smell someone coming before you can see them. Subtlety is key. Acqua Di Parma is subtle and so I’ve stuck with it for a long time.
Are there any plans to expand the range, or is 1 the magic number?
At the moment I’m concentrating on the couture side of the business so there aren’t any developments on the fragrance front as of yet. Hopefully sometime in the (not too distant!!) future I’ll be taken to some glorious far-flung corner of the world and it’ll inspire something new. You never know!
Buy a bottle of Bruce Oldfield Eau de Parfum, available exclusively at Liberty
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