Had an appointment that took me to a part of town I've not been to. Found myself in front of a Henry Jacques boutique!
I'd never heard of them prior to playing on the perfume threads here, and I actually knew nothing when I walked in, other than having the brand recognition. Let me tell you, this is the best boutique experience I've ever had. They were the most polite staff I have ever dealt with, though I immediately told them I know nothing and am just browsing while I wait for an appointment.
I mentioned my allergies and they very carefully chose samples that would not be problematic. Everything I smelt was heavenly. This is different to any other perfume I've had the pleasure of sniffing. They're smooth. They smell like beautiful, fragrant, classy
I wish I could say which ones I tested but I have no idea. They just brought a few over that they recommended. It was a truly wonderful experience.
The prices were the highest I've seen yet and that was quite a shock for me, but I can totally get behind it (easy to say since I cannot afford it lol). A wonderful bottle or two when you have the means would be all you need, really (in my fantasy life). No other brand would be of interest.
Can you tell I was impressed?
Thanks to those of you who have posted about it. I would have likely walked past it had I not recognized the name from here.