Fallow x Mad et Len
As some of you may be aware, I've recently made the move over to Melbourne. It's great, though spending 6 weeks in a hotel, whilst looking for somewhere to rent, is a tad bothersome. Don't get me wrong, I'm incredibly grateful that I have a temporary place to live, but the lack of 'homely' touches and living out of a suitcase really does start to take its toll. Enter Fallow, and it's incredible luxurious collaboration with perfumery Mad et Len.
For those who aren't aware, Fallow, founded by Nat Denning, is a beautiful store based in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, and stocks a range of men's and women's clothing, jewellery, fragrances, accessories, and (my favourite) homewares. Their palette is monochromatic and incredibly cool, which fits in perfectly with their latest collaboration with Mad et Len, featuring a range of beautiful fragrances, candles, and room sprays, which I was lucky enough to sample.
I've never tried a room spray before and wasn't sure what to expect. I was amazed that I didn't even need to give the bottle a spray before I could detect its beautiful aroma. There really is something to be said about the impact an amazing smell has on a space. I was immediately transported away from the drab furniture (read ugly brown armchairs and sofa) surrounding me, into a serene imaginary heaven. The fragrance wasn't overpowering but managed to linger in the air for a decent amount of time.
I was given three sprays to sample:
+ Ambre Nobile | Amber
I found this fragrance to be the strongest of the three, and made my environment feel immediately cosier and more like a home. The warm, honey-like elements were inviting whilst the hint of amber brought about a soft floral, almost oriental, aroma.
+ Black Champaka (my favourite)
Originally named Nag Champaka, this fragrance is based on a traditional Masala incense from the finest oils, powders, gums and resins. Though it sounds rich and heavy, I actually found this scent to be relatively light and incredibly relaxing. There was an initial level of masculinity to this fragrance, but finished with in a delicate in and unexpected fashion.
+ Terre Noire
This one could be described as smelling of humus, think damp forest floor. This organic scent transported me far, far away from the sound of car horns and tram bells outside my window to somewhere peaceful, quiet and untouched.
Overall, the Fallow x Mad et Len room sprays are the perfect accompaniment to any space, whether it's beautifully styled or a temporary residence far away from home. The surprising effect these beautiful fragrances have is powerful and indulgent, whilst transformative and reminiscent. Thank you Fallow for letting me try out these exquisite sprays.
I just realised I forgot to mention how simple and chic the packaging is, and their visual impact in a space. I had a crack at styling the bottles with the few props and flowers I could gather from around the city - results below, hope you enjoy :)
Styling & Photography Matthew Harrison