Nothing is worse than cheap perfume that smells like carpet in a bar after closing. Aromantik is literally a beautiful breath of fresh air, hand made by perfumer Sally Woodward-Hawes in her workshop in Manly, on Sydney’s northern beaches. With titles such as Strangers in Blood, Landlocked Lovers and Happily Ever Afternoon, her scents are both subtle and intoxicating and packaged with beautiful simplicity, and most importantly, are a great fit in your handbag. My favourite at the moment is her latest edition, Dark Side of the Spoon: it’s sweet, spicy, and a delectable treat for the skin.
FOR CREATIVE INSPIRATION
In partnership with our friends at Optus, we present the third in a three part Lost At E Minor video series that puts the spotlight on some young, handpicked Australian creatives, doing inspirational things within their chosen fields. Episode Three features 16-year old Melbourne-based producer, Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper), who has racked up thousands of plays over the past year or so via a number of well-blogged remixes ranging from City Calm Down and The Townhouses to bootlegs of The xx and Bon Iver.