The company had already turned to British perfume boutique Miller Harris for their products at London’s Haymarket Hotel. There, the fragrance is named “Marché au Foin” (French for Haymarket), and was designed with Firmdale’s owner/designer Kit Kemp in mind. (She loves her some lavender.)
Kemp again teamed up with expert nose, Lyn Harris of Miller Harris, when concocting a perfume for the Crosby Street Hotel. Vanity Fair reports that the Le Jardin 10012 line (that’s SoHo’s zipcode, “jardin” means garden) includes soaps, candles, body lotions, shampoos, and bath gels, and is meant to smell like “English eccentricity in a beautiful way.” (Translation: bergamot, rosemary, thyme, and cedar.)
Inspiration for the scent came from the hotel’s eco-friendly courtyard garden. And since Harris believes that an exclusive fragrance is like a “personal statement of everything that you are,” this better be one hell of a pretty garden.
We were also intrigued by Vanity Fair’s description of Harris as “a cross between a shrink and a chemist” who “probes into clients’ personalities, pasts, and passions to figure out what makes them tick.” If we put the Crosby Street Hotel on the couch, do you think we’d find that the recent electrical problems were a manifestation of cold feet? Don’t be shy, Crosby Street! We’re dying to meet you. And douse ourselves in your scent.