'The Empress Colleciton' dazzles India's fashion elite as Tara Sofia is exclusively selected to provide fragrances to set an unforgetable atmosphere.
The ground-breaking event was the first time India’s most celebrated A-list fashion houses were featured together in the UK under one roof. A discerning edit of India’s fashion elite personally presented their latest bridal and occasion wear to over 1,000 visitors who were visibly overawed by the dazzling atmosphere and beautiful garments on offer.
With outfits priced between £2,000 - £8,000, fabulous event planners Zouch & Lamare produced the show to a fittingly opulent and lavish standard with meticulous attention to the finest of details, including of course the fragrance!
Each of the 4 scents are directly inspired by a particular artwork in my collection, which sees iconic women turned into extraordinarily jewelled, cultural hybrids.
So much work went into these as I wanted them to be truly luxurious home accessories – conveying the idea that you can indulge in something as small as a scented candle but the impact it can have your living space is huge. I wanted to create a collection of candles that offered so much more than other brands, so here is how they do that:
♥ The dazzling, champagne-gold metallic finish on the glass is created using a unique process, meaning no two vessels are ever the same. So in essentially they are works of art in themselves, and look visually stunning when lit as t...
So much time has gone into developing my fragrances that I wanted to explain a bit about each one and what it means to me.
As I have mentioned before, my debut collection of scents are completely unique to the world of home fragrance - each being directly inspired by an original Tara Sofia artwork of the same name.
Being named “ Tara” (meaning “star” in Hindu) serves as an homage to my Indian heritage, and perhaps an indicator of my love of all things resplendent. This coupled with a middle name taken after one of Italy’s most iconic superstars, was the inspiration for the first piece in the collection...
‘Sofia’ sees the epitome of Italian glitterati turned into an extravagantly-jewelled cultural hybrid. It is this wonderfully indulgent th...
When going through the fragrance selection and development process, this one actually surprised me. Usually a huge fan of sweet, heady, oriental fragrances I was taken aback by how much I loved this scent even though it was incredibly fresh and floral. It has a real verdant quality and the Moroccan mint overtones add a hint of sophistication as well as a suggestion of the exotic.
My ‘Lulu’ artwork is based on an old hollywood image of the silent movie star Louise Brooks - the instigator of the ‘bob’ haircut and arguably the original “flapper girl”.
The fragrance inspired from this artwork reflects the luxuriant rose background and cool tone, together with the wonderful air of sophistication exuding from that 1920s/30s glamour.