British label Boudicca is a study in contrasts, implied by its very name, taken after the warrior queen who led a revolt against the occupying Romans nearly two millennia ago.
Launched in 2009, Boudicca’s art fragrance Wode is no different, blasting from the bottle as ink-blue mist before disappearing into delightful whiffs of the poisonous herb hemlock. Now comes an entirely clear and higher-concentrated version of the eau de toilette, for those who prefer not to tempt fate.
£65-75 for 150 ml at these locations. UK residents can buy online and have it couriered in time for Christmas.