Curionoir makes fragrances as layered and thoughtful as a good novel. Wearing them is a journey of discovery, and while you’ll probably end up with a firm favourite, exploring the moods and nuances of each one is very satisfying.

“For the curious of heart, mind and nose”, the New Zealand perfume house is offering a Curiosity Set containing pocket-sized bottles of five of its extrait de parfums (a concentrated form of perfume made with premium ingredients). Founder Tiffany Jeans launched her business after hand-casting skull- shaped scented candles wrapped in tulle for guests at her own wedding.

Her darkly glamorous, eternally romantic vision is stamped on each of these scents, which are inspired by experiences as evocative as eye contact, lingering pipe smoke, the undergrowth of a citrus orchard and “the bewildering emotion of clarity”.

The Curiosity Set is available from October, in store and online at curionoir.com