I've sniffed Miller Harris perfumes in Liberty before, and meant to purchase but never actually got round to it. I'd read about the Miller Harris shop opening in Monmouth Street (last year, maybe?) and always intended to visit, but only finally did so for the first time earlier this week.
It's absolutely lovely; quite a tiny shop, but very serene and beautifully set out. The sales assistant was friendly and very helpful in my quest to find a shower wash for Mr London (he'd just run out of his Jo Malone shower gel, and I couldn't face the schlep to the Jo Malone counter in Selfridges.) We settled on Terre de Bois, which is a fresh woody fragrance. The shower wash is a very reasonable £18 for 250ml, and is paraben free. I was also given a couple of samples of fragrance to try, and will report back on those after wearing them.
For some reason I'd assumed that Miller Harris is much more expensive than Jo Malone, but it's not at all, with 100ml of eau de toilette costing £64 and 50ml costing £40. If you're in Covent Garden, the shop is well worth a visit., and I love the carrier bags too (pictured top.) For those not in London, there is a website at www.millerharris.com.