Gift Guide: Scents and sensibility

Gift Guide: Scents and sensibility
Lucy Hagerty of La Bougie pictured in her shop in Kinsale, Co Cork Picture: Clare Keogh

How do you choose a fragrance for someone else? La Bougie ‘nose’ Lucy Hagerty has the answers

As boutiques go, La Bougie is a gem. You’ll find it on Market Quay in Kinsale, Co Cork, opposite Aunty Nellie’s Sweet Shop and next door to the Quay Food Company. As to what goes on inside, even blindfold, you’ll know the minute you step over the threshold.

“I was determined to produce not just the perfect burning candle, but one that would throw its fragrance, so you’d be aware of it...

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