Wednesday May 27, 2020

Gift Guide: Scents and sensibility

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

6th December, 2015
Lucy Hagerty of La Bougie pictured in her shop in Kinsale, Co Cork Picture: Clare Keogh

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...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Sextech creates a platform for gender equality and diversity in sex education while challenging negative perceptions of how sex and sexuality are presented

Caroline West | 3 days ago

The possibly least ‘normal people’ in the world have watched Normal People, and are now mega-fans – and it’s all very exploding head emoji

Emer McLysaght | 3 days ago

Having traded his Six One News slot for the wireless two years ago, the RTÉ veteran now finds himself presenting Morning Ireland from his home in Portobello – but says the 4am starts are still worth it

Daniel Murray | 2 weeks ago