Spring Flowers Collection
Fragrances inspired by plants that flower in English gardens in springtime.
“When all at once I saw a crowd”. A big, animalic floral, this is the daffodil at it’s most impressive. A bold, bright scent for the individuallist and the powerful.
Capturing the scent of the late flowering sweet narcissus required careful analysis of the scent of the real flower to determine the right ingredients – just one of which is the lovely but horribly expensive narcissus absolute – which also gives Crowdsource it’s colour. The fragrance is a sweet, rich, feminine floral, with an animal undertone that makes it instantly wearable and very suited to evening.
The unusual name comes from a combination of the modern concept of crowdsourcing – rather the inverse of the way most of my own creative work is done, which is rather lonely – and, speaking of lonely, that excerpt from perhaps the best know poem by Wordsworth:When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Not a retiring violet, but a beautiful fragrance for the rock and roll generation. Naturalistic and sophisticated this is a bold statement on a man and an intelligent choice for a woman.
One of the great classics of perfumery violet perfumes have been popular since the 17th century for the distinctive, sweet, floral aroma. Violet is combined with other scents in many, many fragrances but here we wanted to allow it to shine alone.
You’ll recognise the character of the scent, though this isn’t sweetly candied like the little ‘parma violets’ sweets. The tiny sweet violet flowers are unique and delicious when you get close to the flower – this fragrance makes that available with no need for crawling about in the garden.
The violet fragrance is built up from a variety of ingredients, many of which are naturally extremely long-lasting, supported by some dry wood and moss to give it context, depth and a more muscular character: A perfect violet scent that isn’t too sticky-sweet
A very English interpretation of the classic Persian scent of hyacinths: a bright, clean, striking green-floral fragrance that is especially evocative on a summers day.
This is a smooth, strong interpretation of hyacinth – this naturally brash flower is here made easy to wear – in composing this scent we imagined blue hyacinths but couldn’t get the fragrance to go blue without bunging in a load of artificial colour, so green it is!
In this composition there is some very low-key white musk underneath to help the scent last and a little lemon on top to keep it bright, but nothing to interfere with the clear hyacinth scent. A perfect daytime fragrance that isn’t too sweet and can be worn by anyone.
The name by the way reflects the use of hyacinth in the traditional Persian / Iranian new year celebration as one of the Seven S’s or Haft Seen – the Persian name for hyacinth being sonbol.
A heady and very grown-up kind of lilac: these are the lilacs you might expect from the opening stanza of T S Eliot’s The Wasteland: mixing Memory and desire…
Verdenal is a big, powerful and evocative fragrance that will let everyone know you’re wearing it and last all day. These are lilacs battered in the April wind, resilient and tough.
A distinctive fragrance that isn’t for the faint of heart!