What's in our fragrance?

What’s in our fragrance?

Our fragrances start with a perfume. It’s usually called a parfum (French for perfume) as people think that sounds more sophisticated. The parfum is the ‘character’ of the fragrance. It’s built up through a series of scent ‘notes’.

Each has various things added to it, including water and alcohol, which make the difference as to whether it is an eau de parfum, which is quite strong and will last for a long time, or an eau de toilette, less strong, or an eau de cologne which is the weakest. We offer an eau de toilette, which will normally last a good few hours.

Honor

Our fresh scent: it has top notes of bergamot, orange and grapefruit. The middle notes are eucalyptus, jasmine, rose wood. And the base notes are patchouli, cedarwood and amber.

Grace

Our floral scent: it has top notes of lemon, mint and honey. The middle notes are rose water, violet leaf, Bulgarian rose and cyclamen. The base notes are pine and musk.

Maya

Our exotic scent: it has top notes of green mandarin, sweet orange, lush pear and aquatic notes leading to a complex heart of water jasmin, mimosa, hot gingerlily and water lily resting on an intense base of salted vanilla, sandalwood, amber, dry fruits and velvet woods.

Aspen

Our woody scent: it has a top note of cedarwood, a middle note of sandalwood and a base note of dark amber.


Fragrance Facts

Perfume’s been loved practically for ever. It has been around for a lot longer than you and me—we hear of it being used in ancient Egypt!

Spritz yourself happy! Wearing a perfume you like makes you feel good.

Practice makes perfect. The more you practise trying out different smells, the better you will get at identifying what you like.

Make it last. If you put unscented moisturiser on before applying scent, the scent will last longer.

It’s a brain thing. Your nose does the smelling but your brain works out how you feel about that smell.

Your sense of smell can feel overloaded after trying three or four scents. If your nose and brain are confused by too many smells, clear your head by getting some fresh air or sniffing some coffee beans.

Women smell better! Men and women smell things differently—and there’s a biological reason for that—women apparently have more cells in the part of the brain that deals with analysing smells.

Perfume can go off. To minimise that, keep it cool and out of direct sunlight.