The Green Scents of Spring
Posted on March 20 2023
At last there is a promise of Spring in the air, we felt the warm breeze and a touch of sun on our skin last week. A note of grassiness in the air and a promise of flowers to come, snowdrops & woodland bulbs are making an entrance.
It feels as if it's time to wear a fresher note in fragrance too. For the first time this year I instinctively reached for my bottle of Lawn, yearning for the dewy galbanic freshness that later warms on the skin like the mid day sun. Lawn was my first new fragrance launched last March, and inspired by Vicci Bentley's beautiful poem.
Lawn marked a new start for me as a perfumer and is therefore a most appropriate scent for the time of year when we feel ready to embrace the promise of a new season.
With woodland flowers in mind, Lily of the Valley, is one of our all time classics and perhaps is sometimes a little overlooked. It's stunning green freshness with the most delicate floral notes makes this an elegant and timeless perfume.
Our third lovely green scent from our Artillery Collection, No 3 Hungary Water, has a wonderful history to it. Originally made for the Queen of Hungary in the 13th century it is believed to be one of the oldest scent formulas. Concocted from a stunning array of fresh green herbs including rosemary, mint, lavender and a touch of lemon. The Queen it is said went on to marry a much younger man, I like to think it was the scent, you may think otherwise !