Ffern is a natural fragrance maker based in Somerset. It was born out of a simple vision: to restore perfumery to its artisan roots. With this in mind, Ffern creates fragrances that are organic, vegan and made from the highest quality, sustainably sourced, natural ingredients. Working with the rhythms of the seasons, we blend, barrel-age and bottle four unique fragrances a year, released at the equinox and solstice.
In 1884, a maverick French chemist called Joseph Robert discovered a way to extract 100% pure fragrance oils from plants, and in doing so transformed perfumery. With Robert’s discovery, a new breed of master ‘noses’ emerged, capable of bottling up nature’s most brilliant ideas.
Today, perfume’s artisan past has been forgotten. The industry is dominated by a handful of cosmetics giants who own multiple brands, and mass manufacture their fragrance on a global scale. Carefully sourced natural ingredients and independent artistic expression have been abandoned in favour of cheap chemicals and market forces.
Our vision is simple: restore perfumery to its artisan roots in the days of Joseph Robert. Helping to make this vision a reality is our head nose, François - 4th generation master perfumer and Joseph’s great grandson.
Together, we’ve developed a new model for perfumery; putting craft, ingredients, and creativity at the centre of the practice.
We release a new fragrance for each season of the year. Our production volumes are tightly controlled to ensure that our commitment to process and ingredient quality is not compromised. Each season, we will blend just one bottle for each of the names on our production ledger. Any returns will be added to the Ffern archive, where they'll be kept, aged and monitored under controlled conditions. Ledger members are able to buy our historic releases from the archive.