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Blended + barrel-aged
in SW England

Autumn 21

£69
Organic eau de parfum twice aged and bottled in Devon, England. 32ml. Plastic free packaging.
Release Date22/09/21 19:09
Barrel-ageing days24/30
Bottle-ageing days22
Archive stock levelN/A
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Film by Sam FinneyArri SR2, 16mmFilmed in the lanes leading to Ruan Lanihorne, Cornwall - original score by cellist Georgina Lloyd-Owen.

We are standing by a sun-dazzled estuary, looking out across the water meadows. The shallows are shining silver and the ancient woodlands that run down to the water’s edge are scorched with gold. The sky is a haze of blue and now and then we catch a hint of coast, carried on the gentlest breeze. 

The air, on this late September afternoon in Ruan Lanihorne, Cornwall, swells with the scent of early autumn: the earthiness of the woodland floor, the sweetness of the meadow grasses and the freshness of the sea. It is a scent memory, rich and complex, to which we have returned again and again. For Autumn 21, we have sought to bring it to life.

First to the woods and the dense tapestry of sylvan notes. In recreating this we looked to oakmoss and vetiver, earthy and green, and the woody, resinous facet of cedar. To add depth, we layered patchouli with myrrh - both warm and darkly sweet.

Ruan Lanihorne is a place through which water flows. It is where the Ruan River meets the Fal and, at high tide, where the sea runs inland. The water here has a distinctive timbre, at once brackish, clear and crisp. After many iterations we found it through an accord of seaweed, cardamom and lemon.

The water meadow was perhaps the hardest element of all. The end of summer had carried with it many of the wildflowers but the outlines of irises remained, hidden amongst the grasses. Warmed by the sun, these grasses seemed to echo the heady aroma of a summer’s day and so we chose to weave them into the fragrance itself - returning to the hay absolute of Summer 21 and marrying it with the sweet, herbaceous notes of hyssop, clary sage, tarragon and coriander seed.

Autumn 21 has become a journey through scent, to a singular moment, belonging to a certain place. We very much hope that we have been able to take you there with us and, as ever, look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Autumn 21 is composed of 19 natural ingredients: 6 top notes, 7 mid notes, and 6 base notes. Click on an ingredient below to find out more about our sourcing approach, and the ingredient's history.
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Phoebe Cummings
Raw clay
06/07/21
Phoebe Cummings works with raw clay to produce ephemeral pieces that reflect the passage of time. For Autumn 21, we asked her to respond to the same place that inspired this fragrance - Ruan Lanihorne, Cornwall. Phoebe's sculpture echoes the...
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Allergen Information

NB: For a full breakdown of our ingredients, please refer to the ingredient list on the main fragrance page. The list below is for the identification of potentially allergenic molecules - our natural perfume oils are grouped under the term ‘Parfum’.

Alcohol denat (77%), Parfum (18%), Water (5%), Limonene*, Linalool, Evernia prunastri extract*, Citral*, Eugenol*, Geraniol*, Coumarin*, Farmesol*, Citronellol*

* Scientific names for molecules found inside our natural ingredients.