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.
It is exquisite. It's unlocked so many memories that I didn't even know a scent had the power to do.
I absolutely love this one, it arrived this morning, it’s definitely my favourite of 2021 so far.
It’s a keeper!! Delicious & will carry me through beautiful autumn. It’s very comforting having a perfume to journey through the seasons with. Thank you!
An absolutely gorgeous and intoxicating scent. Thank you Ffern, each season just gets better and better! The scent evokes the description beautifully.
Even opening the box was exciting! The fragrance itself is gorgeous! I love it. Thank you and congratulations to everyone at Ffern
Gorgeous scent! My favourite so far. Arrived at the right time to give me a much needed pick me up. Thank you xx
My third season and just seems to get better each time . Thank you for such a beautiful gift each solstice or equinox.
I’ve just received my bottle and I love it! I can really detect the sea notes! Just beautiful.
You have completely captivated my senses again! What is this olfactory offering if it’s not witchcraft?
This is my second year with Ffern and I have to say that they have surpassed themselves with their latest fragrance. Hands down, this is my favourite so far. It is a truly beautiful scent!
I have wanted to replace my bottle of Heeley Sel Marin. Ffern Autumn 21 gives me that salty sea breeze smell I have wanted all year!
Mine arrived this morning. The excitement of opening it and reading all about what ingredients is a wonderful experience. The scent is stunning, and is my favourite this year. Well done Ffern.
Received my first Ffern bottle this week - simply beautiful, such an evocative scent. Love it.
Mine arrived today and don’t know how you guys do it as it’s yet another beautiful scent… simply gorgeous, thank you
I received the Autumn scent yesterday and love the way it wears - it’s narcotic! I think it’s the patchouli note, earthy and grounding. Since I sprayed it yesterday I’ve been on an amazing journey with this beauty. Love it!
Autumn in liquid form. This is truly the best of all seasons thus far. The lingering layers of individual and amalgamated smells is mind blowing. Can’t wait for winter now as I imagine what else can be achieved ?
You guys have smashed it out the park with this one.
The details in the packaging and the accompanying story is so good, and of course it smells great.
#Autumn21 It is stunning & yet again I absolutely love your new fragrance. You are so right in the development of smell and growth of attachment. Each day I fall more in love with your new fragrance. But they are all loved equally …but I am amazed by the depth of connectivity, earthiness and beauty of them all.
I hardly ever change my scent so it is nice that I found a company with which I feel ethical concerns feature and that you select the scents for me so I have less work to do. I feel positive about the product. It's nice to have something unique that comes in small batches and is good for the environment.
Thank you again for your commitment to nature and to people. Keep up the good work!
I received Autumn 21 today from across the pond. I applaud each of you. The thoughtfulness of the packaging and your knowledge shared in each note - I am very impressed. These kind regards are in thanks to each and everyone on the team. I will stay on your ledger as a member and brag on your name as I receive every compliment from this scent.
I have tried the sample and I think it’s my favourite one of all that I have had. It is the most beautiful fragrance and I shall so enjoy wearing it.
Yep - love it, I have no formal nose training so subjective comments only - but once again you have come up with a scent that in sea of mediocre international scents - manages to be an island of originality, the notes are certainly distinctive of changing seasons and autumnal fragrance - I use it daily in my work as a supply teacher in different schools and it always generates positive comments and I spread the Ffern word - so give yourself a round of applause !
My fragrance was perfect & am looking forward to next one. Used most days & been complimented on it, have told friends about you (hope you don’t mind) but lovely to have something different & I love it.
Love Autumn 21, it has my favourite “kitchen garden” smells – herbs with citrus which I love. I am new to Ffern but also bought the archive perfumes – all of which I love. I always get compliments when wearing the perfume and it certainly lasts all day.
Love it. I have no formal nose training so subjective comments only, but once again you have come up with a scent that, in sea of mediocre international scents, manages to be an island of originality. The notes are certainly distinctive of changing seasons and autumnal fragrance - I use it daily in my work as a supply teacher in different schools and it always generates positive comments and I spread the Ffern word - so give yourself a round of applause !
Unique scents with great customer service. I really enjoy the concept of Ffern - seasonal unisex fragrances. Each bottle comes with a tester, so you can try it on the skin - if you don't like it, you can return it.
Amazing scents. I have loved each Ffern perfume and look forward to my quarterly delivery. You get a sample so you can return the full size if you don’t like it but I haven’t returned one yet and use the sample on a night out!
Give it a try. I read about Ffern and decided to try it. I've now had 3 different scents - spring, summer and autumn - and each has been wonderful in its own way reflecting the season. I love the concept of designing a scent in tune with the changing seasons and I've recommended it to other friends.
Bliss in a bottle each season. This is one of my favourite subscriptions. Everything about this brand aligns with my values and beliefs. The attention to detail is extraordinary and the scents I receive each season are incredible. It’s wonderful to build up a collection of fully sustainable, organic perfumes from the UK. Bliss. You won’t be sorry if you join the Ffern family.
Beautiful fragrances, ethically made, sustainable and natural - plus excellent customer service. Ffern is a breath of fresh air.
The seasonal surprise fragrances are a delight to the senses. So special limited editions with strong ethical and environmental background. Really recommended.
Lovely perfume. Arrives in recyclable packaging. The perfumes are classy but not overpowering and all the ingredients are organic. I never in a million years thought my partner would steal perfume off me as he is super fussy about perfumes but he actually said he would love to keep the bottle that arrived this autumn!
Great perfumes - people regularly comment on how nice it is. I love the fact that every three months you get a new fragrance, and I love the packaging and the sample. A brilliant idea that gives me lots of pleasure.
This is the most beautiful perfume. Organic, small batch and not in the least overpowering. No synthetics here, it feels almost a pleasure to wear it.
Great quality, beautiful blends. A new perfume every quarter, never the same, can never get bored! Always great quality, natural, organic ingredients without any of those overpowering chemical smells some scents have. The blends are really well done and thought through.
I can't recommend Ffern enough. The scent is wonderful, complex and beautiful. Their creativity, and how they work with artists for each release and their concern for the planet contributes to a lovely feeling when you receive the package.
I love Ffern almost too much to want to share. But here goes. Beautiful, subtle, natural scents that fade gently into your skin, that don’t broadcast your arrival at 50 paces. No tinny smell, no cheap alcohol smell, just wonderful secret private and pleasurable perfume.
Ffern perfumes are great quality, sustainably made and made all the more precious by the fact that they are dispersed only once each season, bottling a sophisticated combination of scents to evoke the upcoming months. I particularly appreciate the communication from Ffern both via emails and the information that accompanies the perfume itself. All the packaging is recyclable and the ingredients sustainably sourced.
Ffern is a little oasis of sanity, craft and vision in an increasingly anodyne, anonymous world: small batch, seasonal, handcrafted, organic, limited edition fragrances backed up by faultless customer care and genuine engagement. It's subscription-based and you can sample each scent before you decide, thanks to a genius packaging innovation. The fragrances are unique and special. It's like the perfect marriage of nature, art, science and craft!
Beautifully unique fragrances. I’m always complimented when I’m wearing Ffern fragrances. The fact that the company is cruelty free is also important to me. I’d thoroughly recommend.
Unique and special experience. I've never had such a unique and beautiful fragrance before! Honestly, I love it so much and I feel proud and more confident when wearing Ffern fragrance. Big thank you for making the packaging fully recyclable and using only natural ingredients.
I love it. Floral notes initially followed quite gentle spice. Longevity is good. Especially now I have my silk handkerchief . It works so well. Family and friends are impressed.
I love the Autumn 21, it’s probably the favourite of the four that I now have – a full set. They are all delightful and quite different from any other perfumes I have owned. I love the whole ethos of how they are created and produced.
Committed to producing small-batch, quality fragrances, the brand will only ever produce one bottle for each of the names signed up – the ultimate exclusive fragrance experience. Be sure to join the waiting list. With craft, ingredients and creativity at the heart of Ffern, all we can say is expect the unexpected.
Many scents claim to be unique, but this small batch unisex fragrance made in Somerset really lives by that mantra. Alluring and truly something different, Ffern could be the future of fragrance.
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.