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Blended + barrel-aged
in SW England

Spring 23

£89

Organic eau de parfum twice aged and bottled in Somerset, England. 32ml.

Release Date20/03/23 19:03
Barrel-ageing days40/22
Archive stock levelLimited
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Spring 23 is composed of 12 natural ingredients: 5 top notes, 4 mid notes, and 3 base notes. Click on an ingredient below to find out more about our sourcing approach, and the ingredient's history.
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Film by Sam Finney, Music by Alice BoydAaton XTR 16mmOur film for Spring 23 celebrates the flowers of spring - particularly narcissus, a central ingredient in this year's fragrance. It was filmed at Fern Verrow, a biodynamic farm in the foothills of the Black Mountains, and is accompanied by 'Oh These Days', an original song by Alice Boyd.

If you had to choose one flower of spring, which would it be? For us, this was an easy answer: the narcissus.

First, the emerging stem, almost white against the dark, damp earth. Then the leaves, clean and symmetrical. And finally the nodding bud, bursting to reveal a golden corona, a ruff of six creamy petals - and a heady scent that drifts through the meadows, the woods and along the riverbank. 

The scent of narcissus absolute is sweet and herbaceous, a little like honeyed jasmine. But there is a depth to it, with warm hay and a hint of tobacco rounding out the edges, that makes this an unusual and rewarding floral to work with. A base note, it may take a few minutes to awaken - soft, polleny and undeniably green. 

For Spring 23, we took narcissus as our starting point - and from it, we grew a landscape. The woods came forth in petitgrain, cedar and vetiver. Ginger and basil grand vert (favourite ingredients amongst our spring fragrances) brought earthiness and spice, balanced by the sunshine notes of bergamot and green mandarin.

Timut pepper is a new ingredient which we have been waiting to use for some time now. Sharp, herbaceous, but with a light citrus undertone, it pairs beautifully with orange blossom water**. We found a perfect place for it within Spring 23, where it brought a delicious crispness to the fragrance, enlivening its quieter notes, making it sparkle.

Each fragrance arrives with a complementary sample vial for you to try at home before deciding whether or not to keep the main bottle.
Alex Merry
Oils and digital
12/12/22
Alex Merry is an artist and illustrator who lives in Stroud, in the western reaches of the Cotswolds. She paints portraits of pets and people, and recently worked for Gucci on their Beauty, Décor and Zumi campaigns. You may recognise Alex from…
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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 (70%), Parfum (18%), Water (7%), Orange Blossom Water (5%), Limonene*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Eugenol*, Citronellol*, Farnesol*, Benzyl benzoate*

* Scientific names for molecules found inside our natural ingredients.