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.
This one was an instant love … the freshness just awakened my senses to the promise of spring
It’s my first one and everything about it from the packaging to the information and the beautiful fragrance is 10/10 🥰
On the ledger from the very first bottle of scent, and yet to be disappointed. Spring 2023 is fabulous 😍
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.