Baked earth. Midsummer heat. A heady Tuscan afternoon. That was our vision for Summer 19.
This year, we return to the landscape, pausing in the moment between late afternoon and early evening - when the light dims and the air begins to cool.
We’ve added Haitian vetiver and ferula gummosa to the mids and base - drawing the dry of the midday into the herbaceous tones of the evening.
The resinous notes that rise from the scorched terracotta earth linger, but are more subtle, diffused by aromatic, culinary notes of basil and coriander.
The brown eyed rock-rose is gone - in its absence, the citrus trees are a little sharper; honed by the vetiver, and made young by the green mandarin.
The flowers of the jasmine show their first signs of opening - a quiet but steady voice amidst this summer scene.
The development phase of Summer 20 has been our most challenging yet. We were delighted with Summer 19, but as always, the work was not - and never will be - finished. A progression into a summer’s evening seemed a natural course.
To begin, we worked on rebalancing the core citrus blend, amplifying the bitter orange and introducing Egyptian basil, first seen in Spring 20. This took us close, but didn’t capture the succulence of the early mediterranean evening. After many iterations, we found the solution: green mandarin. The under-ripened, floral notes of the green mandarin work alongside the neroli to bridge the gap between the baked earth and the culinary, unifying the fragrance.
I am absolutely beyond thrilled with this fragrance, it’s absolutely exquisite and I’m a little loath to tell anyone I know about it because I want to keep a secret to myself but I must not be selfish small businesses need support and I would rather spread the love.
Summer 20 is amazing. One of the best summery fragrances I have tried. And my husband is a convert too!
Received this morning - thank you - and we need to talk. I want that scent all year round!! It started very citrusy and then the cedar note kicked in. I can’t stop smelling myself! C’est une eau de parfum sublime, un peu magique! Merci pour cet instant de pure bonheur. Much needed at the moment.
I just got the perfume Summer 20. I've got to say ... you've totally won me over. Thank you so much!
I am a perfume enthusiast and a meticulous picker of a scent and when I say 'thank you' I truly mean it. Keep it up!
ffern summer 20 fragrance is gorgeous, warm and citrusy, like a favourite holiday bottled. The packaging is beautiful and has a really luxurious feel. The fact that the fragrance is vegan was also a key point for me.
I absolutely love my first bottle,(summer 20). I totally recommend giving it a try as you try the tester and send back the full bottle of you don't like it. There is no way I would send this bottle back though. Gorgeous. I love that it is organic too. No nasty chemical smells. Just fab.
Summer 20 is a journey through the Tuscan countryside bringing you closer to nature.
What a wonderfully unique and innovative new way to experience fragrances. I am delighted by Summer 20, a long lasting, responsibly sourced and packaged product. Affordable and no, absolutely no nasty chemicals to spoil the true perfume. The team at Ffern are keen for feedback too, so nice to have that personal touch. Well done Team Ffern, keep up the great work!
Just received the Summer 20 perfume, which is lovely. I am amazed how well it captures the mood of summer - somehow I can smell the heat and baked earth. It is inspired by Italy, but reminds me of the coastal woods in California. I relax every time I smell it.
The Summer 20 perfume I received smells beautifully and last well. As well as being organic, and produced responsibly by an amazingly creative and thoughtful team. The whole experience is unique. Love love love 💕
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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%), Aqua (5%), Limonene*, Linalol*, Eugenol*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Geraniol*, Farnesol*, Benzyl Cinnamate*, Cinnamal*, Isoeugenol*, Citral*
* Scientific names for molecules found inside our natural ingredients.