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Blended + barrel-aged
in SW England

Summer 20


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

Release Date20/06/20 21:06
Barrel-ageing days30/46
Archive stock levelSold out
Summer 20 is composed of 16 natural ingredients: 7 top notes, 5 mid notes, and 4 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 FinneyCanon 512, 8mmThe Summer 20 movie was shot on 8mm film by Sam Finney at Dungeness in Kent, England

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.

Each fragrance arrives with a complimentary sample vial for you to try at home before deciding whether or not to keep the main bottle.

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%), Aqua (5%), Limonene*, Linalool*, Eugenol*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Geraniol*, Farnesol*, Benzyl Cinnamate*, Cinnamal*, Isoeugenol*, Citral*

* Scientific names for molecules found inside our natural ingredients.