It is late summer and the edge of evening. Fields flecked with gold stretch out towards the horizon. The heat of the day rises up from the parched earth; a warm breath against the paling blue of the wide, cloudless sky. The sun descends, burning between the old oak trees. An owl, parchment white, emerges from the shadows. As dusk deepens, the crescent moon brightens.
The scent, held in this long dim before nightfall, is heady, rich and spiced. It carries with it traces of a verdant midsummer and the drier, deeper notes of the season’s end. It is layered and complex, belonging only to this time of year. For Summer 21, it is this scent we have sought to capture.
We began with the field and the warm, cracked earth. In recreating this we married nutmeg with vetiver; the dry, dusty sweetness of the nutmeg complimenting the woodiness of the vetiver. To add warmth and depth we introduced olibanum, with its peppery, incense-like facet, and benzoin siam, bringing a rounded, gently balsamic flavour.
For the memory of midsummer, we turned to the citrus notes of bitter orange, lime and green mandarin. These full, zesty top notes cut through with a freshness that we softened with the quiet, floral notes of jasmine and neroli. While only faint, we included the herbal, culinary notes of coriander and basil, hinting at the green growth of the hedgerows.
Though these ingredients combined to capture a distinctive scene, we continued to search for something that might embody the amber glow of the evening - that soft, mellow haze that seems to fill the air. We found it in ‘Hierochloe alpina’, more commonly known as hay. Warm and sweet, with tobacco and almond undertones (it naturally contains coumarin), the hay brought the missing element.
Summer 21 arrived today! An absolute stroke of pleasure giving GENIUS! The last two hours I’ve been inhaling it’s exquisite transformation, an absolute magical combination, so perfect for me.... I’ll have this as my signature scent from now on! It’s totally blown my Penhaligons out of the water.... Don’t change a thing... I’d buy it forever! Thank you.
I received my summer 21 and doubted if Spring 21 could be beaten as I adored it - it has been and it’s so beautiful- it’s the most exciting day when that beautifully wrapped perfume arrives - so lovely, worth every penny.
This was my third delivery with both previous having exceeded my (already high) expectations. Summer 21 is no different - it’s beautiful & embodies liquid gold.
Brimming with delight I have just received the exquisite nectar that is Summer 21. A complex and soulful synthesis that encapsulates summer solstice. A joyful meditative aroma. My heart, soul and mind are singing!
Fantastic, Unusual fragrances! I recently purchased summer 2021 and I’m In love! I’m very fussy about perfumes and this is just a piece of art ! Thank you Ffern ♥️
I started with Autumn 20 so I have now tried the full year and I have to say I have not only loved every single one of the scents but they’ve also been so very well paired with each season. So pleased I have these in my life and the bottle is just the right amount to last for three months with a little to spare. X
I have Summer 21 and it’s gorgeous - one of my all time favourite perfumes. Looking forward to getting Autumn 21
I finally got mine a week ago and it smells so fresh. It tends to have a manly type jump to it but then it dries out on my skin and it is so sweet with a bit of a lemon punch. I kept smelling myself all day at work when I tried the sample. Can't wait to try the next one.
I’ve been wearing this for 2 days now. It’s definitely a sophisticated fragrance, but evokes a memory to me of my mid teens…. hot summer evenings in a field as the sun goes down with a few friends chilling (and smoking!), passing the evening away!!! A happy memory
This is fabulous, definitely unique and being a bloke...I may have to spirit it away from my better half..suits me more I think...!
I have had all four seasons this year and this is my favourite by far!!! Such a warm unique fragrance !! Love it!
OH MY DAYS!!! Summer’21 is sooo good. Can’t wait to go out wearing this smell. I’m afraid to fall in love too much with it, as scared that i won’t be able to get any more! THANK YOU!
Absolutely adore this one. I love how your fragrances are so complex, you obviously have very magical noses to pick the ingredients.
I can vouch it is mesmerising the smell!!! Takes you off to warmer climes especially during our rain!
Received Summer 21 yesterday and I am blown away. It is exactly what I am looking for in a scent. This could quite possibly be my next signature scent. Now just need to secure more bottles...
It's beautiful, like Spring with more depth, or Spring 21 would be daytime and Summer 21 is evening. I'm so glad I joined, this is my treat to myself.
This was my third delivery with both previous having exceeded my (already high) expectations. Summer 21 is no different - it’s beautiful & embodies liquid gold
This is absolutely the most beautiful perfume I have ever come across - so natural but so complex - so many layers - I'm completely in love and now hooked! Thank you so much Ffern. Already excited about the next one! xx
Ooooooh another triumph! love love love the new summer 21 ! Gorgeous fragrance… gifting what’s left of Spring 21 to my husband, he loved the winter fragrance so much since I didn’t use it all he’s been waiting patiently (not) for the next…. wonderful and unique, no allergy reaction either, well done!
Received my 1st delivery today. I was a bit unsure when I joined the ledger but this fragrance is amazing. I keep smelling my wrist it's just perfect. The packaging was lovely too. Thank you so much!
I loved the Spring one but this is just as lovely, the description is spot on! Thank you
It was a nice surprise to discover Summer 21 when it arrived yesterday, as the rain was pouring down, the lovely scent cheered me up !
✨ Thank you so much, I’ve just received mine and it smells absolutely amazing.. wonderful in every sense. Love the packaging too!
Love this scent, no surprise there. The care and attention to detail with the scent and packaging make this such a treat. Thank you!
Received my first perfume this morning and I am utterly blown away by its perfection. Every detail is exquisite, the descriptions, the packaging, the film, the anticipation and then the fragrance. Wow! Thank you.
Got mine today. It’s gorgeous. And on this humid damp day it lingers beautifully in the air.
I love it. The initial scent is sharp citrusy with an earthy tone coming through - reminded me of an early morning ride on a Colorado cattle ranch. Warm hay, leather and lemony scents of fresh clothes and aftershave.
How fantastic is Summer21! This is my 5th & every release I think this may be the one I don't like but it's not happened yet. The citrusy top notes are perfect for the season & as it develops - oh my what depth! It smells warm & comfy like a late warm evening as you wind down outside sitting in a field watching the sunset. XXX
You've nailed it yet again! I did the hot shoe shuffle when my parcel arrived this morning. The fragrance is beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Thank you!
I love everything you do - ethos, fragrance (of course), packaging, mini film - heavenly x
Oh my.... I love it... even more than Winter 21 and I didn’t think that possible!
Gorgeous fragrance - and everything else about the little package makes me happy
I did a little happy dance when I collected my package… and a big happy dance when I tested it!! Love it.
Received summer 21 yesterday … stunning, I cannot stop smelling all the notes that are coming through, just the smell of summer … the fragrance seems stronger and lasting longer than spring 21 .. my favourite perfume I have ever owned .. magic in a bottle .. I would buy this forever
Spring and summer are both divine. It makes me feel so good to both wear and spritz these fragrances. Thank you to everyone at Team Ffern!
I absolutely adore this fragrance (my first Ffern). Hot August evenings smell exactly like this!
I walked into a new job this evening and another member of staff said to me ‘this sounds really inappropriate as we haven’t even been introduced, but you smell DELICIOUS’ !!
I've been wearing this daily, and it is lovely, subtly bright, fresh, and sensual like the sun setting on a hot summer night.
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%), d-Limonene*, Linalol*, Citral*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Eugenol*, Geraniol*, Coumarin*, Farnesol*, Benzyl Cinnamate*
* Scientific names for molecules found inside our natural ingredients.