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Blended + barrel-aged
in SW England

Summer 23

£89

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

Release Date21/06/23 14:06
Barrel-ageing days42/35
Archive stock levelLimited
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Summer 23 is composed of 18 natural ingredients: 6 top notes, 7 mid notes, and 5 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 FinneyArri SR2 16mmFor Summer 23 we took inspiration from Vermeer's genre paintings to create a filmic still life inspired by the scents and mood of the season’s fragrance.

There is a tree much-prized in China. It grows in almost every garden, and in the eighth month of the year it blooms - in time for the Harvest Festival and its bright full moon. This tree has slender branching limbs and pointed leaves like its cousin, the olive. Among them nestle tiny yellow flowers, the size of a grain of rice. In Chinese mythology it is self-healing, a magical tree that grows on the moon. If you chop it down, it grows again. 

For many Chinese, osmanthus is the most evocative scent in the world - much more than the sum of its parts. This heady fragrance calls to mind the sweet, animalic note of apricots, the syrupy freshness of peach, a delicate hint of tea - opening up into the smooth creamy comfort of milk, with even a dash of violet. But osmanthus also summons memories of a time of year, its stories and gatherings. 

Though in China osmanthus blossom comes in autumn, for us its stone fruit, tea-like scent is evocative of late summer in Europe. We used it for the first time in Winter 23 as a gentle accent. But for Summer 23 we wanted to celebrate its full-bodied beauty, that slightly musky scent that comes with the early harvest. 

We have perfected the base for our Summer fragrances over several years - a squeeze of citrus, a blush of florals and a hot, dry sprinkle of spices and amber. 

For this year, Summer 23, we played with this formula to create a fragrance that evokes the ache of the end of the season - the final days of summer, their twilit hours, their peach-coloured skies.

Each fragrance arrives with a complementary sample vial for you to try at home before deciding whether or not to keep the main bottle.
Cici Lee
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10/03/23
Cici Lee was born in China but now lives in South Carolina, USA. She was inspired, while on a walk in the countryside of the American South where she now lives, to preserve the beauty of nature - but didn't quite know how. An article about Chinese…
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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 (12%), Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Citral*, Geraniol*, Eugenol*, Benzyl benzoate*

* Scientific names for molecules found inside our natural ingredients.