The light here is soft, pearl-like; a silvery white fading to rose and palest lilac. To the east, dark green fields run into blue-grey cliffs, dropping steeply to pebbled beaches. To the west lies a sandy bay, the waves lapping blue to the shore. Running out to sea is the famous Cobb - seen from afar, a thin line of black.
Artists and writers have long flocked to Lyme Regis, drawn by the colour and the light. But it is the air which sings on a winter’s day - clear and sweet. Layered with both land and sea, it is this scent we have captured for Winter 22.
First to the warmer notes and the welcome heat of winter sunshine. For this we turned to cardamom and clove bud - rich and spiced - and married them with patchouli and sandalwood, both earthy and a little musky, echoing the warm stone of the harbour wall.
The valley that surrounds Lyme carries with it a unique scent. Deepest green with dense, darkling winter woods, we found we could conjure it with cedar, balsam fir, oakmoss and marjoram - woody, with a touch of mint.
Pooling in the bay before being washed out to sea, these resinous valley notes mingle with the fresh, clear air. In conjuring such freshness we looked to Winter 21 for inspiration, returning to the cool palette of lemon rind, lavender and peppermint.
In midwinter there are few flowers to be seen, and yet at Lyme we sensed a trace of them in the air, a sweetness we couldn’t quite determine. We found our answer in sweet orange and jasmine, a pairing we had used in Winter 19, our very first Ffern fragrance.
Onto the rounded, juicy notes of the sweet orange, tempered by the delicacy of the jasmine, we layered mimosa - honeyed and gently floral. This new accord brought the moreish, soft, sweet facet we had been searching for.
There is nothing I get more excited about than a Ffern perfume… The winter solstice one is insane. I feel like they got in my head and added everything I love.
I love it! The rich opening you describe is the perfect morning wake-up for me but the way it develops over time is something very special.
Got mine a few hours ago!! Absolutely love it!! Love the initial intensity (the peppermint, mimosa, jasmine and general sweetness…). Then mellows right down and totally get the land and sea. Beautiful. Thank you Ffern!
Oh my goodness, Ffern has done it again - absolutely loving the new winter fragrance. A hint of incense, a hint of Christmas, a rich midwinter experience. Absolutely glorious.
Wow, my winter 22 has arrived and I get so excited - the postman wanted to chat, but I just wanted to get indoors and open my beautiful delivery! Thank you so much it’s amazing, sometimes the Autumn/winter scents are a bit masculine for me, but this is amazing xx
This has just arrived and I couldn’t love it more! Everything about it is magical, thank you!
I went into this with some trepidation as I am very particular about fragrances. I thought I would probably end up returning it but, no, it’s fabulous. I think I’m going to be wearing this every day from now on! I love the bitter savouriness - very sophisticated. Bravo and thank you for my early Christmas present
I got it just in time to take it with me to Italy and... so many people have been asking me what kind of perfume I was wearing as it smells wonderful. Your scents never go unnoticed! Another success.
My beautifully wrapped gift arrived in time for Christmas and I was blown away by the packaging and care with which you have assembled my small batch extraordinarily curated winter fragrance.
I love what you do and every new batch is my highlight of the year, I love the seasons and this will guide me to embrace them more fully!
Love the winter perfume - so reminiscent of all the good things winter has to show us. Have enjoyed listening to the podcast too - I love hearing the sounds of nature wherever it is. We do inhabit a wonderful world & need to take time to appreciate the ‘little’ things in life which are actually enormous!
I’ve just got mine and also my favourite so far! Started with last winter... Really moving the delicate nature of it, this is lovely and lasting really well too. I usually wear scent when going out, etc. but this one I just want to wear because I can!
I received my bottle yesterday morning, my first bottle of Ffern, and I am blown away by how beautiful it is! It’s spicy yet light and fresh, such a special scent - I am obsessed! Really looking forward to wearing it over the winter.
I think Winter 22 is quickly becoming a favourite! Could be the time of year but there seems to be something pretty magical about the scent… loving the sweet orange!
It has the brightness of a winter sun. Lovely fragrance to carry though these winter months leading back to spring. Thank you Ffern.
It’s gorgeous.. love how the woody start develops into orangey floral. Absolutely love it. You’ve smashed it out the park with this one.
Love, love, loving the new Winter 22 fragrance. Another triumph Team Ffern! Thank you for continuing to inspire us through your special scents. This one is definitely an awakening of a new dawn.
My Winter 22 was waiting here for me to anxiously open this precious box. My first reaction to the scent put me in a dark film noir. The scent brought me to a elegant Gatsby setting late at night. Two people intertwined on a silk chaise. I so appreciated the creativity of Ffern. Your packaging is very clean. The beautiful words, the photos & videos. Your customer service is paramount & I thank you.
I opened my beautifully packaged winter solstice perfume 3 days ago and have been in love ever since. Every part of what you do is beautiful. I opened the box with anticipation and reverence, and there was the beautiful envelope with the stunning illustration inside… then the beautiful words and explanations - I used the tester and knew straight away that Winter Solstice was for me! And so I’ve opened the bottle and am in love. There is a passion that shines through every stage of your work. So THANK YOU!
I just received Winter 22 and I love it! So fresh, and evocative. I am thrilled. Thank you so much!
Thank you so much. We love it! My sister has spring, I have summer, partner is autumn and mother is winter!
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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 (72%), Parfum (18%), Water (10%), Limonene*, Linalool*, Eugenol*, Citral*, Evernia prunastri extract*, Farnesol*, Benzyl benzoate*, Geraniol*, Benzyl alcohol*
* Scientific names for molecules found inside our natural ingredients.