syn·aes·the·sia /ˌsɪn.əsˈθiː.zi.ə/ noun The subjective sensation of a scent other than the one being stimulated. For example, a sound or scent may also evoke sensations of colour.
There is a green that comes in winter: you can find it on the frost-limned needles of a pine tree, in the depths of moss, holly’s dark gloss and the silken shine of sun through ice. It is deep and inked - a darkling green - and at the edges, silver.
When we think of the season, this colour presides. And so for Winter 23, we set ourselves the challenge: could we turn colour into scent? Could we bottle winter green?
We began by selecting ingredients that carried a cool, blue-green facet: peppermint, rosemary, lavender and tarragon - the aniseed sparkle of tarragon recalling the iciness of winter air.
For the element of rich, blackish green, we turned to woody notes of balsam fir and cedar, layering these with spicy oakmoss, clove and patchouli - the dense hues of a forest in midwinter.
The combination of these ingredients did indeed evoke green - and a dark green at that - but it also felt a little flat. It was as though the scent required more layers, more mystery. After all, the winter solstice is a time when folklore and magic abound.
To find this elusive quality, we turned to two new ingredients we have been experimenting with over the past year. Ambrette seed is a warm, ambery, pear-like note with a naturally musky edge. And osmanthus, a precious blossom prized for centuries in China, brings a blush of peach and apricot, with quiet echoes of tea.
We were delighted with the result. These two ingredients conjured the enchantment we were seeking - a shaft of sunlight through the canopy, illuminating the winter green.
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What an amazing fragrance Winter 23 is, I absolutely love it, so unusual, after I had first squirted the sample bottle I was ready to return, I even packed the box back up as I didn’t like that first spritz, however within 10 minutes I was unpacking the full size bottle knowing this was a keeper!! Thank you for creating such a beautiful perfume.
Beautifully packaged and felt like opening a little gift just for me, perfume smells amazing, rich, comforting and warm during such cold days.
I’ve been a ledger member for a while now and this has to be the best scent for me personally already worn it once and someone came up to me and said what perfume are you wearing
Received my this afternoon and feel like a goddess once I put it on! Delicious. Thank you for the beautiful clay diffuser also, so I can smell it in a room and not just on me
Mine has just arrived and I love how citrussy it is and yet festive & wintery all at the same time. Now to see how it changes over the hours on my weird skin and see if I love it as much later on. If so, this one is definitely a keeper and a lovely Christmas present to myself.
I love this one warm but not spicey and somehow still fresh and natural smelling. So so good
I spritzed it and waited, like you said to, and the moment I brought it close I fell backwards into bed. This was beyond anything I had ever experienced before, but yet so familiar. This is memory in a bottle, this is a scent that defines eras in life, and it’s my favorite thing now.
Just received your parcel: truly glorious - and moorish - meaning I keep on spraying!! Inspired combination of ingredients.
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*, Eugenol*, Citral*, Evernia prunastri extract*, Geraniol*, Benzyl benzoate*, Benzyl alcohol*, Coumarin*, Farnesol*
* Scientific names for molecules found inside our natural ingredients.