Aug 3, 2020

The Elegance of Cedarwood

Cedarwood essential oil, where would aromatherapy and perfumery be without it? Essential in more ways than one, cedarwood marries depth and elegance with a myriad of therapeutic uses, which is why you’ll find it in our Sartorial, Rum Spice, and Smoked Citrus fragrances. It’s an ingredient that is used widely in perfumery but we wanted to know a little more about it, so we asked Spanish born perfumer Marina Barcenilla to shed a little light on its background.

Jul 13, 2020

The Sensuousness of Sandalwood

Sandalwood is a warm, soft, and deep smelling oil and a main ingredient in our Sartorial fragrance. With it's very distinctive aroma, we asked fashion and beauty writer, Rachel McCormack, to tell us more about this premium oil.

Jul 6, 2020

The Kitchen Apothecary

Food writer and broadcaster, Hazel Paterson, talks about the joy, the comfort and healing of working with the scent and sensation of food.

Jun 29, 2020

Putting the Zing into Ginger

An all-round favourite ingredient of hers, Lisa Stoner explores the history of ginger and how it is used in natural medicine and to add spice to fragrances.

Jun 22, 2020

The Relaxing Scent of Lavender

Richard Pallardy, a writer and editor based in Chicago, walks us through the rich history of commercial lavender and it's many many physical and psychological benefits.

Jun 15, 2020

The Barbershop Rituals

Andy Rouillard reflects on the nostalgia and rituals that accompany a trip to the Barbershop and ponders on whether he tells his Barber more than he tells most people.....

Jun 8, 2020

Dive into Summer

A self-confessed compulsive bather, Stephan Matthews talks about the joy of taking time out for some summertime bathing

Jun 1, 2020

The Excitement of Sweet Orange

We asked Brazilian born perfumer Daniel Pescio to talk to us about the benefits of Sweet Orange and it's use in perfumery.

May 25, 2020

The Scents of the Mediterranean

Carol Drinkwater lives on an olive farm overlooking the Bay of Cannes in southern France. She takes us on an evocative seasonal journey of fragrance, scenery and nature as she works on her latest novel at home. 

May 11, 2020

The Relaxation in Hand Washing

It’s pretty safe to say that washing our hands has become a real focus in all of our homes over the past few months. This ritual of cleansing them for twenty seconds whilst singing “Happy Birthday” is now something that is second nature to us.

Apr 20, 2020

Nirvana, a review by Stephan Matthews

Perfume has often been described as a frivolity that simply forms part of a person’s daily beauty ritual, but that’s a pretty harsh judgement. The fragrance that we decide to wear for the day, or the evening, is often carefully chosen because of the way it makes us feel.

Apr 6, 2020


As you may have guessed by now, we're very passionate about health and well-being, and the use of essential oils and aromatherapy to enhance and improve one's mental and emotional state.
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