The Fragrance Foundation UK



January 2017

Zarko Pavlov Ahlmann – ZarkoPerfumes

In Denmark, you could hand in empty bottles to the local shops and receive small amount of money as a deposit for them. So as a young boy, my brother and I, would spend our free days searching a beach, called Hornbeak for them. It was a never-ending long beach and was also our back yard.

We used to run, play, explore and always make sure to collect enough bottles to buy an ice cream so at the end of the day we would be able to leave with 2 scoops of homemade vanilla ice.

I can still remember sitting on the top of the hill, looking out at the sea, enjoying our ice creams. The scent of warm sand and sea water in combination with vanilla – and having my brother there… this, for me, is truly the essence of peace, innocence and brotherly love.

I still live in Hornbeak and whenever I wander down to the beach, I always stand on that hillside, breathe in the air and get transported back to my youth days with my brother.


Janey Maple – Office Manager

My scent memory is Lily of the Valley which my Nan wore. I think it was by Yardley and we always bought her items from the range for mother’s day like soaps and body lotion as well as the perfume .
It is a warm and comforting memory – as she was as a person – the scent suited her perfectly !


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