The Fragrance Foundation UK



November 2017

Mrs Smith – Founder of Bluebell Biscuiterie

My earliest scent memory?  Freesias.
It’s Spring 1976.  I’m four and I’m the youngest of three bridesmaids at my cousin’s wedding.  We carry wicker baskets of white and yellow freesias and wear crowns of freesias in our hair.  Their fresh and sweet smell is almost sickly.  It’s the smell of boiled strawberry sweets.
We wear long, bottle green dresses with long sleeves and a frill around the hem.  We have dyed green ballet shoes on our feet. We wear pretty cream aprons covered in tiny cream and yellow flowers.  My mother made the dresses herself.  My dress still remains in my 7 year old’s dressing up box – it’s a favourite of hers.
The smell of freesias still makes the hairs on my neck stand on end and takes me back to that warm Spring day, the excitement of dressing up, being a bridesmaid for the first time and the happiness of a country wedding.
Mrs Smith

Aaron Coby

My earliest fragrance memory is of the flower farm my family had when I was growing up in Cornwall. Our family grew Kaffir lilies and Carnations. Fields and fields of endless flowers. To earn extra pocket money I used to cut the flowers put into a bucket and take to the packing shed where they would be bundled up for sale. The green note of the freshly cut stem mixed with the faint but sweet, spicy floral note of the flowers inspires me to create beautiful perfume.
Aaron Coby

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