One of my earliest scent memories is from my boyhood, when we’d buy a quarter pound of traditional mint Bullseye sweets from the village shop. Back in those days they’d always use peppermint oil grown and made in England, which was much purer and stronger than the oil used in most confectionery today. It’s taken us over 20 years to grow, harvest and distill that same high quality peppermint on our Hampshire farm. Walking through those fields in the late summer, the smell of our Black Mitcham peppermint is quite incredible. It was this that inspired us to invite perfumer Ruth Mastenbroek to create a signature Summerdown lemongrass and mint fragrance for our natural body, bath & home range.
Rose petals in water takes me straight back to making flying potions in my garden as a little girl, back to a time when quite literally anything seemed possible.
My first memory of men’s fragrance was Cerruti 1881. Fresh and Sweet.