Blooming marvellous! A flower backyard extravaganza of scents & scintillating reads

Throughout the latest torrential summer time downpours within the U.Okay. a phrase oft’ repeated was “…effectively, it’s good for the gardens!” Which can have been lower than welcome to listen to whereas staring forlornly out of the window, however IS true nonetheless.


A little bit of solar these previous couple of days has perked us all up no finish, and now lastly we’d put on the summer time costume we’d been saving and sit in our personal gardens, if we’re fortunate sufficient to have them – sans raincoat and brolly. The joys! All of this has us appreciating our gardens all of the extra, and regardless of the climate, all issues garden-centric actually has been the pattern of the 12 months up to now

Coinciding with the opening of a rare new outside house on the Palace of Versailles, we themed our Summer time situation of multi-award-winning journal, The Scented Letter, round ‘The Perfumer’s Backyard’. Speaking to green-fingered perfumers, sharing suggestions for scented vegetation to your backyard and showcasing a round-up of superb trendy florals (for the house and for the pores and skin) that evoke gardens or greenhouses – bringing the outside in and savouring a backyard’s verdancy in your pores and skin, too, is all we need to do proper now.




Right here’s what you’ll be able to take pleasure in on this 60-page PRINT situation celebrating the backyard’s capability to encourage and delight…

  • The Perfumer’s Backyard – impressed by a aromatic backyard simply opened at Versailles, our 10-page florabundant extravaganza celebrates gardens, florists and flower scents
  • #Smellfie 2023 – to mark Worldwide Perfume Day 2023, our followers and followers received snapping to share their love of fragrance
  • A Working Nostril – pure perfumer Delphine Thierry
  • Gelat-eaux! The best way to put on one of many ultra-cool new gourmand scents – with out smelling like Mr. Whippy
  • Recollections, Goals, Reflections – British supermodel turned scent and skincare creator Kate Moss shares favorite perfumes and blooms
  • When Your Again Backyard is a Tuberose Discipline – we be part of Aurélien Guichard on the harvest-time of this heady flower

Plus, as all the time, uncover ALL the Newest Launches – in residence perfume, in addition to perfumes to put on – and get a whiff of stories, in Nosing Round

And don’t neglect: now you can take out a yearly Print Subscription to The Scented Letter, the world’s solely journal for fragrance-lovers, right here.


Grasp Perfumer Alberto Morillas having fun with his personal ‘Perfumer’s Backyard’ in The Scented Letter journal.


In the meantime, can we encourage these of you who THINK you don’t like ‘floral scents’ to discover the up to date delights of Floral Avenue’s Discovery Set for less than £16? This groundbreaking, vastly sustainable and so-likeable British home has wowed the world with their trendy tackle a floral – utilizing this household as inspiration reasonably than slavishly following old style notions of how such fragrances ought to scent. Get able to have your pulse race with these blooming fantastic perfumes…


Wonderland Peony This not solely options armfuls of that flower, however pink berries and violets, Something however cutesy, it’s given a woody-balsamic heat by cedarwood, alongside vetiver.

Chypre Chic An completely trendy tackle this refined perfume household, mixing incense with Damask rose absolute, midnight violet, pink pepper and geranium, on a surprising base of benzoin, labdanum and olibanum.

Black Lotus The basic English-Rose wearing a black leather-based jacket. Intoxicating, spirited, bohemian and alive. Advanced and multi-faceted, the candy honeyed scent of centifolia rose provides depth to lighter, spicy nuances by the use of purple peppercorn and saffron.

Iris Goddess There’s nothing shy about these violets. An explosion of powdery petals collide with ripe purple fruits. Black vanilla, heat musks and earthy carrot seed carry exoticisim and depth, glowing lemon zest and purple chilli pepper add a jolt of life.

London Poppy A love letter to London: a metropolis as powerful as ever-lasting poppies. The scent that opens with a shiny beam of sunshine. Sicilian Lemon and Florida Orange carry the zing. A salt-spray marine be aware provides an sudden sea-facing view.

Neon Rose You’ll by no means have smelt flowers like these. Freshly chopped jasmine draped round your neck. Roses round your wrist. And but no roses had been harmed within the making of this showpiece – these buds had been cooked up in a lab for further punch. Crisp, inexperienced Angelica leaves carry a botanical dimension, whereas contemporary Bergamot floats overhead.

Wild Vanilla Orchid It’s vanilla, however not as you already know it. A raw-edged confection of creamy vanilla beans, blossom, cassis and citrus, wearing a bunch of just-plucked jasmine. Offsetting the lingering sweetness; bamboo and sandalwood bend and fold beneath.

Ylang Ylang Espresso  A strikingly trendy mix of purple rose, ylang ylang and jasmine cross paths with a soothing cloud of just-brewed espresso, contemporary cream and Sichuan pepper – sustainably harvested from the foothills of the Himalayas. A perfume to get misplaced in.

PS: It it isn’t simply the fragrances that are strikingly progressive, however the packaging. Every of Floral Avenue’s full-size bottles showcases a surprising, decadent flower paintings by famend vogue photographer Matthew Donaldson – whose flower-powered pictures additionally adorns this Discovery Field.



Lastly, these of you who haven’t but grabbed out newest Backyard of Delights Discovery Field [£23 /£19 for V.I.Ps] ought to sprinkle the seeds of your new scent addictions by way of this completely curated outdoors-inspired choice. Highgrove Bouquet by Penhaligon’s, created with HRH the Prince Of Wales, now King Charles, attracts on his personal backyard at Highgrove. We’d additionally like to introduce you to new manufacturers Adscenture, EAU.MG and COSMOSSbyKateMoss and Granado is new to the UK. Extra newness is supplied by Floral Avenue Candy Almond Blossom. There are additionally fragrances from Versace, Molton Brown, Mizensir, Juliette has a gun and Shay&Blue all highlighting numerous flowers and herbs. We’ve additionally added SBC Arnica Moisturising Gel for different restorative powers from the backyard…

Would possibly we advise a scent appreciation session is so as, the place you’ll be able to sit and calm down, maybe sip a calming glass of one thing pretty, and admire sniffing every of those garden-centric scents in flip, whereas searching by The Scented Letter journal? How rather more salubrious that sounds than battling the throngs of school-holiday crowds – attending to strive an entire new wardrobe of fragrances in your individual residence (or backyard!), and in your individual time. Bliss!

Written by Suzy Nightingale