The HOUR of DUSK & GOLD

Inspired by the warmth of a Moroccan evening, the fusion of spices coming from the medina, and the hues of the setting sun over the ocean.

Discover powdery tonalities of Persian wild carrot seed embellished with a swirl of nutmeg, angelica and bay. Accents of liquidambar linger, as soft as silk. A smooth sensuous fragrance.

RARE FINE FRAGRANCES DEFINED BY THE UNIQUE NATURAL INGREDIENTS THAT WE GROW AND DISTIL ON OUR SUSTAINABLE ESTATE

OUR FRAGRANCES

Love fresh citrus scents & adore rich floral FRAGRANCE?

Our 2ml eau de parfum samples are now available to purchase individually.

 PERFUME GIFT SETS

 TRAVEL SPRAY PERFUME

PERFUME DISCOVERY SETS

SUSTAINABLE ENGLISH PERFUME with GRASSE ROOTS

 

The key ingredients for Parterre Fragrances are grown and distilled at Keyneston Mill. The focus is on unusual ingredients, from Dorset-grown Vetiver to citrus herbs such as Bergamot Mint or Lemon Thyme. Our plants are carefully nurtured on the 50-acre estate, then taken to the distillery when still fresh. Finally, they are matured, before sending to master perfumer Jacques Chabert, to form part of our fragrances.

 

GROWING wild Persian CARROTS

INGREDIENT: WILD CARROT,  FRAGRANCE: THE HOUR OF DUSK AND GOLD

Our latest perfume, The Hour of Dusk & Gold, is inspired by the warmth of a Moroccan evening, the mix of spicy smells coming from the medina, and the rich colours of the setting sun over the sea, viewed from the roof of the L’Heure Bleue hotel in Essaouira. 

A key ingredient in this dusky, warm scent, is wild Persian Carrot. Covering five acres at Keyneston Mill, our Dorset estate, this variety is the ancestor of the root vegetable we know and love. But it is very different, and quite remarkable  It is in fact the seeds we are interested in as they transform into a powdery, spicy note, similar to Iris (Orris), when distilled. 

OUR TESTIMONIALS

“Firm Bazaar favourite is Run of the River – a sparkling citrus, with fresh notes of bergamot mint, lemon thyme and juniper.​”

Sian Ranscombe, Harper’s Bazaar

“Cerise Queen yarrow, geranium and lemon thyme, and – an audacious British first – rooty, suede-like vetiver (a grass more usually grown in Haiti) are key influencers in limited edition batches of their Parterre fragrances.​”

Vicci Bentley, How To Spend It, FT