FROM seed to BOTTLE
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 Jacques to form part of our fragrances.
The skilled team oversee the production process from seeds and seedlings, through planting in the crop fields, to harvest and distillation. The intensity of fragrance is achieved through care and nurturing of the plants, and picking at the optimum moment. It’s knowing what to grow and when to grow – but also when to harvest, distill and refine.
Once the extracts are ready, they are sent to Master Perfumer, Jacques Chabert at his laboratory in Grasse, where he, his daughters and his team use their skill and artistry, incorporating the rare and unusual Parterre essential oils in their creations. Collaborating with the Parterre team, the result is outstanding, beautifully crafted fragrances. You can find out more by joining us for a Workshop at Keyneston Mill.