Our latest perfume, The Hour of Dusk & Gold, is inspired by the warmth of a Moroccan evening, the mix of spicey 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 quiteremarkable It is in fact the seeds we are interested in as they transform into a powdery, spicey note, similar to orris, when distilled. The attractive white flowers, tinged with pink, are a visual bonus!
We are very proud of The Hour of Dusk & Gold, created by Jacques Chabert using our carrot seed as a key ingredient. We like to think of it as a homage to Guerlain’s famous 1912 perfume, L’Heure Bleue, celebrating that special time of day, the twilight hour.