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.