Homegrown Heros – You can now find fine fragrances made close to home

It’s never been easier to buy local with these 10 brilliant British beauty brands, says Gillian Davies

IN THREE WORDS…
Consciously crafted perfume.

HOW IT STARTED
Inspired by the perfume fields in Grasse in the south of France, cofounders David and Julia Bridger stumbled across a 50-acre working estate up for sale in Dorset and thought, ‘Why not grow fine fragrance ingredients in the UK?’

WHERE IT’S BASED
Planting, harvesting and distilling ingredients for Parterre’s perfumes all takes place in Keyneston Mill, which has a cafe, botanic garden, perfume museum and workshop that offers a calendar of events from candle-making to aromatherapy.

We adore this spicy citrus blend that beautifully showcases the Dorset-grown vetiver.

WHAT’S HOMEGROWN?
A huge range of fine fragrance ingredients, from Persian carrot seed to orris (iris root). The Bridgers have also proved that it’s possible to successfully cultivate vetiver, which is traditionally grown in Haiti, on British soil. Once harvested, the aromatic
plants are transformed into beautiful fragrances in a studio only metres away from where they’re grown.

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE
Root Of All Goodness, £95. We adore this
spicy citrus blend that beautifully showcases the Dorset-grown vetiver.

By Gillian Davies, Good Housekeeping. 

Photography: Stephan Glathe, Mara Lazaridou/Blaublut-edition.com

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