The vision of David and Julia Bridger, Parterre Fragrances and Keyneston Mill Botanic Gardens represent the merging of their combined influences & interests – art, gardens, travel and perfume.
David & Julia Bridger
Jacques is one of the world’s leading perfumers, and has worked with such esteemed houses as Chanel and Guerlain. Jacques is an artist – he draws inspiration from Keyneston Mill’s superb essences and keynote ingredients, blending them with the highest quality ingredients, carefully sourced from all over the world. He works in Grasse with his daughter Elsa, while his older daughter, Carla, runs their Paris laboratory.
The perfume & ingredients team includes Virginie Daniau, President of the British Society of Perfumers (BSP) and consultant chemist, Alan Pettitt, who was Technical Director at Chanel for 18 years. Nanette Wraith is Head of Aromatic Plants & Crops and she joined Keyneston Mill from the Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley. She leads the team of gardeners and horticulturalists and was instrumental in designing the formal Collection Gardens at Keyneston Mill.