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 and ingredients team include a chemist consultant who was Technical Director at Chanel for 18 years, and a senior member of the British Society of Perfumers (BSP). Our horticultural and botanical team is highly skilled and between them they have trained or worked at Kew Gardens, The Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley, and several National Trust properties, eminent private estates and public gardens.