As a little girl growing up in Kent, the ‘Garden of England’, I was very aware that I could smell things in a way that no one else could.
I first became aware of the importance of smell when I could detect whether my younger siblings were unwell, a skill that enhanced my nursing career as I instinctively knew when a diabetic patient was unwell or when someone had an infection yet to be diagnosed.
During the long school summer holidays I would go strawberry picking with Mum and relish the rich berry scent of the freshly picked fruit that lingered on my hands long after we returned home.
My favourite place to sit was in the dappled sunlight beneath the apple trees in our garden, where I would inhale the heady and intoxicating fragrance of the apple blossom as the petals rained down on me like confetti.
The green earthy smells of our childhood dens that we made in the woods and the camps we elaborately constructed from newly baled, sweet, peppery hay is still so evocative today that to smell these natural fragrances again immediately transports me back to those warm, carefree days of childhood.
Cooking has always been a passion and I love nothing more than experimenting with aroma and flavour combinations, identifying individual scents within a mix of smells. Is there anything more enticing than the cinnamon nestled in a Christmas pudding? Or the hint of nutmeg in an apple crumble? Delicate saffron emerging from a paella?
My life is a kaleidoscope of colourful fragrances that define so many of my memories, many of which only become unlocked when that same aroma is smelt again.
So for this little girl that would make perfume from rose petals and rose hips, decanting the odd, brown liquid in to an array of jars and bottles to sell from a little stall on the pavement, this really is a childhood dream come true.
After completing my training as a perfumer, endless hours in the laboratory and over a year in development, I have lovingly and meticulously created this signature range of fine fragrance designed to envelop you in a unique and exclusive fragrance experience.
Here’s to memories yet to be made!