A simple smell can bring back a flood of memories, influence your mood or even improve work performance. This is because smell is the only sense that can affect the memory and emotional part of the brain. When we first smell a new scent we subconsciously link it to an event, a person, a place or even a moment, our brain forges a link between the smell and the moment so when we smell the scent again the link is already there, ready to call up a memory or a mood almost instantaneously.
Our collection is built on this powerful link, each fragrance calling up that special memory of a place, person or moment. Introducing our products to your home will fill it with happy memories of times spent in Northumberland, lifting the mood for you, your family and your guests.
At the mouth of the River Coquet overlooking Coquet Island is the historic seaport of Amble. Our Amble by the Sea fragrance evokes memories of standing at the harbour watching waves crash against the pier, filling the air with Sea Salt and Spray. The invigorating heart of this fragrances is freshened by seaweed and minerals. Our fragrance is smoothed by a woody base of sage, musk & cedarwood.
Bamburgh Sunrise takes us back to standing on the beach looking up at the striking castle waiting for the sun to come up. The fragrance begins with a fresh sea breeze accord, blending ozonic marine notes with salty seaweed followed by a green floral heart. This is refreshed by citrus hints of bergamot and lime all coming to rest on a bed of amber, cedarwood and balsamic notes.
Craster Harbour takes it's inspiration from the small Northumbrian fishing village, famed for its kippers. The scent combines ozonic marine notes with a floral gardenia and lavender. This is finished with green lily resting on a dry musky down. The fragrance takes us back to standing at the harbour looking out to a stormy North Sea with the burning embers of the smoke house blowing in the background.
This uplifting fragrance will take you back to walking around the largest man-made woodland in England, taking in the magnificent views and fresh clean air. Our Kielder Forest fragrance is balanced with top notes of eucalyptus, juniper and a hint of spearmint which creates a refreshing, outdoor fragrance. This is followed by a heart of pine cone, fir and lavender, all resting on a base of sandalwood, resin and woods.
Hadrians Wall was the North Western frontier of the Roman Empire for around 300 years. Covering 73 miles from coast to coast it provides one of the most beautiful and interesting walks in Northumberland. Our Hadrians Wall fragrance is opulent and luxurious, fitting standards expected by Emperor Hadrian. Hadrians Wall is a fresh green fruity floral fragrance with top notes of tagette, tomato leaves, citrus and cassis next to a complex middle of rose resting on a base of musk, precious woods, amber, orchid and plum.
Sir Henry Percy, more commonly known as Harry Hotspur, was the oldest son of the 1st Earl of Northumberland. One of England's most famous Knights, Hotspur was known for his strength, speed and readiness to attack. Our Harry Hotspur fragrance is distinctive and opulent, with one of the rarest, most luxurious fragrance oils available to chandlers, Oud wood. With Spicy top notes and a sensuous base of amber, tonka and vanilla this fragrance does justice to our local hero.
Over a sandy causeway, just off the Northumberland coast lies an island cut off twice daily by the tide, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Our fragrance is inspired by it's rich history and famous mead drunk by the monks of St Aidan's Monastery . The fragrance encapsulates gentle honeysuckle enlivened by citrus accents and night flowering Jasmine on a smooth musk background. Our Lindisfarne Candles and melts are enhanced with Beeswax creating their unique colour and natural fragrance.
Wandering around the gardens at Howick looking up at the big house, this fragrance is inspired by an ex resident Prime Minister Charles Earl Grey, after which the tea was named. This fresh green floral fragrance opens with tea leaves, cardamon and coriander alongside fragrant bergamot, lemon and mandarin. Followed by watery florals and crisp cucumber, supported by a delicate base of amber, musk and precious woods.
Lilburn Estate, located on the edge of the Cheviot Hills is one of the best kept traditional estates in Northumberland. The estate extends to over 30,000 acres, boasting extensive grouse moor, lush heather moorland and an award winning farm. Our Lilburn Estate fragrance is inspired by after a successful days shoot. Adorning tweed shooting parties returning to the keepers bothy plus fours and rosy cheeked, regaling tails of their day on the Northumberland moors, Dry dusty notes of tobacco and smoky embers are refreshed by citrus and supported by black pepper, leather and precious woods, this fragrance says affluence and luxury a plenty.
Our fragrance is inspired by what is arguably the most attractive village on the Northumberland coast, Low Newton-by-the-sea. This iconic fusion of intense northern passion with the cool clarity and purity of the sea boasts sparkling citrus oils and fresh marine notes evocative of a light North Sea breeze, harmonised by precious woods, musk and ambergris.
Otterburn is a small village in the heart of the Redesdale Valley. The village is best known for its Woolen Mill and distinctive Otterburn Tweed Pram Rug. The rugs became famous in 1926 when Princess Elizabeth,our current Queen, was kept warm in her pram under one. Our Otterburn fragrance reflects the aroma of freshly laundered linen. It is a fresh, clean, floral accord with sparkling citrus top notes leading to a floral heart, resting on a base of musk and woods.
On a cold winter morning watching the hounds on a steep hillside the Percy Special is not just a drink, but medicinal. Invented by the 10th Duke of Northumberland, the equal parts of Cherry Brandy and Whisky are still enjoyed by hunting parties to this day. This sweet smelling accord, with powdery notes of soft marzipan next to a hint of dry nuts and sugar lies on a background of oak and a hint of wood smoke. This takes us back to standing at the castle keep swigging a hip flask waiting for the horn to sound.