The fragrances created at Laboratory Perfumes often start with a single aroma. In Samphire’s case, it was a young leaf of verbena plucked from a friend’s garden on a spring afternoon. The scent was so arrestingly fresh.
A sprig of that verbena was crushed with a pinch of juniper berries from the spice rack – and Samphire began to take shape. Moving from the kitchen to the lab, citrus oil, flourishes of lavender, basil and rosemary were blended in and base notes of white amber and oak moss to create a bright, cool, aromatic scent with a lightness of touch that belies its complexity and longevity on the skin. The finished scent was so clearly evocative of the seashore we could only call it Samphire.
“The idea for our Samphire scent came after a lazy Sunday lunch in Hammersmith rather than a swim off the Suffolk coast. Foregoing coffee for a fresh sprig of verbena from the garden, I was immediately captivated by its fresh and zesty aroma. It all began there.”
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