A pinch of spicy juniper berries, citrus oil and an intoxicating trio of lavender, rosemary and basil, join verbena to layer over white amber and oak moss to culminate in a fragrance that evokes the fresh coastal air.
The fragrances we create 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, we decided to find a way
to capture its zesty rush for our third fragrance.
We crushed a sprig of that verbena with a pinch of juniper berries from the spice rack – and Samphire began to take shape. Moving from the kitchen to the lab, we blended in citrus oil, flourishes of lavender, basil and rosemary, 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.
Brand's Note: “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.”
EAU DE TOILETTE 100ML