Geranium, Rose (Centifolia) Rose
Atkinsons 1799 – Contemporary Collection – Scilly Neroli
The scent of the tropical north
South meets North? It’s a beguiling contradiction that Scilly Neroli somehow manages to bridge in one elegant fragrance. Here we have a scintillating blend of sun and sea notes with a stunning neroli essential oil from Tunisia, all thoroughly reminiscent of a Mediterranean summer, meeting the cold, mineral air of the chilly North Atlantic. Is it possible to reconcile these two scenes? Yes, Scilly Neroli pulls it off with aplomb.
Wearing the scent, one finds oneself carried along the warm Gulf stream past the paradise-like Scilly Isles near the coast of Britain, an island cosseted in a strange, sub-tropical microclimate of its very own. Then, flowing into the bracing cold waters of the North Atlantic, one finds oneself shivering with the contrast. It is a delightful experience. This superb citrus fragrance manages to exude both the joyful, sunny heat of the Mediterranean and the raging surf spray on the shores of Albion. A fragrance of impossible contrasts brought together in a most surprising and elegant way. We dare you not to fall under its spell.