A crisp and fresh composition that emphasises the nuanced characteristics of the fine ingredients used, Lavender on the Rocks is a bracing and contemporary take on a classic note. After a beautifully light floral opening of rose and geranium, spiced up with a little peppery basil, the signature ingredient begins to peek through as the middle notes emerge, rising from a deliciously edible combination of honeyed almonds and dry hay. A base of oud, amber and saffron lends the scent an intriguing personality; at once warming and enveloping while retaining facets of ephemeral floral notes that turn Lavender on the Rocks into something truly special.
Top: Rose, Geranium, Basil
Middle: Hay, Lavender, Honey, Almond
Base: Amber, Oud, Saffron, Guaiac Wood
Established in 1799 by enterprising young entrepreneur, James Atkinson, Atkinsons has gone on to be known as one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished perfume houses. Initially based out of a shop on London’s Gerrard Street selling toiletries and cosmetics to the gentry, the creation of his own original eau de cologne in 1800 led James to pursue the art of fragrance with increased vigour. Standing out from the in-vogue Italinate colognes of its day, it was clear to the upper echelons that Atkinsons had set a precedent for a new school of English haute perfumery to rival the established style of the continent, and famous names flocked to Atkinsons’ new scents. Beau Brummel, Napoleon, even Lawrence of Arabia were all devoted customers of the iconic brand, and Atkinsons preserves this grand heritage in its current range of fragrances. With bottles designed to follow the clean lines of their original packaging, and a range of sumptuous scents based on their classic recipes, Roullier White are proud to continue the legacy of this historic house.