No. 001 Amber by Laboratory Perfumes celebrates the peculiarly British anomaly of Amber - a stroll along the East Anglia coastline, where washed up amber can still be seen. Fresh green notes of the diverse grasses carried by the breeze across the windswept plains of the Fens, add energy and vitality to this dynamic fragrance. Amber has a confused natural history in Britain. In France the distinction is clear; Ambre Gris is the solid waxy substance expelled by the sperm whale whilst Ambre Jaune is the fossilised pine resin used in jewellery and embellishment. As both were washed up on the shores of eastern England the two became muddled in the British mind, further compounded by the fact that they were both used extensively in perfumery, although the process to extract scent from fossilised amber is elaborate and yields little.
Top: Fresh Green, Spice
Middle: Woody Notes
Elegant English brand Laboratory Perfumes is a fragrance house to watch. Brainchild of British perfumer Christopher Perry, his first solo foray into fragrance, the carefully conceived collection is literally one to stop you in your tracks. Inspired by Perry’s fascination with the natural history of the British Isles and their landscape, the resulting fragrances are unexpected and surprising. Eschewing the obvious in favour of the unknown or the forgotten, Laboratory Perfumes evoke a Britain not of country cottages and babbling books but vast heaths and expansive coastlines. Laboratory Perfumes fragrances are clean and modern, perfectly echoed by their minimalist packaging. As complex as the tableaux around which they were conceived, Laboratory Perfumes’ notes are designed to evolve on the skin subtly changing just as a slight shift in the direction of the wind changes the olfactory landscape during a hike across the moors or a stroll by the sea. Roullier White urges you to try this amazing collection of distinctively dynamic fine fragrances.