Crabtree & Evelyn have launched the most incredible range to celebrate their 40 years in the fragrance game.
The Heritage Collection takes you on a journey to the sun kissed shores of the Mediterranean and onto the ancient cities of Europe. There are 4 Eau de Colognes and 3 Flower Waters.
Sevillian Neroli Eau de Cologne: A sparkling blend of citrus fruits with delicate neroli and a woody base.
Neroli is inherently linked with Seville, a metropolis that’s over 2000 years old and displays a keen Arabic influence. According to legend, when Arabian traders settled in the city they planted bitter orange trees to create perfumed gardens. This started a scented love affair that has lasted over the centuries. Today the ancient trees continue to line the streets and decorate courtyards, providing the scented signature of Seville. Sevillian Neroli Eau de Cologne unfolds with the aroma of Spanish neroli sparkling with notes of grapefruit, lemon and tangerine. A delicate white tea accord continues the bright and crisp theme, while cedarwood and clove ensure this refined scent lingers on the skin.
Neapolitan Bergamot Eau de Cologne: A classic Italian inspired citrus aromatic blend.
There’s nothing quite like the natural scent of bergamot with its endearing, timeless appeal. Hence this favourite ingredient from the Crabtree & Evelyn botanical archive is called on once again for its lively, fruity and zesty personality. Bergamot is famous for lending this signature to the very first eau de cologne, inspired by the scented impression of an Italian morning. With the same innovative and romantic spirit in mind, Neapolitan Bergamot is an aromatic rendering of time spent in Napoli exploring the Mediterranean bay.
An enticing aroma of Italian bergamot and Sicilian lemon blended with notes of cool black pepper. The distinctive quality of this classic eau de cologne carries the senses to Naples past. Tradition is then given a modern edge with accords of ginger, lavender and thyme, bringing a fresh scent of summer with a coastal breeze.
Hungry Water Eau de Cologne: A rejuvenating and classic blend of herbaceous notes.
In the early Crabtree & Evelyn fragrance library, the first edition of Hungary Water was loved for both its aroma and compelling story. Set in the 14th Century the tale tells of a unique scented tonic presented by an alchemist to The Royal Monarchs of Hungary, along with the promise of eternal youth. With strange coincidence the King became famed for his youthfulness and the Queen for her beauty, allegedly bestowed by the tonic’s rejuvenating scent. Today’s second edition of Hungary Water continues the enduring legacy, taking influence from the original historical recipe, updated with a contemporary edge. With a touch of modern day alchemy, Hungary Water Eau de Cologne pays tribute to rosemary, the ingredient at the heart of the original tonic ‘L’eau de la Reine d’Hungrie’. This restorative herbaceous scent is steeped with uplifting notes of pink pepper, spearmint, cypress and geranium, blended with the aroma of amber and musk. The result is a citrus aromatic bursting with youthful beauty and elegance.
Old Windsor Eau de Cologne: An aromatic scent enriched with classic bergamot and lavender.
Set upon the river, surrounded by an ancient oak forest, the village of Old Windsor was once the domain of kings and queens. Today this area of natural beauty within castle grounds continues to be a much-loved place for more than just gentry. Traditional English pursuits in Old Windsor’s parklands remain the same today as long ago, where both sports and leisure time are enjoyed on land and water. The aroma of this exhilarating scent is inspired by the timeless facets of eau de cologne, created with a sense of British tradition.
Old Windsor Eau de Cologne exudes English refinement and luxury with a freshness that captures the scents of the great outdoors. Effervescent notes of bergamot and bitter orange precede a herbaceous and subtly floral bouquet of English lavender, verbena and rose. A soothing background of cedarwood and sandalwood create a regal finish to this elegant scent.
Venetian Violet Flower Water: A classic elegant scent of violet with a modern fruity twist.
From the hundreds of varieties found in the Mediterranean, the scent of Italian violet was the first to charm the Crabtree & Evelyn fragrance explorers. In the historic, floating city of Venice, this graceful flower is as enduring as the opulent architecture. Violet decorates the bridges reaching over the canals and resides in paintings and poetry as a symbol of purity and modesty. It patiently waits to be discovered by those with a love of flowers and a true spirit of adventure.
Venetian Violet Flower Water expresses the understated elegance of its romantic past with a sheer, powdery Italian violet note blended with the fruity aroma of lychee, raspberry and peach, with the rich base notes of cedarwood and musk. Discover a classic scent of violet for those with a discerning taste in fragrance.
Old World Jasmine Flower Water: A feminine scent of jasmine with sparkling citrus tones.
The compelling aroma of jasmine, one of the oldest known botanical scents, is a natural addition to a collection that celebrates great perfume ingredients. It’s native to the warm temperate regions of the Old World and arrived in France, Spain and Italy via the Silk Road trading route. Europe quickly adopted this exotically scented, star-shaped white flower as if it were its own.
Become enamored again with the beautifully intense aroma of this classic flower that remains ever fashionable. Old World Jasmine Flower Water balances the distinctive scent of white jasmine with a sparkling citrus signature. The aroma of rich Valencia orange and Meyer lemon adds a sweetly refreshing edge while notes of gardenia, cyclamen and tuberose provide a floral quality that’s fresh, green and very feminine.
Florentine Freesia Flower Water: An enticing scent of freesia blended with elegant fruity floral notes.
The heritage of freesia, a member of the iris family, can be traced to Italy. The white iris was prevalent throughout Florence and became the city’s celebrated symbol. Gardens of grandeur sprang up throughout the land, where iris hosted a kaleidoscope of wonderful botanicals. Freesia’s uplifting fragrance, described as a bouquet of fresh-cut blooms, perfectly interprets the dewy aromas of famous Florentine gardens.
Florentine Freesia is the scented expression of a journey across bridges of gold to the magnificent floral havens surrounding villas and castles from a bygone Renaissance era. The enticing scent of Italian freesia, cyclamen and muguet is blended with Italian orange, crisp pear and noble amber in an elegant fruity-floral composition. Let the senses be romanced by the past while enjoying a refreshingly new interpretation of freesia.
The Heritage Fragrance Collection is available for a limited time at all Crabtree & Evelyn stores. The Eau de Colognes and Flower Waters are R850 each for 100ml.