Shower Collection

I created a Shower Collection because I couldn’t find a luxurious shampoo or conditioner that I trusted, that worked for me, and that smelled amazing. I applied the same principles of our first product, the Botanical Body Cream, to hair care — the healthiest plant-based ingredients with old world and indulgent essential oils for scent and for healing purposes, in shelf-worthy packaging. After a year in the making we are happy with every single ingredient: in how it effects the earth (100% plant-based and biodegradable), in where they are sourced (local, wildcrafted or biodynamic wherever possible), how they are produced (locally in small batches) and how they work together (magic!). We can’t wait for you to try them! - XO Allison

 

Scents

 Art Direction & Florals: Carl Ostberg, Photography: Rachel Topham Photography

Art Direction & Florals: Carl Ostberg, Photography: Rachel Topham Photography

GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS

Inspired by the late 1400’s painting of the same name by Hieronymus Bosch, the scent the ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ collection has grounding notes of the earth (local cedar, sandalwood & rosemary) while taking one into the ethereal and succulent (bergamot). The light floral citrus is layered within the deep herbaceous scent. Earthly pleasures at their finest.

HEAD OF ROSES

We love the weird and surreal at Sangre de Fruta so looked to Dali for inspiration for our Rose scent. With his painting “Head of Roses” from 1935 in mind we looked past the cliches about roses and dove in. True Rose really is a heart-warming oil in aromatherapy. Rose has had a bad reputation in recent decades due to the highly synthesised versions of it in the perfume and beauty industries. We’ve gone back to the roots of perfumery, and we’re using pure Rose oil. We’ve paired it with Sandalwood, a sacred heartwood. Like putting your nose into a rose in the garden, with the added depth and warmth of sandalwood and a nod to the surreal.

 Art Direction & Florals: Carl Ostberg, Photography: Rachel Topham Photography

Art Direction & Florals: Carl Ostberg, Photography: Rachel Topham Photography

 Art Direction & Florals: Carl Ostberg, Photography: Rachel Topham Photography

Art Direction & Florals: Carl Ostberg, Photography: Rachel Topham Photography

Neroli Noir

The Neroli Noir scent was inspired by the rich history of Neroli essential oil. Neroli is made from orange blossoms and named after Anna Maria de La Trémoill, the 17th century Italian princess of Nerola. She bathed in the bitter orange tree essence and used it to perfume her gloves.

More recent history states that the oil  was worn as a scent by prostitutes in Spain to be easily distinguished by prospective clients. Neroli is a euphoric and hypnotic scent with a sensually refreshing and distinctively spicy sweet aroma. 

We’ve blended Neroli and Spikenard, a herb that has a weird and wonderful fragrance, with deep roots in medicine and perfumery.  Neroli Noir is of a darker nature - an homage to the carnal passions of the common folk.