To celebrate their 20th birthday, Liz Earle launched their latest fine fragrance, Botanical Essence No.20 Eau De Parfum. Featuring the most quintessentially beautiful of flowers, this joyful fragrance effortlessly encapsulates the essence of natural sensuality.
Botanical Essence No.20 pays homage to the queen of all flowers, the romantic rose. Inspired by a journey to the sunny plateaus of Isparta, Turkey, to witness the ancient ritual of harvesting the precious Damask rose at daybreak, renowned perfumer Domitille Bertier set out to depict the rose plant in its entirety, fusing three different qualities of rose extract in her final, exquisite blend.
Liz Earle MBE told us, “I’ve had a long-standing love affair with the rose for all my life in beauty – especially the wild, wonderfully scented kind. One of my very favourite ingredients, pure rose oil, is the highly prized gem of perfumery at the heart of Botanical Essence No. 20 – very special indeed.”
Botanical Essence No.20 opens with bright and uplifting top notes of pink pepper, bergamot, rose water and mandarin essential oil. This gives way to Turkish rose absolute which intertwines with surprisingly fresh notes of carrot and jasmine sambac to form the heart of this fine fragrance, symbolising feminine beauty and effortlessly encapsulating a natural sensuality. Finally, amyris, sandalwood and vanilla bean blend to reveal warm and rich intense base notes.
The perfumer Domitille Bertier has always had an exceptional affinity for the world of perfume, her international upbringing and extensive travel has been the perfect olfactive stimulus. Over the years Domitille has honed her technique, never losing sight of the fact that every day she needs to experience new fragrances and scents. She said, “I feel truly connected with Liz Earle Naturally Active, especially the brand’s passion for nature. I use natural extracts as a key starting point for all of my creations, including Botanical Essence No.20 – inspired by a trip to Isparta, Turkey and the stunning rose fields for which the region is famous.”
Ethnobotanist James Wong added, “Roses have been the basis of fine perfumery for millennia. At Liz Earle, we have taken this age old plant and created three different extracts from its precious petals. Blended together, they create a modern, grown-up twist on a familiar favourite that is unlike any other rose scent out there. To me, a single spritz is an instant flashback to walking through rose fields at the height of the Turkish summer.”
As part of Liz Earle’s continued commitment to using natural and plant based ingredients, Botanical Essence No.20 is over 87% naturally derived. The fragrance is housed in a fully recyclable glass bottle of classic design, overlaid with gold lettering and the Liz Earle insignia. A beautiful, delicate rose pink watercolour adorns the outer packaging, inviting investigation of the fragrance within.
Liz Earle Botanical Essence No.20 Eau de Parfum is available from John Lewis, QVC and uk.lizearle.com