Our Remarkable Story
Louisa Young, the daughter of Barry Gibson, often spent time in his Victorian perfume laboratory sampling these fabulous fragrances from the past. She asked if she could bring some of the most stunning of these perfumes to the market place with a twist that they be gently revised to reflect today's taste.
'The Art Of The Perfumer' represents the last six years work to create this range which are still rich in pure essential oils but display a richness, warmth and depth often lacking in today's marketplace.
The perfume bottles being hand filled in the workshop.
For the past 30 years, Barry Gibson has researched and recreated some of the most legendary fragrances created in the Victorian era.
The public response to these fragrances was incredible and he was invited to create a perfume for Queen Elizabeth II to present to Queen Sirikit on the occasion of the official State visit to Thailand in 1996. This was a haunting floral of the orchids from high in the rain forests. This was followed shortly by a request by Buckingham Palace to create a perfume for them to present to the Queen for her 70th birthday. This was based on a fabled rose perfume from 1669.
This page is from a catalogue of the early 1800's which represents the type of archive material held.
The laboratory of our perfumer, Barry Gibson, who gained International recognition for his work in recreating the legendary perfumes of the past. He is highly regarded for the recreation of ‘Marechale’ the fabled perfume from 1669. He has also presented perfumes to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her 70th birthday and as gifts to Queen Sirikit of Thailand.
His wonderful perfumes are all handcrafted using time-honoured traditional methods.