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Fragrance Stories

We have been capturing the delicate fragrance of flowers for 250 years, inspired by their incredible beauty and strength, just like the generations of women who have been wearing them. In celebration of what has been at the heart of Yardley London, we bring you the story behind some of our inspirational florals.

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English Lavender

Lavender is well renowned for its relaxing effects, symbolising healing and rejuvenation. Yardley London's English Lavender fragrance evokes these same soothing properties by combining citrusy bergamot and warming clary sage with calming English Lavender, containing the highest quality Lavandula Angustifolia, harvested from the fields of Southern England.

Fragrance Notes
  • Top Notes: Bergamot and clary sage
  • Heart Notes: English Lavender, eucalyptus, geranium, jasmine, chamomile and violet
  • Base Notes: Wood, vanilla and patchouli
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English Rose

The pink rose is a flower and fragrance that is loved by women the world over, with Rose Oil being one of the most widely-used oils used in perfumery. Yardley London's modern rose fragrance is also a firm favourite, with its refreshingly light citrus and rose top notes and warming base notes. Truly a scent to delight all, try our English Rose fragrance and bath & body products, which make an ideal treat or the perfect gift for any occasion.

Fragrance notes
  • Top Notes: Citrus, Rose, Tea Accord
  • Heart Notes: Rose bud, magnolia, violet and cassis
  • Base Notes: Patchouli and musks
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Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley only blooms for one month in May in England, and whilst the oil cannot be extracted from the flower, our perfumers have created a fragrance blend in our Lily of the Valley range inspired by this most beautiful, delicate floral.

Fragrance notes
  • Top Notes: Pear Accord
  • Heart Notes:Lily and Freesia Accord, Green Notes, Violet
  • Base Notes: Musk
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April Violet

Yardley London wanted to develop a fragrance as pretty, sweet and everlasting as the violet flower. With its clean green and sensual top notes, warming into a heart of orris, mimosa, rose and white peach, our April Violets Eau de Toilette and Bath & Body range is Spring in a bottle.

Fragrance Notes
  • Top Notes: Violet leaves and citrus fruits
  • Heart Notes: Orris, mimosa, rose and white peach
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, vanilla and powdery notes
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Blossom & Peach

Symbolic of new beginnings, when the blossom trees bloom in the Spring, the air is transformed with its soft, sweet, musky floral scent. Yardley London has tried to encapsulate this very moment with cherry blossom flower notes blending with refreshing sweet peach flower to reveal a spicy, fruity floral scent in our new Blossom & Peach fragrance.

Fragrance Notes
  • Top Notes: Mandarin, Cherry Blossom, Lemon, Pink Pepper, Cassis
  • Heart Notes:Rose, Peach, Lilac, Geranium
  • Base Notes: Patchouli, Woods, Amber, Musk
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Freesia & Bergamot

The combination of Freesia and Bergamot is said to provide protection, prosperity and happiness, values that we have tried to emulate with our Freesia & Bergamot fragrance that is refreshing and uplifting, bursting with citrus notes such as bergamot, lemon, mandarin and softened with freesia, ginger and pepper.

Fragrance Notes
  • Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Mandarin, Freesia, Cypress and Lavender
  • Heart Notes: Freesia, Muguet, Ginger and Pepper
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, Musk, Olibanum and Amber Crystals
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Bluebell & Sweetpea

Spring has become synonymous with English woodlands scattered with the violet-blue buds of bluebells, now a protected species in the UK. When combined with Sweet Pea, otherwise known as the 'Queen of Annuals', the combination is a beautifully light, sweet fragrance, as precious as the Bluebell itself, and ideal for day-wear or as a spring and summer scent.

Fragrance Notes
  • Top Notes: Citrus, Bergamot, Lemon, Cassis, Peach, Pepper
  • Heart Notes: Bluebell, Rose, Lily of the Valley, Sweet pea
  • Base Notes: Musk, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Amber, Vanilla
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Poppy & Violet

The Poppy seed has a warming, earthy and sometimes spicy scent. The new Yardley London Poppy & Violet fragrance is softened with the sweet notes of violet flowers for a truly sensual experience.

Fragrance Notes
  • Top Notes: Citrus, Bergamot, Lemon, Cassis, Peach, Pepper
  • Heart Notes: English Poppy, Rose, Violet
  • Base Notes: Cedarwood, Moss, Cashmere, Musk
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Ingredients stories

Since the discovery of the highest quality English Lavender in the 1930's, Yardley London has endeavoured to formulate products with only the best ingredients and from sustainable sources where possible.

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Celebrating 250 years of expertise in fragrance

We're turning 250 this year. Discover Yardley London's vast and varied story, which started in the 1600's.

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