Delicious fish and chips, warming cups of tea and rolling countryside hills are just some things that come to mind when I think about Britain. One thing that doesn’t always pop into my head is the best perfumes. You see, when I think of fragrances, my mind tends to wander to France and beyond, but did you know that Britain is home to some of the best perfume brands on the market?
”Fragrance is still dominated by France, and for good reason—they have a long history of amazing perfumers and fragrance production,” says Ruth Mastenbroek, founder of Ruth Mastenbroek Perfumer London. “We have so much amazing natural beauty on our British shores, and it is this perspective that I feel British perfumery can bring to the world. I am inspired by my surroundings and family connections who originate from across the British Isles; a Welsh mother, Irish grandmother, English father and Scottish ancestors. I feel compelled to tell the story of my own life experiences and to conjure this up through unexpected and original fragrances” she explains.