The fragrances we use in Nota Bene Wares scented goods are composed entirely in-house, using only natural essential oils and botanical extracts. They are inspired by the smells of English life past and present, and are designed to offer an olfactory re-imagination of warming woodland bonfires, fragrant Christmas pomanders, the cold stone and cut herbs of the still room or a brush past the scented leaves of the parlour geranium.
Our scents are both simple and complex, and like all honest, natural products will develop and evolve when used. They are not strong nor overpowering, creating a more natural experience of fragrance- imagine catching a whiff of wood smoke carried on a breeze or the accidental but harmonious smell when an old wooden drawer, filled with the roots and resins of an old apothecary, is opened.
All of our scented goods are hand made in small batches, employing only natural, vegetable ingredients and are laboriously hand wrapped using tactile letterpress-printed labels.