The Lion Cupboard 30ml EDP

The Lion Cupboard 30ml EDP


The Lion Cupboard 30ml EDP

The Lion Cupboard Story

If we've met, you'll know this, but I'll tell it again just in case.

I wrote a novel about someone who makes scents that remind her clients of happy times, then set off making the ones I'd described in the book. So when family and friends asked how the novel was going I'd tell them about the perfume. My sister Ruth, who sings the way you hope angels do, just said, "Make me the lion cupboard".

The lion cupboard is the Victorian carved cabinet where my dad kept his gloves, hats and scarves. He died in 2002, without time to say goodbye, and when Ruth visited the house she would open the cupboard doors and breathe the scent of a hug from our dad. (Then my mother cleaned it out and banished his things because she found them too upsetting to live with.) So I knew exactly what my sister wanted. It took us three goes, and now we have it.

The Lion Cupboard has mint, citrus fruits and lavender up top, as he liked his tooth powder and traditional Eau de Cologne. Lots of woods, helichrysum, aniseed, juniper berry (as he liked an occasional gin and tonic), patchouli for a dark chocolaty depth. So it's become the scent of the hug you'd get when you'd meet on the train station.

Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Parfum, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Cinnamal, Eugenol, Benzyl Cinnamate, Citronellol.

Quantity:  at  £40.00  each

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