Perfume dialect: Oriental
Top notes: Honey, Green tea
Heart notes: Frangipani, Cedarwood
Base notes: Musks, Vanilla
Ingredients: Alcohol, Parfum, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Limonene, Linalool
Centrepiece is a smooth, sophisticated fragrance that blends its elements so that no particular one stands out. If you try, you might detect the honey, frangipani flowers and cedarwood, with a light, green tea freshness, but we prefer to enjoy it as one lovely aroma.It came into being after a trip to Fortnum & Mason's ice cream parlour, and a stroll around the perfumery. There we met a perfume connoisseur who dropped into the studio a couple of months later, and while we weren't really concentrating, picked out his favourite materials and asked if we could use them to make a perfume: green tea, our honey accord, frangipani and cedarwood. Sarah took those and added extra ice cream fragrances: vanilla, citrus sorbets, a hint of chocolate.When we all sat around the lab benches sniffing it it gave us a gentle feeling of peace, of finding our calm centre in a busy world. So it became Centrepiece.