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NEW - Discover 'Islay' Eau de Parfum

February 1, 2018

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We are thrilled to introduce to you the latest By Request launch - ‘Islay' Eau de Parfum. The marriage between Floris, the British perfume house, and Kilchoman, Islay’s first new distillery in over a century. Inspired by the tasting notes and deep flavours of the rich amber liquor, as well as the beautiful island itself, Floris x Kilchoman is a nod to the trend for contemporary whisky drinking.

Off the west coast of Scotland, lies the remote island of Islay, described as the Queen of the Hebrides. An outcrop of Scotland where the wind sweeps across the mosslands and rugged gorse and the refreshing sea spray dances across the barley fields.
With its stunning scenery, rich cultural history and world-renowned distilleries producing the finest peaty, smoky whiskies, enjoyed all over the world.

In 2017, Edward Bodenham, 9th generation of British family perfumers Floris, explored this coveted island after developing a scent based around a single peaty fragrance accord.  This exploration led to, ‘Islay’ Eau de Parfum. Floris x Kilchoman is a marriage of Floris, the quintessentially British perfume house, and Kilchoman, Islay’s first new distillery in over a century. Allowing Edward full access to the creation process of Kichoman’s now famed whisky collection created the perfect backdrop to develop a unique and authentic fragrance.

The unisex scent pays homage to the flora of the romantic and isolated Islay and to the wonderful whisky that the Kilchoman family have lovingly produced on the island since 2005. Inspired by the tasting notes and deep flavours of the rich amber liquor, as well as the beautiful island itself, Floris x Kilchoman is a nod to the trend for contemporary whisky drinking.

Islay

Earthy green top notes of galbanum bring to mind the wild, windswept gorse hedgerows of Islay complimented by bergamot highlighting the Machir Bay whisky’s initial citrus character. Orris adds a smooth and soft floral note found in the ‘100% Islay’ whisky blend whilst adding balance to the rich, rugged peaty accord of cade oil and patchouli which is a prominent facet of the scent, representing the signature peaty note of both the ‘Machir Bay’ and ‘100% Islay’ blends. Amber brings a glowing warmth and a soft fruitiness, whilst cedarwood adds extra character and depth interpreting the important process of the whisky’s maturing casks within the final distillation. Finally the deep base notes of musk, sandalwood and vanilla add a satisfying warmth, longevity and roundness to the fragrance.

Islay

Eau de Parfum - £180/100ml

Floris Private Collection Fragrance Family: Woody

Top Notes: Galbanum, Bergamot, Light Smoke

Heart Notes: Orris, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Amber

Base Notes: Musk, Sandalwood, Vanilla

The collaboration between Floris and Kilchoman, both independent, family-run British companies, is a marriage of shared passions, heritage and beautiful craftsmanship. Heritage has been an important element of the partnership. Many of the Floris fragrances were designed to evoke the stories and experiences of the Floris family, with every scent created in-house using traditional artisan perfumery techniques and personally approved by perfumery director, Edward Bodenham, who learnt his craft as a boy from his grandfather. Likewise, Anthony Wills, the founder and managing director of the Kilchoman Distillery Co Ltd., chose Islay as the location for the distillery due to his deep love and passion for the island, having had family who owned an estate there for 60 years. The two companies also share a penchant for fine craftsmanship. The process of making perfume and whisky are both beautiful and magical in their own right and each requires the same dedication, time and craft but has rarely been explored together – until now.

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