perfume Gallery + Maker's stories

There’s nothing quite like envisaging and realising your fragrant vision. The sweet possibilities are endless. You can be as complex, single-minded or experimental as you like. That’s the whole point.

EPC is very proud to have curated hundreds of original and unique creations that you can’t find anywhere else. This gallery shows a few of scented visions bottled.

You can smell some of the creations at the Lab. Every other months, we display a fragrance made at EPC that has a true creative edge, is balanced and could easily compete with some of the mainstream fragrances.

 

London Tears

By Lynette, in Dalston, London, December 2016

What was the inspiration behind the fragrance you created? 

I wanted to create something that could embody juxtapositions, complexities and contradictions with depth and emotion as well as have both masculine and feminine aspects.

What was your first ever fragrance and what does it reminds you of? 

This will definitely give away my age but I was 13 when Love's Baby Soft was released and we were all obsessed with it.  I'm so thankful my taste has evolved and changed since then!!  I haven't smelled it in many years but I'm sure if I did it would remind me of the 70's and Led Zeppelin, Queen and The Eagles!

What is your favourite smell from everyday life?

This is a tough one because my everyday life includes smelling lots of candle fragrances (lucky me)  But aside from that it would probably be a toss up between the smell of coffee when waking up at the cabin in the mountains or the orange trees blossoming in the desert at night.

Lynette lives in California and works in the candle industry where she consults for brands and explores her passion for fragrances.

 

Maya'S

By Maya, in Holborn, London, April 2016

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Maya Selway is a jewel designer and crafts unique pieces of jewellery in her studio in Cockpit Arts.

What was the inspiration behind the fragrance you created?

The smell of a handbag in my childhood dressing up box.

What was your first ever fragrance and what does it reminds you of?

Coco, I still where it and it smells like home.

What is your favourite smell from everyday life? 

Tomatoes on the vine.

 

Vetiver on the Rock

By Christian, Islington, London, Oct 2016

Christian's fragrance is a crisp and salty vetiver with a citrus cocktail including mandarin, bergamot, grapefruit and petitgrain, a floral heart of tuberose with aquatic accents and a warm blend of vetiver, sandalwood and white moss.

 

Tryst

By Adrian, Shoreditch House, London, June 2016

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Adrian Fernand is a writer and 'global sensation'. Adrian writes novels and travels the world with his partner & artist Jake Kuit.

What was the inspiration behind the fragrance you created?

I chose to create something that had a sense of intrigue: the idea of a tryst, of a stolen kiss; to remain refreshing with layered complexity.

What was your first ever fragrance and what does it reminds you of?

I used to concoct fragrances when I was younger using a mixture of my father’s terrible 80s perfumes; I pity anyone who had to be in the same room with me! The first I bought for myself was Egoïste by Chanel. For me it’s strong masculine smell with an unforgettable advertising campaign. 

What is your favourite smell from everyday life? 

I’m obligated to say I love the smell of books, but churned butter is something that returns me to my childhood. It reminds me of my mother baking cheesecakes before dinner parties.

 

Orange Leather

By Jordan, in Marylebone, London, July 2016

Jordan created Orange Leather based on an accord of wood and leather including cedarwood, sandalwood and amber notes refreshed on the top with touches of orange and watery notes. 

 

 

 

Leather fragrance
 

Mykonos

By Holly, in Bethnal Green, London, Aug 2016

Holly works in a creative agency in London and is passionate about fragrances. 

What was the inspiration behind the fragrance you created?

I wanted to create an uplifting fragrance that evoked the spirit of Mykonos. Something bright and sexy, that had the sense of the sparkling water, warm golden skin and suntan oil from a day on the beach and the heady fragrance of flowers hanging over the white-washed alleyways at dusk.

What was your first ever fragrance and what does it reminds you of?

Colors of Benetton in the late 80s. It reminds me of laughing hysterically with my friends on school coach trips!

What is your favourite smell from everyday life? 

My favourite smell is tomato leaves. It reminds me of helping my Grandad in his greenhouse when I was a little girl.

 

P.D Moon

By Desiree, in Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire, July 2016

Desiree designed P.D Moon as a creamy floral aqueous fragrance made with a blend of blackcurrant, jasmine, orange blossom and almond, sandalwood and musk.

 

 

 

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