Step into our Country Garden this spring…

Welcome to our Country Garden! For our Spring Collection we wanted to paint a picture of stolen moments of relaxation in dappled sunlight within a pretty cottage garden. The English heritage of Ashleigh & Burwood is important to us, so we aimed to create fragrances that reflected the timeless image of an English sunny day in the garden. As Anna our Product Development Manager explains, ‘Every element from fragrances, colours and styling has been crafted and selected to build the picture of a traditional English garden’.

We’re lucky that many of these traditional gardens are still thriving in our local landscape of Surrey. In fact, the photographs of the new collection were taken quite literally in our own back garden at the home of one of the Ashleigh & Burwood team.

At the heart of the collection are classic English garden florals of Peony, Tea Rose and Lavender, elevated into fresh, modern scents. Tempering the florals are green garden favourites such as Garden Mint, Wild Meadow and Herb Garden.

Follow the link below to explore the scents of the Country Garden and find your favourite.

Trend Report: Out of this world…

Our love of space goes all the way back to ancient times, when the Greeks mapped out the constellations of the night sky, and as the excitement over this month’s ‘supermoon’ shows, our passion for the astronomical continues today. The moon isn’t the only celestial body holding our interest, continued exploration of Mars has made headlines throughout 2016. Meanwhile, advancements like British astronaut Tim Peake’s six month-long stay at the International Space Station earlier this year makes the crossing of the ‘final frontier’ seem closer than ever.

However, for the moment we earthbound folk are content to get our space-fix wherever we can. Out of this world tales are currently filling the silver and small screens, and we’re even wearing our starry dreams on our sleeves, as designs emblazoned with celestial details parade down the runway, while clothes featuring NASA’s iconic logo have made a splash on the high street.

Space’s influence has also made its way into our homes, inspiring clean, futuristic interior design schemes, galactic prints and zodiac wall art. A simple way to add a subtle touch of the cosmic, several of our glittering Mosaic Fragrance Lamps also have interstellar inspirations behind their designs.

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November scents

Sandwiched in between Halloween and Christmas, November can feel like a bit of uneventful month in which the nights draw in and the days get colder. However, from beautiful frosty landscapes to cosy evenings in with a warming treat there’s still plenty to love in November. Here are some of the scents that we’d recommend for this month which remind us of everything we love about November.

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Trend Alert: Spirit-ed Scents

Boozy fragrances are now officially en vogue with beauty giants like Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford releasing alcohol-scented perfumes. However, for many of us spending the day wafting around the scent of whisky is not exactly ideal. Another way to incorporate the trend is to bring the scent of spirits into the home, where the smell of the alcohol-inspired fragrance Cognac and Leather adds a relaxed and luxurious air.

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Spooky scents for Hallowe’en

If you’re looking for a Hallowe’en home fragrance that’s a little more unique than the usual pumpkin spice, whipping up your own special scent may be the answer.

Ashleigh and Burwood Fragrance Oils (£2.75 each) can easily be mixed together to create a new, unique fragrance. The finished mix can then be sprinkled on pot pourri or a tissue or placed in an oil burner in order to scent your home.

There are plenty of Fragrance Oils to get creative with and mix into exciting new combinations. Here are a few spooky cocktails we’ve come up with for Hallowe’en…

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Fireplace Envy

As the winter evenings draw in a roaring fireplace is set to become the cosy heart of the home. Fireplaces are the perfect complement to chilly evenings snuggled up in woolly jumpers with a mug of hot chocolate and plenty of marshmallows. We’ve collected some of our favourite fabulous fireplaces that we’re lusting after below, plus some inspiration for decorating for the season ahead!

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Embrace the Autumn!

With a morning chill in the air, conkers on the ground, and Christmas displays already sneaking onto the shelves, it’s hard to deny that the seasons are now officially a-changing. While it’s always hard to say goodbye to the sunny days of summer, there’s still plenty to love about the colder months – from the autumnal beauty of the changing leaves outside to the cosy home comforts within. Here are some of our favourite things to celebrate about autumn.

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