WIN a signed bottle of Marina Barcenilla Spring Rain!

Multi-award winning natural perfumer Marina Barcenilla is something of a fragrant wonder. In 2011 she launched The Perfume Garden, a small artisan perfumery based in Glastonbury. With a collection of six oil-based perfumes – alongside a selection of body oils, bath salts and sugar scrubs, originally blended to order – she has since seen her passion turn into an industry-acclaimed fragrance house.

Marina’s vision was for a return to more traditional ways of creating perfume, but infused with the elegance, passion and lightness of touch that only the finest ingredients and the poetic soul of an artistic perfumer can produce…

As founder and perfumer, she wanted to be involved in every aspect of the perfume creation process, from sourcing rare and precious aromatic essences from around the world to blending fragrances by hand in her own perfume studio, based in Glastonbury.

Marina is a dear friend to The Perfume Society, and we have so enjoyed watching her blossom! Very generously, Marina has granted our VIP club members 20% off any 30ml bottle of fragrance purchased online during August. Go here to claim your discount code.

Not only that, but Marina is giving one lucky person a the opportunity to WIN a signed bottle of her beautiful Spring Rain perfume!

Just enter your details below and the bottle of Marina Barcenilla Spring Rain perfume could be yours.

About that prize…it just happens to be their most cooling, delightfully luscious scent – SO perfect for the warm weather!

The Story: Your soul awakens as the whisper of a thousand new leaves announces the season. Blades of green grass, brilliant amongst the carpet of crocuses and daffodils, invites a moment of quiet reflection. A dawn chorus, accompanied by the caress of Spring Rain, softens your horizon and brings with it the promise of a new beginning.

The Description: Fresh and aromatic. An herbaceous elegance harmonises with a silent rose before a bed of tree moss, frankincense and white soft woods provides complexity and body to this effervescent creation.

The Notes: Bergamot mint, rosemary, leaf alcohol, lavender, geranium, rose, blood orange, lemon, nagarmotha, cabreuva wood, Indian frankincense and treemoss.

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Prize Draw Terms & Conditions

Winner will be chosen at random after the prize draw closes on September 1st 2018. There is no cash alterative to this prize. The prize can only be shipped within the UK, and Marina Barcenilla will post the bottle of Spring Rain to the prize-draw winner by the end of September 2018.

Your exclusive 20% VIP discount at Marina Barcenilla!

For the month of August we’re showcasing the incredible (multi-award-winning!) talents of natural perfumer, Marina Barcenilla.

VIP Club Members can enjoy a generous 20% Discount on any 30ml fragrance from the Marina Barcenilla Parfums range when they buy online. Just make sure you use the code PERFUMEVIP at the checkout!

Explains Marina: ‘All my creations are inspired by personal experiences that I love to share – so all of the fragrances are accompanied by short stories that describe the inspiration behind them. I hope that these stories will help you to discover the soul of my perfumes – and that they speak to you in the same way that they speak to me.’

With all the awards, plus an ever-growing number of fragrant fans, they’re definitely speaking to us! Marina sources rare and precious aromatic essences from around the world, expertly blending fragrances by hand in her own perfume studio in Glastonbury.

Now is the perfect time to discover how elegant and passionate all-natural fragrances can be, and you couldn’t find a better introduction than trying these. Just visit their site and shop away – simply enter PERFUMEVIP at checkout to gain your exclusive 20% discount!

Learn all about Chypres – from a multi-award-winning natural perfumer

We’re delighted to unveil a very special upcoming even with Marina Barcenilla – a perfumer who’s creating quite the stir in the perfume world, with a small West Country artisan perfumery – notching up an impressive tally of Awards. Her vision? ‘To create the finest fragrances using what nature has to offer’ – and thereby ‘rediscover the soul of perfume’.
This intimate evening with is the latest in our series of Perfume Society events and workshops – and we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment…
Fragrance Foundation Award-winning natural perfumer Marina Barcenilla will be delving into the world of Chypres to reveal: what exactly is a Chypre fragrance? Who launched the first Chypre? What makes up a Chypre accord, and what notes are commonly found in this most sophisticated of fragrance families? All these questions – and more will be answered by Marina in this fun and fascinating fragrance workshop.
Marina Barcenilla is a natural perfumer with awards for many of her creations. In 2016 she won the coveted Fragrance Foundation Award for Best New Independent Fragrance with her scent, India, and in 2017 won a second Award for Black Osmanthus. Marina’s decision to use nature-derived ingredients in fragrances (some of which she will share with us at the event) stems from a love of the complexity of natural aromas. Marina teaches Natural Perfumery Workshops at her studio in Glastonbury regularly, but this is a unique opportunity to meet her in London.
Expect to walk away with not only a nose full of wonderful smells – but a better understanding of one of the most ravishing fragrance families.
Guests will take home a goody bag with small samples kits of the main materials covered in the evening, and will be offered a generous 20% discount on all Marina Barcenilla products on the night. 
Tickets are £30 to subscribers and their guests  

DATE: Thursday 26th October 2017
VENUE: 34 King Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8SB
TIMES: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Once purchased, tickets are refundable up to 48 hours prior to the event