Grossmith is one of the oldest English Perfume Houses, founded in 1835. Betrothal was originally created in 1893 in honour of the royal engagement between Queen Mary and King George. This modern Betrothal, was made in honour of the engagement between HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
Betrothal opens with a burst of lively citrus notes, leading to a ravishing floral bouquet combining Rose de Mai and Jasmine from Grasse. It dries down to a rich sensual base.
Betrothal is a magical, resolutely modern scent with elegance and sophistication. The fragrance – made with the finest materials – is perfectly matched for a contemporary royal love story.
Perfume Shrine on Betrothal: "Betrothal is a floral fragrance, a "floral bouquet" (i.e. a fragrance comprised of several flowery essences) with a citrus opening which blooms into the floral heart of Rose de Mai and jasmine. Working closely with Roja Dove, much like he did for Hasu no Hana, Shem el Nessim, and Phul Nana, Simon Brooke, the owner of the old Grossmith brand, zeroed into the finest ingredients for their relaunched perfumes and therefore on 'Rose de Mai' which is the official name of this rose variety which is specifically grown in the tiny town of Grasse, in France. Heliotrope mixed with ylang ylang and neroli, clean and yet sensuous notes, which recall powder puffs of yore, yet with a modern feel. The formula was inspired by the ingredients and ratios found among the archives of the brand, but the composition is revived to follow modern exigencies."
Grossmith is one of Great Britain's oldest fragrance houses, founded in London in 1835. In 1940, the company had to close due to the war, but after second cousin Simon Brooke accidentally found the handwritten books containing the original formulas years later, he decided to revive the house.
The three iconic scents (Hasu-no-Hana, Phul-Nana, Shem-el-Nessim) were adjusted slightly for the modern world. Next to this beautiful history, Simon and Amanda Brooke also have ambitious plans for the future: thé house for quality, craftsmanship and authenticity.Apart from the classics, their modern fragrances are also appreciated all over the world by perfume lovers who seek luxury, individuality and exclusivity.
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