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Christmas Posting Dates 2019

14 November 2019 18:40:46 GMT

This year's Christmas posting deadline is 14th December. Please place your order on or before this date to receive it in time for Christmas.

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Posted By Adrian Hollister

The Perfume Studio on BBC's Countryfile

6 May 2015 11:58:13 BST

If you're a Wester Ross regular, you might have caught sight of a familiar face on this weekend's Spring Special of BBC Countryfile. Not content with simply showing the changing landscape of spring, or listening to a plethora of springtime sounds, Countryfile's John Craven was also keen to smell the new season unfurling, so he followed his nose up north to "potentially the most remote perfume studio in the world" and popped in for a chat with Adrian!

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Posted By John Clarke

Xmas postal dates

12 October 2014 13:34:18 BST

Just to let you all know that the last posting dates for christmas are as follows Australia,Asia and New Zealand 3rd December Eastern Europe,Canada and America 8th December Western Europe 12th December UK 2nd Class 18th December UK 1st Class 20th December

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Two New Soaps Ready For Summer!

18 June 2014 14:33:33 BST

Now that summer is finally upon us, we're thrilled to announce two new additions to our Loch Ewe Fruit & Floral range!

The Sweet Pink Grapefruit Soap and the Orange & Cinnamon Soap are now available to buy online through our website.

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The History of Perfume

9 December 2013 10:59:20 GMT

It is dark outside. It's definitely morning, but no sign of dawn just yet. Tapputi is already hard at work in the palace laboratory, continuing her work from the previous evening. Her distillation apparatus containing calamus flowers, stems, oil and myrrh has been bubbling away overnight and now was the time to start the lengthy clarification and filtration processes. After separating different parts of the mixture, discarding most it, and sieving the result several times, the aromatic concoction is returned to the still along with some balsam and the fire is rekindled underneath. She stirs the mixture continuously.

When the first rays of sunlight begin to pour into the lab, Tapputi's work is almost done. The time has come to let the fire under the still die down so the apparatus can be cooled. The resulting fragrant liquid is then poured through a filter cloth into flasks. The perfume is ready. Unfortunately for her assistant, the equipment needs to be thoroughly cleaned in order to start the process all over again that evening. Such is the life of a Bronze Age Mesopotamian Perfumer.

Read on to find out how perfume changed the world, and how the world changed perfume!

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