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Big Autumn Garden Tidy Up

September heralds the start of autumn and a time when, as a nation, we begin the annual task of giving our gardens a thorough tidy up before the cold weather sets in, working hard to create a winter garden to be proud of the whole season through!

THINGS TO DO

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From raking up the leaves and mowing the lawn for the last time, to tidying up perennial borders and planting out spring time bulbs, it’s definitely worth making the effort now to spruce up your garden so it will look pristine throughout the winter months. It will also make a big difference come spring, as you’ll have a great head start and can just get on with planting out your new garden flowers, plants and shrubs. Why not try growing some winter vegetables? Onions, shallots and garlic can be planted in autumn and are hardy enough to withstand even the coldest of winters (although investing in a fleece to keep any hard frost off is recommended). They’ll virtually look after themselves – then by summer they will be ready for gathering and using in your own home cooking for a true taste of the good life!

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PROTECT YOUR HANDS

But all this hard work and garden maintenance can take its toll on your hands, so after a busy day of clearing, weeding and pruning, be sure you make time to treat your hands and nails to some much-needed therapy to help, cleanse, repair and soothe them.

RHS Natural Gardeners TherapyOur beautifully fragrant RHS Natural Gardener’s Therapy soap bar, exfoliating hand wash and nourishing hand cream, enriched with Shea butter and Keratin, are ideal for helping to moisturise and replenish tired hard-working hands – [click here to shop the RHS Natural Gardeners Therapy range]

AUTUMN GARDENING TOP TIPS

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As an avid gardener, my five top tips for tidying a garden would have to be;
1. Invest in a good set of gardening gloves to protect your hands
2. Sweep up fallen leaves from your lawn, paths and borders
3. Tidy borders by removing dead leaves from perennials, dig up any weeds and add a layer of compost or manure over the soil to insulate and feed your plants through the cold months
4. Mow your grass for the last time, with the mower blades set to their highest position
5. Trim lawn edging as nothing looks nicer than neatly edged lawn!

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The RHS have lots of helpful gardening tips and advice too, on how best to get your garden ready for the Winter. So, whether you have a small patio, an urban retreat or an established country garden now is the time to get inspired and start your BIG autumn tidy up … [https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice]

Have fun gardening!
Bekki Griffiths
Keen gardener and advocate of [RHS Natural Gardener’s Therapy Hand & Nail Cream]
(Head of Marketing at Bronnley)


COMPETITION

Win our RHS Natural Gardeners Therapy collection worth £50!

Simply complete the form below and one winner will be selected at random from all entries on Monday 1st October.

 

Win RHS Gardeners
Prize includes:
1x Exfoliating Hand Wash
1x Moisturising Hand Lotion
1x Relaxing Bath Soak
1x Hand Soap Collection
1x 50ml Hand & Nail Cream

Terms & Conditions:
Closing date for entries is 11.59pm, Sunday 30th September 2018 (GMT). Entries placed after this date and time will not be included in the prize draw. Entrants must be over 18 and a resident of the UK. The winner will be selected at random. Prizes will only be sent to addresses in the UK.
The prizes are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative available. Bronnley reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value or to terminate, amend, extend or shorten the promotional period at any time and without notice.
Your personal data will be treated in confidence by H Bronnley & Co UK Limited and will not be disclosed to any other parties for their marketing purposes unless opted in.
All entry instructions form part of these terms and conditions. By entering this promotion, all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by them.
The promoter of this prize draw is H Bronnley & Co UK Limited. For details of the winner’s name and county please email [email protected]

Summer Travel

Travelling can often mean leaving many of your homely luxuries behind… Thanks to Bronnley, that doesn’t mean you have to be without your favourite perfumes, soaps and hand creams! Here at Bronnley, we’ve made it easy to take your favourite fragrances away with you…

Citrus Handcreams

Rejuvenating Hand Creams

Hot weather and sandy beaches can cause hands to become dry and rough, so our collection of hand creams are enriched with soothing shea butter to help replenish moisture. Our 50ml hand creams are a perfectly sized travel companion for revitalising tired hands. Ideal for popping in your wash bag or handbag, they are also suitable for air travel as they’re below the restriction limit.

Eclectic Elements Rollerballs

Rollerball EDTs

Compact and easy to use, rollerball fragrances are great for light travellers. Just roll on your pulse points for an instant fragrance refresh. They’re perfectly sized to keep in a small clutch or handbag and, as they’re 9ml, you can pack in your hand luggage too. Now on offer at 3 for 2, it’s the perfect chance to mix and match and find your new travel buddy!

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Travel Friendly Soaps

Luggage space can be extremely limited when travelling, but that shouldn’t be a reason to leave your favourite soap behind. Small reminders of home are ideal for keeping stress levels down and any symptoms of homesickness at bay. Our individual soaps are perfect for popping into a wash bag, plus we have a dinky 50g Rose soap if you’re travelling extra light. Now there’s no excuse to leave behind your favourite classic British scents, even when travelling abroad!

Did You Know…?

Citrus fragrances can repel pesky insects, so try using Bronnley’s Citrus Collection throughout the summer as a fragrant addition to your insect repellent routine.

Wedding Fragrances

As any bride prepares for her big day, choice of perfume may not always be the first thing that comes to mind. But, knowing how closely related smell is to our memories, it makes perfect sense to choose unforgettable new wedding fragrances which will later become one of the most romantic and sensual triggers that invoke fond memories of the occasion for years to come.

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Choosing The Perfect Daytime Scent

A light, fruity floral, like Pink Peony and Rhubarb, is the perfect choice for the day, as the freshness and airiness complement the dreamy, radiant atmosphere. Such soft, pretty fragrances accompany the delicacy of the wedding flowers, exuding love and romance throughout the whole day.

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Evening Scents To Make A Lasting Impression

If an outfit change is planned for the evening of the wedding day, then with it, a bride should perhaps consider a change of perfume too. Mysteriously elegant tones add depth and complexity to carry the bride into a night of happiness, held in the loving embrace of her new husband’s arms long into the starry night. Grown up but still youthful, she needs a fragrance which plays on the bounds between sophistication and innocence – Iris & Wild Cassis is romantic, confident and daring.


Mother of the Bride

Fragrances for the Mother of the Bride

Classic floral fragrances are an ideal choice for the Mother of the Bride, with an assured central note which has been ever-so-slightly warmed with sparkling white musk, soft amber or light woody notes. Matching dress colours with fragrances can be elegant and fun; pair blues and purples with notes of Lavender, complement oranges and reds with Freesia, and harmonise shades of white with Orchid or Lily of the Valley.

 

Wedding Groom

Cologne for the Groom or Best Man

Wedding fragrances for men should be sophisticated and rich, but they also need to remain light and fresh so not to overpower the bride’s perfume. James Bronnley is perfect, its sensual citrus notes will keep the fragrance exciting to reflect the buzz of the big day, whilst its woody base maintains a refined composure, perfect for any proud gentleman who’s about to wed the woman of his dreams.

So, whether you’re the bride to be, the nervously excited groom or an esteemed wedding guest, take a look at our extensive collection of stunning fragrances, each brought to life with their own scent story to help you find the most fitting fragrance to help make it a day to remember!

An Alternative Easter Treat

To eat chocolate or not to eat chocolate … that is the question!

Easter, a time of bouncy baby lambs, cute tiny chicks, spring bulbs and… hundreds of calorie’tastic chocolate eggs and warm, buttery hot cross buns!

I do love all of these Eastery elements, but the thought of devouring more chocolate so soon after Christmas feasting, is a little too much for me to bare! Especially when I’ve only just got my body to come to terms with its new year kick-start and a new non-bad food lifestyle!!

Easter Eggs

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Although Easter goes as far back as being a Pagan festival of new life, the gifting of edible chocolate eggs was in fact introduced many, many years later. Chocolate eggs were first introduced in the UK some 140 years ago and since their launch, this Easter past-time has rapidly grown in popularity, with a staggering 80 million chocolate Easter eggs now being sold each year!

Non-Chocolate Easter Treats

Recently though, there has been a trend to towards giving healthier, non-chocolate gifts to celebrate this seasonal festival of life… which this year I think I will opting for too; papier-mache painted eggs, fabric bunting, straw Easter bonnets, an egg-shaped soap which smells just as divine as chocolate!!

Yes, Bronnley have a set of limited edition egg-shaped soaps which, with their hand painted springtime scenes, are a true celebration of Easter.

Designed by Northamptonshire based wildlife artist Christie Lloyd, these keepsake tins feature an adorable lamb, bunny and duckling. Each tin contains a luxuriously triple-milled fragranced Orchid soap, which is enriched with moisturising shea butter.

Why not collect or buy all three as an Easter gift? They’re available in our Spring shop for a limited time only!

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Christie, an established wildlife artist, loves to paint the animals she sees on her farm including rabbits, ducklings, lambs and the occasional wood mouse! With such a perfect location to capture the new-born additions of Spring, we though Christie would be the ideal artist to commission our 2018 Easter Eggs designs and we’re absolutely thrilled with the finished paintings. Everyone here at Bronnley has their own favourite character – which is yours?!
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Easter Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for more alternative Easter gifts, our range of spring-inspired fragrances make for the perfect Easter treat. Our RHS Orchard Blossom fragrance is a celebration of apple orchards bursting into bloom, and our Citrus Collection is perfect for adding zing and freshness to your home. For more ideas, click here to shop our Easter Gifts!

Spring Fragrance Detox

Get set for Spring!

Spring the perfect time for a new you, starting a-fresh and banishing the Winter blues. There are so many ways of having a Spring detox, from dusting off the juicer and getting that morning run in, a spring clean, clearing out your wardrobe or introducing a fresh, new fragrance to your collection.

UPLIFTING FRAGRANCES FOR SPRING

As seasons and trends change, a fragrance update or refresh can be just as invigorating as a new wardrobe or resolution. With heady fragrances rich in dark fruits and warming spices taking us through the festive season and winter months, Spring is the perfect time to introduce uplifting, invigorating scents to enliven the senses!
Citrus Fragrances

CITRUS SCENTS

Citrus notes are renowned for being uplifting, but also help clear the mind, help us feel optimistic as well as providing a much-needed essence of cleanliness and refresh. Pair these with their perfect companion, a tenacious or classic floral and you instantly have an elegant, mood uplifting fragrance to pull you through the last weeks of winter.

SELF-CARE SPRINGTIME

Our Citrus collection takes you through a library of the most iconic and mood enhancing Citrus notes, with our Lime and Bergamot encompassing two of the most refreshing notes. Starting at just £5 for a luxury triple milled soap, why not try a little self-indulgence and introduce a naturally uplifting scent to your daily routine and fragrance wardrobe?

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ENERGISING CITRUS SMOOTHIE

Help keep colds away with this delicious smoothie recipe – packed with vitamin C and iron, it makes a perfect breakfast drink to get you through your day!

Ingredients:
1 Orange (peeled, seeds removed)
1 Lemon (peeled, seeds removed)
1 Peach (peeled, stone removed)
2 Carrots (peeled)
4 Spinach Leaves
350ml Almond Milk

Simply blend all the ingredients together to unlock the energy-boosting natural sugars!

Bath Time Treats

BATH TIME TREATS & SPA LIKE RETREATS…

With all the stresses of day-to-day life, our Marketing Assistant Beth looks at ways to relax after a long day, and how to run the perfect bath to unwind.

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TIME TO WIND BACK AND RELAX

With winter now fully upon us, there’s never been a better time to cosy up and enjoy some well-deserved ‘me time’… !

Turn the heating on, unpack your warm winter jumpers, spend evenings snuggled under a blanket watching your favourite film or reading a good book and last but by no means least… be sure to treat yourself to a long luxurious bath time experience.

TOP BATH TIME RITUAL TIPS

Bath Time TreatsI love bath times and taking time out to pamper myself, from knee deep bubbles and softly flickering candles to fluffy towels and heavenly scented body lotions, here’s my guide to creating the perfect night-time bathing retreat…

1. For me preparation is key, so first pop your pjs and a big fluffy towel on a radiator to warm. Light a beautifully scented candle to create a relaxing spa feel and dim the lights to soften your mood.
2. Pop in the bath plug and pour bubble bath under running water; for me it’s not a question of whether to add bubbles, but more a question of how much to add… and I like lots of bubbles, so I add oodles…
3. Once your bath is run there’s nothing left to do but to get in and enjoy it for as long as you like whilst listening to some favorite music, enjoying a good read or just closing your eyes and relaxing – an accompanying cup of tea or glass of prosecco are of course completely optional!
4. When you’re all washed and revitalizing, dry yourself off, apply lashings of moisturizing body butter, then spritz all over with your favorite fragrance.
5. Finally slip into those cosy warm pjs and get yourself to bed… zzzzzzzzzz…

BATH TIMES NEVER SMELT SO GOOD!

Bath Time Treats

We’re super excited about the launch of our new Eclectic Element luxury scented candles and divine body butters.

The candles are the perfect addition to any bath time and provide up to 45 hours of fragrance enjoyment… don’t stay in the bath that long though as your toes will be super shriveled!

And, the body butters are so rich and indulgent, they’re definitely an after bath moisturising must have; enriched with moringa oil they’ll leave your skin feeling silky soft and smelling divine.

TOP TIP: To make a fragrance last is to moisturize your skin first with a good body cream, so apply our Eclectic Elements body butter before you spritz the matching EDT and you’ll smell gorgeous all day long.

Enjoy the bubbles…
Beth Pickett
Self-confessed bath time addict & Marketing Assistant at Bronnley

The Creation of an Iconic Iris

The Creation of an Iconic Iris

Iris & Wild Cassis

Creating a striking, modern painting that portrays the personality of a fragrance is an artform, and something our chosen contemporary collection artist, Helen Campbell does so spectacularly. Helen is quite a unique botanical artist, putting a modern twist on a classic floral that captures the delicacy of the flower whilst at the same time being amazingly impactful.

Below you can see the fabulous journey the Iris painting went through to reach the final image for the Iris & Wild Cassis collection.

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We asked Helen a few questions on how she paints and created the beautiful Iris painting:

Helen Campbell – Botanical Artist & Illustrator

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How long did it take to paint the Iris?
The full painting took a couple of weeks, leaving time for layers to dry and working with the design and marketing team to really capture the depth of the fragrance.

What challenges did you come across?
My main challenge was making the iris appear translucent, it is important that it looked as though the light was shining through the layers of the petals.

How do you make your paintings look so lifelike and to jump off the page?
Careful observation and understanding of the floral structure is key to making the illustration look lifelike and 3D. Noticing the difference in the colours and tonal contrast across each part of the flower is key. It is something that comes with experience, but with practise you can begin to use light and shade to build up the structure of the floral detail.

What brushes do you paint in?
I generally use three size sable spotter brush for all of my paintings. I have developed a very special technique that I teach my students in order to create many layers without the painting going muddy and to keep the form of the flower.

When do you paint?
I tend to paint in the mornings, normally starting quite early, I’m definitely more alert and refreshed at that time and the lighting is usually a little better!

How do you get into the ‘zone’ for painting?
I am always in the zone! I am so lucky to be able to have one of my passions as my work which of course helps drive my motivation. I do find listening to music (I particularly love Miles Davis, from his album ‘kind of blue’) helps hugely!

Summer Travel Tips

HELLO SUNSHINE!

Summer is finally here, so we’ve come up with our top tips for that perfect getaway! Whether it’s a city mini break or two weeks in paradise, with friends, family or solo, our holiday travel tips will make sure you arrive in the sunshine in style!

STYLISHLY SECURE

Style out your luggage and make it yours! Get a statement luggage tag to house your key details and wrap some ribbon or an old scarf to make your case recognisable.
Remember to pack the all-important multi use bag if you are limited on space! It can keep your valuables and money safe during your flight and double up as a cute clutch for evenings.

REFRESH

Enliven with uplifting fragrance throughout your flight and refresh just before you land with a Eclectic Elements rollerballs, perfect to apply discretely in flight with “no spray”. (Our favourites are the fruity Cosmic Bloom and refreshing Citrine Lagoon). You will be holiday-ready as soon as you step off the plane!
Catch some Zzzzzz’s for an instant refresh, take a pretty eye mask on board to help block out the crowded place (and kids!) for the recommended 20 minute nap time.

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HYDRATE

Hydrate as much as possible before, during after your flight. Even the shortest flight can dehydrate you and your skin. The Aerospace Medical Association suggests about eight ounces of water every hour you’re in the air to balance hydration. Keep skin moisturised with our Citrus Hand and Nail Creams, enriched with linden extract and pro vitamin B5, they help soften and lock in moisture.

PREP & PROTECT

Protect your skin against those harsh rays with a minimum factor 30 and 50 for the face (remember protecting doesn’t stop tanning!) Pins looking a little pasty? Begin prepping skin two weeks prior to your holiday with a good exfoliator and get a head start with a gradual fake tan to build up a ‘legs out’ glow.
….And don’t forget the shades – the bigger the better to precept the delicate eye area. The perfect excuse to treat yourself to a pair at the duty free!

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BEACH ESSENTIALS

Keep it simple with key essentials to take you from beach to bar and sightseeing to dinner. A kaftan is the perfect way to cover up from the peak heat sun, and stylishly change up your outfit, style with twisting your hair up into a messy bun to feel like you have changed up your style for the evening.   Keep a small Eau Fraiche in your bag to refresh throughout the day and mask the scent of sunscreen, along with a refreshing facial mist to add much needed moisture to skin.
We would love to hear about your amazing breaks and if you have any more tips for travel!
Discover our summer fragrance range – save 1/3 for a limited time (June 2017) and our summer travel-friendly essentials

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

British garden inspiration

With the weather (hopefully!) starting to feel like summer 2017 is on its way, it’s the perfect time to plan some days out to enjoy late-Spring, early-Summer blooms in some of Britain’s wonderful gardens and woodland.

Here are a few ideas to inspire you…

Admire the bluebells

There’s still plenty of time to join the Big Bluebell Watch, take a look and add your own bluebells to the Woodland Trust map. National Trust property, Blickling Estate in Norfolk, will be turning blue on the Bank Holiday weekend (27 May) to celebrate the bluebell season.

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In Derbyshire, Chatsworth House will be welcoming the RHS for the debut of what is set to be an amazing and innovative show – RHS Chatsworth bursts into bloom in June (7-11). Hot on the heels of RHS Chelsea, Chatsworth looks set to become a regular highlight in the RHS show calendar – and to celebrate, we’re giving you the chance to save 1/3 on all our Royal Horticultural Society collections.

Enjoy an Elizabethan garden

Kenilworth Castle is home to the splendid Elizabethan Gardens – a must for all garden lovers, described as a haven of peace and tranquillity, full of colour and fragrant walkways. Over the Bank Holiday weekend and throughout half-term the castle will host an Elizabethan Pageant and welcome budding courtiers to transform them into Knights & Princesses.

Floral fireworks

Take a trip further south to stunning Arundel Castle in West Sussex, throughout May & June you can experience their Allium Extravaganza 2017. Described as a ‘floral firework display’, these towering blooms are one of our favourites garden highlights.

Secret gardens

If you’re in the capital, you can take the opportunity to explore London’s green secrets – its garden squares. For just one weekend in June (17-18) over 230 private, secret and little-known gardens across 27 London boroughs will unlock their gates.
We hope these ideas have inspired you to plan a fabulous garden-inspired day out over the next few weeks!

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Enchanting Exotic Embers

Enter to win an Exotic Embers Fragrance Set

Make a confident entrance this festive season

Exotic Embers is the element of surprise, crackling embers coming to life adding an intensity of warmth. A blend of sensual spiced woods, glowing with the warmth of amber. It rises through ruby red citrus notes flaming with the tropical, narcotic flowers of tuberose, gardenia and ylang ylang. A medley of woods with smoked edges, almost burnt sugared plum and flickering hot spices embracing warmth of the fire into a deep base of labdanum and glowing amber.

Fragrance Notes
Top: Bergamot, Ruby Orange, Galbanum
Middle: Tuberose, Ginger, Nutmeg
Base: Labdanum, Cedarwood, Amber

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Sophisticated glamour

Exotic Embers will become your go-to fragrance to add a touch of sophisticated glamour. Wear in the evening with vibrant rich colours and statement jewellery.

Don’t miss the chance to win our Exotic Embers Fragrance Set including an Eau de Toilette, Eau Fraiche & for an on-the-go fragrance boost, the new Rollerball Eau de Toilette.

 

 

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Discover Wild Green

Enter to win a Wild Green Fragrance Set

Wrap yourself in nature’s best-kept mysteries.

Wild Green is the earth-inspired fragrance in our Eclectic Elements Collection. A woody-oriental scent, it intoxicates the senses through a profusion of woods fused with a glisten of orange flower. Rest amongst deep green, spicy notes set over an amber and incense base. Unfolding note by note, this fragrance grows and grows.

Fragrance Notes
Top: Coriander seed, Orange Flower
Middle: Violet Leaf, Cardamom
Base: Patchouli, Leather

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Be true to yourself

Wild Green will become a favourite in your fragrance wardrobe. The perfect finishing touch to add a sense of individuality to your style. Wear with this season’s rich, autumnal tones and dark floral prints.

Don’t miss the chance to win our Wild Green Fragrance Set including an Eau de Toilette, Eau Fraiche & for an on-the-go fragrance boost, the new Rollerball Eau de Toilette.

 

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Exciting new launches!!

Say hello to Eclectic Elements Rollerballs

Fabulous news! Our Eclectic Elements Eau de Toilette collection is now available in effortlessly elegant travel-size roller balls. A convenient travel and handbag friendly slim-line design that lets you carry one or more of your favourite Eclectic Elements signature scents everywhere you go, ready to apply at a moment’s notice.

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boots-copyThe perfect accessory for your hand bag, gym kit or to keep on your desk for a quick retouch of scent. Apply on pulse points; wrists, neck, behind ears and nape of the neck for a longer-lasting effect.

Inspired by the elements – earth, water, air, fire & aether – the Eclectic Elements collection has been created to inspire the modern woman who is in tune with her identities and style.

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Explore your unique #scentstyle by creating an eclectic wardrobe of fragrance.  Take your fragrance style from day to night, work to weekend, dress to jeans with just a quick change of fragrance.  Create your own individual #scentstyle that makes you feel empowered, on trend and unique. Starting from just £10, you can now begin your wardrobe of fragrance.

Each fragrance is created with a complex blend of trend led, innovative and classic notes, with the signature scent, Zealous Flower, taking inspiration from all 5 element fragrances. If you’d like to try the Eclectic Elements Collection for yourself, it is now available in-store at Boots stores in the UK. Three scents from our rollerball collection – Crimson Cloud, Cosmic Bloom and Citrine Lagoon are also exclusively available at Boots.

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To celebrate the launch of our Eclectic Elements Rollerballs we’re offering the chance to win all six fragrances.

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Magical Poppy Meadow

Introducing new RHS Poppy Meadow

Step into the magic of a gentle, country landscape with the new RHS Poppy Meadow Collection. Introducing a beautiful fresh fragrance with complementary bath and body products, to lightly veil your skin with the clean scent of fresh petals. RHS Poppy Meadow is the ultimate fragrance expression of the country meadow.RHS Poppy Meadow

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A vibrant floral bouquet with a soft, inviting composition. RHS Poppy Meadow introduces top notes of enticing, zesty mandarin, perfectly paired with the playful tang of freshly picked blackcurrant buds. All these effervescent aromas, delivered by creamy clouds of fluffy white musk, provide a breath of air above the striking floral heart.

The flamboyant red poppy accord, edged with earthy tones of the fresh outdoors, embraces sheer jasmine, velvet rose and softly powdered violet blossoms touched by dew. When the aromatic breeze has passed, the scented trail of unfurling poppies is warmed with an infusion of smooth vanilla and incense notes that bring a sense of settling calm.

Delicately enhance your experience by layering RHS Poppy Meadow Eau de Toilette with our collection of bath and body care treats that include the refreshing Bath & Shower Gel, Soap and Body Lotion. Or perhaps, leave a spellbinding floral trail with a little touch of RHS Poppy Meadow Dusting Powder.

RHS Poppy Meadow

To celebrate the launch of RHS Poppy Meadow we’re offering the chance to win this beautiful new range. Simply answer the question below correctly and complete your details to enter.

Bronnley Prize Draw Terms & Conditions

Closing date for entries is 11.45pm, Wednesday 24 August 2016 (GMT). Entries placed after this date and time will not be included in the prize draw. Entrants must be over 18 and a resident of the UK. The winner will be selected at random during the week ending Friday 26th August 2016.

The winner of the prize will be contacted within 5 working days of the draw and will be given full details of how to redeem their prize. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within 3 days, or cannot take up the prize, then Bronnley reserves the right to select another winner. Prizes will only be sent to addresses in the UK.

Prize Details: There is one (1) prizes of one (1) RHS Poppy Meadow Collection. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative available. Bronnley reserves the right to substitute the prize with another prize of equal or greater value or to terminate, amend, extend or shorten the promotional period at any time and without notice.

Your personal data will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to any third parties for their marketing purposes. Please tick the box above if you do not wish to receive future offers via email from Bronnley.

All entry instructions form part of these terms and conditions. By entering this promotion, all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by them.

The promoter of this prize draw is H Bronnley & Co UK Limited. For details of the winner’s name and county please email [email protected]

Introducing Pink Peony & Rhubarb

Say hello to our prettiest collection…

Bronnley use hand crafted methods to blend nature’s finest ingredients into enchanting collections that captivate your senses. So our new Pink Peony and Rhubarb Collection is no exception. We’re delighted to introduce our customers to a beautiful new fruity floral collection.

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Peonies are as beautiful in bud as they are in bloom. Gracefully unfolding their translucent petals, the peony performs a botanical ballet. Their exquisite scent moves from fresh and green to a captivating floral bouquet. To create an intriguing, modern scent we’ve selected one of nature’s grandest flowers and enriched its classic aroma with a twist of rhubarb.

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Enjoy the principal peony note as it is freshened with an accent of red apple, blended with rhubarb leaves that gently fan jasmine, gardenia and rose.

In the heart of the scent, scattered tones of precious petals are layered with the fruity aroma of rhubarb stems. While lightly spiced with bright, clove-like and peppery nuances. In addition, sparkling white musk adds depth, elegance and lasting pleasure.

Peony Inspiration

Pink Peony and Rhubarb‘s contemporary character is magnificently represented in beautiful packaging illustrated by award-winning British botanical artist, Helen Campbell.

“As Bronnley continue to bring modern interpretations to our brand packaging, we are thrilled to be working with Helen Campbell on the new Pink Peony & Rhubarb Collection.  With such a great talent and passion for botanical illustration; bringing such a modern take on a classic art, Helen was the natural artist for Bronnley to partner with for this exciting new launch.”Dionne Anderson, Managing Director, Bronnley

Twitter 2Helen’s exquisite interpretation of the pink peony adorns each product within our gorgeous new range.

“As a botanical artist living in one of the most beautiful parts of the English countryside, being able to capture the wonderful array of flowers that grow here, in this style of illustration, is extremely special to me.  Working with Bronnley, who have an incredible British heritage that appreciates and utilises the beauty of the natural floral world we live in was a perfect collaboration for me.  With their exquisite detail, Pink Peonies are one of my favourite flowers to paint. So this beautiful new collection has captured the bouquet perfectly to provide a wonderful all round immersive Pink Peony experience! “— Helen Campbell, Artist

To celebrate the launch of our Pink Peony & Rhubarb Collection we’re offering the chance to win this gorgeous, new range. Simply answer the question below correctly and complete your details to enter.

Bronnley Prize Draw Terms & Conditions

Closing date for entries is 11.45pm, Wednesday 3rd August 2016 (GMT). Entries placed after this date and time will not be included in the prize draw. Entrants must be over 18 and a resident of the UK. The winner will be selected at random during the week ending Friday 5th August 2016.

The winner of the prize will be contacted within 5 working days of the draw and will be given full details of how to redeem their prize. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within 3 days, or cannot take up the prize, then Bronnley reserves the right to select another winner. Prizes will only be sent to addresses in the UK.

Prize Details: There is one (1) prizes of one (1) Pink Peony & Rhubarb Collection. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative available. Bronnley reserves the right to substitute the prize with another prize of equal or greater value or to terminate, amend, extend or shorten the promotional period at any time and without notice.

Your personal data will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to any third parties for their marketing purposes. Please tick the box above if you do not wish to receive future offers via email from Bronnley.

All entry instructions form part of these terms and conditions. By entering this promotion, all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by them.

The promoter of this prize draw is H Bronnley & Co UK Limited. For details of the winner’s name and county please email [email protected]

Perfect Smooth Summer Skin

Let’s talk about body lotions for Summer skin!

The British weather might have us reaching for our winter tights, but if you’re looking forward to a trip to warmer climes (or you’re feeling brave!) it’s time to bare a little more skin than usual. Most of us moisturise our faces regularly and perhaps treat hands to the occasional application of a nourishing hand cream. But often the rest of our bodies are neglected until the sunshine makes a welcome appearance!

Hydrating lotions come to the rescue for dry skin in the summer and our Honey Blossom Body Lotion is one of our favourite dry skin remedies, enriched with extracts of honey and arnica.

Enjoy 20% Bronnley Body Lotions for beautiful skin all year round.

Offer available until 31 July. T’s & C’s Apply.

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Classically scented lotions with a light, simple aroma of lavender, rose or sweet pea are perfect to create a gentle long-lasting fragrance from top to toe. Lavender’s relaxing properties keep us feeling calm when the heat is on – just what’s needed when a busy day is leaving us feeling frazzled.

Floral Body Lotions

Our citrus collection lotions embody the spirit of summer. Zesty, bright notes of orange, lemon and lime are the best-scented way to start the day. Infused with nourishing oils and natural moisturisers that deeply hydrate, choose from Orange & Jasmine, Lemon & Neroli or Lime & Bergamot. Layer with an invigorating fragrance spritz and you’re ready to face the day with a smile.

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Happy 90th to the Queen

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A very special Royal Celebration – Happy 90th Birthday Queen Elizabeth II

We’re raising a very special Bronnley toast to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, to celebrate her wonderful 90th birthday.

Those 90 years have seen unbelievable changes to the world we live in, but throughout that time Her Majesty has been a constant inspiration to many, including those who have worked with Bronnley during that time.

The Queen 1930On April 21 1926, when HRH Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary of York was born, Bronnley had been established for over 40 years. James Bronnley had continued to grow his innovative company after the war. Amongst his creations were products developed specifically for women, including hand cream. In 1928, women over 21 were to get the same voting rights as men and department stores, like Selfridges & Co, were beginning to cater specifically for women.

Little Princess Elizabeth was a bonnie 3 year old in 1930 when adverts for Bronnley would have appeared in fashionable magazines of the day. Illustrated by Dominique Fircsa, this one features a stylish young woman, in her trouser suit, promoting Bronnley’s bath soaps and ‘Toiletries de Luxe’.

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The Queen teenagerBy 1940, the young Princess had blossomed into an intelligent teenager, who loved to read and ride horses. The second world war was taking its toll on Britain and luxuries, like soap were rationed. Despite this, Bronnley’s popularity increased as the quality soaps lasted longer than other makes.

Bronnley was given the royal seal of approval in 1943 when the Royal Warrant was awarded by Princess Elizabeth’s beloved father, King George VI.

In July 1947 the engagement of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten RN was announced and they were married in November, with the beautiful bride wearing a wedding dress designed by Sir Norman Hartnell. The happy couple welcomed their first 2 children soon after, Prince Charles in 1948 and Princess Anne in 1950. Sadly, King George VI passed away in 1952 and Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II.Hearts & Flowers 1953

The Queen’s splendid coronation in 1953 was also the year Bronnley launched the romantic ‘Hearts and Flowers’ Collection, seen here in a window display and pretty brochure. This thoroughly ‘modern’ collection included bath & hand soaps, bath cubes, dusting powder, hand lotion & toilet water. The toilet water was described as “Economically priced to make Hearts and Flowers perfume a luxury for every day.” We’re sure that Her Majesty would have approved! In 1955, the Royal Warrant was continued, granted by Queen Elizabeth II, and Bronnley have proudly been ‘By Royal Appointment’ ever since.

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Queen Elizabeth II 90th birthday

We wish Her Majesty The Queen a marvellous 90th birthday on April 21st, 2016 and hope for many more to come!

To celebrate we’re offering 50% off selected Bronnley Gift Sets for a limited time only. SHOP NOW!

Floral Fashion at LFW

Botanical and floral-inspired designs featured prominently at London Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 16 – in fact, if you were lucky enough to be on the FROW you might have thought you’d stepped into Chelsea Flower Show!

Whilst florals are a recurring signature of designer collections, the catwalks this year presented the tried & tested theme in a fresh, modern way. We loved Jasper Conran’s large foliage prints, floating down the runway on ankle-length dresses and the graphic petals adding a bold statement to Victoria Beckham’s retro-inspired pinafores.

Unusual floral details featured at House of Holland and delicate daisy motifs were shown on a petal-strewn runway for New York designer, Asli Polat. A colour palette of natural leafy greens and pretty pastels gave a distinctly feminine feel, but vivid bright blues and mustard yellows added a splash of colour to London’s catwalks.

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There’s something uplifting about wearing a bloom-inspired design, you can’t help but smile and have a spring in your step whatever the season! Our new Eclectic Elements collection transports you through a world of natural beauty, a wardrobe of fragrance at your fingertips – to complement your style and make a bold statement. So with Spring around the corner, we’re on-trend and our next fashion fix is just a spiritz away!

Find your fragrance style with our new gift box collection containing all our Eclectic Elements scents in six handbag-sized bottles.

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Finishing Touches

Wedding Magazine loves Cosmic Bloom Eau de Toilette.

We’re delighted to see Cosmic Bloom featured in this editorial in the August issue of Wedding Magazine – the perfect selection of pretty floral-inspired ideas for a Summer wedding.

Cosmic Bloom is just one of the exciting new fragrances from our Eclectic Elements collection which will be available in September. 

Discover more about Bronnley Eclectic Elements collection here>>

 

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Bronnley in the Press – Spring 2015

We’re delighted with the press response to our new perfume, Savage Flower, launched to celebrate 130 years of Bronnley fragrance innovation. Here are just a few pieces of coverage Bronnley has received. 

Savage Flower Eau de Parfum, 100ml is available exclusively online and in store at Fortnum & Mason

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CELEBRATING 130 YEARS OF A TRULY PIONEERING SPIRIT

Introducing a modern take on the romantic art of perfumery

With a history steeped in rich heritage, this year Bronnley celebrates one hundred and thirty years, marking the milestone with the introduction of SAVAGE FLOWER, a truly innovative limited edition Eau de Parfum, created to pay homage to the pioneering spirit of the brand.

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In the Garden with Kate Durr

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Interview with garden designer, Kate Durr

Welcome to garden designer Kate Durr. Kate’s background is in television presenting and she is married to actor Jason Durr, well-known for his role as PC Mike Bradley in ITV’s ‘Heartbeat’.

Kate studied at The Cotswold Gardening School under the award-winning garden designer principal, Caroline Tatham. Not long after she began the course, she submitted a garden design to RHS Malvern which was selected.

What sparked your interest in garden design?

I was brought up in the Wiltshire countryside on my parents small holding and from todderdom I helped in the garden. Mum and Dad grew all their own vegetables and fruit, so I was always picking beands or stealing strawberries!

Mum gave me my own little patch, which I edged with Cotswold stone and I grew annual flowers from seed and rows of carrots. I would spend hours sitting patiently waiting for the fairies, I believed lived in the Aquilegia flowers, to show themselves.

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Source: Watercolour on paper, Paintings of Wild Flowers of Devon, Penrose, Lydia ( 1787-1842)
Description: Watercolour on paper of Aquilegia vulgaris ( Columbine, Granny’s Bonnet) From an album of 45 paintings of wild flowers of Devon, England by Lydia Penrose.
Date: early c.19th.

Picture: Aquilegia vulgaris (columbine, granny’s bonnets) by Lydia Penrose via RHS archive

And what do you love most about your new career?

There is no finer pursuit than creating beautiful gardens in collaboration with delighted clients, it’s an absolute pleasure. I particularly enjoy the thought that a garden I help to create will become a place where wonderful family memories will be made. What do you find most challenging about designing gardens?

The technical side of garden design is a challenge, but I work with contractors I trust implicitly. So together we can deal with tricky issues like slopes or drainage and find a positive aesthetic solution. What has inspired your winning design for the RHS Malvern Spring Festival? My inspiration for my RHS Malvern Show Garden was the work of blacksmith, Neil Lossock (@lossocksforge). I saw his statuesque steel panels depicting king ferns and was amazed that such a sinuous organic form could be so beautifully captured in a man-made material. My garden features his fern panels and also a wonderful, brand new tulip variety which is the emblem of the cancer charity, Ucare.

Bronnley fragrances have always been inspired by nature. Which fragrances from the garden do you wish you could bottle?

In winter I adore the fragrance of Lonicera x purpusii or honeysuckle ‘Winter Beauty’. This rather insignificant-looking shrub flowers from December to March, but its heady fragrance will literally stop you in your tracks! It has a rich, citrussy perfume that I find irresistible.

Is there one plant you would recommend to add fragrance to a garden?

No garden should be without Sarcococca Confusa, a wonderful evergreen shrub that love a dry shady spot. It cheers me from December through to March with its astonishing scent – pick just one sprig and it will fragrance an entire room with its gorgeous vanilla aroma.

Our RHS Natural Gardeners’ Therapy collection has been redesigned to feature the work of botanical artist, Lilian Snelling. She was a pioneering woman who worked as principal artist at Royal Botanic Gardens in the 1920’s through to the 1950’s. We’re sure there are many to mention, but which female garden designers, past or present, do you admire?

I am a huge fan and avid reader of the late Rosemary Verey. Her beautiful eye for planting combinations always inspires me. Jinny Blom‘s work (@jinnyblom) is also so inventive yet elegant – I love her designs.Rosemary Verey Gardens

We are delighted that you’ve tried our RHS Natural Gardeners’ Therapy range. Do you have a favourite product?

I do use gloves when I plant, but I also like to be able to feel the plants and the soil when I work, so I often remove them! Your nourishing hand lotion is the perfect solution for my hard-working hands. It has a fabulous botanical scent and is highly moisturising, yet easily absorbed. With its elegant, artistic packaging it’s my new bedside table fixture!

Gardeners_GROUP SHOTAnd finally, if there was one piece of advice you could give to anyone about making the most of their garden, what would it be?

Right plant, right place. Do a lttle reading and be determined to only use plants that will thrive in your garden, be it shady, dry, damp or exposed. Then you will soon have a thriving eden of your very own.

Thank you, Kate!

We wish you the very best with your garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival in May.

Thanks for reading – Happy Gardening!

Follow Kate’s gardening adventures on Twitter @katecharman

Kate’s garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival is sponsored by Whatley Manor & Dyofix, with plants supplied by Whitewater Plant Centre

Mother’s Day Gift Inspiration by Bronnley

Here are some gift ideas from us to make a lovely Mum smile on Mother’s Day!

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For Mums who love to spend time in the garden…

Spring is here and we’re celebrating with the launch of a fresh new look for our popular RHS Natural Gardeners’ Therapy Collection. The floral design of the packaging features work by botanical artist, Lilian Snelling.

Mums will love our Relaxing Bath Soak after a day spent tending to beautiful borders. Inspired by nature, citrus and bergamot top notes give way to a fresh heart of floral and green notes resting on a base of oakmoss, amber and precious woods. Almond Protein and natural moisturisers help to leave skin feeling soft and nourished.

RHS Natural Gardeners’ Therapy Relaxing Bath Soak, 250ml: £12.00

 

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For busy Mums with little ones…

There’s always million things to do if you’re looking after little ones – but busy hands need some TLC, too. Our Orange & Jasmine Hand Wash & Lotion has a wonderfully uplifting fragrance and is designed to gently cleanse and nourish.

All packaged in a pretty gift box that can be used for storing Mother’s Day keepsakes.

Orange & Jasmine Hand Care Gift Set, £20.00  

 
 
Our Honey Blossom Collection is full of luxurious, pampering treats that Mums of all ages will love to use. This beautifully presented Soap, Bath Elixir and deliciously rich Body Lotion are lovely Mother’s Day gifts to give and receive.
 
Honey Blossom Soap, 100g £5.00
Honey Blossom Bath Elixir, 250ml £11.00
Honey Blossom Body Lotion, 250ml £11.00
 
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And not forgetting our range of fragrances, from zesty Lime & Bergamot to our subtle Winter Jasmine – choose one your Mum will enjoy everyday to remind her that she is loved and appreciated all year round – not just on Mother’s Day!
 
 
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Lime & Bergamot EDT, 100ml £14.00
RHS Winter Jasmine EDT, 100ml £15.00
 

Happy Mother’s Day!! x

P.S There’s still time to enter our Mother’s Day competition to win the whole of our new Lime & Bergamot range from the Citrus Collection (entries close at midnight on Tuesday 10th March 2015) 

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A beautiful new look for our Royal Horticultural Society Natural Gardeners’ Therapy Range

We are delighted to unveil a stunning new look for our popular Royal Horticultural Society Natural Gardeners’ Therapy.

 

The range’s beautiful new packaging debuts nationwide in March. Designed with gardeners’ needs in mind, the selection of luxury toiletries comprises Exfoliating Hand Wash, Nourishing Hand Lotion, Moisturising Hand & Nail Cream, Hand Soap and Bath Soak. Each product offers ultimate indulgence, helping gardeners to cleanse, relax and revive the body after a hard day’s toil in the garden.

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Make an date for your Winter Home Spa Day

 “Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.” ~ Jane Austen, Emma
Despite well-intentioned resolutions, January is definitely the time of year when we all feel like hibernating. Staying cosy and warm sounds much more appealing to us than venturing out to the gym! And we’re not convinced that this is time of year to start denying ourselves very much of anything, much better to indulge in a little pampering.So with that in mind, here is Bronnley’s guide to a relaxing, stay-at-home Winter Spa:1) Book some time for yourself, when your home is feeling clean and organised (there’s always stuff to be done at home, but not on your Winter Spa day!)
 
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2) Prepare a refreshing & healthy drink to sip throughout your spa time. if you have time, do this the night before and leave to chill in the fridge:

1 litre of water (or however much your largest jug will hold)

4-6 lemons, sliced

A bunch of fresh mint

Simply mix them togther in your jug and leave in the fridge overnight for the lemon and mint to infuse. Strain through a fine sieve, fill your jug and serve in a tall glass with a slice of lemon or lime. Perfect to hydrate your skin and detox your system!

3) Switch your phone off put some relaxing music on, grab a magazine and a bowl large enough to soak your feet. Then find those scented candles you were given for Christmas and head to the bathroom in your fluffiest bathrobe & slippers.

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5) Start your spa with a foot soak. Add some shower gel to the bowl filled with warm water – our Lemon & Neroli Bath & Shower Gel would be perfect to freshen up those tired feet and it has a wonderfully uplifting scent.

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4) Run a deep bath and add some luxurious bubbles. Honey Blossom Bath Elixir from our Honey Blossom Collection is a rich and comforting bath soak with extracts of Honey, Royal Jelly & Camomile. Sink into your bath and relax.

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5) Then use a gentle body wash, along with a loofah to scrub away dead skin cells. Honey Blossom Body Wash will work gently and it will add even more bubbles to your spa bath! You’ll soon be feeling stress-free and your skin will be gently cleansed. 

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6) When you’re ready, gently towel dry skin and moisturise with your favourite body lotion. For a fresh, lasting scent choose our Orange & Jasmine Body Lotion. Its zesty fragrance will energise your senses and leave you feeling warm and glowing. 

7) Then if you have time, do some stretches, paint your nails, read a book or magazine, listen to the radio, watch TV or whatever you fancy to keep you feeling chilled and contented for as long as possible….

Happy Winter Spa Day!

 

 

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Bronnley’s Christmas elves have been busy…here’s our Festive Gift Guide

Our Christmas elves have been busy helping Santa to choose some festive fragrant gifts – so we thought we’d share their ideas with you, too!

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She’ll love her our new winter-fruit fragrance, Red Berry & Wild Blossom – this Eau de Toilette is all wrapped up in a stylish gift box, guaranteed to bring festive cheer for a special friend on Christmas Day.
Red Berry & Wild Blossom EdT, 50ml: £25.00

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Delight a mum who’s always on the go:

Lime & Bergamot is one of our best selling fragrances and our hand care gift set means that busy mums can enjoy a little touch of Bronnley luxury everyday – keeping their hands cleansed and moisturised.

Lime & Bergamot Hand Wash and Hand Lotion, 2 x 250ml: £20.00

Also available in Orange & Jasmine and Lemon & Neroli

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Thoughtful little gifts to show you care:

It wouldn’t be Christmas at Bronnley without our festive soaps. They’re the perfect choice for stocking fillers and to give as a little thank you to show someone you care. Enchanting Red Berry & Wild Blossom soap is available in a pretty, reusable gift tin and a boxed version – which is easy to post to far away friends.

Red Berry & Wild Blossom gift soaps, 100g from: £5.00

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Your little Christmas angel will love to give their favourite teachers one of these gorgeous Apple & Cinnamon gift soaps, specially designed to warm the senses with seasonal cheer! 
Apple & Cinnamon gift soaps, 100g: £5.00

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All wrapped up by Secret Santa:

Work collegues will love being spoilt by Secret Santa with this divine trio of our new Red Berry & Wild Blossom soaps. Red Berry & Wild Blossom Soap Collection3 x 100g: £10.00

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Floral inspired treats to enjoy:

Winter Jasmine is our latest addition to the RHS Floral Collection and this stunningly presented Eau de Toilette is the perfect fragrance for any occasion.

Royal Horticultural Society – Winter Jasmine EdT, 100ml: £15.00

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Precious hands deserve some TLC over the winter months and our beautifully fragranced mixed collection of luxurious RHS Floral Hand & Nail Creams is a perfect gift choice – and why not add them to your Christmas wish list?!

RHS Floral Hand & Nail Cream Collection, 3 x 50ml: £15.00

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Something for the gentlemen in your life…

No matter what age, we know guys will love this stylish scent. James Bronnley Original is a sophisticated classic that continues to be one of our best sellers. Choose from Original Eau de Toilette, Refreshing Body Wash, Soap and Moisturising Balm

James Bronnley Original Collection from £6.00

Thank you to our Christmas elves for sharing their extra special gift ideas – we hope our guide helps you to tick a few presents off that list! Please don’t forget we’re offering free delivery on all orders over £35 and if you order before midnight on Thursday 18th December, we’ll make sure your gifts arrive in time for Christmas Day!

Wishing you a beautiful, Bronnley-fragranced festive season…

The Bronnley Team x

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A little retail therapy – Bronnley style!

It’s a proud moment for the Bronnley team when we are able to see brand new Bronnley products on the shelves of the UK’s favourite stores. House of Fraser in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire is the latest place to introduce our collection to their Beauty Department, so we went along to take a look.
 

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Our two wonderful new fragrances, created especially for our Christmas Collection, are available to try in the store – Red Berry & Wild Blossom and our new fragance for the RHS Floral Collection, Winter Jasmine.

If you love the beautiful aromas and colours associated with Christmas and the winter season (and who doesn’t?!), then you’ll definitely enjoy our NEW Red Berry & Wild Blossom collection. This lovely fragrance features in single Soaps, an attractive EDT Gift Box, and a larger Soap Gift Set – all beautifully presented in opulent packaging.

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NEW Red Berry & Wild Blossom: a compote of mixed berries derived from dark purple fruits of cassis and plump damsons with deep red pomegranate and cranberries. A citrus heart surrenders to a sparkling blossom accord with spicy pink pepper, rose and musk.

 

 

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Our NEW Winter Jasmine fragrance is another must-try if you are visiting a Bronnley stockist. This scent draws its inspiration from the wonderful, floral beauty of the RHS Gardens – with fresh top notes of Freesia, giving way to a flowery heart of Jasmine and Gardenia, resting on a base of warm amber and precious woods.

Developed in recognition of Bronnley’s 15-year partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society, it is the first RHS Eau de Toilette launch in three years for Bronnley.  

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If you’re out and about shopping for gifts for loved ones, our in-store collection at House of Fraser, Leamington Spa and our other retailers around the country offers the perfect choice for everyone on your list.

These eye-catching Citrus Collection Gifts have the ‘wow’ factor! Beautifully designed presentation boxes open to reveal our zesty Citrus Hand Care sets. Choose from Orange & Jasmine, Lime & Bergamot or Lemon & Neroli.

Try our matching Eau de Toilette citrus fragrances in-store, too.

You can find your local Bronnley stockist herehttps://www.bronnley.co.uk/stockists

 


 

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Bronnley Citrus Fragrances Highly Commended at the Pure Beauty Awards

Pure Beauty Awards 2014. The winners of the Pure Beauty Awards were revealed at a glamorous ceremony held in The Ballroom at The Savoy, London this week (Nov 2014)
 
Bronnley were delighted to be Highly Recommended in the Best New Self Select Fragrance category for the new Bronnley Citrus Fragrance Collection: Lime & Bergamot, Orange & Jasmine & Lemon & Neroli.The awards, hosted by Welsh TV presenter Gethin Jones, were attended by over 260 beauty industry professionals including celebrities Samantha Faiers, star of reality show The Only Way Is Essex; Pamela Uddin, a candidate on the current BBC One series of The Apprentice; and Chris Steed from Channel 4’s Gogglebox.There were 34 award categories in total and this year saw a record 25,000 votes cast by readers of Pure Beauty.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Step into our scented Winter Wonderland


Brrrr….the clocks have just gone back, Autumn is well underway and it really does feel like Winter is fast approaching! 

There’s something comforting about the colder months; getting wrapped up in your Winter wardrobe, pulling on boots and wrapping around a snug scarf; drawing the curtains early in the evening and lighting the fire – or at least a candle or two! 
 
Scents have always been closely linked to the seasons – it’s hard to think of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter without associating some of our favourite aromas to them. Winter is no exception and we’ve created a new fragrance to celebrate the magical nature of the festive season, whilst also being a wonderful scent to wear throughout the year.

 

Red Berry & Wild Blossom is a stunning fragrance that features in our single Soaps, an attractive Eau de Toilette Gift Box, and a larger Soap Gift Set. All gifts are beautifully encased in opulent packaging, making them a joy to give and to receive.

We hope you enjoy Red Berry & Wild Blossom as much as we do – making it a best-loved Bronnley fragrance for the winter months and beyond!

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Our new fragrance opens with a compote of mixed berries derived from dark purple fruits of cassis and plump damsons with deep red pomegranate and cranberries.

A citrus heart surrenders to a sparkling blossom accord with spicy pink pepper, rose and musk.

 

 

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Our Christmas sets are available online at www.bronnley.co.uk.

Plus our favourite stores Harvey Nichols, Fortnum & Masons, Fenwicks, House of Fraser and Independent Pharmacies will each stock a selection from the Collection.bronnley xmas2014 redberry wildblossom edt soap 801414 1280-pixels

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Bronnley launches its most stylish, contemporary Christmas gifts ever!

– Step into a world indulged in nature and the most beautiful aromas –
 

We are delighted to announce the launch of our most stylish, contemporary Christmas Collection ever. Excitingly, two wonderful new fragrances that encapsulate the magic of nature during the winter months have been created especially for this Collection.From September onwards, fifteen new Christmas gifts will make their nationwide debut. Each gift set offers gorgeous, memorable aromas and luxurious formulations to deliver ultimate indulgence.Iconic Bronnley ‘classics’ and new products feature across the 2014 Christmas Collection. New premium, contemporary packaging adds an extra touch of finesse, perfect for gifting loved ones and close friends this Christmas.Two stunning new fragrances – Red Berry & Wild Blossom and Winter Jasmine – feature in the Christmas Collection:

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NEW Red Berry & Wild Blossom has been inspired by the beautiful aromas and colours often associated with Christmas and the winter season. 

Red Berry & Wild Blossom opens with a compote of mixed berries derived from dark purple fruits of cassis and plump damsons with deep red pomegranate and cranberries. A citrus heart surrenders to a sparkling blossom accord with spicy pink pepper, rose and musk.

This lovely fragrance features in single Soaps, an attractive EDT Gift Box, and a larger Soap Gift Set. All gifts are beautifully encased in opulent packaging.

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The NEW Winter Jasmine fragrance has been developed in recognition of Bronnley’s 15-year partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society and is the first RHS Eau de Toilette launch in three years for Bronnley.

Winter Jasmine draws its inspiration from the wonderful, floral beauty of the RHS Gardens. The fragrance has fresh top notes of Freesia, which gives way to a flowery heart of Jasmine and Gardenia, resting on a base of warm amber and precious woods.

 

AppleCinnamonSoapIn keeping with Bronnley tradition, a bespoke NEW Christmas Soap has also been created in an exquisite Apple & Cinnamon scent (available in two traditional festive box designs of green and red).

All of the Christmas products use handcrafted methods to blend nature’s finest, fragrant ingredients into enchanting toiletries to captivate the senses.

Our Christmas sets are available online at www.bronnley.co.uk.

Harvey Nichols, Fortnum & Masons, Fenwicks, House of Fraser and Independent Pharmacies will each stock a selection from the Collection.

 

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Hey honey, honey!

 “A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey.” ~ Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh is definitely the most famous bear to wax lyrical about honey, so we thought it only right to start this blog about honey with this lovely quote.

History tells us that honey has always played a part in our lives. Ancient Egyptians used it to sweeten cakes and (less appetizingly) to embalm. The therapeutic use of honey is documented in traditional Hindu Ayurvedic medicine texts from 4000 years ago and the Mayans kept stingless bees, which they believed to be sacred, as pets and used their honey for cooking.

Honey still continues to capture our imagination; sweetening our food, treating our ailments and adding a touch of golden luxury to our lives. Here’s our modern day Top 10 honey-themed ideas to inspire you:

1) Add honey & lemon to a tall glass of chilled water and ice for a refreshing summer drink

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2) Use honey to preserve fruit in jars – Raspberries, blackberries, apricots or oranges will all work. Just add 1 part honey to 10 parts water.

3) Keep hands soft with regular use of our Honey Blossom Hand & Nail Cream

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4) Treat hayfever sneezes. Eating honey, especially if you can find honey produced locally to you, is supposed to reduce pollen allergies.

5) Get gardening for bees. Find out more from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and follow them on Twitter @BumblebeeTrust

6) Take a long, luxurious soak in our Honey Blossom Bath Elixir (there’s 25% off all our Honey Blossom Collection until 17 July 2014)

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7) Cook with honey. Add honey and ginger to roasted carrots or try one of these recipes 

8) Read bestseller ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ by Sue Monk Kidd or watch the film

9) Visit a honey farm. There’s the Quince Honey Farm in Devon or Chain Bridge Honey Farm in Berwick-upon-Tweed

10) Get a taste for Beekeeping. Sign up with The London Honey Company for their Beekeeping Taster course in October 

 

Thanks for reading! 

“Life is the flower, for which love is the honey.”

~ Victor Hugo ~

 

 

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Hooray for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is only a short while away and it got us thinking whether Dads get a bit of a raw deal when it comes to ‘their’ day. We all know how important Mother’s Day is and we’re certainly not wanting to discourage spoiling Mums with kindness and lovely gifts …but what about Dads? 

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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show

How lucky were two of the Bronnley team this week? We tried to coax them out of their tickets, but no chance – off to The RHS Chelsea Flower Show they went!

So we thought the least they could do was to give us an interview for the Bronnley Blog about their fantastic floral day out…

Bronnley’s Head of Marketing, Rachel, takes us through her visit:

Was it your first time visiting the Chelsea Flower Show? Yes, I was really looking forward to it – but I didn’t really know what to expect!

How did you get there? We were travelling down from Warwickshire and Oxfordshire, so we hopped on the train to Marylebone and got the tube to Sloane Square. The sun was shining as we walked through Pimlico to the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. 

What was your first impression when you arrived? Arriving at 11am, we hoped to miss some of the queues – which we seemed to. It was busy outside, but we went straight in. I was expecting to see a riot of floral colour as soon as we got in, but there were no gardens to start with – just some shopping stalls. But then we came to the 1st garden, the gold-medal winning M & G Investments ‘Paradise’ garden. It was very busy, but we managed to see it through the crowds. 

What were your favourite gardens? It’s so difficult to choose! The Laurent Perrier garden was beautiful – the gorgeous combination of yellow and green reminded us of our Bronnley Citrus Collection.

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But my favourite was the Havisham Trust ‘Hope is on the Horizon’ garden. It had a walkway with a canopy of Hornbeam trees, with lilies, foxgloves and so many other plants below. It was such a wonderful mix of modern shapes with a vibrant, uplifting feel. 

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And for pure English eccentricity, the House of Fraser ‘Fabric’ garden was definitely worth seeing! House of Fraser stock Bronnley products, too, so it was great to see their contribution to RHS Chelsea.

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What was your favourite floral display? There was an amazing collection of dresses in the display tent which were my favourite, especially the one in this photo. The detail was incredible. But we also loved the stunning ‘flower tree’ and would love one of these in our garden this summer!

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Which fragrances really captivated you? The floral display tent is like walking into an amazing wall of scent, a heady mix! The lavender looked and smelt unbelievable – we adore lavender and it’s still one of our most popular Bronnley fragrances. This sea of purple lavender was sensational…

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And of course, the roses! We’re very proud of our relationship with the RHS and the classic Rose scent we make for them, so our day wouldn’t have been complete without seeing and smelling the roses!

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MontyDonDid you see anyone famous on your first visit to RHS Chelsea? We did! We saw Monty Don – you don’t get a much more famous gardening celeb than him. We kept our cool and resisted the urge to ask for autographs, but we did take a snap – not his best look unfortunately…

Oh, and we saw Peter Rabbit, too – does he count?!

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Anything else you’d like to share about the show? We really enjoyed the Artisan area, with the moss roofed house…and we fell in love with these frilly tulips…

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All in all we had a brilliant time – we found places to sit down, everyone was very friendly, we had a tasty lunch (always important!) and there was a lovely atmosphere.

So many talented designers and gardeners, such a lot of hard work and creativity goes into it – we’ll definitely be back next year. 

Thanks, Rachel!

Fingers crossed we’ll be joining you…now where’s that link for RHS membership?!

We hope you enjoyed this blog post. For more photos please take a look at our 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Pinterest Board

 

Bronnley and the RHS:

Bronnley has enjoyed a long relationship with the RHS, developing fragrances and body care products in a partnership spanning many years. The money raised from royalties through the sale of products makes a valuable contribution to the wide-ranging work of the organisation.

Our RHS Sweet PeaRose, Hibiscus and Natural Gardeners Therapy collections are available to buy online and at the RHS Gardens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Floral-inspired Great British Days Out

 

It’s hard to believe we’re almost half way through 2014!

With two Bank Holiday weekends in May and the weather (hopefully!) starting to feel like summer is on its way, we think it’s the perfect time to plan some Great British Days Out – all inspired by our love of flowers and nature! There’s still plenty of time for a Bluebell Walk, you can find your nearest bluebell woods with the Woodland Trust.

Kenilworth Castle is perhaps not as well known as its neighbour, Warwick Castle, but on Saturday 3rd – Monday 5th May it will be welcoming the Elizabeth I and her courtiers for the Bank Holiday weekend! Kenilworth Castle is also home to the splendid Elizabethan Gardens, a must for all garden lovers.

As well as being a brilliant place to visit all year round, the National Botanic Garden of Wales are treating visitors to their ‘Crafts in Action’ event over the early May Bank Holiday. The Great Glasshouse will the showcase for local craftspeople to demonstrate their skills. 

The Royal Horticultural Society’s Malvern Spring Festival (above) takes place at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th May. Amazing displays from 80 top British nurseries will be the focus of the festival in the RHS Floral Marquee and celebrity gardeners, Carol Klein and Chris Beardshaw will be hosting events in the Village Green theatre.

On the same weekend in Derbyshire, Chatsworth House is being transformed by floral designer Jonathan Moseley for their spring flower festival, ‘Florabundance’ – a colourful celebration of all things floral from Friday 9th to Tuesday 13th May.

Taking a trip further south to stunning Arundel Castle in West Sussex, throughout May & June you can experience their Allium Extravaganza. Described as a ‘floral firework display’, these towering blooms are not to be missed. 

National Trust property, Blickling Estate in Norfolk, are holding their Spring Fair over the Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 24th – Monday 26th May. They’ll be celebrating village fairs past and present with historical displays and local arts and crafts. The gardens date back four centuries, and feature fragant double borders which are wonderful to stroll around – there’s even a Secret Garden and a walled kitchen garden with a lovely mulberry tree!

Head north to the Royal Botanic Garden, Benmore on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll to the enchanting mountainside gardens famous for their Rhododendron collection. There’s a Family Open Day on Sunday 1st June, with a plant sale and craft fair.

And if you love Rhododendron’s RHS Harlow Carr near Harrogate have a Rhodedendron Show on May 10th & 11th.

For a unique day out it’s always worth discovering if gardens near to you or perhaps local to a place you’re visiting take part in the National Open Gardens scheme. The award-winning, charity-fundraising Driftwood Open Garden (below) on the beautiful East Sussex coast caught our eye on Twitter, so we wanted to give them a mention – they’re busy getting ready to open the garden to the public again in June.

On Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th June, as part of the Chelsea Fringe 2014, Walmer Castle & Gardens are hosting a family event exploring the wonders of the Great British Garden. Kids plant potting, garden games and a flower show are just a few of the activities to enjoy.

We hope these ideas have inspired you to plan a Great British day out over the next few weeks!

We’re sure you’ve got lots more recommendations for places to go, why not share them on our Facebook page or post a comment below? If you’re on Pinterest, you can also follow our Great British Days Out pinboard.

Mother’s Day Gift Inspiration

It’s the first day of Spring, the birds are chirping and we’ve been doing quite a bit of tweeting ourselves @BronnleyEngland!

We do love Twitter and have found so many inspiring people involved in making, growing, collecting, designing and simply sharing all manner of wonderful things. From vintage enthusiasts to urban gardeners, seamstresses to botanical artists, cake makers and make-up artists – whatever you might think of social media, it certainly is full of friendly, talented people.

So we thought we’d introduce a few of them and, as it’s Mother’s Day next weekend, share a few gift ideas for wonderful Mums inspired by them!

Pretty Accessories

two ducks logoTwo Ducks is an online treasure trove of lovingly handmade British gifts beautifully curated by Claire Leigh. You can find her on Twitter @_twoducks 

We picked out these pretty floral necklaces, handmade from upcycled biscuit and sweet tins by Kate Hamilton-Hunter @katehhstudio and we love these cheerful linen glasses cases.

 

 

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Rare Radish is Jo Allen, who describes herself as a treasure hunter. When we asked for ideas for Mother’s Day gifts @RareRadish shared her unique creations with us. These cards and cushions caught our eye immediately!

 

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Vintage style

BrookeSlay twitterWe found Two Ducks through a wonderfully generous tweeter, @brookeslay. ‘B’ is bursting with vintage inspiration and we adore her delightful sense of vintage style which you can see collated on her brilliant Pinterest boards

Get inspired by ‘B’ and create a pinterest board for your mum, full of the things she loves to do and see. Perhaps even spend a couple of hours together over a cup of tea and show her how to use Pinterest herself? That’s if she doesn’t know already and could then maybe teach you?!

(Necklace on vintage plate shown above also from Two Ducks)

If your mum loves vintage style then a carefully chosen vintage gift will make her smile. Look for inspiration with Sarah-Jane @vintagefindhour which takes place on Twitter every Wednesday at 8pm and lets everyone share their favourite recent vintage finds. 

Mother & Daughter Sewing Bee

This idea came from Julia @bobbinsnbuttons who runs creative sewing workshops for mothers and daughters. Whether you have fairy godmother-like seamstress skills or have never pressed a pedal on a sewing machine, you and your mum can enjoy some time together learning new skills.

Julia is based in the East Midlands, but with the growing popularity of sewing (who doesn’t love The Great British Sewing Bee?!) there’s bound to be someone local to you offering similar workshops.

Fragrance & Flowers

All mums deserve to be spoilt every single day, but Mother’s Day is extra special, of course, and we can’t go without mentioning bouquets. 

Heather Gorringe runs The Great British Florist and can be found on Twitter @BritishFlorist. Her beautiful blooms are all sown and grown in the Hereford countryside. We’ve invited Heather to be a guest on our blog, so we hope to bring you some floristry tips from her soon.

And finally a little mention for our favourite new fragrances which come as lovely Eau de Toilette sprays. There are three fresh and light citrus combinations to choose from, Orange & Jasmine, Lemon & Neroli and Lime & Bergamot. All prettily packaged and ready to be opened and enjoyed by someone’s perfect Mum!

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Happy Mother’s Day!! x

P.S There’s still time to enter our Mother’s Day competition* to win the whole of our new Lime & Bergamot range from the Citrus Collection (entries close at midnight on Sunday 23rd March 2014)

*Please note that our 2015 competition closes at midnight on Tuesday 10th March

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Introducing our New Citrus Collection

Fresh citrus scents have always been part of the Bronnley’s story and we are all very excited about the launch of our new and improved collection of citrus toiletries. In fact, it is hard to believe that it was all the way back in 1892 that the first lemon soap was created. We’ve been through many changes since then, but our views on the importance of quality and fine fragrance still remain!

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ORANGE AND JASMINE

Brighten up your day with our fruity and enthralling fragrance that has bitter sweet top notes of tangy orange and mandarin. The fragrance yields to a floral heart of jasmine and lily, on top of a sweet musky base

Shop our Orange & Jasmine collection here:

ORANGE & JASMINE 

 

  

 

LIME AND BERGAMOT

Enliven your senses with our fresh and enticing fragrance that has piquant top notes of bright lime, bergamot and grapefruit that surrender to a calming bed of warm amber and sweet woods. 

Shop our Lime and Bergamot collection here: LIME & BERGAMOT

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LEMON AND NEROLI

Inspired by the fresh scent of Italian Lemons, the vibrant and uplifting fragrance has top notes of sparkling Sicilian lemon and mandarin that give way to a heart of lemon blossom and neroli resting on a soft base of precious woods.

Shop our Lemon and Neroli collection here:

LEMON & NEROLI

 

 


FRESH SPRITZ

Our new Eau de Toilette fragrances are a super way of adding that final layer of fragrance. There’s nothing like a quick spritz of one of these zesty scents to lift your mood at any time of the day. In fact, they have become a permanant fixture on our desks here at Bronnley HQ!

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Our gorgeous new citrus collection is available online in our store with free delivery if you spend over £35 and we’re also delighted to announce that the range is now available from Ocado.

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