GUELDRES

This is a deep, sensual perfume.

£70.00

Gueldres is inspired by Ravenscraig castle on the Fife coast. In the 15th century the Dutch queen consort of James II of Scotland, Mary of Guelders, had the castle built after the death of her husband in 1460.

James had ordered the building of the castle for his queen to keep her safe, it being the first of it’s kind to resist canon fire.

As children we lived and played near the castle. The atmosphere of the walls in ruins, the cold spray from the River Forth crashing against the rocks below enthralled us and fed our imaginations.

The reality:  cold, wet stone. The damp carbon-y sand. The clean grass amongst the destructured rooms of the castle.

The fantasy:  The huge fires burning with logs pulled down from the surrounding wood. The dusty tapestries hanging in the living areas of the King and Queen. The heavy brocade and velvets of the cumbersome attire of the rich of that era.

A story evolves.

 

GUELDRES Ingredients:

KARO KAROUNDE

TREE MOSS

MIMOSA

 

Aromatherapy Footnotes:

KARO KAROUNDE is not used in aromatherapy but it is found to be one of the most sensual of flower oils and is extremely rare.

The calming and grounding properties of TREE MOSS combines beautifully with the sensuality of KARO KAROUNDE to reduce stress, whilst MIMOSA lifts the spirits, potentially and can reduce the impact of worries and fears.

VYVfragrance small batch perfume means that we have limited stock of every one of our perfumes, present and future. The ingredients are all plant-based and there are no colourants, synthetic chemicals, nor are they animal tested. They are consciously crafted and are paraben-free. They do not contain preservatives and most of our ingredients are sourced in Tuscany, Italy and Grasse, France.

Our essential fragrances do contain the highest quality of perfumer’s alcohol available, along with organic glycerine. 

All our essential fragrances are produced at our homes.

If you have a preference for a certain perfume, be aware that when new stock is created colour, nuances, density etc., may alter slightly as the cultivation of all the essential oils can vary depending on the weather, soil quality and distillation.

Each batch is unique, which adds to the distinctive charm of VYVfragrance.

Please bear in mind that our perfumes being derived from natural ingredients have therefore, natural colours and consistency. Whereas the oils are beneficial on the skin, they may stain if sprayed onto clothing.

Health and Safety

Our perfumes should not be ingested and care should be taken around staining with clothing. Refrain from applying near mucus membranes. Seek medical advice immediately and inform us if you should have any allergic reaction from our products.

What people say about our fragrances...

Sophie Gwyther
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I bought ‘Night Sail’ and I am absolutely in love with this fragrance. It is light but warm, sophisticated but playful. The scent lasts as long as I was promised by this wonderful company and I won’t be wearing anything else from now on. Converted.com
Elizabeth Coulter
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Having purchased a sample box of VYV perfumes, a friend while visiting noticed the delightful box and was curious to sample the three scents. 'Oh lovely', 'Oh lovely', was her reaction to the first two perfumes she sampled then 'Oh My God lovely' when she sampled the perfume 'Barista'.

My friend and myself have discovered 'You can 'find yourself' in one or more of this company's unique fragrances!
Kieron Leal
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These are not ordinary perfumes. Their transporting sophistication and evocative depth couldn't fail to provoke intrigue.
Customer
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Received 3 tester bottles for my birthday yesterday and they are absolutely divine… you only need to put the smallest amount on as they really pack a punch… absolutely beautiful rich smells. Only tried one today and already cannot wait to test the other two… brilliant perfumes.
Roshene Walker
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Delectable, unique and long lasting fragrance fusions for skin and wellbeing. I'll take one of each please! So lovely to have a perfumer at long last in Fife!
John Grant
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I purchased no 1 as a present . The wife liked it so much I have now added nos 2 and 3 they really are lovely . The packaging is so unique and a very high quality. The items were posted very quickly. I would highly recommend this product.
Violet Shears
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Barista deliciously entices you in with warm welcoming flavours, opening out to subtle and beautiful aromas which will gently surprise you. I love this.
Nova P
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I adore these perfumes. So much so, I can’t decide which is the most delicious..and there are more I must try! Night sail is a favourite, fresh and playful but sensuous - I’ve received so many compliments wearing it. Gueldres is super sexy and Barista is like being enveloped in a gentle hug! I also bought a tester pack as a gift as they are just so lovely, beautifully packaged, and a little goes a long way. Perfection!
Fran Hastie
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Each fragrance evokes different reactions and memories. Particularly liked the sample of 3 which helped me choose my favourite - Barista at the moment. Impressive packaging and prompt delivery helped out when I was buying a last minute gift.
Grant Stewart
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After buying the sample box for my sister for Christmas, and hearing her rave about them, I had a sneaky smell myself - and to my surprise, 2 out of 3 of them, I would most definitely wear. Barista and Cucumber Snap being my absolute faves, I will order (or get others to order) for my birthday. Lasts forever, comments from others are complimentary and according to my sister, it comes in beautiful but simple packaging. Woohoo!!
Clare Falconer
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I finally found my scent!

I have tried lots of perfumes over the years but never found “the one”, until now. Night Sail is somehow so me that I can’t imagine wearing anything else. It works really well for the evening but also as a little spritz in the day, a little goes a long way and lasts for ages. I can’t stop using it, it’s such a romantic fragrance and totally unique; just like me.
Pete
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I have been wearing Barista as aftershave ever since buying it for my girlfriend. I kept stealing it so had to get my own. It’s a truly unisex scent that’s not overpowering and I’ve had lots of compliments.
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