A Springtime Sonata

A Springtime Sonata

"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything." - William Shakespeare

“Spring drew on...and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.”

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

The Spring Equinox serves as a reminder to celebrate and sow seeds, both symbolically and literally, for our aspirations in the upcoming season. It's also a moment to acknowledge our achievements since the Winter Solstice.

In Britain we herald the arrival of spring with longer days, canary yellow daffodils raising their heads, followed by pastel sweet smelling, coloured plumes of hyacinth blooms. While carpets of bluebells appear in woodland floors and candy hued tulips stand tall as soldiers. A flourish of candy floss pink appears as magnolias and cherry blossom burst into life. We celebrate, as life is suddenly in full colour once again.

As we embrace this time, we bloom, create, and reap the rewards of our manifestations, drawing closer to the light with each passing day.

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."

Audrey Hepburn

As nature awakens from its wintry slumber, heralding the arrival of spring, the Spring Equinox emerges as a symbol of renewal and rebirth. This celestial event marks the moment when day and night are of equal length, ushering in a season of growth, vitality, and transformation. Let's delve into the significance of the Spring Equinox and how it inspires us to embrace change and new beginnings.

In many cultures, the Spring Equinox is celebrated as a time of renewal and rejuvenation. From ancient festivals like the ancient pagan celebration of Ostara, or the Gaelic festival of Beltane, to modern-day traditions of Hanami, celebrating the arrival of Cherry blossom and its fleeting beauty, a metaphor for life itself. People around the world gather to welcome the arrival of spring with rituals, ceremonies, and festivities. It's a time to bid farewell to the cold, barren days of winter and embrace the promise of new life and growth.


Hyacinths are the epitome of spring, associated with the equinox. They are among the first blooms of the season to open, displaying perfumed heads in rainbow hues, from rich pinks to velvety purples and delicate peach shades. The burst of colour and their distinct scent remind us that warmer days lie ahead. The English have cherished them since the 16th century, with the Dutch initiating the fevered trend and breeding various varieties that even Louis XV admired. Today, they adorn windowsills, and garden beds firmly announcing that spring is here!


The woodlands are swathed in a deep violet-blue hue, with songbird echoing through the rustling, verdant green leaves. Spring is in full flight! The distinct aroma of bluebells makes this wildflower spectacle even more enchanting. During the Victorian age each flower had a symbolic meaning, the bluebell represented a symbol of humility and gratitude. Ancient folklore associates bluebells with mystical fairies.

Once upon a time their sap was used to bind books and glue feathers to arrows, the Elizabethans crushed the bulbs to make clothing. A green floral scent that creates a hazy and delicious aura for all those lucky enough to walk through these enchanting forests.

We have combined these two springtime floral delights to create a delightful room fragrance, candle, and diffuser, each one delicately scenting your home with the essence of spring

Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley are pure white bell-shaped flowers, renowned for their delicate, unmistakable aroma, growing in woodlands and borders across the British Isles. Appearing at the beginning of May, it is associated with the Gaelic festival of Beltane, heralding the beginning of Summer. The flower symbolises fertility, frivolity, and dancing. It is a time of celebration and connection with nature; the flowers are woven into garlands and adorn the heads of festive dancers.

We have captured this festive spirit of Lily in love, purity, happiness, and rebirth.

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossoms, delicate petals resembling fairy floss clouds of pink, delicately dance and sprinkle like confetti on a breezy spring day. Known as 'Sakura' in Japan, these ethereal flowers symbolize the arrival of spring and the transient beauty of nature. The festival of Hanami, deeply rooted in Japanese culture, is a celebration of this fleeting beauty, where friends and families gather beneath the blooming trees to enjoy picnics and festivities.

Cherry Blossom, fairy floss clouds of pink that sprinkle like confetti on a breezy spring day. ‘Sakura’ as they are known in Japan represent the festival of Hanami, a springtime event that celebrates their fleeting beauty, a metaphor for the fleeting beauty of life. We have captured the spirit of this fleeting beauty in our Cherry Blossom scents.

As we bask in the warmth of the sun and witness the beauty of blooming flowers and chirping birds, let us embrace the spirit of the Spring Equinox. May it inspire us to seek balance, cultivate growth, and celebrate the endless cycle of renewal. As we welcome the arrival of spring, may we emerge from the darkness of winter with renewed hope, vitality, and joy.

Celebrate this celestial occasion with a gift for yourself or a loved one, perhaps a nourishing hand cream or soothing bath essence to herald this new season of light and growth.