The Evelyn Rose flower itself is a David Austin English rose named in honour of the Crabtree & Evelyn company that used this rose in a range of their products. The rose has a wonderfully cottage garden, antique rose smell with hints of peach and apricot.
This perfume was created in honour of my Nan as she loves her roses and has an Evelyn Rose growing in her back garden. After smelling the blooms one day I vowed I would reproduce the scent as best I could as a perfume for her. Her name is also Evelyn so the title just fitted perfectly.
I am quite proud of the fact that I didn’t use any pre-made rose bases in this perfume. The rose accord was made myself from first principles.