Our tribute to Ireland’s last stronghold against the Vikings, and the fiery resistance that earned Cork its nickname, Rebel County. As the battle rages, an intensely bright amber sun rises on Ireland’s south coast, illuminating foaming waves of citrus and driftwood.
The scene of Rebel County is set in Ireland’s county of Cork, which earned its nickname through its defiance against the Vikings and the English. We were inspired to conjure the volatile history of this story and to honour Ireland’s beautiful coastal landscape, brought to life through a warm amber and firesome scent, wild coastal herbs and foaming ozonic notes.
The backstory to this fragrance is Ruth’s Grandmother May, a proud Irishwoman from the city of Cork. Grandmother May would regale tales of resistance and wax lyrical about the history of the municipality to a young and impressionable Ruth, who fondly remembers her contagious laugh, quick-wit and love of idioms…. In her own words she could talk ‘nineteen to the dozen’!
Fragrant memories of burning peat, coastal walks discovering driftwood and the sea’s treasures, bright sunsets and trips to the pier are revived in Rebel County.