It was a Thursday morning. I was looking at a One Season dress, debating whether I needed another one.
Just as I decided I did I heard a voice behind me say “Oh you smell nice, what are you wearing?” Not only did this make me jump a little, I also had to think for a moment. Then it came to me. “Connock” I said. I showed this lovely lady – who was wearing a long white linen dress and a pair of Air and Grace trainers – the Connock collection. We tried out the different scents, smelling them and talking about what fragrances she preferred. She made her choice and left the shop looking super cool and smelling gorgeous.
Before stocking Connock I knew very little about them. Here is what I leant recently:
Amanda Connock is the founder of Connock London.
Amanda’s parents Alan and Elizabeth Connock set up the family business A&E Connock in 1973, her father travelled extensively in search of exotic and innovative ingredients. As a child, Amanda would sample perfumes, make scented bath salts and floral waters with rose petals and cheery blossom.
After University, Amanda joined the family business. She leant about sourcing speciality cosmetic ingredients and working with producers from all over the world.
Overtime, Amanda wanted to to create a legacy beyond the family business and so Connock London was born.
What I love about the Connock range is that yes, it smells amazing but it also smells so exotic. Take their signature scent Kukui, which they describe as “a scent skilfully blended to reflect the soul and beauty of the Hawaiian Islands”.
The Kukui scent is built around the Gardenia flower, complimented by Italian Bergamot, Moroccan Rose, White Jasmine and Calla Lily. The scent is further enriched with Sandalwood, Vetiver, White Amber with layers of cashmere and sheer musks, completed with the rich bitter chocolate sweetness of Vanilla Absolute and Tonka Bean.
Next time I’m fantasising about getting away from it all, I will be on a Hawaiian Island, in my new One Season dress, and wearing Kukui!
Be sure to check out their Body Care and Home Fragrance Range.
Connock London available in stores now.