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Welcome to Noble Isle News – a fragrant forum dedicated to the art of luxury bathing. Stay tuned for posts about the latest Noble Isle products, events and competitions; introductions to our cherry-picked ingredients and fragrances; and insider insights from the Noble Isle team about our noble mission to reinvent the Great British Bathtime.

Noble Isle in wide-angle

Noble Isle in wide-angle

At Noble Isle, we pride ourselves on searching out the brightest talent to make up our creative team, which is why we entrusted our imagery to the sharp eye of photographer Bob Berry, who lives in the western reaches of Cornwall.

Liking nothing better than the chance to explore new ground, photographer Bob travelled throughout the British Isles – over hill, over dale, through bush, through briar – to capture the landscapes and people that inspire the Noble Isle collection.

“For me each project is a chance to be inspired – to create a bespoke solution to a differing set of photographic challenges,” says Bob. “To be asked and trusted to venture off to such fantastic locations around the UK and Ireland was a dream come true – from the mysterious black tunnel of the forced rhubarb growers in Rothwell to a magical tour of the Balvenie distillery and the extraordinarily exquisite landscape around the south of Ireland.”

Bob’s favourite fragrance from the Noble Isle collection? “It has to be Sea of Green, which takes me back to when I was standing on the edge of the cliffs in Ireland watching the most amazing sunset while the wind whipped up white horses on the ocean. But I also have a soft spot for Whisky & Water, which conjures up memories of the Balvenie.”

You can see Bob Berry’s magnificent photography throughout the Noble Isle website, as well as at his own website, www.bbphoto.net.


The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

It may have been pouring with rain but that wasn’t going to stop me from visiting one of our provenance suppliers, The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall.

I had heard so much about the history and story behind the iconic Victorian productive gardens, but word of mouth had not prepared me for all of its beauty and magic.

After decades of neglect, the founders stumbled across a tiny room, buried under fallen masonry where they found an etching reading “Don’t come here to sleep or slumber”, with the names of those who worked there, dated August 1914. This fairy-tale like discovery compelled them to bring the gardens back to life and today they have made their vision a reality. Heligan, now an award winning garden, grows over 200 varieties of heritage fruits, vegetables and herbs.

Walking leisurely around Heligan heaven I learnt more about the history of The Lost Gardens and was delighted to discover elderflower hedges and gooseberry’s which we source for our Summer Rising Bath & Shower Gel and Body Lotion.

There is certainly something for everyone at Heligan, from those who want to spend a day getting lost in the gardens and clambering around the jungle, to those who want to enjoy the café, sitting back and taking in the tranquillity and peace of its surroundings, or even those, who like me were intrigued by what secrets I would find buried in the depths of the gardens. The most captivating image I saw on our walk was a sculpture of a woman lying down on her side made from sheer mud and grass.

I absolutely recommend visiting, it was fantastic and I wish I had more time on my hands to soak up the atmosphere and peaceful serenity of it all. I had a wonderful day and now know the secret’s that are buried within Heligan and would highly recommend you to discover the secrets too!

Lost Gardens of Heligan www.heligan.com

Yasmine Faheem
Sales Associate


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