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Christmas in Edinburgh

Have you ever been to the Christmas market in Edinburgh? Found out more below from one of our wonderful partners – Destiny Scotland. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it’s approaching faster than Rudolph on a rocket!  That’s right – a whole year really has come and gone, and now Christmas is

Meet the Producer: Sarah Hudson and the Story of our Beetroot Extract

Our founder Katy Simpson is passionate about food and cooking – and, nine years ago she came across the The Bell in Skenfrith, a former 17th century coaching inn, in Monmouthshire. A gem in the British Isles, Monmouthshire is known for its rolling green hills and babbling streams and is nestled in the south-east of

Scenting Your Home – Discover our New Home Fragrance Collection

“But let him range round; he does us no harm; We build up the fire, we’re snug and warm; Untouch’d by his breath see the candle shines bright, And burns with a clear and steady light;” ‘Address to a Child during a Boisterous Winter Evening’ by Dorothy Wordsworth This autumn we’re thrilled to launch our

Why do people buy perfume?

Ancient Egyptians first used scents on a lot of things like religious ceremonies, burial of royalty, and daily wear. The rich used to utilise it as a tool for social status — by creating an aura of elegance. Then the Persians took over and used it for political status, until the Greeks and Romans began

Noble Isle: Tackling the millions of used beauty products left in hotels

The luxury fragrance, bath and body care brand is recovering, repurposing and redistributing its partially-used products from hotel partners Noble Isle, the luxury UK fragrance, bath and body care brand, is taking steps to reduce the amount of product waste left in hotels. Partnering with charity Clean Conscience, the brand is able to recover half-used

Interview with Katy

Noble Isle launched in 2012 and although we have progressed and grown at a rapid pace, we are still a small, niche, British company. Every day we strive to make sure our products are unique – telling an interesting story of a local producer to really offer something different to our customers. We thrive on

Noble Isle Shop The Nest At No 9

By now you will have heard on the news about the challenges of the British High Street and the difficult Christmas some areas in the country had. There has been a growing trend of consumers shopping from their arm chairs and turning to online shopping instead. But would you want the British High Street to

Noble Isle Shop Collen & Clare

By now you will have heard on the news about the challenges of the British High Street and the difficult Christmas some areas in the country had. There has been a growing trend of consumers shopping from their arm chairs and turning to online shopping instead. But would you want the British High Street to

Noble Isle Shop Carnill & Company

By now you will have heard on the news about the challenges of the British High Street and the difficult Christmas some areas in the country had. There has been a growing trend of consumers shopping from their arm chairs and turning to online shopping instead. But would you want the British High Street to

Noble Isle Shop Bell Northampton

By now you will have heard on the news about the challenges of the British High Street and the difficult Christmas some areas in the country had. There has been a growing trend of consumers shopping from their arm chairs and turning to online shopping instead. But would you want the British High Street to

Noble Small Shop Minchin & May

By now you will have heard on the news about the challenges of the British High Street and the difficult Christmas some areas in the country had. There has been a growing trend of consumers shopping from their arm chairs and turning to online shopping instead. But would you want the British High Street to

Noble Isle’s Guide to the UK: The Chester Hotel, Aberdeen

Can you tell us the story behind The Chester Hotel? Luxury is what we do best. Since we opened in 2014, it has been our mission to provide visitors to Aberdeen with something different; somewhere they can indulge their fantasies and live like VIPs. We have 50 spacious bedrooms and suites – including the truly

Noble Isle Vegan Friendly Products

All our products at Noble Isle are designed to showcase the very best of the British Isles. We use natural extracts in all our products and we make sure that they are ethically and sustainably sourced. In celebrating the best of the British Isles, we try to ensure that we choose the very best suppliers

The World Luxury Cruise Ship Review

Did you know that The World is the largest residential ship on the planet, containing 165 residential homes? It is 644 feet in length and was launched in 2012. Since its launch, it has circumnavigated the world spending extensive time in some of the most exotic, luxurious ports in the world. You can see where

Top Tips for Glowing Skin

One of the top skincare trends for 2018 is glowing skin. When we think of skincare, we often associate this with products that we put on our faces. But what about the rest of our bodies? See our two top-tips for glowing summer skin: Exfoliation: It is important to exfoliate your skin as it gently

Treat the Special Man in Your Life

All of our products are created with fine fragrance similar to a perfume or a cologne, leaving a fragrant aroma on the skin. Our eclectic, unisex fragrance collections are unique to Noble Isle and add an air of luxury to your morning and evening bathing rituals that we are sure you won’t find anywhere else.

Tea Rose Chelsea Green, London

Today marks a very important day in the 2018 Noble Isle calendar, as it is the official launch of Tea Rose, Chelsea Green London. This charming and pure fragrance, is our first London collection and takes inspiration from the decadence that afternoon tea in the grand Art Deco London hotels holds. Read our interview with

Noble Isles Guide to the UK: The Craigellachie Hotel, Speyside.

At Noble Isle, we work with a variety of celebrated producers to source the extracts for our fragrant Bath & Body collections and multiple luxury hotels around the British Isles. We wanted to take the opportunity to give you Noble Isle’s Guide to the UK, by asking the people who know the area best, where

Noble Isles Guide to the UK: The Wilderness Reserve, Lavenham.

At Noble Isle, we work with a variety of celebrated producers to source the extracts for our fragrant Bath & Body collections and multiple luxury hotels around the British Isles. We wanted to take the opportunity to give you Noble Isle’s Guide to the UK, by asking the people who know the area best, where

The Gift of Tranquillity & Relaxation This Mother’s Day

‘Fragrance has the ability to transport us to another time and place in our lives – evoking memories that literally take you back to that moment in time.  I love that feeling when you smell a familiar scent and you are able to recall a loved one, a conversation, a place – a scene so

Noble Isle’s Guide to the UK: Mynwy Valley in Wales

At Noble Isle, we work with a variety of celebrated producers to source the extracts for our fragrant Bath & Body collections and multiple luxury hotels around the British Isles. We wanted to take the opportunity to give you Noble Isle’s Guide to the UK, by asking the people who know the area best, where

Chocolate & Bubbles this Valentine’s Day

If Valentine’s Day had a fragrance we think it would be Fireside. Our Fireside collection is one of our most popular fragrances, loved by both men and women. A combination of spicy top and heart notes from the pink and black peppercorns, blended with warm, comforting vanilla, cinnamon and ginger. We are great believers in

Noble Isle’s Guide to the UK: Yorkshire

At Noble Isle, we work with a variety of celebrated producers to source the extracts for our fragrant Bath & Body collections and multiple luxury hotels around the British Isles. We wanted to take the opportunity to give you Noble Isle’s Guide to the UK, by asking the people who know the area best, where

In Need of a January Detox?

Here at Noble Isle HQ, we have enjoyed and indulged in all the delights of the season. With the turn of a New Year and a fresh start, we are ready to get healthy. We had a quick chat with Katy, our founder, to find out what her tips and tricks are for turning over

Last Christmas Delivery Weekend – Make it Noble

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.’ Not quite…but it is the last delivery weekend before Christmas and we are giving you a St Nicholas

Win bed & breakfast at luxury country house hotel Stoke Place

Surrounded by 26 acres of serene ‘Capability Brown’ landscaped parkland and only 20 minutes by train from Central London in South Buckinghamshire stands Stoke Place, a Grade II listed 17th Century Queen Anne Mansion house built by a royal chef in 1690. With all the charm and rural tranquility of a countryside location but with

12 Days of Noble Treats

Advent calendars are not just for kids! We all love wonder and surprise, so our gift to all is a glorious treat for the 12 days of Christmas a luxurious 12 Noble Treats for you. Each day there will be a new Christmas surprise for you, varying from Noble promotions to gifts with new partners,

DID I HEAR NOBLE ISLE FLASH SALE

Yes you heard correctly. Spirits are high, the festive season is nigh and all of our gifts are tied. As the last weekend before December rears its woolly capped, beautiful festive head and we want to make sure you have everything you need for a month of continuous gift-giving. We are offering 30% off all

‘TIS THE SEASON OF FREE GIFTS

Over at Noble Isle HQ, we are feeling very festive already and are in full gift-giving season. With every purchase we would like to give you a FREE Noble Isle gift. Each ornate little box is tied with a grosgrain ribbon and is the perfect addition to any stocking or as a fragrant treat on

ADD SOME SPARKLE TO YOUR SCENT WITH FREE DELIVERY

Last week the sky was filled with sparkles and now we want to make you sparkle with FREE DELIVERY on everything Noble Isle. Whether you are looking to buy Christmas presents for your loved ones or looking to treat yourself (in case you get a box of paper napkins again), we have everything you need

RADIATE AT THE RAITHWAITE

The warmest of Yorkshire welcomes awaits you at the Raithwaite Estate in Whitby, North Yorkshire, minutes from the beach and North Yorkshire Moors. To launch the introduction of the Noble Isle range to the estate, you can win a two night break where you can unwind in a deluxe room for two people, enjoy a

WHISKY & WATER: WHAT’S YOUR TIPPLE?

November always starts with a bang! As the smell of gunpowder hits your senses, crackling fires pop-up in every household and the dark nights are replaced with sparkly skies, it is feeling very much like the festive season has finally arrived. Our Whisky & Water collection, is the ideal winter tipple to take you through

WIN A WEEKEND AT THE DUNSTANE

Imagine basking in an ornate copper roll-topped bath in a Victorian bay window and sipping on a crystal flute of champagne from your suite at The Dunstane in the heart of Edinburgh. The Dunstane is a boutique hotel, boasting 35 charming, comfortable and charismatic rooms inspired by the neoclassical design of old-town Edinburgh. Guests can

TREAT YOURSELF IN TIME FOR ALL HALLOW’S EVE WITH FREE DELIVERY

To help you get into the spirit, we are giving everyone a pre Halloween treat: FREE DELIVERY on EVERYTHING NOBLE ISLE! Pick-up your pumpkin spiced latte, a much-loved tradition from our friends across the pond, and choose which of our luxury bath & body collections you would like to spend Halloween with. Whether it’s our

PAMPER & PREP FOR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

The cold, winter nights draw  closer and the thought of going outside is becoming ever less appealing. A long, hot bath and pamper evening is the only remedy to cure those summer blues and the perfect time to prep skin for the holiday party season. Luckily, at Noble Isle we try and think of everything.

THE GIFT GIVING SEASON IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

The clocks are about to go back and the gift-giving season is just around the corner. This year, we have created a beautiful, bespoke selection of Noble Isle gifts – perfect for a dinner-party thank you or for a spot under the Christmas tree. You don’t even need to wrap these gifts, as we have

HOW SUMMER HAS SPARKED

August may be over, but there is still a chance to revel in the last of the summer rays before the clocks go back. Use the extra time to relax with a glass of wine on the terrace after work, finish that book you’ve been meaning to all summer or rejuvenate your skin with the

FRESH, FLORAL AND GREEN NOTES – A PERFECT PAIRING FOR BALMY SUMMER EVENINGS

Lavenham, a medieval town in Suffolk, is home to the Lavenham Woodland Project, a planting initiative located by the famous Lavenham Walk. Our Willow Song collection sources water lilies from the 600-year-old spring-fed lake and willow bark from the famous woodland, creating a luxurious piece of Britain in a Bottle for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

GOING SOMEWHERE NICE THIS SUMMER? TAKE A PIECE OF BRITAIN WITH YOU FOR A FRACTION OF THE PRICE.

For three days only, we are offering a multitude of discounts on our iconic giftsets. Our Precious & Pink, Travel Trio and Fragrance Sampler are just a few of the great giftsets available to you at a special price. These delectable minis are the perfect size for your suitcase – enabling you to take your signature scent around the world this summer. Whether you are going to be lounging on the beach in St Tropez or hiking through mountains in St Moritz, you can revitalise your skin as well as your mind.

BRITAIN IN A BOTTLE… INTERVIEW WITH OUR TRUSTED ELDERFLOWER & GOOSEBERRY EXTRACT GARDENER IAIN DAVIS FROM THE LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN

Following the outbreak of World War 1, 13 men from the Heligan Estate enlisted to fight for their country. The sad loss of 9 Heligan staff lead to the gradual decline of this once magnificent 200-acre estate.

INTERVIEW WITH OUR ENGLISH GRAPE EXTRACT FARMERS, CHARLES & RUTH SIMPSON FROM THE SIMPSONS WINE ESTATE

We moved to France 15 years ago to follow our dream of producing ‘unexpectedly exceptional wine’ at our stunning southern French property, Domaine de Sainte Rose (www.sainterose.com). We have built a thriving business, with customers around the world enjoying an impressive selection of top quality, award-winning wines made from 14 different grape varieties.

AN INTERVIEW WITH MARK NOONAN, OUR TRUSTED HEATHER HILLS HONEY BEE KEEPER IN PERTHSHIRE

The honey farm was here when I first went to school and I loved the smell of the heather honey being extracted – I still do. The lifestyle of being a beekeeper out in the countryside visiting the apiaries in some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland helps as well.

AN INTERVIEW WITH JANET OLDROYD – OUR TRUSTED RHUBARB FARMER IN THE YORKSHIRE TRIANGLE

I left my job as a medical scientist to start our family but once the boys were born my father wanted me to take charge of the new rhubarb propagation techniques he wanted to adapt. Being quite handy with a scalpel I decided it was a more appropriate tool than the knives others were using. Such very small pot plants needed the careful touch, and we were one of the few growers to make it work. It all led from there really. My father’s enthusiasm and love for the crop was infectious, and what had laid dormant in me from my childhood took root (if you excuse the pun).

AN INTERVIEW WITH KATY SIMPSON – NOBLE ISLE’S FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Q: Why did you set up Noble Isle? I set up Noble Isle with 3 ex colleagues; between us all we had over 50 years experience in the Luxury Bath & Body industry. It was January 2011 and the country was preparing for the royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William. Whether you were

WIN A ROMANTIC WEEKEND IN LONDON AT THE LUXURY FIVE STAR DRAYCOTT HOTEL

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we have teamed up with the Draycott Hotel, one of our luxury five star hotel partners, to offer you the chance to win a romantic weekend for two in the heart of Chelsea. The lucky couple will be treated to an overnight stay and afternoon tea at the Draycott Hotel, the perfect

AN INTRODUCTION TO SKIN SAVIOURS FOR HYDRATING DRY WINTER SKIN

You may already know this but we have a wide range of enveloping, soothing body treatments for all skin types, containing British-sourced natural extracts and exquisite blends of fine fragrance.

BEAT THE JANUARY BLUES WITH A LUXURIOUS STAY AT STOKE PLACE THIS NEW YEAR

This month we have joined up with one of our most exclusive hotel partners to offer you the chance to win an overnight stay at Stoke Place, a luxurious country house hotel just 30 minutes from London. The perfect romantic Christmas present and escape from the January blues.

A NOBLE GIFT FOR EVERYONE THIS CHRISTMAS, WE’VE LAUNCHED AN EXCITING NEW RANGE

Whether it’s for your other half, a great friend or close family member in your life, Noble Isle has the perfect gift for everyone this year. 

ENTER OUR COMPETITION WITH MADE & WIN A £50 VOUCHER TO USE ONLINE

In celebration of the start of the Christmas shopping season, we have joined forces with fellow British entrepreneurial brand Made.com to bring you the ultimate pre-Christmas competition.

SUNSEEKER WELCOMES NOBLE ISLE ONBOARD AT THE SOUTHAMPTON BOATSHOW

Visitors to the 2016 Southampton Boat Show (16th – 25th September) would have not only been able to marvel at the latest innovation and luxury design of Sunseeker’s most prestigious yachts but they will also have been taken on an olfactory journey as Noble Isle’s fine fragrances graced each of their stunning boats.

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