A unique new gift concept from Modern Souvenir Company, in partnership with Sandy Bay of London. A chance conversation led to a collaboration and a gift concept that brings together these two leading British manufacturing companies and allows us to present the ultimate gift – Scents of Presence.
Imagine being in Winston Churchill’s study when the great man himself enters the room; or being present at Balmoral Castle to witness Queen Victoria and Prince Albert presiding over a Christmas ball: Scents of Presence takes Modern Souvenir Company’s commitment to storytelling to a new level.
Infused with exquisite fragrances by Sandy Bay of London, our first release of six fragranced busts is inspired by the idea that scents and memory are powerfully linked. Certain odours can evoke or recall people and experiences: perhaps because the regions of our brain that analyse smells, and those that handle memory and emotion, are closely connected.
Thus, each product is designed to evoke an emotion, a memory, or an occasion:
The Greatest Briton, Winston Churchill, enters the room via a fragrance that is closely connected to the aftershave he wore: a perfect desk ornament for any admirer.
Jane Austen, one of our best-loved novelists and an acute observer of the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century, joins us in the orangery of a great country house: a life-enhancing, literary gift.
Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love, is evoked through romantic and exotic rose and cedar wood fragrances: a truly romantic token of love.
Each bust is handmade using fine British plaster, hand-infused with fragrance and gift-packaged with a provenance card explaining the concept. The busts are 12-14cm high and the fragrance should last approximately three months. A 50ml spritz refresher spray accompanies each product.