It’s getting close to Halloween, so every supermarket is piled high with pumpkins, the spookiest veg around. For National Pumpkin Day, here’s four unusual facts about the ghoulish gourd.
…but they’re not actual ghosts (sorry!). Although the orange pumpkin is the most iconic, pumpkins grow in a variety of colours, including yellow, pink and blue. White varieties have been spookily nicknamed ‘ghost pumpkins’ due to their pale colour.
From David Attenborough documentaries to The Lion King, exotic nature reserves to the pets in our own homes, the Animal Kingdom is a place of constant fascination and inspiration for us. Every year we discover more and more species of creature we share our planet with, but at the same time an increasing number of animals are under threat from global warming, pollution, deforestation and other challenges.
A sleek jaguar is the star of our newest Wild Thing, Born With Cattitude, but this beautiful animal and other big cats are increasingly in danger of extinction.
What fragrant flower is favoured by a Greek goddess, French royalty and the gin-makers of the world? The same one which lies at the heart of our nostalgic new scent, Midnight Iris!
Find out more about the flower’s long history, from Ancient Egypt to Ashleigh & Burwood.
The hot water will help increase blood circulation and soothe any sore muscles, plus a warm bath can improve your sleep too. The drop in temperature after getting out of the tub kick-starts the production of melatonin, the hormone that helps you sleep.
Not only is the blue LED light emitted from digital devices thought to mess with your sleep cycle by preventing the natural release of melatonin that occurs as the day gets darker, but continuous social media scrolling has been blamed for a rise in Instagram-induced FOMO (fear of missing out) and self-esteem issues brought on by comparing ourselves to the perfect posed grids of the ‘gram. A night away from screens can be a welcome relief for your mental health as well as your sleep cycle.
Hang on, didn’t we just tell you to avoid light in the evening? Candlelight is different from artificial light however, it gives a warm glow rather than a blue glare and the flickering light can help soothe the mind. For an even more relaxing time pick a scented candle with a soothing fragrance like sleep-inducing lavender or gentle soft cotton.
Our number one top tip to de-stress and chill out is to set aside time to do something you genuinely enjoy, whether that’s curling up with a good book, re-watching your favourite film for the hundredth time or coffee with a friend – if it makes you happy, it’s time well spent.
With their irresistibly Instagrammable ruffled petals ubiquitous across perfectly posed social media feeds and their sweet scent popping up in perfumes from Prada, Dior and Jo Malone, peonies are undeniably the It flower of the season. Known as “king of the flowers” in their native China, peonies are the inspiration behind three of our biggest, boldest and most beautifully fragrant ways to scent your home this summer.
Father’s Day is fast approaching – its next Sunday (17th June) in case you’ve missed it on your calendar – so here are our picks for refined, fragranced gifts that Dad will love.
Its National Fragrance Week this week, a yearly event that focuses on increasing awareness of the fragrance industry and the role fragrance plays in each of our lives, so were taking you behind-the-scenes of Ashleigh & Burwood to see how we craft our fragrances from concept to completion.
Scent memories are the muses behind our new fragrances for Spring/Summer this year, including the sultry White Velvet. A glamorous blend of velvety white flowers and rich sandalwood, White Velvet is inspired by the favourite perfume of our Customer Operations Advisor Salvinas best friend a scent that is entwined with all her happy memories of their friendship.
Mothers Day is this Sunday 11th March. If youre still searching for the perfect gift for Mum, take a look at our choices for the best way to say thanks for being you
Just in time for the launch of our three new Wild Things next week, were sharing with you a few snaps from earlier this month when the Ashleigh & Burwood Team headed up to Birminghams NEC with a surprise guest in tow!