The deep and nostalgic notes of musk and precious woods in this scent link back to its rural origins and antique treasures. Softly combined with classic notes of floral mimosa and spicy cardamom, this diverse fragrance beautifully captures Portobello's extraordinary atmosphere.
The meandering streetscape of Portobello Road originated from it being the country lane that ran from Notting Hill Gate to Portobello Farm. It was named after the famous Caribbean capture of Puerto Bello by Admiral Vernon in 1739. At the time it mainly consisted of hayfields, orchards and other open land – until the early 19th Century which saw its rapid development in the midst of the Industrial Revolution. One hundred and thirty years later, houses and shops stood in an almost continuous line on each side of the road as more and more moved to the area, with its shops and markets thriving on serving the wealthy inhabitants of the elegant crescents and terraces that sprang up around it.
The area changed dramatically again during the late 1960's, as it developed a reputation amongst those in the know as the ultimate place to find and buy antiques. Nowadays in the road there are 30 individual antique markets which open at different times to allow in the crowd of buyers who move from one market to another. Visitors have a choice of the many varying stalls which fill the winding road, reaching a row of pastel painted terraced cottages at Notting Hill. The area's distinctiveness has a remarkable draw on people worldwide, with its bustling cosmopolitan and energetic atmosphere capturing people's imaginations.