The vision of David and Julia Bridger, Parterre Fragrances and Keyneston Mill Botanic Gardens represent the merging of their combined influences & interests - art, gardens, travel and perfume. David’s musician and designer parents inspired a lifetime studying and working in design and marketing. His interest in plants comes from his family’s farming heritage, and his love of fragrance started with Aqua di Parma in the 1980s. Travel and exploration have also been a major influence throughout his life. Julia spent her early years in Scotland, and has vivid memories of the scents she first encountered in the Victorian walled garden of her home. Her childhood was also punctuated by frequent trips to France and Italy, the start of an enduring love for art and travel. She studied design & photography in London and worked in advertising, before running a luxury Caribbean villa rental company. She and David met in London and later set up home in Hampshire, where Julia became a keen gardener, trialling specialist plants. A long-time lover of perfume, she re-discovered Grasse when travelling with David five years ago, and it was there that the seed for Parterre Fragrances was sown.